Little Seeds’ Swaddle — Frequently Asked Questions
Tempted by the benefits of using an organic cotton swaddle to help soothe your baby but have a few questions before buying? Take a look through our frequently asked questions below, discussing queries surrounding what to wear under a swaddle, how to wash them and instructions on using a swaddling blanket.
If you still have a query, please do not hesitate to reach out via the Little Seeds contact us page.
What Time of Year Are Little Seeds’ Swaddles Designed For?
Our swaddles are perfectly fine for your baby to wear all year round.
What Should My Baby Wear Underneath the Swaddle?
When it comes to deciding what a baby should wear under a swaddle, it is essential to consider the temperature of the room when the baby will sleep. Generally speaking, they can wear a short sleeve vest with a cotton sleepsuit underneath a swaddle during colder nights. In mild temperatures, a long sleeve vest or sleepsuit is commonly worn underneath swaddles. As a rule of thumb, the swaddles are seen as a layer of clothing.
Here is a set of rough guidelines for determining what should be worn under a swaddle, depending on the temperature of the room:
- Temperatures 16 - 18 ℃ = Short sleeve vest + sleepsuit
- Temperatures 18 - 20 ℃ = Sleepsuit
- Temperatures 20 - 22 ℃ = Vest.
Read our handy guide for more information on what to wear underneath a swaddle.
What Is a Tog?
Standing for Thermal Overall Grade, a tog is a unit of measurement for how effectively a material or thermal layer of any kind retains and insulates heat. Therefore, the lower the tog rating, the cooler the thermal layer will be, whereas high tog ratings mean the layer will be warmer.
What Are the Little Seeds’ Swaddle Tog?
The Little Seeds’ organic cotton swaddles are 0.5 togs. See our range of swaddling blankets here.
Are Little Seeds’ Swaddles Machine-Washable?
Yes. You can wash swaddles at a low temperature. The care label will have all the information needed.
Can You Use a Sleeping Bag Over the Top of the Swaddles?
No. Swaddle use with a baby sleeping bag is not recommended. A vest or sleepsuit will be fine to wear underneath the swaddle for extra warmth. See above for more information on what to wear underneath a swaddle.
Are There Swaddle Instructions?
Yes. Instructions are included with every set of swaddles. See our visual instructions for more information and a step-by-step guide on using a swaddle.
What Size/Weight of Baby Are the Swaddles For?
Little Seeds’ organic cotton easy-to-use swaddles come in sizes 0-3 months and 3-6 months. Swaddles for ages 0-3 months are for babies weighing between 7-14 lbs. These swaddles are 73cm x 56cm each, and you can adjust the velcro straps to fit smaller babies.
How Do Swaddles Avoid Causing Hip Issues?
The organic cotton is a soft, stretchy and breathable fabric, with plenty of give. The swaddle wraps around your baby without putting any pressure on the hip area, allowing them to move their legs and hips freely. Swaddles are also used to promote safe sleep by helping to keep your baby on its back.
When to Stop Swaddling a Baby?
There are a few safety guidelines for determining how long to swaddle a baby for, which are to do with a baby’s development and how this impacts safe sleeping. One of the most common guides is to change the way you swaddle your baby once they show signs of being able to roll over by themselves. This can be different for each baby, so parents need to pay attention to this transition. After this developmental change, a new swaddling method is needed, which usually requires changing the full swaddle technique to keep a baby’s arms outside of the swaddle wrap. This allows them to change positions when required.
Is Organic Cotton the Best Material for Your Baby?
Whether you want to ensure your baby’s sensitive skin isn’t irritated by fabric made using harsh chemicals, guarantee a breathable material for clothing your baby, or help save the planet by buying sustainable baby clothes, organic cotton is the best option for you and your baby.
To read more about the benefits of organic cotton baby clothes, check out our blog here.