Summer Infant SwaddleMe Adjustable Infant Wrap

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Reviewed by Brankica Ivanova
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We like

Easy for use

Harness slit for swings and car seats and other products that are designed for sleeping

Wings that can be adjusted by Velcro

Easy to put the child in the pouch of the infant wrap

Breathable fabric that does not allow overheating

We don’t like

The use of Velcro can be loud and can stick to many things

The wraps do not fit for long

Some people prefer zip instead of the velcro

How it works

Now when the much-expected newborn is out of the hospital and finally at home, with so many things and worries on the mind, one of the most challenging parts are the sleepless night. Babies usually wake-up many times throughout the night and ask to be soothed back to sleep, so parents especially the ones who are deprived of sleep for days are naturally curious to learn and purchase some baby tools or types of equipment that can help their babies sleep longer hours so then the parents can get more rest. Besides all the baby equipment designed for helping babies go to sleep, one other option is to swaddle the baby. One may see that this is a pretty old-fashioned technique and many parents are even wondering if it is comfortable or safe for the baby to be swaddled. According to many specialists who work with newborns there is nothing wrong with swaddling if you are doing it in the correct way. Swaddling can help babies who have colics and as testified by many parents it can help babies have a whole night sleep without interruptions. Swaddling can be done by swaddle blankets or wraps according to the stage period that the babies are in. Today we are looking at a product called Summer Infant Adjustable wrap that is popular among parents and very much recommended by the lists of best swaddle baby blankets.

What is the product about?

What is the product about?

The SwaddleMe wrap that we are reviewing today is intended for infants and it can be adjusted for different levels of tightness. This product comes in a set with three other pieces of adjustable wraps. All of them are with different designs but in the same size. The product is manufactured by a company which is called Summer Infant. The product dimensions are 8.9 x 8.2 x 1.8 inches and it is a product that is shipped only on the territory of the USA. The product is suitable for babies who like the comfort of swaddling especially because this creates a similar feeling of being in a womb. The wraps are much more convenient and easy to use compared to the swaddling blankets.
Design

Design

The product is available in three interesting designs with neutral colors. The product is a gender-neutral product and can be used for baby girls and baby boys. The particular product that we are reviewing today comes in three sizes-small/medium, large and preemie. The size of small/medium is intended to be used for babies that weigh from 7 to 14 pounds and with a height restriction of up to 26 inches. There is an option for a larger size too that covers the weight from 14-20 pounds and height limit to 33 inches. The designs that are featured on these swaddle wraps are so cute and feature just plain design such as the combination of green and blue color but also patterned with stripes and some designs with small figures of dinosaurs. The design also features wings that make the wrap very easy to use.
Material

Material

The material is 100 percent cotton as one of the most used material with the baby clothing products. It feels so soft and does not irritate the gentle skin of the babies. The swaddle wrap for infants also contains some Velcro or hook and loop system that helps in achieving the perfect swaddling of the baby. The material is easily washable and can be put in a machine and dries out easily and quickly. The wraps are also stretchy in the part where the baby puts the legs and this is important for good and appropriate development of the baby’s hips. The material is lightweight and it is perfect for the season and the months that have higher temperatures. Some of the parents claim that due to the fabric the size sometimes can seem a bit tight and short but still with the help of the Velcro, it will be manageable to fit the wrap around the varying height and weight sizes of the babies. One tip that is useful is to be careful when washing the wraps and maybe cover the part with the velcro as in the washing it can stick to other pieces of clothing and tear them.
Ease of use

Ease of use

The infant wrap, besides being practical, is also very easy for use. Due to the great design with wings and simple options for adjustability even if you have never seen how to swaddle a baby it comes naturally to you when you see this product. First, you have to lay the wrap on a smooth surface, like changing table or just a standard bed, spread the wrap nicely together with the “wings” and put the baby on the wrap. Of course, you should keep the head above the infant wrap. On the front, there is a pouch where we put baby’s legs and the bottom part of the body so both legs go into this one pouch. However, there is plenty of room for the baby to move the legs. After you secured the bottom part of the baby you should wrap the wings one after another and adjust it as tight as you need to swaddle the baby with the help of hook and loop at the end of the wings. You can swaddle the baby when he/she is very young together with the arms but also later you can decide to leave out the arms.
What is one feature that we as all the other parents like is the option for easily night changing of the diapers. We know how important is to check the baby and whether the diaper is wet during the night, and if you can do this without waking up the baby it would be great. Well, this swaddle wrap provides you access to the diaper with just one unfastening of the Velcro. It is easy to take out the bottom part of the baby’s body with just one step and there is no need to swaddle the arms and the upper part of the body. This is a great feature compared to the old-fashioned swaddle blankets or wraps.
Comfort

Comfort

If you have tried to swaddle the baby in a blanket and the baby seems to like it and sleeps comfortably, then we are sure that your loved one will like this infant wrap even more because when babies grow up a little bit then they start moving more and kicking more so what happens often is that babies just kick out the blanket. This wrap is definitely recommended by parents because of the comfort of sleep that it offers for their babies. Majority of the parents claim that once the baby is swaddled in this wrap they tend to sleep more and longer hours. Even babies who used to wake up in the middle of the night a couple of times after they are comfortably swaddled they sleep throughout the whole night. As the material is 100 cotton it provides comfort for the baby because the fabric is breathable and does not allow the baby to be overheated or sweat and thus avoid rashes at the gentle and delicate skin. The sizes of the swaddle wrap allow the baby to be dressed underneath and this is important especially if the baby was born in winter or the colder seasons. The pack of three wraps is just great for the constant baby demands so when you need to wash the one you will still have two others that you can use.
Harness

Harness

One interesting feature of the Summer Infant swaddle wrap is that there is a special slit that can be used for safe swaddling of the baby in a car seat for example. Most of the car seats feature 5 point restraint system and this slit for a harness is compatible with the harness points of the car seats. The Velcro system again allows good adjustability and tightening so the baby can sleep comfortably and safely even during car rides. The harness slit also is great for attaching to swings which again is very convenient as the swings are also primarily used for soothing the baby and easier getting him/her into sleep.
Safety

Safety

Many parents are not sure and are wondering whether the swaddling is a good thing and is it safe for the baby to be swaddled. One thing to have in mind is that every baby is different and likes or dislikes different things. However, many Associations of Pediatrics confirm that if you swaddle the baby properly this can be a good method of soothing the baby, especially it can be helpful in situations when the baby has colics. If you swaddle the baby it is also crucial to get familiar with some rules that are foremost directed to the safety of the baby. When the baby is swaddled it is important to make sure that the baby sleeps on the back which reduces the risk of unwanted suffocation in sleep. It is important also to supervise the baby while he/she sleeps swaddled. This swaddle wrap is also recommended by pediatricians regarding the part that there is enough room for moving of the legs and in this context you should be aware that the fastening should not be very tight and you should watch out for the baby when swaddled to be able to bend the legs and knees up and down.

Value

Value

This swaddle wrap is affordable and relatively inexpensive. You can purchase a set of three wraps with different cute patterns but with the same size, which in this case is a small/medium for a price that is not higher than 30 dollars. In this way, while one is being washed you can always use the other two. For a good night sleep that these wraps can ensure it is definitely worth the money. The wrap is of relatively good quality and when wrapped the baby feels secure. It was also voted for the best swaddle regarding the budget criteria in 2019.

Bottom line

This swaddle wraps for infants would be an ideal product for newborn babies. The concerned product that we are taking a look at is designed for babies up to 14 lbs as their size is small/medium. For the younger or older babies, there is an option to choose between preemie and large when the size is concerned. The wraps have interesting designs with neutral colors so you can use them for any gender, and there are actually a number of designs to choose from regarding the colors and the patterns. It is a product with an affordable price with soft material that is pleasant for the babies and can help the baby to be soothed or calmed and according to the majority of the parents’ claims when the babies are swaddled they sleep longer and sleep without any interruptions, especially during the night. If you were wondering about the safety, swaddling in this infant wraps is safe and secure as there is a comfortable and roomy pouch where the baby keeps his/her legs and provides an easy access to check for the need of new diaper during the night with the assistance of the Velcro system that is used for convenient adjusting of the tightness. In addition, this product can be attached safely to the 5 points harness system of car seats and many baby equipment like swings that have to do with sleeping. So if you are looking for an appropriate wrap for swaddling we are definitely recommending the Summer Infant wrap that is adjustable according to the growing baby.
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