There’s a little secret parents know, and it’s all to do with getting a good night’s sleep. To help their babies stay asleep for longer, many parents are opting to swaddle as it can help maintain body temperature and keeps them nice and snug and feeling safe.
Studies have suggested that this age-old tradition of wrapping your baby can help calm a baby so they wake less frequently and sleep longer than non-swaddled babies.
Certainly worth giving it a shot – so we have rounded up what we feel are the best swaddles out there.
Bounty Baby Award Winners – Best Swaddles 2019
The winning baby products in Bounty’s 2019 Baby Awards have all been exhaustively tried, tested and voted on by real mums, bubs and Bounty’s expert panel.
Products were put through their paces over a period of six months in three different settings: at home in real-life situations, in a retail environment and online. The products submitted were assessed on quality, value for money, user-friendliness and innovation.
READ NEXT: All of the 2018 Award Winners.
The winners of the Best Swaddle 2019 are:
GOLD: LOVE TO DREAM SWADDLE UP WARM 2.5 TOG
SILVER: ergoPouch Cocoon Swaddle Bag
BRONZE: aden + anais Midnight Cotton Muslin Swaddle
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For the complete list of what real mums (and an expert panel) consider to be the best in every category from prams and car seats, to toys and nappies read Bounty Baby Award Winners next.
9 of the best swaddles for baby
LOVE TO DREAM SWADDLE UP WARM 2.5 TOG, $49.95. Unique patented wings allow natural ARMS UP™ position. Swaddle baby in seconds with no breakouts.
ergoPouch Cocoon Swaddle Bag, $44.95. Cocoon Swaddle Bag is designed to contain startle reflex while keeping your baby snug and securely swaddled throughout the year without the need for complicated wrapping. There are press stud poppers in the armholes that convert this swaddle into your baby’s first sleeping bag.
aden + anais Midnight Cotton Muslin Swaddle, $57.95 Luxuriously soft: viscose made from bamboo. Versatile: works as a swaddle, stroller or nursing cover, burp cloth, tummy time blanket, changing pad cover and more. Breathable: helps reduce the risk of overheating. Comfy: single layer of soft cotton muslin.
Plum swaddle suit, $29.95. Keep babies sleeping soundly for longer with beautiful swaddle suits by Plum. A double ended zip also makes it easy for when changing time comes. Suitable for newborns to babies up to 3 months and ideal for year- round comfort.
Baby Loves Sleep Koala Hugs swaddle, $49.95. Sleepy hugs sleep sacks are designed to give your little loves security and comfort all night long. Hidden pockets gently calm and prevent tiny hands for escaping the wrap while a signature zipper design makes it easy to change babies in the middle of the night.
Love to Dream Swaddle Up 50/50, $59.95. An arms up swaddle allowing bub to access his hands for self soothing while still providing a snug fit to calm the startle reflex and maintain a healthy hip position. Two-way zipper makes nappy changing a breeze.
Gro Company Swaddle Grobag, from $39.95. Transitions from a swaddle to a sleeping bag, offering a snug fit while maintaining a healthy hip position.
Embe 2-way swaddle, $49.95. Designed to grow with your baby through each phase of sleep development: Swaddled, transitioning, and independent sleep.
Merino Kids Cocooi Babywrap Set, from $99.00. Made from 100 percent superfine merino wool and has been designed specifically for the newborn to three months age group.