Do you have an infant or newborn? Here are some bestselling sleepers, sleep sacks, and swaddles for babies. These are good for newborn to toddler age before they’re able to sleep under blankets. Post contains affiliate links.
I nearly died of a heart attack.
I heard my newborn baby rustling and went to her crib to check on her and what did I see?
The blanket I’d used to swaddle her had come unwound and was over her face.
Her face was covered with the blanket.
After that I was on a mission. On a mission to make sure she was swaddled well but not with an actual blanket because – hello – babies do move and that moving can make things come unwound.
Here are some reasons swaddles may be preferred over actual blankets:
- They are snug but not as tightly fitting as a blanket that you must pull very tight to stay wound. This prevents baby from waking due to the startle reflex, but gives arm movement.
- They’re easier to use.
- They can be opened from the bottom to allow diaper changing at night without letting the arms go free.
Bestselling Swaddles for Newborns and Younger Babies
Here are my best swaddling tips for babies. The trick is not to wait too long to start swaddling because then you give your baby a chance to “hate it.” I’ve had 5 babies in 5 years and none of them have disliked swaddling because we did it from Day One
During the summer you can purchase a lighter weight or meshed swaddled, as shown below, and in the winter a warmer one. Swaddles can even have the arms covered but the legs free, for super warm climates like ours in Florida.
Bestselling Sleep Sacks for Early Toddlers
During the winter, I love to put my toddlers in sleep sacks for warmth. I’m still nervous (see the above incident) to put too much in the crib when the baby’s are young, so these sleep sacks stop the little ones from pulling off their socks and keep them warm.
Usually the sleep sacks have free arms and a long length so it truly feels like a blanket. These are some of the bestselling sacks around.
Baby Sleep Tips
I know from Google searches to my site and from my own 5 kids, baby sleep matters. It matters because if baby don’t sleep mama don’t sleep and if mama don’t sleep then she’s a Big Mess.
Sometimes we have to get good habits in place with our little ones so we’re able to get a good enough night’s rest to help us cope and function in our roles as mothers. This is not selfishness, it’s a healthy boundary.
- The biggest myth of baby sleep | If your baby cries, fusses, and really fights sleep, it could be that she’s overtired. It is worth considering and trying to prevent this on a daily basis.
- Easy habits to start with your newborn | Some things are best done from the get go. If you have a very small infant, try using these tips now and onward so your baby learns good habits without having to unlearn bad ones.
- 28 things to do if baby won’t sleep | Sometimes baby simply won’t sleep. Here are some things you can do if baby won’t sleep to help get that little one some rest.
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