Best baby swaddle blankets
April 19, 2019

Sometimes, the old way of doing things really is the best way. Take bedtime, for instance. Parents will try just about anything to help get their baby to sleep, from different routines to videos, music, and aimlessly driving them around late at night, hoping they nod off. And while results may vary on those different methods, wrapping your little one in a baby swaddle blanket can help them relax and drift off in a comfortable environment — and allow you to get some sleep, too. It’s an old fashioned-approach, made more effective and comfortable with some new technology — the best of both worlds.

MASSE features real recommendations from real people who can tell you from first-hand experience which baby swaddle blankets worked best for them. As all parents know, there’s endless parenting advice out there, and not all of it is completely trustworthy (and that’s putting it nicely!). But MASSE doesn’t play that shady game — we don’t allow any paid posts or sponsored reviews, so you’re getting entirely honest advice from experienced fellow parents.

Wrapping babies in blankets to create a soft, secure environment is nothing new — people have been doing it for centuries (and probably longer). But it’s undergone a sort of revival over the last 40 years, and for good reason. Newborns are still adjusting to the world and aren’t used to having such range of motion in an open-air environment. By wrapping them in soft blankets, they get a sensation familiar to being in the womb, which relaxes them, helping to avoid the uncertainty that comes with a new bedroom and time spent alone.

Baby swaddle blankets have come a long way since they’ve come back en vogue. They’re made of soft, strong, warm fabrics like cotton and can accommodate a variety of different physical needs. Swaddle sleep sacks make it super hard for babies to wake themselves up with sudden movements, while others allow for more flexibility in the arms; some are thinner, others are double-thick for winter. But no matter what kind of baby swaddle blanket you need, MASSE users have you covered!

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Halo Cotton Sleepsack Swaddle Wearable Blanket
$22.99
Halo
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aden by aden + anais swaddleplus - meadowfox
$34.99
aden + anais
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Love to Dream Swaddle UP Original, Blue, Medium, 13-18.5 lbs
$29.95
Love to Dream
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Swaddler
$25.00
Ergobaby
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SwaddleMe Original Swaddle 3pk - Mint Dots/Gray Chevron (S, 0-3mo)
$29.99
SwaddleMe
Swaddles keep infants warm and cozy, but not every baby is always content to stay perfectly still. That can lead to some rough nights, especially for active sleepers, which makes Halo’s Cotton Sleepsack Swaddle Wearble Blanket a perfect baby swaddle blanket solution. It’s customizable based on a baby’s sleep preferences, allowing them either the freedom to move or tucking them in even securely to guard against wriggling and sudden movements. One MASSE shopper raves that it’s the only swaddle that keeps their baby in sleeping position, while another points out that it’s great for diaper changes, too.
aden + anais make adorable baby swaddle blankets that are some of the softest and most comfortable out there. With a founder born and raised in Australia, the company imported the country’s tradition of swaddling with muslin blankets to the United States, where it’s become a favorite of parents and pediatricians alike. Their swaddles serve a number of different purposes and MASSE shoppers love how cute they are to boot.
As much as we love to hold our little ones tight and swaddle them into little bundles, a baby’s natural tendency to sleep with their arms up. Some infants are much more insistent on sticking with that, for good reason: having their arms up allows for easier self-soothing actions like putting their hands in their mouths. Love to Dream’s Swaddle UP has a unique design that allows babies to put their arms up while keeping their legs and body in place. MASSE users love the flexibility it offers — and those peaceful nights!
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Swaddler

$25.00By: Ergobaby
Want to rest easy? Make it easy for your baby to rest — and basically impossible for them to wake up in the middle of the night in a suddenly uncomfortable position. Ergobaby’s Swaddler is like a nightlong hug for your baby, as it comfortably secures their arms in the natural arms over heart position, with no real chance for accidental dislodgement. They’ll feel loved and embraced, and as MASSE users point out, it’s super easy to use, with a leg pouch that makes diaper changes a breeze, which makes this swaddler a tired parent’s best friend.
Great things come in threes, so of course SwaddleMe has a three pack of its original, adorable baby swaddle blankets. They are fully adjustable to accommodate different kinds of sleepers and growing babies thanks; their velcro wings offer the snug safety of tighter sack saddles or a looser feel for infants that need a little bit of space for self-soothing. They’re also great for quick diaper changes. As one MASSE shopper says, “these are totally idiot-proof,” which is as good as gold for exhausted parents!