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Monday, August 26, 2013

Ergobaby's new swaddler

When we were brand new parents, one of the best tips we got (from nurses, friends and this brilliant book) was that babies love to be swaddled. Wrapping them up tightly makes them feel safe and helps them sleep longer. We swaddled Toby as a newborn, and now we swaddle Anton. And it works like a charm. He sleeps much, much better when swaddled, since his wriggly arms don't startle him as a newborn.

Since Ergobaby makes one of our favorite baby carriers, I was psyched to discover that they now have a swaddler. It's ergonomic for newborns, and keeps their legs loose and arms tight. It's easy to do (I always found the basic blankets tricky) and Anton has been so happy in it (and doesn't bust out in the middle of the night, hurray). And during the day, as soon as he gets fussy, I bundle him up like a burrito and he calms right down.

Ergobaby is giving away two swaddlers, if you're a new or expectant parent or have a friend with a little one. For a chance to win, please visit Ergobaby and leave a comment below. Two winners will be chosen at random tomorrow. Good luck! Thanks, Ergobaby! Update: The winners have been emailed. Thanks for playing.
P.S. What to register for your baby.

(Photos by Julia Robbs for Cup of Jo)

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rach said...

I would hope to use this for one of my own soon, but as it hasn't happened yet, I have a good friend due in November who I am sure would love it. Thanks Joanna; your blog is always a highlight of my day! :)

Jill said...

My good friends are expecting their first in about 20 days.

Carla Rudder said...

Expecting my first in March. I'd love to win!

ElissaK said...

I'm expecting my first bundle of BOY in about a month. I hear swaddling the infant is key to a happy baby, which makes for a happy mom & dad. :o)

Melissa said...

Thanks Ergo Baby! I'd love to wrap my little one like a burrito.

Kellie said...

I'm expecting a baby boy in November and would LOVE to try this swaddler. Putting it on my "wishlist" although it would be awesome to win!

Sarah said...

I am expecting my second in January and had no idea about it. Would love to have this! Thanks you so much. Sarah H

gelt said...

b'sha'ah tovah - expecting wednesday! it sounds like swaddling is a life-saver, and it would be nice to get the blue and natural swaddler to make things easier in the first few weeks!

Katherine Averill said...

The design of this swaddler is so cool — nice work, Ergo!

Kali said...

I just had my second and while I swear by Aiden+Anais bamboo blankets (swaddled), this also looks intriguing, and easy!

Erin said...

Wow, how easy and amazing this is!!!

Kirsten said...

One of my close friends just had a baby...yesterday! I'd love to be able to gift this to her beautiful little girl.

Emma Bee said...

Would love to try these!

Nicole A. said...

One of my closest friends is due in October - I know she'd love this!

~ Faith said...

Oh man! I loved swaddling my first and hope to swaddle my second! This looks like a dream come true...

~F

LKF said...

My bestie is expecting the week of Thanksgiving and this would be perfect!

Sarah said...

We just found out we are expecting and this would be amazing! Thanks !

Melissa said...

Beautiful product. My best friend, and the first of our friends to be pregnant, just had her first ultrasound an hour ago. Would be a lovely gift!

J said...

I think I still need some practice swaddling but I used to do it for my nephews when they were younger and they loved it. I love the ergobaby carriers and swaddles. My best friend has them and uses them all the time with her new baby. Once I start a family I hope I can remember to pick up these things too!

ting19 said...

My husband and I are expecting a girl (our first!) in early November, this would be perfect!

Jessica said...

Would love this for my baby due in January. With my first I never got the hang of swaddling!

ChasingHallie said...

Swaddling is such a life saver and was one of the only things that worked for M! I have a good friend that is expecting and this would be perfect for her!

Amanda said...

We're due the first week of January, and, oddly enough, it's my husband who has been researching swaddling. He just told me about these last night! Winning or not, I'm looking forward to trying them out.

Holly said...

I absolutely love my Ergo carrier!!

NKA said...

Perfect timing - I can use a swaddler come 2014 (in a Natural color)

Renee Doorly said...

Would be so perfect for baby Calvin due in September!

Nancy Cavillones said...

I have an almost three week old! I would love this swaddler. Someone gave us one (a different brand) and it's kind of confusing to use. And my favorite carrier is also my ErgoBaby. :)

Michelle Panting said...

That swaddler is such an awesome idea! What a great design. Anton looks so adorbs.

http://www.fullbellywornsoles.com

Danusia said...

He looks adorable. The sweetest burito I've ever seen.
My husband and I are expecting our little Johny in November. I have read "the happiest baby on the block" two years ago,but still I am a bit confused about wrapping baby up, becouse I've heard from physioterapist it is not good for newborns hips. It's ok only from time to time, but in his opinion baby should not spend majority of time wraped up.

Lexi said...

My sister just had a little girl, Bowen. She too loves to be swaddled especially lately since she hasn't been feeling well. I would love to surprise my sister with one of these new swaddlers!!
Lexi

Carolyn said...

Love the video tutorial on their website. My 11 week old loves being swaddled too. Hope to win, Thanks for the chance.

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ab_e said...

These look fantastic! Love Ergobaby!

moonandellyn said...

Would love this!!
Melon623@gmail.com

Nicole said...

I have multiple friends with newborns, I would love to share what you found!

gigi said...

Would LOVE this!

Jessica Ansley said...

Would love to try!

jZ said...

I'm expecting my first in October and would love to try out this product!

Elle said...

Hoping I can use this in the not-so-distant future. Otherwise, it would make a great gift!

Jen said...

I am expecting my first in 6 weeks! I registered for this swaddler on Amazon, but it is now out of stock! I would love to try this out and compare it to some of the other swaddlers I have received :)

amy said...

I'm expecting at the end of February. This wld be such a treat !

manthony said...

A good friend's baby shower is right around the corner, and this would be the perfect addition to her little gift bundle I'm putting together! :)

moonandellyn said...

Would love this!

carrieg said...

I love Ergobaby products and have been searching for the best swaddler for our baby boy due in October. This one sounds great - and looks easy to use. Would love to make this the one for us!

koala said...

This looks great! I just entered me second trimester and started looking into what the baby will need. Anton is beautiful and thanks so much for sharing so much helpful information, especially about pregnancy and becoming a new mom :)

Kayde said...

I wish I would have had one of those when my lady was a newborn. She just turned one. They look amazing. I always used a regular blanket and it was not easy to use in the middle of the night! For our next baby I hope to get one of these.

Laura Mullikin said...

Wow I would love to try this! I have a 3 month old and we are still swaddling and it has worked so well for us. She is just getting to the point that she is able to start wriggling out, but maybe this swaddle would be different. Would love to try it!

paty said...

Sounds really good. Fingers crossed. ;)

LYNN said...

I just had my first baby, little Olive, last Tuesday! We're still figuring out which swaddle she likes best, and this one looks so great! I love the thoughtful design for every area of the swaddle.

lmgildner said...

So cuteeeee, I need to get one of these for a future mom friend of mine!

Karstileigh said...

yes please! expecting my first in 1 month. this looks brillian

Mary Perkins said...

We are expecting our 1st baby in November and need all help we can get to make this transition on everyone.

PS Love the American Mother Around the World Series!

moonandellyn said...

Love this!
Melon623@gmail.com

ale norris said...

aw, the little guy looks so snuggly and comfortable! thanks for sharing the giveaway.

meaghan said...
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meaghan said...

I'd love to win this for my sister--her first is due in March! Thanks for the giveaway!

Carrie said...

This swaddler looks amazing! I'm hoping to have a baby next year and would love to try this on him/her. Thanks, Joanna.

Tracy and Mark said...

my bff just had her first last week. am still looking for something to get her. this would be perfect!

JuicyBit said...

Snug as a bug, tight as a burrito. Due in Feb, this sounds great

Jo said...

This looks wonderful. Expecting our first baby (a girl!) in November and this swaddler would be great to have!

Moderation said...

This looks like a swaddler even I could manage!

Callie Lloyd said...

We have so many friends right now with brand new babies! (One who is a week old today--and another dear friend who's baby is coming next month.) I just love new babies and love to put together really thoughtful gifts for them--which since I don't have a baby yet myself, advice from experienced mamas like you is so appreciated.

Tanya Livings said...

We are expecting our first baby in a week and I would love to win this!

Shea Nichole said...

We're expecting our second this December and would love one of these! Swaddling saved us w/ our 1st son and a product that would make it that much easier would be awesome! :)

Kristen Lueck said...

What a great tool to help care for your baby!

Samantha said...

I am due 3 weeks from tomorrow with my first baby...a boy! This would be so perfect :) We got an Ergo carrier and I am excited to try it out. It would be great to try out the swaddler as well. :)

A said...

I love that this is ergonomic for newborns!

Katie Peshek said...

Oooh I hope to win! My very best friend is due in February and I would love to gift this to her!

Katie Peshek said...

Ooh I hope to win! My very best friend is due in February and I would love to gift this to her!

Bethany G said...

Expecting our first in about 4 weeks! This would be excellent!

BabyMarz said...

I'm so excited about this swaddle!! due with my 3rd in Jan and have always been obsessed with our ergo carrier! thanks for posting :) love your blog...

moni.zuza said...

What a great giveaway! Would love to win. :)

adriane said...

Perfect! My sister is expecting soon and I'd love to give this to her. Thanks for the chance!

Eleanor James said...

Stop it! That is so neat. One of these little swaddle blankets is certainly much safer. Glad to know about them. Thanks, Joanna!
Your silk top is lovely. I'm a sucker for a pretty button-up. :)
xo
Eleanor

meg said...

Such a sweet giveaway....i hope I win!!!

Stephanie said...

Awesome!! I love my ergo carrier. I even carry my 3 year old.

Melissa and Eric said...

So convenient! I would love to win one of these!

Kate said...

Big fan of ergo and swaddling so this is a perfect combo! Adding to my wishlist for baby number two!

Rebecca Manor said...

Yay! I'm expecting at the beginning of December and am already sold on the swaddling concept. This would make swaddling much easier for a first-time mom! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Ly said...

Would love to win. Just bought my ergo carrier for my baby to be so testing this would be great!

Meli C said...

I am expecting a little one in just 3 weeks! Would LOVE to win this one. Thanks!

Valerie Ito said...

These would be a perfect for a friend of mine who is expecting!!

Leah said...

Love Ergo. Love carriers. Love swaddlers (so does our newborn!).

Hilary Krut said...

We are expecting our first bambino in January : ) I've heard great things about swaddling!

Ly said...

Just got my ergo carrier for my December baby. Would love to test out the swaddler!

meredith said...

I'm expecting my first in February - this would be great! Thanks!

e said...

How cute! I'd love one for my first baby - easy for newbie parents :)

Ali said...

Ooo, I have several family members and friends expecting right now - what a perfect gift!

Lida said...

Who does love burrito babies? I would love to have this to give to my expectant friend!

DC said...

We are expecting our baby boy for January 10th! Can't wait.
I've been wondering about the swaddling since I read "the book" and can't wait to try it.
Thank for the opportunity!
Danae

Valerie Ito said...

These would be a perfect for a friend of mine who is expecting!!

kristine said...

ooh, I would LOVE this for our seond one, who is due on January, 2nd! Tha nks for the great give-away!
And Joanna, I was wondering if you would like to share Anton's birth story. I am so curious how it went for you this time around!

Kristine

Lindsay Lou said...

How perfect! I'd love it for our upcoming little one!!

Unknown said...

I've been researching carriers for our first baby - due in February - and love the Ergo. Their new swaddler looks so much easier to use than a plain blanket!

Grace Beekman said...

These pictures are beautiful!! What a great tip and such a great company!! Love it! :)

http://sometimesgracefully.com

Lindsay said...

My little girl was born in July and we would love to try it out!!

Louise Jewell said...

I would love to win this so I can give it to my best friend, who is expecting her first baby in November!

amanda @ twoninenine&ever after said...

Would definitely love to try these out! We are expecting our first next month (we're currently 36 weeks) but have just been told he/she might be here sooner! Eep!

Meg Ruth said...

Hooray! I'm expecting in January and this would be just wonderful. Love the Ergobaby products!

Mama B said...

I would love one of these for baby #2. I tried a couple cheapo swaddlers with my first, but I would love a surefire way to keep baby comfy!

Traci Laurie said...

Baby burritos are the best! This is a genius swaddler.

Maricarmen Moncrief said...

I would love these for my winter baby girl(expected 1/5/14).

Traci Laurie said...

Baby burritos are the best! This is a genius swaddler.

Jenn said...

just looked at the ergobaby site and that swaddler makes more sense than the swaddler i used with my first (expecting my second in 4 months). I like that it velcros the little guy's arms tight before you have to stick the legs in...usually the arms bust loose as I'm trying to get the legs in, so frustrating, haha!

Jen said...

I would love one of these! We're expecting our first in January and I'm really hoping he loves to be swaddled.. :)

Jenn said...

just looked at the ergobaby site and that swaddler makes more sense than the swaddler i used with my first (expecting my second in 4 months). I like that it velcros the little guy's arms tight before you have to stick the legs in...usually the arms bust loose as I'm trying to get the legs in, so frustrating, haha!

Darwingirl said...

I'm due in a month this would be perfect!

Margie said...

Have a new grand nephew that would love one of these!

Jenn said...

just looked at the ergobaby site, would love to get this for my second one due in Jan...the swaddler i used for my first didn't have that middle leg velcro, so his arms were always busting out as i was trying to get his legs in the thing, haha! love my ergobaby carrier, would love this swaddler!

Molly said...

this looks awesome. I hadn't heard of this product.

chella said...

we call my little William the swaddle ninja. I am a firm believer in swaddling, but boy, this guy can get out of everything! I'd love to try the new Ergo Swaddler; their carrier is the bomb & I'm all about smart, tricky devices to keep these little guys comfy & calm. Anton is adorable! xx

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Julie Barron said...

We LOVE LOVE LOVE our Ergo carrier! So, I'm sure the swaddled is just as great! We are recently expecting baby #2 and would love to check this product out!

mirna said...

Expecting my first in February, can't wait! xxx and thank you!

mandy said...

First baby due October 19th! Would love this! :D

Katie Claire said...

My husband and I are currently trying for our first. I have numerous friends that could benefit from this swaddler until our time comes. :)

goodfrjl said...

I didn't know that Ergo made these blankets. I will definitely have to get a few for baby #2.

Megan said...

With our first baby on the way, it would be great to win a swaddler!

Leah PS said...

I would love to win. Your blouse is such a pretty color, Jo!

Sabrina said...

I'm already sold! Anton is precious in these photos!

Carleigh said...

This is awesome, love the baby burrito!

dobrya said...

This is a great giveaway. One of my very dearest friends is expecting her first child in March and would be thrilled to have this!

Michelle Bianchi said...

My baby girl is almost three weeks old and this swaddle blanket would come in hand ;-)

Btw, love love love your blog! And motherhood Mondays are now my absolutely favorite!

Kate said...

Love the swaddling and would love to try this new product with our 4.5 month old!

Corey said...

I'd love one of these! I'm expecting my second son in January and nothing we tried with my first son worked. We love Ergo, too, so are excited to try this!

R said...

I need one of these for our baby, due in November!

ayearinwichita said...

Oh man, I'm not even pregnant yet, but it can't hurt!!

JJ said...

Swaddling is the only way to go.

Corey said...

I'd love one of these! I'm expecting my second son in January and nothing we tried with my first son worked. We love Ergo, too, so are excited to try this!

Mistie Doren said...

What a great product!

Amanda S. said...

These look great! Thanks for the chance.

Holland Hettinger said...

Awesome!

Paige Elizabeth said...

The available access to the diaper is genius!! Hopefully am going to win for a friend. :)

lamia said...

This looks like an awesome giveaway!

acjensen said...

I am expecting any day now! I already have the Ergo carrier, and would love to try out the swaddler. Thanks!

jamieliz said...

I would LOVE a swaddler for our 6-week old baby girl!!!!

Danielle said...

This would be perfect for my new sister-in-law, who is expecting her baby girl in December!

roguesparkle said...

a good swaddler makes things so much easier. this one looks great.

Nerissa said...

Love the ergo baby- an essential! Have a newborn(#2) and would Love to win this!

Gershbloom said...

Excited to try it in October once baby is here!

Thanks!

Amber said...

AMAZING! So psyched to see that Ergo is expanding the already gorgeous line. Great giveaway and tip for future mamas.

Emily L. Eibel said...

We're expecting our little boy early next month! In the home stretch!!
We already have the ergo carrier and infant insert– which I can't wait to use all the time.
I would LOVE to win one of these swaddlers! It's awesome that they address the hip displasia issue!

Gershbloom said...

Excited to try it in October once baby is here!

Thanks!

Courtney said...

Arm pockets -- genius! I would love this for my baby girl!

Jana said...

Our baby boy is due in January and we'd love to swaddle him. Our daughter was in the hospital for her first 5.5 months, so we never got the opportunity to use any "swaddle products" just blankets cleverly wrapped as to not disturb her tubes and lines. This one looks so easy to use!

Erin said...

My husband and I are expecting our first baby in January. We have only heard great things about the Ergo products. Would be awesome to try out the swaddled!

Erin said...

My husband and I are expecting our first baby in January. We have only heard great things about the Ergo products. Would be awesome to try out the swaddled!

Julienne said...

This would come in so handy for our little girl who should be arriving in two weeks. We're so excited to wrap her up like a little burrito.

Jaclyn said...

Im expecting baby number two in the spring! I love love my Ergo too. Best piece of baby gear in my collection :-)

Ashley@MarriedLane said...

I would LOVE one! My 2 month old loves to be swaddled (we use the miracle blanket!) and as soon as I saw that ergo makes one I wanted it!

Emily B said...

What a great idea! This is definitely something I could use!

Loren said...

we're expecting our 2nd (a girl this time - we have a 3yo boy). I'd love this swaddler. I always had to get my husband to swaddle our boy cause I never could do it tight enough!

elaine said...

have a friend who just had a baby she would love this

Noelle McLaughlin said...

I definitely struggle with the basic blanket. Love this!

Jess said...

We are expecting number 2! I swore by swaddling our first and we are looking for a new one for #2. Swaddling does wonders!

Alphabitty said...

Adorable! Would love this - due Feb 11th!!
Thanks!

Erin said...

We're expecting our first baby in just four weeks! We have the Ergobaby carrier and would love the chance to try out the new swaddler!

Jodi Hildebrand said...

I wish they made them in my size!

Carly Reed said...

I'm so happy to see this new swaddle! If I don't win one of them, I'll probably buy one. Our baby is due in about 20 days, and I definitely plan to swaddle regularly. :)

Holly said...

wow! I bet this product is amazing

Becky + Chris + Baby (to be named later) said...

We LOVE our Ergo...this would be great had so much trouble keeping first swaddled in just blankets!

Jessica said...

Love hearing all the tips! I have been thinking of getting an ergo carrier for when my little one arrives, I'll have to check out the swaddler too!

Jennifer Hornbeck said...

Yay! This is awesome! I have always loved Ergo!

philologic said...

oh my gosh that thing is amazing! Our little girl is a real houdini and seems to get out of every swaddle we put her in, though they definitely help her sleep better. This would be GREAT!

Janet Higgs said...

This looks like something my daughter and son-in-law will need. Their first baby is due next March, and I'm so excited.

CityGirlCountryBloke said...

Why could I have not known about this 2 years ago! I have no babies in my house anymore (tear) but would love to have this to give to expecting friends!

Sheryl said...

We have a two month old who loves being carried in our Ergo. I'm excited to hear about the new swaddles and would love to win one.

Sherylk4@yahoo.com

Abby said...

My baby didn't enjoy swaddling as much as I'd hoped she would but I'll definitely try again with our next!

Shelley said...

this thing is awesome! I never found one my little guy wouldn't wiggle his arms out of!

Jenn said...

I am due in October - would love to try out this swaddling blanket!

Caitlin said...

Would love this for my new baby!

ngartland said...

Love this!

Callie Glorioso-Mays said...

We just got an Ergo baby carrier (and love it!) and I'd be interested in trying the swaddler too! My husband had to be the one to swaddle our son...I was never able to figure it out. :(

CookandBaker Smith said...

Sweet! I am 10 weeks along and just starting to compile a wish list. This is on it.

Catherine said...

Expecting in April - this would be wonderful!

Mrs MacKenzie said...

This swaddler looks awesome. I love Ergobaby. Having a repeat c section in Sept to welcome our little girl!

justanothergirl1@live.com

Pants said...

I am due at the end of October, and I am just now reading about the 5 S's!! I would love this swaddler! marthaisom at gmail dot com

C Jackson said...

With our first baby coming in 10 weeks (Audrina is her name), this would be a life saver! I already own an ergo carrier and would love to try their swaddler :)

emma said...

Such a cutie! Both of you that is ;)
Don't you think that as soon as you have kids all of the attention goes to them!! :)
I'd love this for my best friend who is due to have her third (somewhat unexpected) little boy any day now. There's been an 8 yr gap and she's starting all over again with baby gear. This would be perfect for her!

Jane said...

Looks like another great product from Ergobaby!

Jessica said...

I'm expecting in March and plan on swaddling...so this would be great to win!!

peacecolleteandhappiness said...

I'm due in two months! This would be awesome. I'm planning on getting the ergo front carrier.

robynbeatrix said...

I never had any luck with the blankets and found the velcro on the halo sleep sack to be useless! My son was such a pro at getting out of it! I'd be curious to see how this one holds up when they get older in comparison to the aden anais which has snaps.

Laura Bear said...

Love the leg pouch for easy diaper access! Ou first baby is due next week so this would be swell :)

Ms. DeSantis said...

Amazing! Baby #2 would love!

Émilie said...

I would love tomwin this, I'm never able to swafdle my babies correctly.

Abby said...

We love our ergo carrier and would love to try this for our second baby, arriving in October.

S.Monty. said...

So many expecting mothers! I love it. I'm preggers with my first and would also love a shot at a swaddler! Thanks, Jo. :)

christa said...

I had recently saw these on their site. They look great and thank you for your review. Anton looks so sweet and peaceful in it. I would love one for my little guy due in a few weeks.

Keri said...

I am expecting in 10 weeks and would love one of these!

Catherine said...

Expecting in April - this would be wonderful!

Christine Wallace said...

I'm also expecting my first baby in February and I have been coveting everything Ergo - I would love this!

sarahjane said...

Wow, I love that their legs can remain froggy! ;)

lindsay said...

I would love to give this to my friend who is expecting her first in Nov!

Kate {motleymama.com} said...

Yes please! Second baby on the way!

lindsay said...

I would love to give this to my friend who is expecting her first in Nov!

Pamela said...

First baby due in about 2 months. Would love to try this out! greatwhitetee at gmail

atout said...

Would love to try this out!

Rachel said...

Newly pregnant with number two. This looks like a great product!

Laura Koch said...

I'm due tomorrow. This would be fantastic!

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