Labor and delivery nurses are expert swaddlers, but the rest of us could probably use a little bit of help. While we can’t teach you the best way to wrap your little one, we can help you select the perfect swaddle blanket, which can make the job a whole lot easier. There are dozens of swaddle blankets to choose from, but we've selected the top options based on design, fabric quality, and positive parental reviews. Whether you’re looking for super soft fabric or extra easy wrapping, we've got you covered.
Made of warm microfleece, the Summer Infant SwaddleMe Microfleece Blanket is the ideal swaddler for cooler months or colder climates. And with slits that allow for a 5-point harness, it’s also a great choice for parents who don’t want to unwrap their babies before placing them in a car seat. Read Full Review
Made of soft polyester microfleece, this SwaddleMe blanket by Summer Infant is ideal for use in cooler months or colder climates. Moms love that this swaddle blanket is so easy to secure, and say that their little ones stay wrapped tight while sleeping. In addition to being one of the warmest swaddle blankets on this list, the SwaddleMe blanket also has some nice bonus features.
This microfleece version has slits allowing for 5-point harnessing; this means you don’t have to unwrap your bundle of joy to buckle them into their car seat). Thanks to a special opening in the leg pouch, you can even keep your baby’s arms swaddled while changing their diaper.
The NRoo Swaddler is the only swaddler on the market designed to grow with your child. It’s made with a super soft, breathable fabric that helps keep your newborn from overheating. Read Full Review
The thing that sets this swaddler apart from the rest is the fact it’s designed to grow with your child. While many other swaddlers on the market are bought according to size, the NRoo adjusts to fit newborns until they reach 28-inches. It’s also made of a unique moisture-wicking fabric designed to help prevent babies from overheating.
Online reviewers give this swaddler positive reviews both because of its soft, breathable fabric and because it is easy to use. This swaddler also allows for some leg movement, which makes the NRoo a nice alternative to super-snug options.
Designed to reduce colic symptoms and promote sound sleeping, the Miracle Blanket is a top-rated swaddler that keeps babies calm and content. Moms give it high marks for being a quality blanket that wraps babies snugly and doesn’t unravel. Read Full Review
This swaddler is one of the more expensive on this list, but fans of the Miracle Blanket say that the soothing benefits are worth every penny. This top-rated swaddle blanket keeps babies wrapped snugly, which means they are less likely to startle themselves awake. Reviewers also stated the Miracle Blanket helps reduce colic symptoms. Additionally, some moms say they use this swaddler to help settle their wriggly infants while breastfeeding.
The HALO Sleepsack Swaddle is used in hospitals nationwide and also gets positive reviews from parents for being so easy to use. Babies can be positioned in this swaddler with their arms either in or out, and the built-in zipper makes late night diaper changes much easier on parents. Read Full Review
Designed to keep baby safe while sleeping, this hospital-rated, sleepsack swaddler by HALO is made of 100 percent breathable cotton which is soft and comfy for little ones. One nice feature of this sleepsack swaddler is it can be used with arms in or out depending on your baby’s age, development, and preference. It’s also made with a zipper which makes diaper changes less of a hassle. Online reviewers also say that this is one of the easiest swaddlers to use and holds up well even after multiple washings.
The Aden + Anais Bamboo Muslin Swaddle Blanket is one of the softest on the market, so it’s guaranteed to feel silky against your baby’s delicate skin. It’s also one of the most beautiful blankets on this list, making it a top choice among moms who love the look of a designer swaddler. Read Full Review
You’ll be hard-pressed to find blankets any softer than these. Made from bamboo fiber muslin, these Aden + Anais Swaddlers feel super silky against baby’s delicate skin. In addition to being ultra soft, these swaddle blankets also have a designer look, making them a top pick among moms who want a functional blanket with a little bit of flair. Because these are traditional blankets without closures, you’ll need to perfect your swaddling skills if you want to keep baby snug. Because of their size, these blankets can also double as a breastfeeding cover or be used for tummy time, making them a versatile and durable swaddle blanket option.