The Cocoon swaddling bag is suitable from birth, and easy and safe to use. Thanks to its simple zipper design, you can safely 'swaddle' a baby - creating a sense of closeness and comfort - without having to wrap him up complicated. By the way, the zipper works both ways, making diaper changes quick and easy!
Moreover, this sleeping bag is made of very stretchy, organic cotton. This allows the swaddling bag to grow with the baby and a healthy development of the shoulder joints. Thanks to the snaps on the arms, you can also convert this sleeping bag into one with arm openings as soon as the baby starts to roll, for longer use.
The bell-shaped bottom of the Cocoon swaddling bag ensures a good development of the hip joints, hence its recognition by the International Hyp Displasia Institute!
With the help of the handy thermometer and dressing guide included with each product, parents know exactly how to dress their baby for every nap!
The Cocoon swaddling bag is available in three sizes: 0-3 months (fits up to 62cm and 3-6kg), 3-6 months (fits 62-68cm and 6-8kg) and 6-12 months (fits 68-76cm and 8-10kg).
The Cocoon swaddling bag is not available in a higher TOG than 2.5. This is to reduce the risk of overheating by dressing a baby too warm to sleep. A young baby cannot regulate his body temperature like an older child or adult can, and has not yet developed the ability to sweat when he is too hot. If you notice your baby waking up because he is too cold, consider adding more layers underneath or using a light layer such as the Tuck swaddle blanket (for babies who are not yet rolling).
To meet safety requirements, our Cocoon swaddling bags have a secure fit around the neck, shoulders and chest to prevent your little one from slipping in. A quick way to check if the neck is too tight is to see if you can insert 2 fingers into the neck opening. If you can, the fit is good. If you are still annoyed that the opening is too small, we recommend loosening the zipper about 1 cm down with the zipper protector still over it.
In an ErgoPouch Cocoon swaddling sleeping bag, your baby cannot get their arms all the way up to the sides of their head. Instead, our "swaddles" are made of a stretchy fabric so the arms can move naturally. We find that babies wriggle their little arms and hands into the position that is most comfortable for them. The pouch is stretchy enough so your baby can reach their mouth if they prefer to suck.
If your newborn baby prefers to sleep with his arms out (i.e. not swaddled), that's fine too! Just open the arm buttons to let the arms out. The Cocoon swaddling sleeping bag is still the warmest, safest solution for non-swaddled newborn babies while sleeping.
It is time to teach your baby how to sleep with their arms out of the swaddling sleeping bag when they begin to show signs of rolling from their back onto their stomach. We recommend leaving only one arm 'out' at first so your baby has time to get used to this new way of sleeping. They may have a few restless sleeps, but this is normal when transitioning to something new, so try with one arm first for 1 or 2 weeks and then with the other.
To check that it is not too tight, you should be able to put two fingers in the neck hole when it is worn.
Be careful not to swaddle too tightly.
Hips and legs should be able to move outward while the baby sleeps.
A (too) tight wrap over the hips, can contribute to the development of dysplasia of the hip (DDH).
Babies cannot regulate their body heat well and rely on their clothing (and sleep textiles) to keep them warm, but not too warm. Do not overdress a baby in the swaddling bag and never cover their head while sleeping (with a hat or beanie, for example).
Choose a TOG-rated sleeping bag, such as our Cocoon swaddling bag.
Swaddling should be safe, without the fabric falling over the baby's face.
We recommend starting with at least two Cocoon swaddling bags, one to wear and one to wash. With different room temperatures during the day and night, it's best to choose two swaddling bags in each TOG grade.
You choose an appropriate TOG based on the temperature of the room your baby sleeps in. To take the guesswork out of dressing your little one for bedtime, consult our dressing guide to determine the appropriate TOG value and number of layers of clothing/textiles.
It is important to choose the right size for your baby's weight. Do not be tempted to go up a size in order to use the swaddle bag longer. Use the size chart to easily and quickly find the most suitable size for your baby. If you are pregnant, we recommend to buy a Newborn and a 0-3 months swaddle bag.
In the first few days after birth, a newborn has a startle reflex. This reflex causes the hands and body to 'scare' during sleep, and this movement can often wake or upset a baby. Using a swaddling bag can help avoid this sudden movement and prevent a baby from waking up. Swaddling can also have a calming effect and help a baby fall asleep by giving them a sense of security similar to their experience in the womb.
Our Cocoon swaddling sleeping bag also has the following benefits:
Regulates baby's body temperature in the early stages.
Security, by mimicking the feeling of being in the womb.
Can help baby focus on feeding.
Prevents baby from scratching himself with his nails.
Swaddling stands for longer sleep for everyone!