When we first got our sleep sacks and swaddles I thought we had too many. We had two Halo SleepSack Swaddles and four SwaddleMe Cotton Swaddles. I quickly discovered that a poop (or four) quickly ran us out of our favorite swaddles. When little man was a newborn the Halo SleepSack Swaddles were our backups. I wasn’t as huge of a fan of them mainly because of how much leg room he had in them. I thought they defeated a lot of the purpose of a swaddle.
At 8 weeks our dr. had told us to start breaking the swaddle habit. That didn’t go over too well so we kept swaddling him with the intention of breaking it soon.
Around 10 weeks, little man officially outgrew his newborn sized swaddles. At this point I thought it would be perfect to start trying to break him of the swaddle. I really didn’t want to but my husband said it would be good for him. So we tried it. After his third time up to eat (he had been sleeping through the night prior to this) I told little man it was back to the swaddle. I put him in a Halo SleepSack for the rest of the night and he did good with it. Luckily we had a small sized one which was a little larger than the newborn and he had more room to move around in it.
Overall I prefer this swaddle more now that little man is older. I do have a few friends who loved it with their newborns. As with all products it will vary from baby to baby!
Just a warning though, there is velcro and we have had a few toys that have gotten washed with it stuck to the velcro!
He is officially 14 weeks and still swaddled. We exclusively use the Halo SleepSack now and he seems pretty good with it. He is getting more and more frustrated trying to break out of it though so I am thinking we need to start more of the arms free time with it. Any advice from other moms out there?
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