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Woodland Friends Gro-swaddle


Woodland Friends Gro-swaddle

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Price... £12.50

Young babies love to feel all snug and secure, just like when they were in mummy's tummy. The Gro-swaddle is simply a clever shaped wrap that goes round your baby with no need for poppers, Velcro® or ties. Just enough fabric to keep your baby snug, but not so much that they get too hot or have to be wound up like a bandage. Perfect. Fingers crossed for a good night's sleep all round.

  • Lightweight 100% cotton jersey shaped wrap
  • 0-3 months (max weight 14lbs/6.5kg)
  • Suitable for over or under arm swaddling
  • Recreates the comforting and soothing feeling of being in the womb
  • No poppers, Velcro or ties to ensure you can't swaddle them too tightly.

For greater detail on these features, and a guide on how to Swaddle please click on the Details tab above

Customer Reviews

"Great Newborn Essential" review by Logansmum
I loved the Gro Swaddles for my newborn born in June. It was perfect for keeping my baby feeling secure and is nice and small to carry around with you in your change bag. I liked that my baby could be swaddled whatever the weather with the easy to understand clothing chart that came with the swaddle too. They also helped us establish breast feeding by keeping baby's hands tucked away and allowed us to perfect our latch.

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Quick guide to swaddling

The Gro-swaddle is a cleverly shaped jersey wrap that goes around your baby with no need for poppers, Velcro or ties. Just enough fabric to keep your baby snug, but not so much that they get too hot. Here is our quick guide on how to use the Gro-swaddle:

1. Place your baby on a comfortable flat surface, on top of the opened out swaddle wrap.
2. Fold the bottom flap over the baby’s legs.
3. Take the shorter wing of the wrap and fold the end of it underneath the baby.
4. Then take the longer wing of the wrap and fold the end of it underneath the baby. Check to see if any adjustment is needed to ensure the wrap isn’t covering the face.

The baby’s weight combined with the stretchy fabric help to keep the swaddle wrap securely in place.

Happy swaddling.

How to wash

All Gro-swaddles can be machine washed at 40°C. They can be hung out to dry or tumble dried on a low setting. As with all cotton goods, we have designed our Gro-swaddle to allow for up to 5% shrinkage. If your child has any allergies and you wish to wash your Gro-swaddle at 60°C, you should allow for a little more shrinkage. When washing, it is best to keep the zip closed. You can iron your Gro-swaddle on a low heat if desired, always keeping the iron away from the zip or covering the zip with a cloth. We recommend that you wash dark colours separately for the first few washes. We also recommend that you wash your Gro-swaddle with a detergent that is free from bleaching agents in order to retain the original colours.

What should my baby wear under a Gro-swaddle?

It is very important that you check on your newborn baby regularly to ensure that s/he is not too hot or too cold. To do this, simply place your fingers gently onto her back or chest. It is normal for a young baby’s fingers and toes to feel cold, so this is why its important to check the back or chest.

What your baby wears will depend, not only on the temperature of the bedroom, but also on your individual baby, and, with regular checking, you will soon get used to knowing what level of clothing works best. As a general rule, in the recommended nursery temperature of 16-20Oc,  we recommend either a cotton bodysuit (short sleeves and no legs), or a cotton sleepsuit (with legs and arms). If the bedroom is on the cool side, or your baby feels cool to the touch on her back/chest, then it is fine to layer the clothing, using both a bodysuit and sleepsuit.
In a very warm bedroom, you could simply use the Gro-swaddle with no clothing underneath. If the bedroom is hot (over 24OC), try to cool it down, and if this is not possible, consider not using the Swaddle until it is cooler.
As your baby gets older and you want to move to underarm swaddling, so that your baby’s arms are not covered by the Swaddle, you may want to adjust the level of clothing to account for this. For under-arm swaddling, in the recommended nursery temperatures of 16-20OC, a cotton long-sleeved sleepsuit or both a bodysuit and long-sleeved sleepsuit are recommended.

When can I first start using a Gro-swaddle?

The Gro-swaddle is suitable for use from newborn up until around 3 months.

What tog is a Gro-swaddle?

Because the Gro-swaddle is a single layer and “worn” close to the body, we do not provide a tog rating. Newborn and very young babies are all individual, and the most important thing is to check on your baby regularly to ensure that s/he is at a comfortable temperature. Please see What should my baby wear under a Gro-swaddle  for more information.

Can I use a Gro-swaddle in a Moses Basket?

The Gro-swaddle is perfect for use in a Moses Basket. You can also use it in a cot or a pram.
When should I change from over-arm to under-arm swaddling?

Newborn babies usually like to be swaddled over-arm. This gives them the secure feeling that they were used to in the womb, which can help them to settle to sleep better. You will probably find that anywhere between 3 and 6 weeks of age, your baby prefers to sleep with under arm swaddling, but still with the nice comfortable wrap around his tummy. However, all babies are different, and you will soon get to know what suits your own baby best.

When should I move my baby from a Gro-swaddle to a Grobag Baby Sleep Bag?

Once your baby is happy with under-arm swaddling, and is wanting to move around a little more in his sleep, this is an ideal time to start using a Grobag Baby Sleep Bag. The first size Grobag Baby Sleep Bag can be used from when your baby weighs 4kg (8.8lbs).

Can I use a Gro-swaddle with a grobag baby sleep bag?

You should never use a Swaddle and a Baby Sleep Bag together.

Can I use a Gro-swaddle with a blanket over the top?

The Gro-swaddle should be used with out any extra top bedding as it is very important to ensure that your baby does not get too hot.

What precautions should I take to help reduce the risk of cot death?

Please visit the Sleep Central part of our website to find out all the information about reducing the risk of cot death. You can also find out lots of other useful information and advice from our sleep expert, Andrea Grace.

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