A: Hi Gabrielle--We're unsure what size you purchased, but at 8 lbs., a Small would be the correct size. The neck is designed in a way that it's not too loose so it could go up and over baby's face. It's made of soft, stretchy material so it should be comfortable. Let us know if you have any other questions!
A: Hello! Congrats on your baby to be! We normally recommend a size Newborn for almost all babies, as babies lose 7-10% of their body weight after birth. Just like a loose blanket swaddle would defeat the purpose of swaddling, a Swaddle UP that is too lose would not work as well to help calm baby's startle reflex. In your case, a small may be the correct size to start with, but you could have a newborn size ready as well, and then exchange it if you don't need it, so you're prepared either way. Best of luck!
A: The Love To Dream Swaddle UP comes in three sizes: Newborn (5-8.5 lbs., max child height 24"), Small (8-13 lbs., max child height 25") and Medium (13-19 lbs., max child height 27").
A: The Love To Dream Swaddle UP Original is not GOTS certified, however the Swaddle UP Organic is GOTS certified.
A: The Love To Dream Swaddle UP can be worn during night feeds depending on the position that you are feeding your little one in. We would advise you to speak to your child's pediatrician or a lactation consultant if you need assistance in finding a position that works in the Swaddle UP and feeding at the same time.
A: Good question! The Swaddle UP is not designed specifically to have enough room to accommodate for a hip dysplasia brace, so it could be very snug fitting in the legs/hips which is not advised. Love To Dream does make a special Hip Harness swaddle on their site for these very occasions.
A: No! We have two and neither had a scent when purchased. We washed it before using it regardless.
A: Once your little one is showing signs of rolling over, they need to transition to arms-free sleep according to the AAP. The Swaddle UP would not be safe to use, however the Love To Dream Transition Bag would be safe to use by removing the wings.
A: If your little one is showing signs of rolling - either front to back OR back to front - you should look at the Transition Bag as it allows your baby to sleep arms-free. The AAP recommends transitioning to arms-free sleep as soon as your little one starts showing signs of rolling. This transition can take several days for baby to get used to the sensation of being arms-free.
A: LOVE TO DREAM™ has made the decision to remove the travel slot across the SWADDLE UP™ product range. The travel slot was always intended for use in strollers – not for use in car seats, as it is not safe to swaddle your child in any way while using a car seat. We take safety very seriously, and as we’ve been made aware that a number of parents unknowingly use the travel slot in an unsafe manner, we have made the decision to remove it completely from the SWADDLE UP™ products to prevent any confusion. This is a rolling change that started with product in late 2018, so we are uncertain what inventory various retailers have at this point in time. Should you have additional questions or concerns, please contact us: email@example.com.