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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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chinesetwine said...

How timely! We are expecting our second boy in February. Our first son was swaddled & it helped so much. This swaddler looks fantastic! Thanks!

Elizabeth Spraitz said...

This is a really wonderful giveaway! I hope to win :) Thanks for sharing!

Jessica said...

This would be perfect for my friend's new little babe!! :)

Unknown said...

Looks interesting! Wouldnt mind trying it out!

Megan LS said...

I love swaddlers and I love Ergo! I had no clue they made swaddlers. I would love to try one.

Johanna Montague said...

I would love this!

teaktrayweekdays said...

what a cutie!

jules said...

What a great swaddler! We are expecting our first in February and this looks like a great and easy way to swaddle!

An Invitation said...

Got a Halloween baby on the way! :) This looks fantastic.

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nora said...

love it!

teaktrayweekdays said...

what a cutie!

Elizabeth Spraitz said...

This is a really wonderful giveaway! I hope to win :) Thanks for sharing!

MelanieKPrice said...

My daughter LOVED being swaddled!! I plan to swaddle with our next...and these are so lovely. Cheers!

Katherine M. said...

That swaddler looks very easy to use! What a great giveaway!!

Jessica Matthews said...

Would love to try these!

Beth said...

My dreams have come true! We are fighting our 15 week old lately with the swaddle - he loves to hate it. Would love to get one of these - my guys is Houdini with the one he has! And Ergo products, I could go on forever. On our second Ergo carrier, since my older son wore through the first one!

Jasmine said...

Thanks for the tip! I can't wait to begin looking into fun baby gear like the swaddler. I'm in the middle of (not so fun) car seat research. :-[

Jolie Jouel said...

Wow, what a neat swaddler! I checked out the site and love the look and design of the ergo swaddler. I have a newborn who is having trouble with her naps, and this might just do the trick! Fingers crossed...

ashleigh www.joliejouel.com

kaela said...

Thank you for such a generous giveaway! I would love to use this product for my little one!

Carol said...

My sister is in the hospital back home in Ireland...I am waiting for news on my little niece any minute and I'm soo excited!!! I swaddled my daughter for months too :)

Ashley said...

We just purchased an Ergo carrier for our baby girl due in October and I am so excited to use it. Our friends swear by it. I would be thrilled to win one of these swaddlers. Our first loved being swaddled and can't wait to try it with our second.

Emily Bird said...

We are expecting our 1st baby on Christmas and I've read that swaddlers are the bees knees!

emilie nicole said...

LOVE ergo carriers. i'm sure their swaddler is just as incredible.

Jory and Tricia said...

I am a huge fan of Ergo!! Although not due until January, I cannot wait to try out this swaddler.

mort said...

I've got the ergo carrier for the new one, coming in 10 weeks- and would love to give the swaddler a try!

Chelsea Klette Photography said...

I'm expecting my first baby in November. Thanks for posting.

StephV said...

My best friend just had her baby 2 weeks ago, this would be a great gift!

sarah chong said...

A friend of mine just had triplets, and I'm sure they'd love to have one of these. Thank you for sharing!

elise said...

Great giveaway! We are expecting our first in February, would love to win!

Beth said...

This would be perfect- we are expecting our first in January

Ana Monica Fonseca said...

This is a great giveaway! I'm expecting a baby Joana within three weeks and this would come very timely!
By the way, I love your blog and all the maternity posts, in particular!
Thanks!
xo
Monica (from Lisbon, Portugal!)

Emily A. said...

Ergobaby makes it so easy! Although I don't have any little ones (yet), plenty of my friends do, and this would make a great gift!

michelle said...

I'm due in December and would love to have this product since my first child loved to be swaddled and we are fans of the ergo carrier!

Sarah said...

Aw, our munchkin should be here in the next two weeks! I'd love to try these out! :)

Lauren said...

This is really excellent. I'm expecting my first baby in 2.5 weeks, and we've heard a lot about velcro swaddlers. These look so handy!

Anna Angeli said...

Our twins are due in a little over a month, and we already have two Ergo carriers ready to go. Would love to try this swaddler!

Maggie said...

We are expecting our first baby on September 20th and I would love one of these!

myclevername said...

How perfect! We are expecting our first in March - this would be ideal!

AshleyC said...

I would love these for my baby on the way! Thanks for the great giveaway, I'm a huge Ergobaby fan.

Heather said...

I haven't seen the swaddler before! Very exciting!

Kiersten said...

We're expecting our 1st in March and are slowly learning all the tricks of new parenthood! Would love to test these out come early next year! :)

eleanor said...

Would love to try this – we use Miracle Blankets but he always gets his legs out somehow!

Shruti Kapoor said...

Very curious to try this one..looks comfortable and very cozy. Would love to win one!

katie said...

Awesome, would love to swaddle babies in this new Ergo! Thanks!

maurahanlon said...

Also due with twins in Jan! Loved our ergo carrier for our older daughter, and picked up another for the new ones. Swaddler would rock! Thanks.

sanja said...

Wooow, I will love to try!

Juli said...

We are expecting in Oct and this would be perfect. I always struggled swaddling our first with just a blanket.

ERay said...

How awesome! We are expecting #3 in about 7 weeks!

Stephanie said...

Fantastic! I'm due with a girl in Jan!

Claire said...

We are expecting our first this December and I am overwhelmed by all of the baby products out there! Your registry guide was a lifesaver :) This swaddler looks simple and easy.

Thanks!

Claire

andrea nicole said...

I'm 31 weeks and expecting our first in October. This would be awesome to have!

Abby Lynch said...

My sister just had a baby boy - Henry (swoon) and he loves to be swaddled. It would be a great gift for a first time Mom just 15 days down :)

Kate said...

Love these! I've always been fascinated by how being bundled up like a burrito has such a calming effect on babies.

Jazmina said...

I love all of Ergo Baby products! we have the carrier and the backpack, Im sure I will love this swaddle if I win it.

Courtney J. said...

awesome product, love it!

Robyn Devine said...

hooray for swaddling! we had several swaddlers when my son Owen was born, but he'd always bust his hands out. with another on the way (due in early march!) i'd love to try one that this little can hopefully be contained in!

shanna murray said...

What a great product, would love to win. We are expecting our first child in October! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway, Ergo & Cup of Jo!

Heather said...

Would love to try this one our super escaper!

Unknown said...

Aton looks so cozy, very sweet! I'd like to be swaddled!

JillKW said...

That looks wonderful! I love ergo!

amy.litz said...

Pick me please

Prieto said...

this looks AmAZing!!! I want this over the miracle baby blanket and any other blankets I have on my registry!

Claudia Cifuentes said...

I'm due in December. We will definitely be swaddling along with the other 5 S's. :)

Maggie said...

When I did my attachment to the neonatal ward the first couple of tricks the nurses taught me was how to swaddle and burp babies - so useful to know! After 7 weeks of the attachment I now want to be a neonatologist.

Kirsty said...

My youngest (of 5) is 2 and a half and I've never swaddled any of them, it always gave me a panicky feeling to imagine having my arms trapped by my sides-I guess I projected my claustrophobic feelings onto my poor babies ;) Now I'm kind of wishing I'd given it a shot. Your little one looks so absolutely adorable and peaceful.

Joana said...

Great product!

Living on Love said...

Awesome! Thanks!!

Lindsay said...

Love it - Makes swaddling husband-friendly :) Thanks for the give-away!

Lindsay said...

Love it - Makes swaddling husband-friendly :) Thanks for the give-away!

oh blighty said...

Love me some Ergo! Will definitely be getting this baby #2.

MS said...

oh dear, these are wonderful! would love to try it for #2!

CLa!R said...

Oooo! Looks wonderful and would love to try. Expecting our first baby (a boy!) in January.
P.S. I look at your registry guide on a weekly basis- it's been so reassuring and informative!

Tory said...

We love our carrier, it if is anywhere near as well made we will love it!

toria said...

what a great product!our second baby is due any day now :)

Kylie Parry Studios said...

Oooooo yes! We have an almost 2 week old. This would be a dream.

Mandie Segura said...

I'd LOVE to try one! I'm 25 weeks today with our first & can't wait to bundle baby up!

bdale said...

Ohh! We're expecting our first baby in October and need all the help we can get ;) hehe We already have the Ergo Baby Carrier - which everyone has said is a must-have. This would be a great addition to our arsenal of 'key baby products'! Thanks :)

brookekkunz said...

awesome. just found out im pregnant and scoping out all of the goods! id love this

Jennifer Troyer said...

This is awesome. We're expecting our first baby in February and I can't wait to try out this swaddler.

Lisa Dreissig said...

I was just looking into these because I'm expecting my first in April! Thanks for sharing!

Jenna Lou said...

We are expecting our first in January and would love to win a swaddle.

d said...

I've heard about these! Thanks for the opportunity!

Working Girl ? said...

I,too, love our Ergo. This would be great, my due date is tomorrow!!

Thanks!

Jessica Hartshorn said...

We just found out we're expecting our first baby after almost a year of trying! I could not be more overjoyed. This sweet swaddler seems like it'd be such a great essential to start out with!!

Ida/FarWestLogbook said...

My friends due date were on Saturday (still no little one yet) and this would just be the perfect gift for her!!

Laney said...

Baby #2 is on the way and this would be great!

Allison Mohoric said...

Would love to give this as a gift to my cousin!

Louise said...

I'll be 37 weeks this week (with my first child) and love the idea of having another option besides swaddle blankets. May have to add this to my registry if I don't win. :)

randomwhit said...

Perfect timing! We are expecting our first in October! Could definitely use this swaddler!

Jenny said...

We're expecting # 3 on Christmas Day and are Ergo fanatics. My Ergo Sport has weathered 2 active baby boys already, love it to pieces. Would love to try their swaddler too!

Katie Libby said...

My best friend is having her first baby and I would love to give this to her as a present!

ecj8 said...

How perfect! My best friend is having her baby TODAY!

Jen said...

Amazing. My boss is expecting in January and I think I just found the perfect gift!

Lacey said...

Would love it! My newborn loves to be swaddled but blankets are so difficult at 3am! ;)

Lacey said...

Would love it! My newborn loves to be swaddled but blankets are so difficult at 3am! ;)

Elpis said...

Lovely!! My friend and her baby daughter really need this.

Tovah said...

This looks great! I'm expecting my first in October.

Unknown said...

Would love to get this for my best friend's little one!!

theashtonalternative said...

What a shame they don't ship to the UK. My brother has a 10 week old who has real trouble sleeping, he could really do with something like this to try out & see if it helps all 3 of them finally get some sleep!!

Rachele Alpine said...

I love the sweet pics of Anton all snuggled up! Swaddlers are the bomb diggity!

Marisol said...

Would love this for my little one, due in March. :)

Bethany Erskine said...

Would love to try this out on #2 arriving in January!

Elpis said...

Lovely!! My friend and her baby daughter really need this.

kaliv82 (at) gmail (dot) com

Jennifer H said...

I'm expecting my first baby and this looks amazing!

LeahJill said...

I would LOVE this product! I have a second little boy on the way and swore by the swaddle with my first. Thanks!

Unknown said...

I would love one for baby 2 in March!

tracie said...

what a great idea! i'd love to try one!

Kristin said...

I'd love to try this out!

Kendall Monroe said...

I have an 8 week Houdini baby and this would be awesome!

Meg said...

My second baby is due in March and we desperately need a new easy swaddling solution, since my first baby wore his out! Ie, we wrapped him in for far too long since it helped him sleep so well!

ms said...

oh yes please! we are expecting our first mini this january.

Jillian said...

Would love this! We're expecting twins (surprise!) in January, and I know how much my first loved to be swaddled... but I too, was never good at the blankets. This sounds like a wonderful product!

Krista said...

Would love to try it!

Liz said...

I'd like to give this a try!

lucytennessee said...

Would love to give this as a gift.

Ling Wang said...

Would love it for my friend who just had a child =)

Liz said...

These look so comfy! I wish they didn't only come in pink or blue packs though, we are not finding out what we're having.

Sarah Paxson said...

I'm pregnant with my first-- I'd love to give it a try, as well!

Genevieve said...

I love that this comes with a leg pouch. So easy!
gncohoon@adelphia.net

Sue // As It Seems said...

This swaddled looks amazing! My Ergo carrier is my favorite too!

Alexa said...

My guy is due in ONE week! I got about 15 Aden+Anais swaddling blankies and they seem complicated. Thanks for posting!

Ellie Brown said...

how great! the blankets can be tough, this is awesome!

courtney and phil said...

In the last trimester with my first and as the excitement (and fears) quickly approach having something we don't have to worry about would be WONDERFUL!!

Rebecca said...

Oh I love this. We are expecting our first in January!

Miette Home said...

we bought the ergo carrier for our last but i must confess, i was slow to catch on to the swaddling technique. love the simplicity of this design. we're expecting a baby girl and this would be amazing.

Skylark Studio said...

I'm due with my first on Christmas eve and I'm freaking out about all the techniques I need to master ;) this would be super helpful!

Shane said...

We have a two month old and love swaddling him with a blanket. Although he is a true Houdini and tries his best to wiggle his arms free. After the first week or so we thought he hated the swaddle, turns out it just wasn't tight enough for him.

Alice said...

#2 arriving in April and would love to try this. The blankets worked great, but she didn't stay swaddled for long.

Hannah Murray said...

Would love to win this!

natwhat said...

One of my best friends is having a baby very soon and I'd love to surprise her with this fantastic gift!

Elizabeth Becker said...

Expecting our first in February. This looks like an amazing product and would love to try it out!

Scout and Rice said...

Oh I would love this for both of my friends, who happen to have babies in the last month! :)

Whitney Schuetz said...

What a great tip! We are expecting our first in April. I have been reading your blog since before you had Toby and I have been reading all of your tips on motherhood - pregnancy and all. I will have to pick some of these up!

s. said...

My sister would likely appreciate this!

Catherine said...

I am expecting Baby Nugget #2 in December and would love to try out the Ergo Swaddle.

Thanks so much for being you and sharing some of your wonderful Anton moments with us!

LL said...

I really like that this allows for their kicker feet!

vanessa said...

yes please!

Kelly Alberts said...

This is my dream giveaway! I would love to win a swaddled for our new baby expected at the end of January!

BreAnne Nicole said...

Expecting baby #1 on Valentines day!

abby said...

We're expecting our first baby, a little girl in October! This would be so helpful! :-)

Ashley Ables said...

Would love to try one of these for our new guy due in October. Thanks!!

L said...

Looks nice and snug!

Rachael said...

We love our ergo carrier and I would love to try their swaddler! I love that they make products with the thought of what's best for babies.

candace said...

A dear friend of mine is expecting and this would be the perfect item to add for her shower gift!

lovekudzu said...

I'm having my second son tomorrow. I can't wait to swaddle him!

Maria Elena Dominguez said...

My baby girl is 4 months old and I still swaddle her! The couple times that we haven't swaddled her recently she's up all night. I use the Aden & Anais swaddlers and now that she's a little older we leave her legs loose but I don't like that sometimes they poke out and aren't covered so this would be perfect! I'd pass it along to my sister who is pregnant once I'm done with it!

maya said...

this would be so helpful to us, second baby on the way!

Stephanie said...

Love this and I'm due soon!

natb.anderson said...

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

Amanda said...

would love this. already registered for many ergo baby products and the brand is awseome. am due in November

Elizabeth Pittman said...

My husband and I are expecting our first baby in February. I browsed through the website and would love to try the ergobaby swaddler. I will also check out a carrier.

Congrats on the little one. He's beautiful!

Elizabeth said...

My sister is due in December and I would love to give this to her. Thanks for the chance! Fingers crossed!

Abby said...

Expecting a baby girl in November!

Emily said...

We are expecting our first baby in November. This would totally rock her world :)

Sauey Clan said...

This looks wonderful! First baby in February - this looks perfect!

Joanne McIntyre said...

Looks so cozy for baby... fingers crossed!

Rose said...

Looks comfy! Expecting our first baby in March & would love to try. :)

meme-and-he said...

perfect! I am due in one month with my first baby and would love having one of these to use!

Lindsay Yuasa said...

I can't live without my Ergo carrier. It's my number one must have baby item!

Alison Briggs said...

I am due in less than two weeks with our first baby (a boy!) I have read happiest baby on the block and am so excited to swaddel our little baby boy, especially after hearing how well it works!

csquared said...

I've heard so many great things are Ergo! I would love to win this swaddler for my first child due in March!

Blair @ Baby for Scale said...

What a great swaddle! I love the video on their website and how the baby falls asleep while being swaddled! Just precious!

CailinNoel said...

My husband (!) and I just got married three weeks ago, and we just found out we are expecting our first baby! This would be so great!

Carmen said...

I would love this!

LindsFM said...

We are expecting our baby in 3 weeks, so this would be perfect!

wer said...

The Ergo carrier is my favorite! We're expecting our 4th baby and I recommend the Ergo carrier to everyone! So cool they make a swaddle blanket!

Margot said...

I would love a hands to heart swaddle blanket for our new baby boy. Anything to get more sleep!

Mrs. M said...

I really need this! My LO is eight weeks old, and she will only sleep well when swaddled. This is not a problem in the evening/nighttime when my husband is home, as he is a master swaddler. I, however, am inept with the swaddle blankets, and during the day, she busts out within 10 minutes, which makes for a tired, cranky baby and a tired, cranky momma. This might be a life-changing invention!

Katyaflutes said...

So cute and practical! We are due in January and would love one of these!

Unknown said...

We are expecting our first in Feb. I've heard such great things about the ergobaby carrier. After watching the information video on their website the swaddled looks pretty amazing too.

BTW: what lipstick are you wearing? It looks AMAZING on you.

Katrina said...

I would love to try this out. We love our ergo and the swaddler looks great!

deanna said...

Would love to win this!

Megan said...

I'm due any day now. This looks lovely!

sally cooks said...

Precious pictures!

Jenny said...

What a dream for new parents, swaddling with a blanket is so tricky to learn. Would love to try one out on our little one.

Nik said...

Cool!

CCR said...

My sister is expecting, and I would love to give this to her!

M. said...

Would love to be able to gift this!

M. said...

Would love to be able to gift this!

LFisher said...

Visited! I'd give it to my sister, who's due in three weeks! Thanks for the giveaway!

Anne said...

Awesome. We're expecting our first in October! I need to get some of these.

Sarah said...

Yes yes I would love to win this! I am expecting in 10 weeks! (maybe a little sooner) Can wait to meet our new baby boy!

Alexa Rae @ Zaagi Travel said...

My cousins baby shower is next month and this would be a great gift to her! I was a nanny during college and learned the swaddling trick, works like a charm :)

pmurphy1014 said...

I would love to swaddle up my soon-to-be niece in one of these!

Kendra Fox said...

I would love to try this!

Unknown said...

Gosh, Anton is so cute! Are these better than th miracle blanket? Would love to try it on my second, due in 6 weeks!

T and C said...

ohhhh I love this! My dear friend is having a baby -- this would be perfect!

Sadye said...

These are so great - and I would love to gift them to a very special person who just found out she was pregnant!

Lilly said...

Love this! I would love to try it out on our second baby (we are currently trying to conceive)!

vuno-al said...

Perfect timing, my due date is approaching ( September 18th) and I would love this. Thank you

Jenny said...

Have an Ergobaby carrier and love it. This looks like another great product! Would be great for baby #2 due in October.

Emma said...

We have a baby boy on the way and the Swaddler sounds so much easier than the receiving blankets I used to swaddle my oldest in!

Jackie said...

This would be great for my brother and sister in-law and their 1 month old!

Julie Catherine Smith said...

Oh I love hearing about new baby products. Hoping to have our first on the way soon, but I also have loads of friends with little ones on the way. This would make for a great gift!

me in millions said...

i'm an expectant mommy who would love a swaddler when little baby makes her appearance!

Josie said...

My baby is due December 5th. Hope she likes swaddling!

tablespoons said...

I would love to win this. I am due in February with my first!

Jenna said...

I'm pregnant with my first and can use all the help I can get!

Korrie said...

Anton looks like a baby doll in those bottom pictures! This would be a treat for my bestie who is expecting!

Andie said...

My husband and I are expecting our first baby in early February. I've heard great things about Ergo carriers and have it on my list of things to register for. But I hadn't heard about the swaddler--great to know!

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