How it Works
Why the different sleeves?
Transitioning out of the swaddle doesn't have to be miserable any longer! Once your baby is rolling over or you feel that they are ready to leave the comfort of the swaddle, use any one of our Swaddle Transition Sleeves™ with our versatile body options to dampen the startle reflex and help baby get used to a less contained environment. Our removable sleeves safely act as a buffer against what remains of the startle reflex, and the best part is that you get to pick and choose. Try our different sleeves to find the perfect sleep solution for your baby!
More sleep for baby = more sleep for you. Win, win!
Well, those babies don't just stop growing after the swaddle transitioning stage, so we decided to grow with your baby! We know that some babies still love the coziness of having their arms covered, or others who love the comfort of their fingers as they go to sleep, and even others who like their hands covered so they don't scratch themselves silly. Whatever your baby needs, you can rest assured that we have your baby covered as they grow with our Beyond the Transition Sleeves™ collection!
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. 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 puffy 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 puffy 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.
Are the different sleeves safe for babies who are rolling over?
Yes, all of our sleeves (including Swaddle Sleeves™) are safe for babies who are rolling over since our products are not restrictive and not intended to continue to keep baby on their back once they do learn how to safely roll over. We do recommend to leave the mittens open in the puffy Swaddle Sleeves™ if baby is rolling over, or if your baby just loves the mitten cuffs, you can also switch over to our standard Mitten Sleeves™ at that point for additional comfort.
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!
Why are there so many different body types and sleeve types?
We wanted to make sure we have each and every baby covered! One of the biggest problems our founder and mom of 6, Umma, had when transitioning her babies out of the swaddle was the lack of versatility in the swaddle transition products that existed on the market. We wanted to make sure we addressed every possible pain point that parents might have ranging from potential overheating concerns, to a baby not preferring a certain type of product, to a baby with hip dysplasia. Whatever your concern is, you can rest assured that we’ve thought of it. And if we haven’t, shoot us an email, and we’ll be sure to forward it to our Innovations’ Team!
Are these products safe for sleep?
All of our sleeves are safe for daytime and nighttime sleep due to their design and securely-zippered attachments. Our products are safety-certified and pediatrician-approved, and are in accordance with AAP 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 worldwide safety standards and verified through Intertek and SGS Testing, both of which are world-leading inspection, verification, testing, and certification agencies.
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!
Get Your Sleep Back On
Hug Cushioning Factor™
Our proprietary layering method calms baby and helps them feel as if they are wrapped up in your arms.
Our various sleeves provide the reassurance that your little one needs to transition comfortably out of the swaddle and into the crib
Soothes baby's involuntary reflexes to help keep them sleeping all night long.
What parents are saying…Click here to read all 252 reviews
Absolutely love that baby’s arms can still move and bend but it totally muffles the startles! Our baby was never swaddled because she’s always liked her arms free. I ordered this when baby was 9 weeks because she suddenly became more aware of her movements/startle and was keeping herself up. Noticed a huge difference first night of use! 2 weeks later and we sleep through the night. Totally worth the money
We were looking for a sleep sack to transition from the magic Merlin suit. We love that the sleeves are very similar and will eventually be able to transition to a halo sleep sack. We had success with naps first and then overnight sleep! Would recommend for anyone looking for a transition sleep sack!
My daughter loved her swaddle but would manage to get her hands out the top. We switched to the Merlin sleep suit but it was too hot for her. This is the best of both worlds! It muffles her startle reflex just enough without being too hot. We’re going to buy another!
My son initially woke up every hour when sleeping in his pack-n-play bassinet. Once we started swaddling him at 1.5 months, he could sleep 4-5 hour stretches. However, four weeks after we started swaddling him, he started rolling from his back to his side. We had to quit swaddling him cold turkey. When we quit swaddling him, he went back to waking up every hour. And he would suck on his fists all night long - Not in a soothing way, but in a stimulating way that only made him more awake.
The swaddle sleeves have been amazing. They are like circumferential pillows for his arms. We have been swaddling him arms out while he is wearing the swaddle sleeves bodysuit, and he has gone back to sleeping 4-5 hour stretches. I have even seen him wake up, try to suck on his fists, and then go back to sleep independently. The mitten hands have been great because although he still sucks some on his fists, it is way less stimulating than it was before.
Note: My son is young (2.5 months) so he is small for the size small. It is quite long on him. But the neckline is narrow enough that it is still a safe fit for sleep and he is comfortable.
My baby started to roll over, so I had to stop swaddling him. His reflexes were still strong so he would wake himself up multiple times throughout the night. I initially bought the Merlin suit because it was cheaper, but decided to buy this one too since he kept on waking up anyways. Did this one work better? Not exactly, but I started gentle sleep training, and I can continue using this since it allows for a full range of motion. The baby prefers to sleep on his stomach (yes, I always place him on his back, but he rolls over), and he can do that with this product. So I like it because I can continue using it past the transition stage.
I was so nervous to transition out of our arms up swaddle but my little girl transitioned seamlessly to this one! I saw it recommended by the peaceful sleeper on IG. I’d tried the zippadee zip but so much fabric covered my daughters face and she couldn’t reach her hands.
My friend is now anxiously awaiting the delivery of hers for her little guy so I’ve already been recommending it!
I love the swaddle sleeve sleep sack and the footie pajamas. My son is 3.5months old and is rolling over so we dropped the swaddle but he would startle himself awake nearly all night long. Once we got the swaddle sleeves he now sleeps through the night again. He also can move his arms easily still but just enough padding to help him not startle awake
My baby is loving his swaddle sleeves! He loved to be swaddled so I was afraid of this transition, but he’s loving having his hands to play with! It seems to muffle the startle reflex just enough as well! I highly recommend!
Not only is their product amazing, so is their team. I’ve bought three products within a couple of weeks and have had speedy answers and help to every question (and obviously love the product enough to keep buying more!! Two for me and one for a friend!). Most recently I chose the wrong shipping speed and they helped me get it sorted out quickly. A+ product and A+ team.
Love the product!! I ordered the package as I didn’t know which my baby would like best. We started off with the thicker swaddle sleeves and have kept at it. She loves them and sleeps so peacefully.
I’ve tried 4+ options for swaddle transitions and this is the first one that both worked and made me feel comfortable with it!! One of the common alternatives made my baby sooo hot which scared me for SIDS risk. This one is perfect to dress up or down for temperature and also to keep your baby peacefully sleeping!
We have tons of swaddles and sleep sacks for our baby, but this one is hands down the best one. Unlike other brands, it has a super soft material on the inside and out. This makes our baby feel super snug and comfortable for a great night’s sleep. 10/10 recommend the sleep pod.
I love it! My baby LOVES it! The transition out of the swaddle was a breeze with the Star sleeves-I was so worried my daughter would be up all night, but the first night, she actually slept 6 hours straight, woke up for a feeding and went right back to sleep! I love how cozy these sleeves are. I think she looks like a starfish-so cute!
I transitioned my 7 month son from the Merlin suit to this sack with so much ease. It only took a few days, before a full week he wanted the sack and not the Merlin suit. My son tends to self soothe by chewing on sleeves so this sack was a great fit for him. I will definitely be buying more and I am so happy with the product!
This sleepsack really helped my son transition from being swaddled to arms free. The quality is excellent as well. So soft!