Swaddle Designs offer brilliant swaddle blanket options and I absolutely love them! I have worked with Swaddle Designs in the past and was thrilled to work with them again. Swaddle Designs is now introducing the new Swaddle Duo which I have received to wonderful opportunity to try and review! Swaddle Designs not only have great products for baby, but they are also committed to helping parents by providing information about safe sleeping practices and making the awareness of SIDS known to all parents. Even though we are parents, we aren’t perfect and I would never claim to know everything there is know about SIDS myself which is why with all three of my kids, I still read up on anything that can that could increase the chances of SIDS. That is why I have found Swaddle Designs to be very helpful at times even though I have three kids! There are also ways to swaddle your baby safely. I never realized how important swaddling was until we had our second!
Studies have shown that overheating and even overchilling can increase the risk of SIDS so it’s important that your little one isn’t getting too hot or not being warm enough when they are sleeping. This is when Swaddle Designs come to the rescue. Are you swaddling in the recommended way? Are the blankets that you use keep your precious angel too warm or too cold? “The SwaddleDesigns Goldilocks Guide™ ~ baby should not be too hot, or too cold, but just right ~ comfortably warm.”
The Swaddle Duo comes in 17 great designs or styles. The reason for the name “Duo” is because you get two swaddles gift boxed together! Of course it wouldn’t be from Swaddle Designs if it didn’t include a lot of helpful information on the back of the box!
One of the things that I love about Swaddle Designs is that there is an illustrated step by step swaddle instructions sewn on the edge of the blanket which I think is perfect for new parents. Even if you aren’t a new parent, they can be helpful when it comes to swaddling. The two blankets that make up Swaddle Duo is The Ultimate Receiving Blanket and the Marquisette Swaddling Blanket.
The Ultimate Receiving Blanket
This one is for more moderate to cooler temperatures and is made of 100% premium preshrunk cotton flannel. This is not your typical receiving blanket as it measures 42 inches by 42 inches which makes it great for swaddling! I have found that regular size receiving blankets just aren’t big enough. Using The Ultimate Receiving Blanket for swaddling is so much better in my opinion because if a regular size one isn’t big enough, you don’t want to go using another blanket making your baby too hot.
Marquisette Swaddling Blanket
This one is best used for warmer temperatures because its thinner than the other one. I wouldn’t even say it’s like using a sheet because its a lot more breathable, light and thinner than a sheet. This one is perfect for those summer months when swaddling is still a must especially when you have a newborn in the warmer months. It is made of 100% premium open weave cotton marquisette with the size of 46 inches by 46 inches.
Both of them are absolutely fabulous! My kids are past the swaddling stages but a cousin of mine has a newborn. She is a new mom and didn’t really know that there was a reason her little guy was always wrapped and swaddled the way he was in the hospital. It’s simple. Swaddled babies sleep so much better! That’s what they are used to for 9 months – with my kids, the problem was I had to end up breaking them from it but it’s essential to keeping your sanity and baby sleeps so much better.
I was excited to show her about the trick to swaddling! The Ultimate Receiving Blanket does wonders with keeping him warm yet breathable and the Marquisette is really, really great for keeping him from getting hot. When I would have him here, no matter which one I ended up using, depending on the temperature, he stayed comfortable and slept like a champ. I ended up handing off my Swaddle Duo to her so that she can use them at home at night with him but she always brings them with her when I have him!
Not only does the Swaddle Duo make wonderful swaddle blankets, they are large enough to use on the floor for tummy time, cover a stroller with them, or even use them as a privacy blanket! The other great thing about them is that I haven’t noticed any shrinking at all with either one of them after they have been washed! They are absolutely fabulous and I just love, love, love the prints!
SwaddleDesigns strives to help new parents care for their baby by providing accurate and up-to-date information, so parents can may make informed choices. SwaddleDesigns Safe Sleep Program includes recommendations from the AAP and the NIH as the company strives to increase awareness of Safe Sleep practices and help parents reduce risk of SIDS.
For more information about safe sleep practices and Swaddle Designs Goldilocks Guide, please visit: SwaddleDesigns.com/safe-sleep If you need more information on swaddling and benefits from swaddling, please visit their How to Swaddle page: SwaddleDesigns.com/how-to-swaddle
Buy It: Visit Swaddle Desgins to buy your Swaddle Duo (MSRP $38) and you can also use their store locator to find out where to make your purchase near you. Don’t forget to sign up for Swaddle Designs Email Club to receive the inside scoop for special offers!
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