** Grobag Organic Swaddle Blanket now £6.50 @ John Lewis (Free Collection) **
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** Grobag Organic Swaddle Blanket now £6.50 @ John Lewis (Free Collection) **

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Found 29th Oct 2013
Was £11.95
Young babies love to feel all snug and secure, just like they were in mummy’s tummy. Gro-swaddle is a simple and cleverly shaped wrap that goes round your baby with no need for poppers, Velcro or ties. Just enough fabric to keep your baby snug, but not so much that they get too hot. When your baby gets bigger the swaddle wrap can be used for underarm swaddling for more freedom to move.

Lightweight shaped wrap
100% soft organic cotton jersey
Perfect for use from birth to 3 months (max weight 14lbs/6.5kg)
Suitable for over or under arm swaddling
Recreates the comforting and soothing feeling of being in the womb
Easy to use with no poppers, Velcro or ties
Conforms to highest applicable British and European Standards
Machine washable at 40°

14 Comments

Probably reduced because of the latest scare story, whether it's true or not...

bbc.co.uk/new…090

how much was it before

Young babies love to feel all snug and secure, just like they were in mummy’s tummy. Gro-swaddle is a simple and cleverly shaped wrap that goes round your baby with no need for poppers, Velcro or ties. Just enough fabric to keep your baby snug

My son and lots and lots of babies hate(d) this. At a day old, a nurse in the hospital told me that he was one that liked to be able to wave his arms arnd legs around, he'd scream if he was all tied up like that and wriggled like mad til both hands were peeking up above the blanket, while he had a grumpy face on haha. Plus babies have their knees up in the womb, not in this blanket. So if anyone thinks there is something wrong when their baby hates this, there isn't.
Edited by: "therealslimkaty" 29th Oct 2013

I was never a fan of swaddling, my boys are 4 &12 but it never appealed. Cold ratings will be due to today's news, true or not it's just anything thing to worry parents!

we had one of these for our little man but he would regularly wiggle out of it and wake himself up - wasn't worth the £3 it cost me from TKMaxx. he also had a SwaddlePod (with velcro) which helped him sleep much more soundly, as did swaddling with regular blankets.

Is Baby in or feeding off growbag ???

I am afraid the news report is true and not just to scare parents. My baby was diagnosed at 4 months old with hip displasia and after surgery, 3 months in a spica plaster cast and a further couple of months in an abduction brace, she is finally on the mend. For her it was caused by being too squished in the womb as she was a big baby but the surgeons and nurses at the Royal National Orthopedic Hospital say swaddling, baby walkers and door bouncers are all big causes of the same condition.
Saying that, swaddling is only bad if it's too tight and forces the legs in to an unnatural position. so if parents are fans of swaddling and doing it correctly then this is a good price for a grobag.

I have just watched the news and the pictures of what they call swaddling looks awful. I've never known anyone swaddle their baby that tight. To me these are just to keep them nice and snug, some babies kick the blankets off and get cold and then it ends up waking them. My little one has to have his arms and legs free so I never used mine but if I felt he wanted a little swaddle to feel snug I would. I certainly wouldn't be swaddling as tight as they are illustrating. Pixiemama I'm sorry to hear about your daughter and I'm glad she is on the mend. Perhaps its good to raise awareness for people that do swaddle too tight, but for me I would never do this anyway its too restricting.

I've. Not even seen today's news to know that swaddling should be avoided. Yes by all means keep your child warm but too warm is very bad for them. Multiple midwives with years of experience told us when our son was born, under no circumstances should we swaddle him.


Who in there right mind would think it was OK to restrict a growing baby....by tightly wrapping them up
Swaddling....lovely name....Think Child Abuse oO

Good price op. My first baby wouldn't sleep for longer than 45 mins at a time. After 6 weeks of no sleep, tried a swaddle and a much happier baby (and mum and dad). Might not be for everyone but was a blessing for us.

Some of the posts in here are hilarious. Child abuse ffs! X)

Anyone with a brain will recognise that swaddling in itself isn't dangerous, more that you should know what you're doing first. As per veja_du's post, if you swaddle your baby too tightly and in an unnatural position then clearly you're asking for trouble. It's not rocket science. The stuff about their hips potentially being injured if you do it wrong has been common knowledge for years. Here's a good video that references a Japanese study on this in 1975.

I can't comment on this particular product but in general these blankets are specifically designed for swaddling (ie instead of plain old blankets which you have to fold up yourself) and therefore have the requisite space to allow hips to move freely. We used the SwaddleMe ones and they helped our son sleep much better when he was very young.
Edited by: "Whitedot" 29th Oct 2013

veja_du

I have just watched the news and the pictures of what they call swaddling … I have just watched the news and the pictures of what they call swaddling looks awful. I've never known anyone swaddle their baby that tight. To me these are just to keep them nice and snug, some babies kick the blankets off and get cold and then it ends up waking them. My little one has to have his arms and legs free so I never used mine but if I felt he wanted a little swaddle to feel snug I would. I certainly wouldn't be swaddling as tight as they are illustrating. Pixiemama I'm sorry to hear about your daughter and I'm glad she is on the mend. Perhaps its good to raise awareness for people that do swaddle too tight, but for me I would never do this anyway its too restricting.



I completely agree with you. It just needs to be done with care is all. Every baby is different and some like the security of being wrapped up snug. And thank you!

telegraph.co.uk/hea…tml

In a leading article in the Archives of Disease in Childhood journal … In a leading article in the Archives of Disease in Childhood journal Prof Clarke wrote: "'Safe swaddling' with appropriate devices should be promoted because it is recognised that traditional swaddling is a risk factor for DDH."In order to allow for healthy hip development, legs should be able to bend up and out at the hips. This position allows for natural development of the hip joints. The babies' legs should not be tightly wrapped in extension and pressed together."



Very strange that this quote doesn't make the BBC article.
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