I have to admit my youngest has totally been my guinea pig these past few months. It’s hard not to elect him since many of the wonderful things that come across my desk, given the line of work I am in, are for his age group. I recently had the pleasure of having him try a new sleep aid, the Hands to Heart Sleep Swaddle, designed by a well known pediatric sleep consultant, Angelique Millette.
I know what you are thinking! With the many sleep options for babies these days, what is the difference with this one? Angelique used her 15+ years of experience to create what she tags as “The Natural Way for Babies to Sleep” swaddle. The swaddle consists of a swaddle wing and a side zippered sleep sack. It’s made of 100% non-dyed cotton, made in the USA, natural in color and the swaddle sack comes in two different sizes, small and medium. The access zipper on the sleep sack makes diaper changes possible and quick!
Our sample arrived in beautiful packaging along with a thank you note and instructions. The company also included a fact sheet titled Ten Important Sleep Facts for Babies 0 -12 months. They gave us the small to try out. Unfortunately, we used it for just a couple of weeks because my little guy out grew the sleep sack pretty fast. The small is good for infants 0 to 4 months of age and my little guy was 3 months at the time. The swaddle wing grows with your baby, but you know that it is not recommended if your baby is starting to turn over. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that I also had to stop using the swaddle wing because my little guy started turning over before he was 4 months old….that is quite unusual. The swaddle is wonderfully soft and easy to put on. As part of his bed time routine, I bathe him then nurse him and he usually falls right to sleep. I was able to put him in the sleep sack after his bath, nurse him and then lay him down on the swaddle wing and wrap him up. Can you believe he didn’t wake up? Like many other infants his age, he wakes up a few times at night, but I do have to admit that he did sleep a bit more. Unfortunately, it didn’t last long…..growth spurt and developmental changes got in the way! Hahahaha. You can read many rave reviews from other parents, watch video demonstrations, obtain sleep information and purchase your very own swaddle system by visiting their website, www.heartswaddle.com.