Just welcomed a new addition to the family? Congrats on the little one! Now it’s time to take care of baby at home. Keep your bundle of joy cozy and comfy with must-have swaddle blankets. Not sure how to use swaddle blankets? We’ve got adorable ones you can’t wait to use for your little boy or girl. Stock up on these cute essentials for swaddling and find out what else you can use these blankets for.
What is a swaddle blanket? A swaddle blanket is a blanket used to wrap up your baby to help them feel calmer and safer, emulating a similar feeling of being inside the womb. By being bundled up, it also gives them a sense of security and can help prevent them from jerking or reflexing in their sleep, which may sometimes startle them awake.
How to swaddle a baby? You may have learned how to swaddle at the hospital, but here are the basic steps to keep your baby comfortably snuggled:
1. Take the top corner of the blanket and fold it down, placing baby’s head above the edge.
2. Tuck baby’s left arm along their side and fold the corner of the same side over their body, followed by folding the bottom corner up.
3. Lastly, tuck baby’s right arm along their side and fold the same corner over their body, tucking the excess underneath.
4. Make sure they’re not bundled too tight or too constricted.
Shopping for swaddle wraps for a newborn, but not sure what to look for? Make sure to look for larger square designs in order to follow the swaddling technique properly and have enough material to cover and wrap your little one. Go with a Velcro swaddle blanket for an extra secure fit. You’ll find cute colors, sweet prints, fun-loving characters—oh my! We love versatile multipacks that can be used as burp cloths, nursing covers, a regular blanket and much more.
Calling all sleep-deprived parents! Shop at Macy’s for swaddle blankets plus all your baby essentials from clothes and accessories to toys and gear.