I just wanted to share my experience with swaddles (hoping to do a blog post on this soon).

We have been using the Aden and Anais muslin blankets (the smaller ones from Target) since LO was born. She sleeps so much better at night all tucked it and can't get her hands up by her face to wake her up. We loved the muslin because we didn't have to worry about her over heating.

Now at 3 months with her going to day care, she cannot use the A+A because its a blanket and they can't have blankets in the cribs. So I started the search for a new swaddle that wasn't a blanket.

First we tried the Summer SwaddleMe. We purchased the large that is supposed to be good for 14-22 pounds. That is a joke. LO is just over 15 pounds and probably about 25" and she doesn't fit AT ALL. Not only is she way to long for it and the middle piece doesn't come up high enough on her belly, there needs to be a few extra inches of fabric before it could close around her and have the velcro in the appropriate places. So, after that waste of $20, we continued looking.

Next up was the Halo Swaddle Sacks. I was nervous to try because they only come in Newborn and Small sizes, but the small said it goes from 13-18 pounds. Immediately after looking at the product I could tell the sizing was MUCH more accurate. There was plenty of room in the feet (baggy like a normal sleep sack) and the "wings" could be velcro'ed in any spot on the sides. She is sleeping in this one tonight so I'm hoping it works! We got the cotton version (it also comes in a fleece) and its a bit thicker than the muslin but winter is coming up so it shouldn't be too bad.

Does anyone else have similar experiences with these or other swaddles?