If baby is still being swaddled with arms restrained, but is able to roll over, the chance of suffocation increases greatly.
That’s why the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends parents to stop swaddling their baby with arms restrained around two to three months or when baby shows signs of starting to roll over. However, many 3-6-month old babies do not sleep well in a loose wearable blanket. To help parents bridge the gap from snug swaddling to a loose sleeping sack, Lynette Damir, RN, founder of SwaddleDesigns®, created the Transi Swaddle Sack®, a safer sleepwear solution to address this issue.
The Transi Swaddle Sack® has a snug body and special uniquely shaped sleeves with fold over mitten cuffs that provide partial suppression of the startle reflex. But most importantly, if baby were to rollover onto their tummy, they can use their arms to push up and get access to air.
Parents are loving the Transi Swaddle Sack® and it is considered the best product in the new emerging category of Transitional Swaddles. Check out this consumer review from Amazon:
“LOVE! We started out using the Love to Dream Swaddle Up, then switched our daughter to the Swaddle Sack when she was 3.5 months and started showing signs of wanting to roll over. She isn’t ready to go completely without the arms because she still has some of the startle reflex. Also, she refuses any pacifiers, so she does rely on having her hands to soothe herself. Other swaddle sacks are so expensive, too; this was an inexpensive sleep saver!”