There’s no doubt that I have a lot to be grateful for when it comes to swaddling. Since we started, a few weeks after Johnny was born, I now get more than 10 minutes sleep at a time. Johnny use to startle himself with his legs and arms so swaddling him solves this problem. I did feel a little mean at first but he actually likes it now as he starts smiling when he sees his swaddle. I reviewed the Summer Infant swaddles a while back and although we absolutely love those, they are more for warmer wearher so we wanted something thicker. We were sent an ErgoPouch Cocoon* to try, which with being a 2.5 tog, I couldn’t wait to try.
We chose the ErgoCocoon Tribal Blue design for our cocoon but I absolutely love the Blush Leaf pattern too. Our cocoon is 2.5 tog so it should last us a few months yet before it gets too warm and we revert back to the Summer Infant swaddles. I was forever worrying Johnny was too cold in the night but I don’t have that problem anymore and he wears a thin vest too, at least until the weather improves. Our house is quite cold but if you have a warmer house you’d be fine with just a nappy on. The ErgoCocoon also comes with a handy room thermometer which will tell you the tog best suited for the temperature of your room.
It’s a lot easier to put Johnny into than the Summer Infant swaddles as it has a two way zip system which also makes nappy changes much quicker. We will carry on to swaddle Johnny for a few more weeks yet but the great factor about the ErgoCocoon is that it has tiny poppers where the arms are so it actually turns into a sleeping bag. It is more expensive than other swaddles but as it’s two products in one, a swaddle and sleeping bag, it actually works out cheaper than buying both products separately.
The quality of the bag feels amazing and I love it has extra material over the zip to stop Johnny trying to suck the zip over night. He’s always hungry! Another brilliant swaddling product has confirmed my love for this newborn hack, I can see my under eye bags slightly disappearing with every successful night. I definitely need to invest in the ErgoPouch cool version for Summer.
My only negative with these swaddles is that I’d find Johnny’s head right at the top of his Next to Me bed when I woke up. Somehow he can push up the bed, I think because there’s so much extra material at the bottom. However, it is still a little big for him as it’s 3-12 months and he’s only just in 3-6 months clothes (even though he’s only 10 weeks, chunk!) so I’m hoping this will stop soon as he fills it out.
Have you tried swaddling?
Ta Ta for now,
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