A Helpful Guide for New Parents, Caregivers and Educators for Dressing Baby for Sleep
Reviewed by Medical Experts and used in Hospitals
Stage 1 - When baby is a newborn, and accustomed to tight quarters, a snug swaddle reminds baby of the comfort of being in the womb, and helps baby transition from womb to world. A snug swaddle also suppresses the Moro (startle) reflex that often wakes sleeping babies, so... Swaddled Babies Sleep Better®.
You can swaddle with a large square blanket designed for swaddling. We offer Cotton Flannel for moderate to cool temperatures, and Muslin and Marquisette for warmer environments. You can use our Swaddle Wrap or use our new easy Omni Swaddle Sack®.
Stage 2 - After the "4th Trimester," baby is in a very important transition time. A time when most babies learn to roll over. Rolling over is an important milestone that usually happens around 3-4 months, but may occur sooner, so parents and caregivers need to watch and see if their baby is showing signs of rolling over.
When baby shows signs of starting to roll over, it's time to stop swaddling with arms fully restrained.
The Transitional Swaddle Sack® was designed by an RN. It makes it easy to transition or wean baby from a snug swaddle. It’s patent pending design features little sleeves with a big purpose. The sleeves, with mitten cuffs closed provide partial suppression of the Moro (startle) reflex and allows baby to use their arms if they were to roll onto their stomach.
Stage 3 - Baby's Moro (startle) reflex has faded during this stage and baby can now sleep well without any suppression of the startle reflex. It's time for a sleeveless zzZipMe Sack® - a wearable sleeping sack that replaces loose blankets, and features a 2-way zipper for easy diaper changes.
To review the 3 stages of Safe Sleepwear, we have developed this Pathway to show you the options you can use as baby grows and develops, and moves through these stages.
Always place baby on back for every sleep including naps.