Image courtesy of ErgoPouch

Image courtesy of ErgoPouch

When second bubs came along I thought it was a good opportunity to test out a few different sleeping wraps on her. Yep, I put my baby to work as soon as she came out of the womb!

Since doing this review, Ergo Pouch have changed their sizing options, so just keep that in mind when reading.

I checked out 5 different wraps, newborn sizes. I was interested to see them side by side and compare roominess and perceived comfort.

Plum Pod

  • Nice fabric to touch
  • Bamboo
  • Snug top, keeping arms in while legs were in more roomier bottom half section which allowed for plenty of leg movement.
  • I liked that the top part had some give so baby could move arms underneath
  • BUT, the fabric came apart after 1 wash, it split at the seam and the fabric started to unweave.  Yikes.  Would not recommend based on this

 

Wombie organic swaddler

  • Lovely fabric, and organic
  • Snug fit, very much like a cocoon
  • I liked it for a newborn as it would be as comforting as traditional swaddling
  • Once baby starts growing and moving around I do prefer something which allows for more movement

 

The Gro Company Grobag

  • Fabric was nice but not as nice as some of the other bags
  • I loved the design of it - the rounded bottom half allowing for lots of leg movement
  • Really convenient to change – especially the night changes
  • Snug top part but flexible enough for some arm movement
  • Comes with clips on the arms if you want to let them lose, which for me at a newborn stage was not so important but late on it is a good feature to have

Ergo Pouch Cocoon - bamboo + organic cotton

  • This is one of the longer pouches that I tried (and now with new sizing, it will be even roomier)
  • I love the fabric that Ergo Pouch have – they are soft to the touch, plus they age well even after so much washing
  • Snug top part but flexible enough for some arm movement
  • Bottom has more than enough room for leg movement
  • Comes with clips on the arms if you want to let them lose, which for me at a newborn stage was not so important but later on it is a good feature to have
  • This was one of my favourites, and I used them again in the larger sizes

Love To Dream

  • I mainly used Love To Dream with my first, I loved their fabrics and the arm design
  • The butterfly arms are my favourite feature particular for smaller babies that still have their arms inside.  I like that they can suck on their little hands which is something they like to do.
  • Bottom has more than enough room for leg movement
  • Overall the swaddle has a snug fit but the fabric has a lot of stretch in it
  • My only gripe with the dream baby is that it didn’t wash well -  I found that it looked quite tired very quickly. But it’s for sleeping in, so it’s hardly a major issue.  There was never any issue with seams or anything coming apart – and I have had a lot of these swaddles.
  • This is one of my favourites

Please note the gallery below is sorted in order of the text above. First image - all, 2.baby wearing Plum; 3. Wombie; 4 & 5. Grobag; 6. Ergo Puch 7. Love To Dream