Why SWADDLE UP™?
Medical research suggests that swaddling is beneficial in helping newborns to sleep better. Swaddling a baby may calm their 'startle reflex' which wakes them up & disturbs their sleep. Our patented, award-winning SWADDLE UP™ helps baby to settle quickly & establish a peaceful sleep routine. Importantly, it completely removes the need for loose blankets in the cot/crib, making it a safer option for babies.
Unlike traditional swaddles that keep a baby's arms by their side or across their chest, the unique ARMS UP™ design of our SWADDLE UP™ has patented wings that allow a baby to sleep in their natural ARMS UP™ position. This means your baby can easily touch their face & suck on their hands & fingers for true SELF-SOOTHING™.
How many SWADDLE UPs do I need?
We recommend that you purchase at least two SWADDLE UPs™ in the appropriate size. If you own two then one can be in the wash while your baby is wearing the other one. It might even be helpful to consider having a third on hand to use in case of emergencies!
What material is the SWADDLE UP™ ORIGINAL 1.0 TOG made from?
The SWADDLE UP™ Original 1.0 TOG is made from a single layer of 93% cotton and 7% elastane.
The 1.0 TOG material is highly breathable and ideal for moderate temperatures (between 20°C and 24°C).
What material is the SWADDLE UP™ LITE 0.2 TOG made from?
The SWADDLE UP™ Lite 0.2 TOG is made from a finely woven, ultra-light, single layer of 97% cotton and 3% elastane.
The 0.2 TOG material is 30% lighter than the SWADDLE UP™ ORIGINAL 1.0 TOG, highly breathable and ideal for warm temperatures (between 24°C and 27°C).
What material is SWADDLE UP™ BAMBOO 1.0 TOG made from?
The SWADDLE UP™ Bamboo 1.0 TOG is made from 95% viscose from bamboo and 5% elastane.
Bamboo textiles are naturally hypoallergenic, luxuriously soft, highly breathable and thermo-regulating
The 1.0 TOG material is ideal for moderate temperatures (between 20°C and 24°C).
What material is SWADDLE UP™ BAMBOO LITE 0.2 TOG made from?
The SWADDLE UP™ Bamboo LITE 0.2 TOG is made from 95% viscose from bamboo and 5% elastane.
Bamboo textiles are naturally hypoallergenic, luxuriously soft, highly breathable and thermo-regulating.
The 0.2 TOG material is light and ideal for warm temperatures (between 24°C and 27°C).
What material is the SWADDLE UP™ WARM 2.5 TOG made from?
The SWADDLE UP™ Warm 2.5 TOG is made from:
Outer & Lining: 93% cotton, 7% elastane
Filling: 100% viscose (from bamboo)
The viscose from bamboo built-in quilted blanket is for superior warmth & comfort.
The 2.5 TOG material is ideal for cool temperatures (between 16°C and 20°C).
How do I care for the SWADDLE UP™ range?
Wash before first use. Close zipper before washing. Warm gentle machine wash in wash bag with similar colors. Do not soak. Do not bleach. Tumble dry on low (for warm garments: for quicker drying tumble dry inside out on second cycle). Warm iron if necessary. Do not iron zipper. Do not dry clean.
What TOG rating is the SWADDLE UP™ range?
The SWADDLE UP™ Original & Bamboo are equivalent to approximately 1.0 TOG.
The SWADDLE UP™ Lite, Bamboo Lite are is equivalent to approximately 0.2 TOG.
The SWADDLE UP™ Warm is equivalent to approximately 2.5 TOG.
What size SWADDLE UP™ should I buy?
For best fit result please select your SWADDLE UP™ sizing according to your child's weight not their age.
The SWADDLE UP™ range is available in four sizes: Newborn (suitable for 2.2-3.8kg), Small (suitable for 3.5-6kg), Medium (suitable for 6-8.5kg) & Large (suitable for 8.5-11kg).
My baby is growing so quickly. Can I just buy a bigger size SWADDLE UP™ & let him or her grow into it?
As tempting as it might be to buy a bigger size, unfortunately the answer is no. It is very important that you always purchase the correct size SWADDLE UP™ for your baby, based on their current weight. If you use a SWADDLE UP™ that is too big for your baby the neckline could be too loose, which can potentially be dangerous.
My baby’s legs touch the bottom of the garment – shall I move up to the next size?
If your baby’s legs touch the bottom of the SWADDLE UP™ but the fit across the body is correct, then keep using this Swaddle UP™ it is not too short! The length of the bag has been specially designed to be a little shorter so that – as your baby grows – they can push against the bottom of the bag. This pushing action and feeling ’the ends’ of the bag contribute to further SELF-SOOTHING™.
What is SELF-SOOTHING™?
A natural way babies settle themselves to sleep is by sucking on their hands or gently rubbing their cheeks. This is called SELF-SOOTHING™. This hand sucking can also help develop mouth muscles which aid in feeding, speech development & their natural rooting reflex.
SWADDLE UP™ has been designed to allow babies to safely suck on their hands for SELF-SOOTHING™.
SELF-SOOTHING = MORE SLEEP
Why ARMS UP™?
SWADDLE UP™ is specifically designed to let your baby sleep in a natural ARMS UP™ position. This allows them to bring their hands to mouth for SELF-SOOTHING™ during sleep time, resulting in more sleep for everyone.
Is it unhygienic for my baby to suck their hands when they're covered in the SWADDLE UP™?
The SWADDLE UP™ is unique because it allows your baby access his or her hands for self-soothing. Some babies love to suck on their hands as they fall asleep - unfortunately this does mean that the ‘wings’ of the garment can get a little wet.
Parents should wash any garment – swaddle or wrap – after use, if it is soiled. The same applies to the LOVE TO DREAM SWADDLE UP™. We recommend purchasing more than one so that you always have a clean SWADDLE UP™ while one is in the wash.
Can my baby wear the SWADDLE UP™ in the capsule or car seat?
The travel slot was always intended for use in a stroller. It was not intended for use with car seats, baby capsules or infant seats, as it is not safe to swaddle your child in any way while using these. We take safety very seriously, and as we’ve been made aware that a number of parents unknowingly use the travel slot in an unsafe manner, we have made the decision to remove it completely from the SWADDLE UP™ products to prevent any confusion.
Is the SWADDLE UP™ healthy for your baby’s hip development?
Our SWADDLE UP™ and SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION BAG/SUIT are certified and approved by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute. Your baby's natural, safe sleep position is with their legs splayed in a frog-like position. The SWADDLE UP™ allows your baby to sleep in this position without restriction.
Can my baby use the LOVE TO DREAM SWADDLE UP™ from day one?
Yes, this is actually the best time to start. If your baby weighs between 2.2-3.8kg at birth please choose the SWADDLE UP™ in size Newborn.
If your baby weighs between 3.5-6kg at birth, please choose the SWADDLE UP™ in size Small.
While there is some crossover in size, we highly recommend you do not move into size Small unless or until your baby is at the upper limit of size Newborn. Using a SWADDLE UP™ or any garment that is too big for your baby can be dangerous for your baby as excess fabric can be a hazard.
Is it safe to use a blanket over the SWADDLE UP™?
We recommend that it is safest to avoid all loose blankets in the cot and instead add extra layers underneath your SWADDLE UP™. Please refer to our guide on how to dress your baby.
If you do choose to use a blanket it is crucial that you follow Red Nose's guidelines in relation to using blankets in the cot: https://rednose.org.au/article/what-is-a-safe-sleeping-environment.
Is it safe to use a sleeping bag over the SWADDLE UP™?
It is not recommended to use a sleeping bag over a wrap or swaddle.
How should I dress my baby under the LOVE TO DREAM SWADDLE UP™?
Overheating has been linked to SIDS so it is very important to ensure your baby does not overheat.
The SWADDLE UP™ has been designed to eliminate multiple layers of wrapping.
The table below provides you with guidelines around how to dress your baby based on the room temperature.
Please note: It is really important that you take into account all external factors when determining how to dress your baby, including the type of clothing that the baby has on, the baby’s general health and well-being, the temperature of the baby’s bedroom and if this may change throughout the night or day. All these factors may vary in the same way as it does for adults.
The table provided should be used as a guide only & the care needs to use their own discretion when dressing their baby for sleep time.