Swaddling is one of the best ways to keep your baby comfortable and cozy because it makes them feel secure, simulating the feeling of being in the womb. And, we love a beautiful swaddle that we can also use as a nursing cover or quick Instagram backdrop. But there's definitely a major learning curve when it comes to perfectly swaddling your little one—and even some safety concerns if the swaddle isn't done the right way.
Dr. Harvey Karp, renowned pediatrician, child development expert and founder of Happiest Baby, is widely known for the SNOO, the smart infant sleeper—and he's saving the day for many mamas and dads again. Dr. Karp is launching Sleepea, the first doctor-designed sleep sack that takes the struggle out of swaddling.
“Snug swaddling makes babies feel secure and prevents sudden startles and nose-whacks that can upset unwrapped babies in the middle of the night," says Dr. Karp in a press release. Not only does a secure swaddle calm down baby, but it allows for mom and dad to get a little more shut-eye, too.
We took the Sleepea for a test run and here are a few of our favorite features:
- Quiet velcro = baby won't get woken up
- Super secure so even Houdini babies can't break free
- Dual zipper for seamless diaper changes
- Breathable material that prevents overheating
- Soft organic cotton
- Hip safe to give plenty of room for baby's joints
The product will come in three sizes to accommodate babies from five pounds up to 25 pounds, with the larger sizes providing side holes for children who need to wiggle around a bit more. Even better, it'll come in gorgeous colors like rose, sky blue, granite and teal.
If you love the benefits of swaddling but hate the hassle of it (or are nervous about a large blanket coming loose at night), Sleepea is a great solution. Parents can purchase it at Walmart, Jet, Amazon, and Happiestbaby.com for just $23.95. And, for a limited time, it's also on sale on Happiesestbaby.com for $14.27!
Happy swaddling, mamas!