Babies love the security of being wrapped, but since they can’t exactly kick the sheets off when they get hot, a lot of us fret over what to put them in during the summer months.
If you find yourself making complex calculations of room temperature versus sleeping bag weight, save the mental math and grab yourself one of these warmer-weather baby wraps instead: lightweight and breathable for a breezy bedtime.
The best swaddles for summer
We asked our Baby group members to recommend the best summer swaddles available and these are the brands they recommend.
Sleepy Wings Review
Bypass the swaddle altogether. Like a little bolero jacket for bubs, Sleepy Wings keeps the startle reflex at bay without having to wrap your baby at all, so you can keep them in just a nappy or singlet suit on hot nights.
“I loved Sleepy Wings for the Qld summer… only the hands and arms were swaddled into them so the body was cool. Used them until about 14months!” – Olivia H
ergoPouch Cocoon Swaddle Review
The Cocoon Swaddle is made from super soft, natural and breathable bamboo. And it also kinda helps that it comes in adorable navy and orange chevron prints, or white if you’re a purist. Perfect for keeping your baby securely swaddled even on the hottest days and nights.
“We love the ergoPouch cocoons. The cocoons contain his little arms and he’s nice and snug!” – Georgie P
Aden + Anais Easy Swaddle Review
Snap snap. Done done. The Easy Swaddle combines breathable cotton muslin with simple snap clips for a cool fitted summer wrap.
“Aden + Anais are the only swaddles I used for my son. Beautiful quality and just the right amount of stretch.” – Shana L
Love to Dream Swaddle Up Lite Review
30% lighter than its original counterpart, the Swaddle Up Lite has a patented shape that allows baby to sleep with arms up and legs splayed, whilst still keeping them feeling secure.
“Love our Love to Dreams! There is a “lite” version that is perfect for the summer heat. Loved them for my daughter who was born in summer and our summers get to 45°c.” – Carina W
Woombie Air Review
The Woombie Air has vented panels at the front allowing air circulation on warmer nights.
“We use a Woombie… they’re great for little ones during the summer months.” – Carol W
Sleepea 5-Second Baby Swaddle Review
This organic cotton swaddle boasts the title of being the world’s first five-second swaddle, with breathable mesh to help reduce overheating. The double zip makes for easy nappy changes, and the inner arm wrap keeps arms in. There’s also arm openings for babes who prefer arms out.
Continue your search for the best summer swaddle
Searching for the best summer swaddle and still not sure if any of these are right for you? Jump into one of our closed Pregnancy or Baby groups and ask thousands of other Australian mums what they recommend – ‘What to buy’ is the most talked-about topic, followed by MIL vents!
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