Ziggy Baby Swaddle Blanket Adjustable

Last updated date: June 24, 2019

DWYM Score
8.4

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We looked at the top 1 Swaddlers and dug through the reviews from 6 of the most popular review sites including Baby Box Lab, Net Parents, Check Pregnancy, The Babble Out, BestReviews and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Swaddler you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 50 expert reviews, the Ziggy Baby Ziggy Baby Swaddle Blanket Adjustable placed 7th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note September 16, 2019:
Checkout The Best Swaddle Blanket for a detailed review of all the top swaddlers.

Expert Summarized Score
8.3
6 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.6
465 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Ziggy Baby’s adjustable swaddling sleep sack with secure design creates a cozy, womb-like feeling for baby and prevents startle reflex that can wake up your infant. Our swaddle blankets are adjustable for the perfect fit. Soft fabric wings fasten and readjust securely with hook and loop attachments to create a perfect fit.
- Baby Box Lab
100% cotton: these swaddle blankets are suitable even for the babies with sensitive skin because they are made of 100% cotton.
- Cheek Tummy
The swaddle sets features safe adjustable baby swaddle wrap for girls and boys and creates a womb-like feeling for newborns
- Net Parents
Made from 100%, the Blanket Wrap provides your newborn with ultimate comfort by using an adjustable velcro to help ensure that your baby is not only comfy, but safe and secure as well. This secure fit can help to reduce their natural startle reflex which can keep them from having a restful night’s sleep.
- Check Pregnancy
The cotton fabric is breathable and comfortable for the baby. It lets the proper airflow to keep the child from overheating.
- The Babble Out
Combines easy-to-secure Velcro, soft material, and a universal fit. Comes in a pack of 3 with a no-questions-asked, money-back guarantee.
- BestReviews
What experts didn't like
They are larger than I expected. This is not necessarily a bad thing but it is something to keep in mind especially if your baby is on the smaller side because they may be a tad bit large.
- Baby Box Lab
Some parents believe that these blankets are rather small.
- Cheek Tummy
There are some complaints about baby’s being able to break out of the swaddles and being woken easily
- Net Parents
The design doesn’t allow for multipurpose uses. The shape and fasteners make this a single use item only.
- The Babble Out
The breathable material is ideal for warm weather, but might be too thin for colder months.
- BestReviews

From The Manufacturer

Our baby luxury swaddles have adjustable self-fastening flaps that securely snuggle your newborn or infant in a safe, universal-fit swaddling sleep sack. You don't have to remember any swaddle techniques, and your baby won't be able to squirm out of our swaddles as often happens with regular swaddle blankets. The universal fit design measures 26 inches in width (when open) and 21 inches in length so it easily fits baby boys and girls 7-14 lbs. This swaddling technique mimics the womb and makes your infant feel safe and warm while preventing the startle reflex, while the breathable fabric avoids overheating. Your baby sleeps better, allowing the parents to finally get some rest as well. Our swaddles are made of 100% high quality cotton. The material is soft and breathable and comes in three stylish designs: Grey Chevron, Cross, Arrow. These unisex swaddle wraps are the perfect gift set for boy or girl baby showers because they compliment any modern nursery décor. Add to your baby registry or add to your cart for the perfect baby shower present. You can complete your crib bedding sets with our matching Ziggy Baby grey and white crib sheets, changing pad covers and muslin swaddle blankets.

Overall Product Rankings

1. aden + anais Classic Swaddle Baby Blanket
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 7
2. Love to Dream Swaddle, Original
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 7
3. Halo SleepSack Swaddle
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 8
4. Happiest Baby Sleepea Swaddle
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 4
5. SwaddleMe Pod 2 Pack
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 2
6. SwaddleMe Original Swaddle 3 Pack
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 3
7. Ziggy Baby Swaddle Blanket Adjustable
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 6
8. CuddleBug Adjustable Swaddle Blanket
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 1
9. Woombie Original Nursery Swaddling Blanket
Overall Score: 7.7
Expert Reviews: 6

An Overview On Swaddlers

Parents will be excited to learn that the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) lists swaddling infants as a useful method for calming crying babies and ushering them into a healthy sleep pattern. There are a few different types of swaddlers on the market, which may leave mom and dad wondering which one is best. Reading about each type, as well as what to look for in a swaddler, will equip parents to make an informed decision about their purchase.

The first step is choosing whether you want to go with a swaddle blanket or a swaddler. The swaddle blanket requires you to wrap your infant yourself. The downside is that you may not get the blanket snug enough, which would cause it to unravel. The upside is the blanket has multiple uses. When you’re not swaddling your infant, you can use it as a burp cloth, nursing cover-up or tummy time blanket. On the other hand, the swaddler provides a better fit for your baby and won’t unravel, but it only has that one single use.

When shopping swaddlers, start by checking the size. For a snug fit, you’ll need to know how much your baby weighs. Typically, infants between 5 and 12 pounds use a small. Babies from  12 to 18 pounds use a medium,  and little ones who weigh 18 to 26 lbs use a large. Swaddle blankets typically come in just one size: 47” x 47”.

Make sure the material that the swaddler is made out of is soft enough to rest against baby’s sensitive skin. The aden + anais Classic Swaddle Baby Blanket comes pre-washed and consists of 100% cotton muslin that gets even softer with each wash.

In addition to ensuring the swaddler is soft, you also need it to be breathable.

Check that the swaddler is hip safe. For example, some swaddle blankets have been stamped “Hip Healthy” by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute.

Examine the swaddler to see how much of a custom fit you can get. Some swaddlers have inner bands that keep babies from being able to break out, while others utilize Velcro. There are also models that use a hook and loop attachment to secure the wings. As your baby gets older, you may notice the swaddlers switch to snaps. This is to give parents the option to free their babies’ arms during the weaning process.

Look for any extras the swaddler may offer. The SwaddleMe Pod 3 Pack, for example, has a harness slit, which is handy if you plan on using the swaddler in the car or in a bouncy or vibrating seat.

DYWM Fun Fact

The practice of swaddling an infant dates back even before Mary wrapped Jesus in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger (Luke 2:7). In fact, the first known record of parents utilizing this practice comes from an archaeological find. A team discovered models of babies wrapped in swaddling clothes, and they dated those models to be from around 2600 BC.

Swaddling has also been evidenced worldwide, including among Native Americans, Greeks and Romans, although some cultures swaddle their infants for different reasons. Wrapping a baby tightly with a blanket was thought to replicate the feeling of safety an infant feels in the womb. While keeping a baby calm was one reason for swaddling, other cultures used it to shape the baby’s body. Parents in colder climates took advantage of swaddling to keep their infants warm.

Over time, researchers have conducted many studies on swaddling. The results remained consistent and were always positive. Babies who were swaddled tended to cry less frequently than infants who weren’t. They also slept longer and woke less often.

The Swaddler Buying Guide

  • Most swaddlers are machine washable, but you’ll want to check the tag just to be sure. Since the swaddlers are snug against baby’s skin, it is best to use a detergent free of dyes and perfumes. There are detergents made specifically for washing baby clothes, or you could select one designed for individuals with sensitive skin.
  • As long as your baby doesn’t soil or spit up on the swaddler, you don’t have to wash it daily. Once or twice per week is just fine.
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all babies, whether wearing a swaddler or not, be placed on their backs during naps and bedtimes. This reduces the chances of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The organization further advises parents not to co-sleep with their babies or put them to sleep on a sofa or armchair. The safest place for a baby to sleep is in either a bassinet or a crib without any toys, bumper pads or pillows that pose a risk of suffocation or strangulation.
  • Watch your baby for signs that it’s time to stop using the swaddler. These signs include rolling over, increased arm and leg movement, breaking out of the swaddler and disrupted sleep after having established a healthy sleeping pattern.
  • Follow a few simple steps to transition your baby out of their swaddler, as doing so cold turkey could result in a negative change in your baby’s sleep pattern. First, allow your baby to remain in the swaddler, but with one arm free. Second, release the second arm after a few days have passed. Third, switch to a sleep sack or a wearable blanket after going a few days with both arms free. If the blanket is slightly weighted, the weighted portion should be on your baby’s tummy when sleeping on their back, and on your baby’s back when sleeping on their tummy.
  • When comparing swaddler prices, you need to take into consideration how many swaddlers come in the pack. But luckily, you can find an array of swaddlers to fit your budget, no matter what it is.