What square size should I buy?
The standard size for baby wraps sold in baby shops is about 80cm x 80cm. We believe this is too small to wrap even a newborn baby, and is the main reason most babies escape from their wrapping and wake up.
We recommend a minimum size of 1m x 1m. This will enable you to use our swaddling instructions effectively and wrap your baby securely. This size will fit well up to about 3 months.
Over 2 months:
If you are buying new wraps once your baby is over 3 months, choose at least 120cm x 120cm.
Which fabric should I buy?
The most commonly used fabric for wrapping is light weight muslin. While this is very cool, it's also the hardest fabric to wrap effectively with, as the loose weave seems to slip open as soon as baby wriggles. However in warmer climates and the middle of summer, muslin is often still the most appropriate. You can increase the effectiveness of musin by using a large wrap, buy good quality muslin swaddles and use a Safe T Sleep over the top of the wrap to keep it secure.
This is the easiest fabric to wrap securely with. Stretch cotton is suitable for use year-round and for babies of all sizes.
This is suitable for the cooler months, as the brushed cotton is very snuggly feeling. However as flannelette is 100% cotton it can be used year round. It has very little stretch however, so it's best for newborn babies who are not very wriggly. Flannelette wraps are generally only 1m x 1m, so again only suitable for the first few months.
This is perfect for swaddling newborns as it can help regulate your baby's temperature. However merino is stretchier than stetch cotton and can be hard to keep really firmly wrapped once babies are stronger and wriggler. A square merino wrap is really handy for a light blanket or pram blanket once you are no longer swaddling.
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