Swaddle Sleeves Pod™
- The ultimate convertible swaddle pod with our signature padded sleeves attachment for easy swaddle transitioning
- For babies with a strong startle reflex
- Sleeves are designed with optional mitten cuff to soothe baby's involuntary movements when asleep while still allowing for full range of movement & rolling
- Safe for babies who are rolling over: just continue to use our Swaddle Sleeves with the fold-over mitten cuff open or replace with our Mitten Sleeves (included) if baby prefers to still have hands covered
- Hand-crafted for the highest quality to gently dampen baby's startles
- Inner velcro band makes for the ultimate ESCAPE-PROOF swaddle
- Enhances quality of sleep as baby transitions out of the swaddle and into the crib
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- Adheres to CPSC safety standards and AAP guidelines for safe sleep. Visit our Product Safety page to learn more.
- Encourages back sleep for sleep safety
- Nontoxic; CPSIA safety-certified
- Reduces the risk of overheating
- Sleeves are only layered so baby can still have the freedom to roll around and easily pull up
- Safe for tummy rollers: keep arms out of swaddle and leave sleeve mitten cuffs open when your baby starts rolling over
- X-Small: 0-3 months (7-13 lbs)
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- Sleeves are only layered with optional mitten cuff, just enough to soothe baby’s involuntary movements when asleep while still allowing for full range of movement
- Can also be used as a sleeveless wearable blanket
- Wide around the hips to encourage proper hip development
- Double zipper for quick diaper changes
- Aids in reducing the Moro reflex to improve rest and increase bonding
- Enhances quality of sleep as baby transitions out of the swaddle and into the crib
- Sleeves are only layered so baby can still have the freedom to roll around and pull up easily if desired
How do Swaddle Sleeves work?
By using a strategic layering technique in our sleeves, we have created the same effect of dampening babies’ startles as they transition out of the swaddle that you’re used to with our products, but WITHOUT adding ANY weighting or restrictive design. The dampening effect is created through the air pockets in our inner polyfill layer. Similar to what’s found inside a higher TOG wearable blanket, our padded Swaddle Sleeves do not restrict movement, but do provide just an extra bit of reassurance to your little one as they transition out of the swaddle. Another way to understand our proprietary layering method would be to imagine the padded Swaddle Sleeves as being made of the same material of a wearable blanket with a higher TOG (thermal overall grade) rating, whereas our Mitten Sleeves would be classified as having a lower TOG rating, but without any added restriction in sewing or design. Sleep safety will always, always be #1 at Two Baby Bears and Co.
Are all of the sleeves interchangeable?
Yes, all of our sleeves are interchangeable. For example, let’s say you purchase the Swaddle Sleeves Sack. With it, you get 2 sets of sleeves, our Swaddle Sleeves and Mitten Sleeves. You can use either one (most parents prefer to start off with our Swaddle Sleeves and then transition over to the Mitten Sleeves!), or you can also purchase our Add-On Star Sleeves, for example, if for some reason your sweet baby isn’t taking to the Swaddle Sleeves, without having to purchase a whole new product! As we grow, we’ll be offering bundle options for our sleeves, but currently, we only have our Add-On Sleeves as a purchase option so you can mix and match without having to buy a whole new product!
Are these products safe for sleep?
Our products have been designed according to the AAP’s (American Academy of Pediatrics) guidelines for safe sleep. Not only have we undergone certified third-party laboratory testing and surpassed the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s safety standards, we also partnered with pediatric physical therapists, pediatric nurses, and pediatricians throughout our development and design process to ensure that you and your baby are getting the safest, most effective swaddle product possible. Our products have been approved by global-wide safety standards and verified through Intertek and SGS Testing, both of which are world-leading inspection, verification, testing, and certification company.
At Two Baby Bears and Co., you can rest assured that we will always put safety first, as evidenced by the immediate disposal of our weighted inventory (at a huge financial loss to the company’s detriment) as soon as the updated AAP safe sleep guidelines were released in June 2022. We believe that transparency matters, and our relationship with our parents and customers is of utmost importance to us.
Why are all of the sleeves zippered and removable?
Because as parents ourselves, we know how difficult it is to buy a product and have it just not work for your baby, and then be stuck with it! That is why we provide two different sets of sleeves with our Swaddle Sleeves products and also give you the option of removing the sleeves entirely so that 1) in case the product doesn’t work out for your baby, you can still use it as a standard sleep sack/bodysuit/pajamas, and 2) to give you and your baby multiple options of how to use our product in case your baby doesn’t like it one way. This is also why we sell our “Add-on Sleeves,” and 3) for longevity of use! It’s no fun when you can only use a product for a set amount of time and once that time is over, throw it in the dresser drawer never to be seen again. We want you to get the most use out of our products and be able to use them long after you’re done with the swaddle transitioning stage!
How do I wash these?
We know laundry is an important part of any household with little ones, so we wanted to make sure washing the Swaddle Sleeves™ was as easy as possible: Make sure sleeves are attached. Wash on the normal cycle in cold water with a mild, baby-safe detergent, and tumble dry on a low-heat setting. Finally, dress your baby in their Swaddle Sleeves for a one-stop ticket to dreamland.
Are sleep sacks with sleeves safe?
As long as the infant is dressed appropriately for the temperature, swaddles and sleep sacks with sleeves are perfectly safe. Since your baby can't exactly tell you how they feel, it's up to you as a parent to find the right room temperature and use your judgment with help from the AAP's guidelines for a safe and comfortable room temperature. The recommended temperature for babies is between 68 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit or 20 to 22 degrees Celsius. Experts recommend to check the back of baby's neck to see if your little one is warm instead of their hands or feet for a more accurate reading. Another helpful measure for temperature is to dress baby in just one more layer than what you are comfortable wearing. Finally, many of our sleeves come with an optional mitten cuff, so you have the option to leave the hands open or covered depending on your little one's comfort!
Swaddle Sleeves are a great transition product. We had to find something new for our newborn to sleep in at 8 weeks because he was showing signs of rolling and was strong enough for his arms to escape his swaddle during long stretches of sleep at night, so his startle reflex was waking him and us up frequently. The swaddle sleeves weren’t a magic cure, but he seems so much more comfortable being contained in the sleep sack and swaddle sleeves, and he’s able to put himself to sleep much, much easier than before. He still has a strong startle reflex, but the sleeves are successful in dampening the reflex just enough to not fully wake him each time. Mom’s, dad’s, and baby’s sleep has greatly improved!
My daughter is 20th percentile for height and weight and isn’t big enough to use the swaddle transition product we used for her older brother (magic merlin sleep suit). She still had a strong Moro reflex at 8 weeks and I wanted something that could cushion and stabilize her arms when we transitioned her out of her swaddle. This product was perfect for us! It fits my currently 9-10ish lb baby perfectly and she continued sleeping well in this when we moved her out of her swaddle, she’s been using it for almost 3 weeks now and we’re very happy with it.
So excited to try this swaddle. The weighted sleeves did their job, I think my son was too confused to figure out how to move his arms. I took one sleeve off so that he could move his arm around and touch his face for comfort. Slept 10-3 at 3 months without his doc a tot for the first time. I’d give this swaddle a 10/10!
This product has it all! As a Registered Nurse and Certified Sleep Consultant, I am always in search of top products to help aid our little ones in the sleep department. Many of us hear the important of swaddling our babies yet not all babies do well with traditional swaddles of arms down. This is a product that is designed for the more natural position many babies prefer (arms out or by their face for soothing). My little one did her longest stretch of sleep once we used this swaddle vs the transitional options. I am in love and highly recommend this product.
I cannot say enough good things about this swaddle. Our son was showing signs of early rolling and would not sleep if not swaddled. We found this company and this product to try out. So so so glad that we did. He sleeps like an angel in the swaddle. Highly recommend to any new parents trying to figure sleep out!!
My newborn loves to sleep with her arms up and this sack with the sleeves keeps her arms warm while also giving her some comfort. I can sleep without worry.
This is the perfect transition swaddle for little ones and you don’t have to worry about the baby overheating! I love it!!!!
This helped my 10 week old daughter sleep through the night by reducing her startle reflex yet freed up her arms at the same time. She’s now sleeping through the night a full 9-11 hours.
My baby at 5wks started to hate being swaddled so I purchased the swaddle sleeves pod and he loved it. Slept so good and calm in it, highly recommend
My little one has never liked his arms inside the swaddle. The problem with that is he kept waking himself because his arms were always moving. I purchased this item and it's a game changer! He sleeps so well but can still move his arms if he wants and self soothe with his hands. Def a must have item!