Product and Sleep Safety

 

We created Swaddle Sleeves™ with your family in mind—with safety and functionality as priority—to get both you and baby living happily and sleeping soundly.

Safety Certified

To bring your baby and ours the safest product possible, Swaddle Sleeves™ has surpassed multiple stages of rigorous testing by Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) endorsed laboratories worldwide. We underwent both required and additional voluntary testing to determine the safest design, fit, and material to use in Swaddle Sleeves™. The following is a list of tests that we have successfully undergone and continue to periodically go through:

  • Fabric Quality and Safety Analysis— for shrinkage, pilling, flammability

  • Construction and Durability Analysis—for seam strength, sharp edges and objects, suffocation hazards

  • Chemical Prevention and Detection Analysis—for lead, phthalates, AZO Dyes, formaldehyde

Expert Approved

To achieve the perfect balance of efficacy and safety for your little one, we partnered with pediatricians, pediatric physical therapists, pediatric nurses, and sleep consultants throughout our development stages and sought their expert approval and opinion from conception to launch. 

“As a pediatrician and a mother of two boys who had sleep issues, I highly recommend this product. Many babies sleep well when swaddled. It is when they transition out of the swaddle that sleep becomes an issue. This product is wonderful to help with that transition and prevent awakening from normal reflexes. Swaddle Sleeves will help give everyone a good night's sleep!”

-NAVNEET BRAR, M.D.

Safe Sleep Compliant

Sleep safety is at our core, which is the #1 reason why we developed Swaddle Sleeves™. We designed our product according to the AAP’s safe sleep guidelines. Where safe sleep and innovation merge, the magic of Swaddle Sleeves™ begins. 


SAFE SLEEP DO’S AND DON’TS 

(For Swaddle Sleeves Pod, Sack, Footie, and Bodysuit)

  • DO use only for sleep, and only in the intended manner as instructed on our website and packaging

  • Use according to baby’s weight and not their age to ensure that Swaddle Sleeves™ fits baby correctly and as intended

  • You may safely continue using the product with the weighted sleeves attachment until your little one is rolling over in the gently-weighted sleeves. Although these products do not hinder movement, we do recommend that you replace one weighted sleeve with a Mitten Sleeve at that point. You may use it this way for as long as it takes your baby to lose her startle reflex.

  • If using in a device with restraints such as a car seat or stroller, only use after baby is safely buckled in and only for sleep

  • DO make sure that you dress your baby appropriately for sleep. Swaddle Sleeves™ is the perfect swaddle transition product because you are able to dress your baby up or down without having to worry about overheating

  • DO follow the ABCs for safe sleep when using this product—Alone, with baby on their Back, and in the Crib

  • DO make sure that your baby’s sleep environment is free of loose bedding and clothing and that nothing is covering your baby’s mouth and nose while sleeping

  • DO make sure that you place your baby to sleep on their back, especially as a newborn to one year of age or until your pediatrician says otherwise

  • DO place baby only in a safe sleep device when putting to sleep, such as a crib, play yard, or bassinet

  • DO have a fan circulating in your baby’s room during sleep time as an additional safety precaution against SIDS

  • DO give your little one a pacifier when sleeping as an additional safety precaution against SIDS

  • DO NOT use any soft objects, toys, bedding, etc. in baby’s sleep environment

  • Keep away from fire

  • Do not let your baby overheat

  • Do not use if any part of this garment is damaged

  • This product is designed to be used according to AAP suggested safe-sleep practices only

  • Always place baby on their back to sleep in a crib free of additional bedding or items

  • A baby’s safety is the responsibility of its parents or caregiver


SAFE SLEEP DO’S AND DON’TS 

(For Swaddle Sleeves Original)

  • Ensure correct fit:

    • Always ensure a snug, secure fit on baby’s arms when using this product and make sure Swaddle Sleeves Original™ cannot slide down baby's arms

    • Position directly below your baby's shoulder/armpit for proper use

    • Make sure no part of the garment ever covers or interferes with baby's breathing around the nose or mouth

    • Use over a layer of clothing such as a long sleeved bodysuit/onesie, PJs, sleep sack, etc. for best fit

    • Do not use Swaddle Sleeves Original™ if you are unable to achieve a secure and comfortable fit around your baby’s arms

  • DO make sure that the Swaddle Sleeves Original™ fit snugly on your baby’s arms, but not too tightly as to feel uncomfortable

  • DO NOT use Swaddle Sleeves Original™ in conjunction with another weighted swaddle or weighted sleep sack. This could compromise the efficacy and safety of our product

  • Swaddle Sleeves Original™ are only meant to be used for supervised day sleep and not for overnight sleep. Our recommended way to use them is for on-the-go naps. Our other products may be safely used for overnight and daytime sleep for easy swaddle transitioning.

HUG CUSHIONING FACTOR™

Our mission was to find the safest material and fabric without sacrificing on comfort for your baby and ours. The weighting component used in the Swaddle Sleeves™ is revolutionary in its composition. To add the Hug Cushioning Factor™ to the Swaddle Sleeves™, we used non-toxic, safety-certified, eco-friendly glass beads that are shatterproof and commonly used in weighted blankets for kids with sensory needs and closely resemble sand (except our beads are even rounder and smoother with no microscopic jagged edges) in texture and composition. As opposed to plastic poly pellets, our beads are cooling instead of heat-retaining to protect against overheating, much quieter, and provide more comfort and safety to the baby without the added chemicals, odor, and environmental hazards that are commonly associated within plastic particles. We also worked with pediatric physical therapists and pediatricians to make sure that the light pressure of the weight in each sleeve (2 oz. in 0-3 month size, 3 oz in 3-6 month size, and 4 oz in 6-9/12 month size) was just enough to help muffle baby’s startle reflex and keep baby cozy and secure while asleep, thus helping baby sleep better and longer. Further, we made sure to limit the weight in the Swaddle Sleeves™ to well below the current recommended weight to body weight ratio (1/10) for weighted sleep products. Rest assured, we went through several additional rounds of mandatory and voluntary safety testing to make sure that our manufacturing materials met the most stringent, rigorous rounds of quality and safety control in order to bring you and your baby the best and safest product possible.