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How to Transition from Swaddling

“How do I transition or wean my baby from a snug swaddle?” is a question we often hear.

We offer the best way to help baby sleep longer and better when you stop swaddling with arms fully restrained.

Our Transitional Swaddle Sack® has a snug body and uniquely shaped, 1/2 length, arms up, sleeves with fold over mitten cuffs that may be worn open or closed.

Transitional Swaddle


When the cuffs are closed the sleeves provide partial suppression of the Moro (Startle) reflex, and very importantly, if baby were to roll over, baby can use their arms to push up and get access to air.


Transitional Swaddle Sack

Our Transitional Swaddle Sack may be used from Day One under a Swaddle blanket or by itself.

Cuffs may be worn open so baby can self soothe or closed if concerned about facial scratches.

Transitional Swaddle Sack

It’s great for babies who prefer to sleep with their arms up, and it is recognized by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute as Hip Healthy.

Transitional Swaddle

The Transitional Swaddle Sack is a very important, patent pending innovation for babies who can roll over, but are not ready for a loose sleeping sack or who do not sleep well in a roomier wearable blanket.

The Transitional Swaddle Sack is the ideal Stage 2 Safe Sleepwear solution.

The Transitional Swaddle Sack bridges the gap between a snug classic swaddle and a loose sleeping sack.

It has a 2 way zipper and is easy to use.

Swaddle Review

he Transitional Swaddle Sack with Arms Up design supports multiple natural sleep positions and partially suppresses the Moro (Startle) Reflex while providing swaddle comfort and support.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends parents to stop restraining baby’s arms in a snug swaddle around two to three months or when baby shows signs of starting to roll over. However, many babies are not ready and are unable to sleep well in a loose wearable blanket at this stage. If parents continue to swaddle their baby with arms restrained at this stage, the risk of suffocation increases if baby was to roll over.

To address this issue, our founder, an experienced nurse, created The Transitional Swaddle Sack® with Arms Up and Mitten Cuffs. It is a very important innovation in Safe Sleepwear - especially for babies who can roll over.

Lynette, our founder, has made it her life mission, and the mission of SwaddleDesigns, to help new parents prevent sleep deprivation and exhaustion by providing educational content based on the AAP safe sleep recommendations and to provide safer sleepwear for babies.

To further help new parents, our founder created a 3 Stage Guide to help parents better understand the 3 stages of safe sleepwear when dressing baby for sleep.

Please consider the following solutions for a good night's sleep from Birth to 18mo:

Our products are designed with baby’s best interest in mind and your style at heart®

Transitional Swaddle Sack - Tiny Arrows

Transitional Swaddle Sack - Tiny Hedgehog

Transitional Swaddle Sack - Bella

Transitional Swaddle Sack - Heather Gray

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Transitional Swaddle Sack - Polka Dots

Transitional Swaddle Sack - Tiny Triangles, Pink

Transitional Swaddle Sack - Tiny Triangles, Blue