AWARDS & RECOGNITION
What about sleepsacks and commercial products?
Some parents choose to wrap their babies in sleepsacks specifically designed for swaddling, instead of using a simple cloth or blanket. Commercial products for swaddling should have a loose pouch or sack for the baby’s legs and feet, allowing plenty of hip movement. However, even some of these commercial products can confine the legs if they are tightened around the thighs.
It’s especially important to allow the hips to spread apart and bend up. In the womb the legs are in a fetal position with the legs bent up across each other. Sudden straightening of the legs to a standing position can loosen the joints and damage the soft cartilage of the socket.
Here are few Sleeper Systems we deemed as “Hip-Healthy”...
- Embé, Embé 2-Way Swaddle ...
2. Fox and Friends
3. Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine
4. New York Baby Show Winner
Best in Show: embé 2-Way Swaddle
Created by a mom who wanted to be able to swaddle her baby’s arms in the blanket, but have the option to leave the legs out during warmer temperatures, embé’s 2-Way Swaddle is the first of its kind on the market. It lets you safely swaddle baby (it has a No Rise design, meaning it won’t scoot up to cover baby’s mouth or nose) and keep them at a comfortable temp if the weather is hot. “I love the legs-free option, and it’s great for babies who like to kick, it’s great for hip development and protection, and it makes diaper changes possible without unswaddling,” one judge says. Plus, the 2-Way Swaddles are made from beautiful, soft fabrics and come in a variety of patterns and colors. embebabies.com
5. Mother & Baby Awards Winner
CATEGORY WINNER: MOST POPULAR SWADDLE The Embe 2-way swaddle
We know first-hand how overwhelming it can be to choose the best products for your baby. Which is why the 2017 Mother & Baby awards, sponsored by Babies"R"Us, seek to make it easier, helping Aussie mums find the best buys for their bubs.
Now in their sixth year, the awards highlight the best products in the baby care industry, from nappies and wipes, to big ticket items such as cots, cars and family holidays.
The Mother & Baby award rosette signals that a product has been exhaustively tried, tested and voted the best by real mums, and given the tick of approval by a panel of experts.
6. Orange County Register