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True Womb Sleeping Swaddle Review

Breathable blanket that keeps baby swaddled, allows for movement & healthy development
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True Womb Swaddling Blanket in Blue (small size, newborn, 6.5 - 13 lbs)
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Price:   $27 List
Pros:  Promotes healthy hip development, restrains arms, fabric stays clear of mouth and nose
Cons:  A lot of Velcro that can be loud when changing baby
Manufacturer:   True Womb
By Juliet Spurrier, MD ⋅ Mom-in-Chief  ⋅  Jan 22, 2013
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Our Analysis

The True Womb Sleeping Swaddle has been discontinued.

Mimicking the mother's womb, the True Womb Sleeping Swaddle is for babies who usually break loose from other, less confining swaddles. It allows the hips and legs to flex and stretch while the baby tries to move back into the soothing fetal position. The SecureSleeve design keeps babies' arms inside the swaddle too. It's made of breathable, lightweight, four-way stretch material to make sure that baby won't overheat, while the ComfortWrap allows the garment to grow as baby grows.

Some claim that the True Womb improves sleep quality, reduces colic and improves feeding. Sizes range from small (newborn), small, medium and large. This swaddle is especially great for making swaddling an easy process (for those who are somewhat spatially challenged) because of all the Velcro. However, the Velcro can also be loud when you want to change the baby quietly.

Likes


The most commonly cited likes for this product are:

  • Keeps baby swaddled tightly
  • Easy to use

Dislikes


User reviews frequently note these disadvantages:

  • Too much Velcro

Safety Tips:
It is strongly advised to cease swaddling an infant at 8 weeks of age and change baby to a sleep sack. Sadly, there are reports of 2-2.5 month old infants suffocating due to rolling onto their stomachs while swaddled. Click on these links to learn more about How to Protect your Infant from SIDS and other Sleep-related Deaths and How to Practice Safe Swaddling to Protect Baby's Hips.

Juliet Spurrier, MD

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