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These wraps (swaddles) work perfectly with our drawstring gown sets and singlets for newborn babies to help regulate temperature through the night.
When putting together your basic checklist to help you and your baby get through the first 12-weeks this newborn wrap (Swaddle) is ideal for nighttime survival. It will see you through the first few tricky months - and is perfect to pack in your hospital bag.
Our swaddle is superior to all other wraps on the market because we have eliminated all the guess work and made it easy to use - even dads can wrap/swaddle like a pro. Simply slip your baby into the body pocket and wrap the wings around your precious bundle. The super-soft merino stretches to form a snug fit around your little one making them feel safe, secure and warm - no folding, zips or Velcro required. Our wraps/swaddles are designed to be worn over pyjamas such as nightgowns & sleepsuits and therefore replace the need for loose blankets.
Hip-healthy - The extra-wide body pocket allows for the natural hip movement, meaning the legs will naturally fall into the 'frog' position. This helps to prevent Hip Dysplasia.
It's a proven fact that babies loved to be swaddled/wrapped, and our beautifully designed pure merino fitted wrap makes easy work of it. Made from pure merino and uniquely designed to fit your baby from newborn to approx 3-4 months, they are the perfect start before you begin to think about sleeping bags or blankets.
Add on our popular matching knotted beanie for an extra layer of comfort and warmth. They will generally fit from newborn to approx 3-5 months old and are designed to fit, so they don't fall down over babies eyes. Simply tie the knot to fit your baby's head and adjust the knot as they grow. The knotted beanies are perfect for day time strolling and all out and about activities - just make sure you don't sleep your baby overnight in a hat (as they may overheat).
You might also like to add a pair of matching booties to your order to complete the set: let's be honest babies in booties are oh-so-cute. Not only do our booties look sweet and adorable, but you get the extra layer of added warmth.
Designed to be worn alone or with socks underneath, these booties can be worn at home or out and about. They are perfect for layering and because they are made by Baby Caterpillar, you know they have been sized a little bit bigger, so you can get more wear out of them.
Merino should be used for all newborn babies 365 days of the year for night-time sleeping. In fact on those warmer nights, it works BETTER than cotton to help regulate temperature and keep your newborn baby cool. Newborn babies can not regulate temperature for around 12 weeks of life - this means they might be cold even when it's hot in the house. So it is really important to use merino against the skin so the merino garment can do the job for them.
Merino will draw the moisture away from your newborn delicate skin when warm and then as the temperature drops (between 3-5am) the merino will push the warmth back into the skin - so they don't wake up because they are cold. If merino hadn't been invented by nature, you'd be forgiven for thinking it was invented by magic.
This Pure Merino wrap for swaddling is exclusively available online and just like all our Baby Caterpillar products, is made to machine washable on a wool cycle, using a wool-approved detergent.