Swaddling (0-3 months)
Young babies love to feel all snug and secure, just like they were in mummy’s tummy. Gro-swaddle is simply a cleverly shaped wrap that goes round your baby with no need for Velcro or ties. Just enough fabric to keep your baby snug, but not so much that they get too hot.
Gro-swaddles are a simple swaddle solution with an easy 3 fold shape that makes swaddling natural and intuitive for every new mum. The comforting and stretchy soft cotton wrap helps babies feel secure without being overly restrictive or over-wrapping. A clever shape, there is no need for complicated folding or fastening.
A safe and sound night's sleep for your baby means peace of mind a more sleep for you!
* Lightweight 100% cotton jersey shaped wrap
* Easy to use. No Velcro, poppers or zips
* Suitable from birth to 3 months (max weight 14lbs/6.5kg)
* For over or under arm swaddling
* Recreates the comforting and soothing feeling of being in the womb
What should my baby wear under a Gro-swaddle?
It is very important that you check on your newborn baby regularly to ensure that they are not too hot or too cold. To do this, simply place your fingers gently onto her back or chest. It is normal for a young baby’s fingers and toes to feel cold, so this is why its important to check the back or chest.
What your baby wears will depend, not only on the temperature of the bedroom, but also on your individual baby, and, with regular checking, you will soon get used to knowing what level of clothing works best. As a general rule, in the recommended nursery temperature of 16-20c, Gro recommend either a cotton bodysuit (short sleeves and no legs), or a cotton sleepsuit (with legs and arms). If the bedroom is on the cool side, or your baby feels cool to the touch on her back/chest, then it is fine to layer the clothing, using both a bodysuit and sleepsuit.
In a very warm bedroom, you could simply use the Gro-swaddle with no clothing underneath. If the bedroom is hot (over 24c), try to cool it down, and if this is not possible, consider not using the Swaddle until it is cooler.
As your baby gets older and you want to move to underarm swaddling, so that your baby’s arms are not covered by the Swaddle, you may want to adjust the level of clothing to account for this. For under-arm swaddling, in the recommended nursery temperatures of 16-20c, a cotton long-sleeved sleepsuit or both a bodysuit and long-sleeved sleepsuit are recommended.
What tog is a Gro-swaddle?
Because the Gro-swaddle is a single layer and “worn” close to the body, Gro do not provide a tog rating. Newborn and very young babies are all individual, and the most important thing is to check on your baby regularly to ensure that they are at a comfortable temperature. Please see "What should my baby wear under a Gro-swaddle" for more information.
When should I change from over-arm to under-arm swaddling?
Newborn babies usually like to be swaddled over-arm. This gives them the secure feeling that they were used to in the womb, which can help them to settle to sleep better. You will probably find that anywhere between 3 and 6 weeks of age, your baby prefers to sleep with under arm swaddling, but still with the nice comfortable wrap around his tummy. However, all babies are different, and you will soon get to know what suits your own baby best.
When should I move my baby from a Gro-swaddle to a Grobag Baby Sleep Bag?
Once your baby is happy with under-arm swaddling, and is wanting to move around a little more in his sleep, this is an ideal time to start using a Grobag Baby Sleep Bag. The first size Grobag Baby Sleep Bag can be used from when your baby weighs 4kg (8.8lbs).
* You should never use a Swaddle and a Baby Sleep Bag together.
* The Gro-swaddle should be used with out any extra top bedding as it is very important to ensure that your baby does not get too hot.
If babies could talk
"Mummy says it's easy to wrap me in my grobag swaddling because it is shaped to fit me."
"My grobag swaddling is wrapped snugly around me so if feels like comforting, like I am back in Mummy's tummy.
"As I get bigger my grobag waddling can be wrapped under my arms to give me a bit more freedom"