As a new parent, you get to know sleeplessness on a level you never dreamed possible. While this might be a whole new world for you, sleep troubles can be developmentally normal for your baby - but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t ways to help. Allow us to take you and your baby to Dreamland as we compare our standard weighted swaddle vs. our bamboo weighted swaddle. One thing they share in common is the ability to help your baby fall asleep faster, and stay asleep longer. Music to your ears, we know.
What is the purpose of a weighted swaddle?
The concept of swaddling your baby is not anything new. Swaddling has always been a way for parents to create a cozy oasis for their newborn that reminds them of their time spent in the womb. Weighted swaddles, on the other hand, are a newer concept - and they take the swaddling game to a whole new level.
The purpose of a weighted swaddle is not only to provide a snug, womb-like environment, but also to add a gentle and calming weight. It’s called deep pressure stimulation. It's like a big, cozy hug that instantly relaxes your little one.
Weighted swaddles have benefits that go beyond bedtime as well. If your little one is a distracted eater, a weighted swaddle can help “tune out the noise” so that your baby can focus on getting their meal in, especially in those early months when it feels like the feeding never stops. Hello, cluster feeding.
Our collection of weighted swaddles are safe for newborns 8lbs. and up. Featuring our CoverCalm® Technology our weighted baby products evenly distribute weight in the safest manner while ensuring movement is not restricted. We hope you get to live the dream firsthand of a good night’s rest for you and your baby, night after night.
What is the difference between the standard weighted swaddle and the bamboo weighted swaddle?
Our Bamboo Weighted Swaddle is made from our LuxeWeave™ viscose from bamboo. Naturally bamboo is silkier than cotton, and stretchier too.
It can be hard to decide which swaddle to choose, as both are dreamy. All of our swaddles incorporate the same CovercCalm® technology that provides that gentle, calming pressure. Additionally, they both have the same easy-to-use built-in swaddle band that makes swaddling a breeze for busy (and tired) parents. No more special folding of a blanket just to wrestle your little wiggle worm into a baby burrito.
Our Weighted Sleep Swaddles, including our Dream Weighted Swaddle and Bamboo Weighted Swaddle, can be worn in three ways; both arms in, one arm in, or both arms out. This allows your baby’s swaddle to effortlessly adapt to your baby's changing sleep needs and habits. Both swaddles also feature a two-way zipper for easy middle-of-the-night diaper changes and a tagless design for ultimate comfort.
Whether you lean on the Dream Weighted Swaddle or the Bamboo Weighted Swaddle as your secret weapon of choice in your sleep arsenal, you can sleep well knowing that your baby will be too.
Are weighted swaddles worth it?
If you’re still wondering whether a weighted swaddle is worth it or not, just think about how crucial sleep is. When we talk about sleep for a baby, safe sleep becomes even more important.
One of the biggest benefits of swaddling in general is the prevention of that arm and leg flailing phenomenon known as the Moro Reflex. This is that sudden jerk your baby does from time to time that wakes them up from a deep sleep - say goodbye to that.
Where the weighted component comes into play is its calming effect. Our gently weighted, patent pending swaddles evenly distribute weight from your baby’s shoulder to toes to naturally reduce stress and increase relaxation.
Getting enough sleep is imperative for your baby’s rapidly developing brain and body. Sleep is not only important for your growing baby but for you as well! We can’t possibly be the best version of ourselves if our sleep tanks are constantly running on fumes - and we all know that if the baby isn’t sleeping, no one is sleeping.
What makes cotton a great fabric for swaddles?
Cotton is not only a great fabric for swaddles, but it is one of the main go-to fabrics for baby sleep products or clothing items. This is largely due to its natural breathability, softness, moisture-wicking abilities, and durability. Cotton is excellent for temperature regulation in babies and our 100% natural cotton Dream Weighted Swaddles come in both 1.0 TOG and 2.5 TOG, so you always have the perfect sleep solution - whatever the season is.
Our Dream Weighted Swaddle is certified Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® which means that no harsh chemicals or toxic products touch your baby’s delicate skin, ever. Cotton is an excellent choice for swaddle fabric giving your baby comfort, and you peace of mind.
Why is bamboo viscose fabric perfect for swaddles?
When it comes to swaddle fabrics, bamboo viscose is another excellent choice. What sets bamboo viscose apart from many other fabrics is its unmatched stretchiness. Our LuxeWeave™ material is custom-milled from premium breathable and sustainable viscose from bamboo and it puts the LUXE in luxury. It really is that soft.
Viscose from bamboo is well known for its moisture-wicking properties, ensuring that your baby stays dry and comfortable while they’re snuggled up. Bamboo viscose fabric is also extremely breathable, which helps to prevent overheating and regulate body temperature. Because overheating can contribute to SIDS-related incidents, bamboo fabric helps to keep your baby safe as they sleep.
We take pride in offering swaddles made from our proprietary LuxeWeave™ fabric, which combines our trademark sleep solutions with buttery softness to soothe and comfort your little one. Our Bamboo Weighted Swaddle, just like our 100% natural cotton swaddles, is OEKO-TEX-certified.
Why choose Dreamland for weighted swaddles?
When it comes to weighted swaddles and sleep solutions for your precious little one, you can trust Dreamland Baby.
Safety is our top priority as we are committed to providing products that are not only life-savers when it comes to getting that much-needed sleep, but also safe for your baby. We take pride in the fact that we go above and beyond the minimum standards that are set by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, making sure that our weighted swaddles far exceed all mandatory safety requirements. Additionally, we undergo additional volunteer testing for extra peace of mind.
Founded by a once sleepless mom of four who struggled with a fussy sleeper herself, Dreamland authentically cares about our customers and their babies. As parents, we understand how important it is to protect your child and help them grow. Safe sleep is just one way we help you do that.When choosing a swaddle, consider the TOG (Thermal Overall Grade). With a variety of weighted cotton swaddles and weighted bamboo swaddles, a good night’s sleep is just a few clicks away.If you’ve made the choice to shop Dreamland, we are confident in your ability to make good decisions. Shop Dreamland for a selection of innovative, safe, and well-thought-out sleep solutions that you can count on.