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    Default Sleeping bags for newborn - do you recommend or not?

    Hi all,

    FTM here and My newborn is 3 weeks old, in the hospital he liked being swaddled but he always seemed to get one arm out and be happy with that so now I wrap him lightly but leave his right arm out.
    I'm worried that this could make the wrap too loose so considering a sleeveless sleeping bag but really not familiar with them and if they are good or not.

    Would love your advice on why or why not to use and if these sleeveless ones are safe and which ones you recommend using.

    Much appreciated in advance

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    Love To Dream makes swaddles that can have one or both wings (where the arms go) zipped off.

    For sleeping bags, I used Gro Bags and they were good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atomicmama View Post
    Love To Dream makes swaddles that can have one or both wings (where the arms go) zipped off.

    For sleeping bags, I used Gro Bags and they were good.
    Thanks, I'll look at these

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    Check out Ergopouch newborn-3 months cocoon swaddle bags - brilliant! My DD2 loved sleeping in them. Their little arms are in, but not too tight, legs free to move. Organic cotton. They're basically slightly more fitted sleeping bags, with buttons in the arm holes so you can transition to arms out when you want.

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    All my newborns loved their sleeping bags, and I had a mix of swaddle bags with arms and without (depending on the season).
    I found it helped settle them and I used Love to Dream and Gro Bags, none were too restrictive, but secure all the same. Easy to wash and soft.

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    I use sleeveless sleeping bags after 6 weeks of age as mine disliked being swaddled after that age and its better for them to be able to put their arms up as thats how they help thrmselves cool down if they get hot and better more natural position for their joints. Also allows them to practise controlling their arms and hands for coordination etc... Also better for their hips to be able to have their legs spread like frog's legs. Also a more natural position.
    They are totally safe, just get right size for their weight and make sure the neck hole is small enough that their head wont slip through. Best and less has lovely cheap ones. Or "petite bamboo" make lovely expensive ones from bamboo, soft, lightweight and breathable, great for babies wirh excezma or sensitive skin. Even though they are expensive, they are sized from 0 to 6 months so you get a lot of wear out of them and dont need to replace them as much as they are very long and stretchy.
    Last edited by gorgeousgeorge; 28-01-2020 at 13:32.

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    I use them, not so much for swaddling but as a safe alternative to using sheets or blankets overnight. Bonds make good padded warm ones for winter.

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    I love sleeping bags because once they’re a toddler, it restricts their ability to climb out of their cot.

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    I used love to dream swaddles with bubba and they were brilliant! I wish they'd had them (or I knew about them) years ago.

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    Another fan of the love to dream swaddles. The 50 50 ones have wings that can be zipped off so bubs can have arms in or out. They are great.

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