When you have a baby you quickly learn that sleep is PRICELESS (both for you and for the baby)! The better a baby sleeps, the more sleep mommy and daddy can get too!
As I mentioned before, we quickly realized that Eva slept best when we swaddled her. In the beginning she did great in the Aden and Anais blankets, but around 2 months old she was too strong for them and it was difficult to keep her contained.
That’s when we began using a swaddler with velcro. WOW!
We tried using a few different kinds, but the microfleece SwaddleMe sleeper was our favorite. It has 3 places where the velcro fastens to hold the baby in tight. (The best thing about this particular velcro design is that each tab has a place to cling to before washing so that the velcro doesn’t attach itself to other laundry and destroy it. (Been there. Done that!) This SwaddleMe sleeper is also the least bulky we found and requires 2 basic steps to put it on.
I highly recommend having 2 of these in your baby’s dresser. You’ll want a clean one while the dirty one is in the wash.
At 8 months, Eva still sleeps in her cream colored SwaddleMe. Before naps during the day, we tuck the flaps under her arms so she can play with her snuggie while she falls asleep on her own (more on that later). I give this Swaddler 5 stars!!