Baby Registry: Swaddlers

When you first start your baby registry, you realize just how many baby products are out there. It’s overwhelming for anybody but especially for first-time expecting parents, who, shall we say, have a lot of other things on their mind! We’d love to help you narrow down the playing field here at Project Nursery as you check items off your registry list.


Okay, I’ll be honest. This is one of those categories where you may want to purchase several of the options below. Getting your wee one to sleep is a main priority in the first months, and finding the right fit for your baby may take a few tries and may even change as he or she gets older. Personally, I loved aden + anais’ swaddle blankets for the first few weeks (though they have lots of other uses for later); I swore by the miracle blanket for both my sons for the next few months; and then I switched to the sleep sack, more for comfort and extra warmth than swaddling.

Swaddle Blankets and Swaddlers

Miracle Blanket, Nested Bean Zen Swaddle, aden + anais Sleep Sack, Woombie, aden + anais Bamboo Swaddle Blankets


Check out the rest of our Baby Registry series.

Don’t forget about BabyList, a one-stop spot to register for products from many different stores. Which swaddlers will you be adding to your registry?


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    You’re right. With the different designs and with our babies’ varying needs as they grow, it takes a few tries. Love my Nested Bean Zen Swaddle though.

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    I didn’t discover the zen until after my youngest was done with swaddling. I love the idea of baby feeling hugged by the extra weight. Glad to hear it worked for you!

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    I realized how essential swaddlers are when I read Dr. Harvey Karp’s book “The Happiest Baby on the Block.”

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    It’s about a technique he designed to recreate the essential elements of the baby’s experience of living in its mother’s womb. Read the book. There are also YouTube videos where he demonstrated this technique. Just search his name.

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