Last month, as you might remember, I had the opportunity to review the awesome
Love To Dream InVenta Sleep Bag.
Well today, I have another review from the same innovative people at Love To Dream.
This time, I am reviewing their Love To Swaddle UP Organic.
(which was sent to me to review, but all opinions are mine)
Willow, like most young babies, loves to be held tight or swaddled up tightly, it stops her screaming, settles her and helps to send her off to sleep (as well as constant rocking in the rocking chair). As I am typing this Miss Willow is sound asleep in her cradle, securely bundled up in her Love To Swaddle UP. Before I had even used this swaddle myself, its reputation preceded it. I remember talking to some of my Mothers group Mums about how Ezra loved having his arms up when he slept and would always fight so hard to get them out when I swaddled him. He hated having his arms pinned down to his side, so I basically had to give up swaddling really early on. My Mummy friends raved about the Love To Swaddle Up, but unfortunately for me I found out about this product too late for Ezra, he was already well and truly out of swaddles.
So, when I was contacted about reviewing one, I was ecstatic, from all the great things I had heard, it was already on my 'must buy for baby' list. In fact, I had already bought several of them, since I found out about them, for all of my friends and family who had had baby showers, but I was still yet to test it out myself.
I've been using this swaddle pretty much consistently since we bought Willow home from the hospital. I have found she is much like her older brother and hates having her arms strapped down by her side. If I do the traditional swaddle, I hear her straining and groaning to free her arms until she eventually does and then she is usually wide awake by that time, or she just won't have a deep sleep because she keeps startling herself awake. With the unique design of the Love To Swaddle UP, Willow has her hands up by her face already, but they are confined to the swaddle so she doesn't startle herself or scratch her face. I've noticed that she will often will rub her face with her hands or use them to push her dummy into her mouth! So clever, because I'm sure she (like apparently 90% of babies) was used to doing the same thing in the womb. I've noticed that the parts where her hands are, are often dirty or a little damp because she much put them in her mouth throughout the night and helped herself to settle and feel comforted.
I honestly really love this product. It takes the pain out of trying to swaddle them tightly, only to find that my little houdini has somehow gotten her arms out and they are flailing around waking her up. It is so easy, just a zip and she can't escape. I love that it is a certified organic cotton product, the cotton is so soft and lovely on the skin. The fabric is light weight, stretchy and breathable, giving her the feeling of being wrapped tightly without her getting all sweaty. It has a two way zip, great for keeping her swaddled up while I change those midnight nappies, in a effort to keep a sleepy baby, sleeping!
I'm pretty confident that you will love this swaddle as much as I do. You can see the rest of the range of innovative and thoughtful products from Love To Dream at www.lovetodream.com.au
The folks at Love To Dream have also offered another Love to Swaddle UP Organic for me to GIVEAWAY to one of you! YAYYY!
So, if you want one, then come on and enter the giveaway below, it is really easy, and you just might get a super useful product that retails for $41.95 for FREE! You get to pick the size of your choosing, and even if you aren't having a bub soon, I'm sure you know someone who is. They make a great baby shower gift!