Swaddle blankets are specially designed to help keep babies warm, comfortable, and asleep, as they give them the familiar feeling of being tucked inside the womb. They are also great for helping calm babies’ startle reflex by keeping their bodies safely enveloped in a blanket. Here we’ve gathered our favorite swaddle blankets for that little bundle of joy.
Purchasing Swaddling Blankets
There are all sorts of swaddle blankets available on the market today. So which one will be best for you and your baby? Consider these few points to help you make the right decision!
- Size: Most swaddle blankets will offer the same generic size that’s just right for wrapping a baby up comfortably, but larger and smaller ones are available. If you plan to use the blanket for longer, opt for a larger size.
- Print: From gender-neutral colors to cute animal prints, there is no shortage of blanket colors and patterns. Choose a design that seems right for you and your baby!
- Material: Swaddle blankets should keep your baby cozy without making them overheat. Muslin, cotton, or other soft, light, or hypoallergenic materials are usually best.
- Style: You can find basic blanket swaddles or specially designed ones with Velcro fasteners or certain panels. Ultimately, it comes down to personal preference and how swaddled you want your little one. Some can be more difficult for a little one to unwrap so that you won’t have to fix the swaddle every time they try to wiggle.
Most Popular: upsimples Baby Swaddle Blanket
Made to be soft, lightweight, and stretchy, these blankets are made of 30% muslin and 70% bamboo fiber for amazing comfort. They have a finely open woven style that helps any moisture escape while it regulates your baby’s body temperature, so it’s ideal for year-round use! Coming in a four-pack with gender-neutral prints, these swaddle blankets can make a great shower gift and offer various uses, from baby towels and blankets to play mats and burp cloths and even a changing mat or nursing cover.
upsimples Baby Swaddle Blanket Unisex Swaddle Wrap Soft Silky Bamboo Muslin Swaddle Blankets Neutral Receiving Blanket for Boys and Girls, Large 47 x 47 inches, Set of 4-Arrow/Feather/Tent/Crisscross
Blended soft fabric for a comfy, breathable, and stretchy blanket ideal for year-round swaddling and range of other convenient uses.
Best for Newborns: Comfy Cubs Swaddle Blankets
Available in multiple cute colors, this blanket is designed with one purpose in mind: to help you recreate the feeling of the womb! It will wrap your little one for their first three months of life in a cozy embrace. It can help you and your baby enjoy more sleep since it helps relieve the startle reflex and keeps your little one comforted. With this blanket, you can also forget about trying to get that swaddle just right–it’s got leg pockets and hook and loop tabs that make it quick and easy to wrap your little one.
Swaddle Blanket Baby Girl Boy Easy Adjustable 3 Pack Infant Sleep Sack Wrap Newborn Babies by Comfy Cubs (Small (0-3 Month), Gray)
The modern design allows an easy womb-like swaddle in multiple cute prints.
For Easy Diaper Changes: SwaddleMe Easy Change Swaddle
Featuring soft 100% cotton fabric that is gentle on babies’ delicate skin, this swaddle blanket offers convenience and secure swaddling. It has an easy-change zipper for quick access to diaper changes without undoing the entire swaddle. This blanket also has slits in the back to easily be placed in swings and bouncers. The cotton material gives it a secure, durable, and snug fit, and it is machine washable to are always ready for the next snuggly sleep!
SwaddleMe Easy Change Swaddle – Size Small/Medium, 0-3 Months, 3-Pack (Shooting Stars)
This durable and soft cotton swaddle comes with Velcro straps and a zipper bottom for convenient diaper changes.
Best Wearable Blanket: HALO 100% Cotton Sleepsack
With many adorable prints and colors to choose from, this swaddle sleep sack is sure to be a favorite! It features three ways to allow your little one to sleep: arms in to help prevent the startle reflex, hands to face for self-soothing, or one or two arms out to help baby transition to sleep without the swaddle. Made of 100% cotton microfleece and muslin for a plush and comfortable feel against new skin, this blanket offers a hip-healthy swaddle as well as adjustable fasteners to get the perfect fit for your baby. There is also an inverted zipper to allow for easy diaper changes.
HALO 100% Cotton Sleepsack Swaddle, 3-Way Adjustable Wearable Blanket, TOG 1.5, Baby Blue, Small, 3-6 Months
Promote safe sleep with a customizable swaddle that helps a baby transition to sleeping without swaddling.
Best Extra-Warm: FJYQOP Baby Swaddle Blanket
Featuring soft cotton wings, this swaddle is designed to be adjustable to help find the perfect fit and promote safe sleep all through the night. Made of natural cotton for a soft, lightweight, and breathable swaddle, this adorable wrap will help prevent overheating and keep your little one asleep. The ergonomic design was chosen to keep the baby’s legs and hips in a comfortable and healthy position while also preventing your little one from loosening, shifting, or escaping while sleeping.
Baby Swaddle Blanket Boys Girls Cute Cotton Plush Receiving Blanket Newborn Sleeping Wraps for 0-6 Months
A swaddle with baby's safety in mind, there are leg positioners and adjustable cotton wings for the perfect fit.