Babies learn new motorskills each month. As they start sucking and grabbing, you'll notice them moving more and relying less on being swaddled. The Swado swaddle grows with your little one from swaddle to sleep bag to meet the needs of your little one over time.
Stage 1: Arms in
Approximately 0~2 months
Arms are swaddled close to the body to mimic and ease transition from the womb.
Adjust depending on if your baby prefers their arms on their chest, tummy or by their sides.
Stage 2: Learning to self soothe
1 - 3 months
Swaddle baby by allowing one or two hands to peak out. This encourages self soothing by giving your baby wiggle room when they start discovering their body.
Observe if your baby self-comforts with finger sucking, face touching or fabric rubbing.
Stage 3: Transitional weaning
Support swaddle weaning by freeing one arm. This allows for safe practice for when your baby begins to roll over.
Observe if your baby rolls onto the right or left side and leave the opposite side arm out.
Stage 4: Wearable sleeping bag
4 months plus
Wrap the Swado under your baby's underarms to free both arms once they've mastered rolling over.
Observe if your baby still has an active Moro reflex. If so, you can try to let your baby sleep on her side or tummy.