Top positive review
Really useful for newborns
on 19 August 2016
These are simply great if you want to swaddle your baby, but prefer it to be as easy as possible.
They have helped immensely with my baby's sleep - particularly in the first month, when she loved being swaddled but also after this because they stop her from waking herself up by flailing her arms everywhere. The ones I bought are blue/white with car patterns, so are probably more aimed for boys (although they don't specifically say a gender), but they were reduced in price at the time, while the pink version of the same kind weren't and quite honestly I wasn't too fussed about the colours.
The swaddles wash well - I wash them regularly and after two months they're still in great shape with no colour fading. I think you need a minimum of three to be able to do this. I bought the small ones for my newborn and I think they'll last her up to three months - she's an average size baby at about 11 pounds now.
The material is perhaps slightly thicker than a regular body suit, so they've been fine for the summer. During some recent really hot nights we still used the swaddles, but just omitted the body suit underneath and our baby was fine.
I can't say much about the leg pouch, designed for easy nappy changing, as I tend to take my baby out of the swaddle when feeding during the night and change the nappy then too.
My only criticism would be that the instructions that came with the swaddles weren't the clearest for someone who's never swaddled before (e.g. whether their arms should be straight at their sides or on their chest) but the images on the product description on Amazon are clearer and there are plenty of videos online that explain how to do it if you're new to it.