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    Hiya I am unsure what to use to keep baby warm in bed! Why are swaddles and wraps better then normal blankets? Then there are grow bags! So much to think about! I live in canberra (gets cold!) and bub is due in march, what do u use and why! Thanks all!!

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    When my son was a baby I loved the swaddle me wraps. He needed to be swaddled because he'd startle himself awake or smack himself in the face with his arms and wake himself up. I found he would always manage to get out of blankets and wraps so the swaddle me wrap was all that kept him contained.

    When he outgrew the wraps it was winter (we were also in canberra) and I used the gro bags. He never outgrew his wriggling and moving during sleep and the gro bags stopped him from waking up freezing. In winter I also used a blanket over the gro bag.

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    The swaddle me wraps and gro bags also came in summer or winter weight fabrics which was handy too.

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    When bub is a new born, wrapping/ swaddling is great so bub feels secure and doesn't flap arms around and startle. I find stretchy wraps are great! In winter, with a newborn, I would dress it in an all in one jumpsuit (like a bonds baby suit), wrap then place a blanket over the top and tuck the blanket into the bassinette really tight.

    But, there comes the time when bub 'escapes' from being wrapped- in my experience, somwhere between 3 and 6 months, I will abandon wrapping and move to a grobag and I won't have any blankets at all then. Dress bub according to season, then put on grobag and thats it. Once bubs start to roll, I don't like blankets and extra bedding in the cot they can get caught up in.

    All the best with your new bub.


 

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