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Feel under pressure to swaddle your baby but it just isn’t working? Don’t worry! I’m on your side and I’ve found a perfect solution in the form of ErgoPouch. Let me explain. Just before Baby C was born, EVERYONE seemed to be talking about swaddling. It seemed like the MUST do thing for new babies to keep them feeling warm and protected as they slept. Great! I thought I’d give it a go once he was here. Unfortunately it just didn’t work. I almost felt mean wrapping him up so that he couldn’t move his arms. Right from birth he has been a little fidget and he wasn’t a fan of being wrapped up. To be honest, although it made sense, I just couldn’t do it, I’ve never been great at origami! Using a blanket was fine for a few months but now we’re four months in and Baby C’s favourite thing to do right now is kick off his blankets. Time to find an alternative!
I found lots of baby sleeping bags which still don’t allow loads of movement in the legs and the arms are out which doesn’t add to the security feeling everyone talks about. Although I love them, they still didn’t tick all the boxes. As it’s coming up to summer I was starting to think I’d just have sleepless nights of worrying Baby C has kicked his blankets off him or even worse over his face! Well bingo, then came the ErgoCocoon spring and summer swaddle & sleep bag. (Which is now available in John Lewis from £34) and it ticks all the boxes for me.
There are so many pros when it comes to the ErgoCocoon from ErgoPouch. Firstly, its zips up at the front which makes popping Baby C in so easy if he has already fallen asleep. It then works however you want it too. If you’re not a fan of keeping your babies arms snug, then this pouch allows them to keep warm and secure with their arms out. It’s a lovely baby sleeping bag. If you prefer the swaddle effect, you can pop their arms in and the armholes fasten with press-studs. In my opinion it doesn’t feel as restrictive as a swaddle blanket because it’s super stretchy. Baby C can still move his arms around and kick his legs around without kicking off any blanket! The ErgoCocoons come in 1.0 and 0.2 togs for spring and summer so you can keep them snug without overheating. It literally ticks all the boxes.
Baby C sleeps so well in his ErgoCocoon but what’s even better is I sleep easier knowing that he is secure in his bed. He moves so much now that the fear of his blanket going on his face is so real and this product gives me total piece of mind. Amazingly, he doesn’t mind having his arms tucked inside either, I think that’s because he can still stretch and wiggle around. Obviously, an added extra is that the ErgoCocoon looks lovely too. We have the grey fern design and it’s a lovely neutral colour. It has a double zip so I can change his nappy without having to take him completely out of it and the natural organic cotton fabric is breathable so he doesn’t end up hot and sweaty. It really is a sleeping dream and shoes that swaddling doesn’t have to be hard.