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Love To Dream Swaddle UP Stretch Sleep Sack

Last updated: September 22, 2022


If you're looking for a trustworthy award-winning sleep sack, this model is for you. This sleeping aid gives your baby the opportunity to self-soothe, as it is less restrictive than most sleep sacks. It's unique wing design also prevents your baby from being able to scratch his or her face during nap time.

We looked at the top Sleep Sacks and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Sleep Sack you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: This top-notch sleep sack promotes a restful sleep while protecting baby from accidental scratches.

In our analysis of 44 expert reviews, the Love To Dream Swaddle UP Stretch Sleep Sack placed 10th when we looked at the top 17 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The Swaddle UP is easy and fast to use. No classes are needed to learn wrapping techniques; no practice is required to master them. Simply put your baby inside the swaddle and zip it up. Other swaddles restrict the arms and hands to the sides or across the chest, which many babies will not tolerate. Swaddle UP’s patented wing design allow your baby access to her hands to Self-Soothe, making for a happier baby. Anyone who can operate a zipper can correctly put a Swaddle UP on your baby. Every time, even the first time. The Swaddle UP will not come loose or undone during the night, eliminating the risk of your baby ‘breaking out’ of the swaddle. The Swaddle UP’s 2-way zipper lets you open from the bottom, giving you waist-down access without undoing the top. Easy diaper changes after nighttime feedings without fully waking your baby, means you both can get back to sleep more quickly. The first four months is the ideal time to help your baby learn to settle back to sleep without your help. When your baby learns to ‘Self-Soothe’ you can look forward to six to eight hours of uninterrupted sleep at night.

Our Expert Consultant

Kate Desmond 
Parenting Pro and Safe-Sleep Expert

Kate Desmond is a writer and infant safe-sleep expert. She has spent the last eight years working as the marketing director for Charlie’s Kids Foundation, a nonprofit that aims to educate families about SIDS and safe sleep. In that role, she travels around the country learning and educating caregivers and providers on the latest and greatest safe-sleep information to prevent infant death.

As mom to two elementary-aged daughters, she spends hours researching the best and safest products for her own kids. She is quick to get in the weeds with other mamas, and uses humor to cope with parenting woes from potty-training to teaching kids to read.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

The first time we used it, I was delighted that our daughter not only resembled a petite pastel starfish, she was also immediately at ease. While I still think the straitjacket method is more effective for encouraging long stretches of uninterrupted sleep, this swaddle is our go-to for naps.
This swaddle from Love to Dream allows them to do just that, but also offers the snug, secure feel of a swaddle to calm the startle reflex and help them sleep better.
The two-way zipper makes it very easy to put on and also allows for quick nighttime diaper changes without completely undressing baby
Love to Dream Swaddle UP allows your baby to sleep in the most natural position – arms up, on the back, legs and hips free to move – for a safe night’s sleep every night.
The Swaddle UP is an ingenious zip up swaddle that allows babies to sleep in an arms up position giving them the same snug feel of being swaddled, but with their arms up they can still self soothe.
Being that it was summer during our testing and we co-sleep, we tried the lightest version. It’s perfect for warm weather when you still want to keep baby wrapped up.
Love to Dream created this swaddling alternative with happy babies in mind; they’ll be safely snug and secured, but the “arms-up” design allows them more freedom to self soothe!
I like the twin zipper design, which makes wearing and diaper changes very easy. The zip is also neatly covered up, so it doesn’t rub against the baby.

What reviewers didn't like

When washing the Swaddle UP, be sure to follow washing instructions very carefully, as there have been reports of significant shrinkage, making the garment unusable.
Parents stated that this swaddle blanket becomes too small too quickly as newborn begins to grow.
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