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Arms Above the Rest: The Love to Dream Swaddle UP Sleep Sack

by Vannessa Rhoades 08 Apr 2023


Arms Above the Rest: The Love to Dream Swaddle UP Sleep Sack

When done correctly, swaddling can be a useful way to help soothe newborns and encourage sleep, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. A proper swaddle involves wrapping the baby snuggly enough to mimic the womb, leaving enough room to allow the legs to bend up and out, then placing the baby on its back to sleep. This can be a tricky maneuver for exhausted, first-time parents…which makes a sleep sack that does it all for you a super attractive option. 

One of our all-time favorite sleep sacks is the Love to Dream Swaddle Up. This award-winning sleeping aid gives your newborn the chance to self-soothe since it’s less restrictive than most sleep sacks. Its distinctive wing design also keeps your infant from being able to scratch their face while dreaming.

What Makes It Different

When you place newborns to sleep on their backs, their natural position is for their arms to go up. That’s because when they wake up at night, they instinctively want to self-soothe by stroking their cheeks or sucking on their hands. If they are swaddled with their arms down and restricted, they can’t access their hands. This leads many babies to wake up, become frustrated, and try to get out of traditional swaddles.

The Love To Dream Swaddle UP Original features a patented design that lets you swaddle babies with their arms up in this more natural position. It’s crafted from a stretchy blend of cotton and elastane, designed to be snug and cozy around the torso, contain baby's arms, and thereby calm the startle reflex, encouraging a long, restful night's sleep for parents and baby. 

Features We Love

The Swaddle UP Love to Dream is actually safer than swaddling your baby with traditional blankets. With this sleep sack, there are no complicated wrapping techniques required and no risk of dangerous loose blankets in your baby's crib. The Love to Dream Arms UP Swaddle also features a dual-zippered design that allows you to do diaper changes while keeping your baby swaddled. There are no pesky snaps, noisy Velcro closures, or tricky wrapping to deal with, ensuring that your baby stays comfortably swaddled all night long. In addition, the Swaddle UP has plenty of room for baby to move their legs and hips and recently received recognition from the International Hip Dysplasia Institute as being a “Hip Healthy” product. 



What Parents Are Saying About the Love to Dream Swaddle UP

Take a look at some of the Love to Dream Swaddle Up reviews and what caregivers are loving about this uniquely designed sleep sack:

“​​The first time we used it, I was delighted that our daughter not only resembled a petite pastel starfish, she was also immediately at ease. While I still think the straitjacket method is more effective for encouraging long stretches of uninterrupted sleep, this swaddle is our go-to for naps.”

“This swaddle from Love to Dream allows them to do just that, but also offers the snug, secure feel of a swaddle to calm the startle reflex and help them sleep better.”

“Just when you become the world's best swaddler, your baby will start rolling and swaddling is no longer recommended. Finding the right alternative requires some trial and error, and I can now say the L2DLove Swaddle Up was the winning transitional piece for my son, who loved being swaddled and sleeping with his arms up. It is definitely a great combination of tight swaddling with a little wiggle room for self-soothing. The range offers an extensive amount of colors and super soft material with a double zip feature for efficient late-night diaper changes. My son runs hot, so we were impressed about the different temperature togs, specific for different seasons. Extremely grateful to have found a product that resembles the cocoon feeling most babies love! This is one product that will be on my baby registry forever!”

The Verdict

The Love To Dream Swaddle UP is a game-changing piece of baby gear you won’t want to be without. The unique design has revolutionized swaddling so that everyone can get it right, every time so that your newborn will enjoy a safer, more comfortable sleep (and you will too).

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