9 Of The Best Baby Swaddles In Australia In 2024

10 Of The Best Baby Swaddles In Australia In 2023


Bringing home a new baby is the start of an incredible new chapter in your life. That goes without saying. It's also the start of a number of mind-boggling issues regarding sleeping, feeding and settling that can overwhelm you if you don't know which questions to ask. Questions like, which baby swaddle is best for baby to fall asleep? Do I go with a Love to Dream swaddle, as they seem popular? Will your baby like to be wrapped in a muslin swaddle? What about the swaddle sacks that don't require any enveloping? The options are endless, but thanks to our research - not too overwhelming!

What should you look for in a baby swaddle?

When you're looking to choose a swaddle for your baby, it's important to do a bit of research regarding which kind of swaddle might be best for you. Regardless of which style you prefer, you want a baby swaddle that can be wrapped tightly around baby to make them feel secure. You also want something breathable, made from 100% cotton, bamboo or muslin.

Different kinds of swaddles for babies:

When you're choosing a swaddle, it's good to have a solid idea of what's out there and therefore what might work best for your baby.

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Muslin swaddles:

Muslin swaddles are great if you're confident in completing a burrito-style wrapping method. This kind of wrapping method is designed to keep baby nice and snug, so that the startle reflex is kept under control. This tight form of wrapping allows baby to feel secure, as having their arms free may make them feel too vulnerable. Muslin swaddles are also great as they double as blankets and shades for over the pram!

'Arms up' swaddles:

These 'arms up' swaddles are most well known in the form of the Love To Dream swaddles. This is where baby is snuggled into a zip-up swaddle with their arms positioned up by their cheeks, as opposed to wrapped firmly down by their sides.

Swaddle sacks:

Swaddle sacks are great for newborn babies, as they're designed to envelope baby with a snug fit, without needing to be wrapped too tightly in a bid to keep strong arms from escaping! These baby swaddles are more to keep babies feeling safe and cosy and enclosed and are designed to be put over baby feet-first, up to their chin - kind of like putting on a sock!

1. Love to Dream Swaddle Up™, $44.95

Love to Dream Swaddle Up™

What makes the Love To Dream Swaddle Up different?

The unique and patented Arms Up™ design of the Love To Dream Swaddle Up™ replicates your baby's behaviour in the womb, allowing for a natural arm's up position. The Arms Up™ position also allows for true self-soothing, as your baby can gently touch their face or suck on their hands. True self soothing means more sleep for you and your baby.

Twin zippers allow for swaddling in seconds with no breakouts, and for easy nappy changes. Swaddle Up™ has also been acknowledged as a hip-healthy product by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute; as the design allows the recommended flexion for hips & legs.

A 2017 survey of 1,247 customers found that 83% of parents reported an increase in hours slept by their baby when using the Love to Dream Swaddle Up™.


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Why try the Love To Dream Swaddle Up™?

The patented, award-winning Love to Dream Swaddle Up™ helps babies to settle quickly and establish a peaceful sleep routine. Importantly, it completely removes the need for loose blankets in the cot/crib, making it a safer option for babies.

Unlike traditional swaddles that keep a baby's arms by their side or across their chest, the unique Arms Up™ design of the Swaddle Up™ has patented wings that allow a baby to sleep in their natural Arms Up™ position. This means your baby can easily touch their face and suck on their hands and fingers for true self-soothing™.

Real customer reviews:

"Tried so many swaddles and this one is the only consistent one. I use it in my 9 week old baby and last night he slept for 7 hours non stop! I wasn’t sure about the arms up, I thought that would wake him up every time I put him down however, he does wiggles a bit and learnt to self sooth with his hands so a win win for us. I can’t recommend this product enough, saved my nights!"
"We started with traditional swaddle technique but bub hates his hands being swaddled down. He was upset and struggled to get his hands out so I switched to Swaddle Up. I could see bub is happy with his hands up, sooth himself every time he startles. Swaddle up also makes nappy change easier, we don’t need to remove bub from the swaddle and redo it again and again. I’m happy with the purchase and will be getting 2 more for bub." - Corrina G

2. ergopouch 2.5 TOG Cocoon Swaddle Bag, $59.95

ergopouch Cocoon Daisies Bassinet Family 1 1688x2000

What makes the ergopouch 2.5 TOG Cocoon Swaddle Bag different?

ergopouch Cocoon Swaddle Bags are designed to be both easy to use and difficult to escape from. This zip-up swaddle is TOG rated for warmth to keep a baby snug and securely swaddled without the need for complicated wrapping from day one.

A TOG-rated design means that the 2.5 TOG can be used on its own in room temperatures between 17-23°C / 63-73°F with no blankets in the bassinet or cot to make this a safe sleep option for a newborn or baby. The chest area is 1.0TOG rated to prevent overheating and allow for full chest expansion when breathing.

For extra warmth, parents can layer up underneath as needed, and follow the handy FREE ergopouch room thermometer and what to wear guide included with the product to help them dress their child appropriately.

Why try the ergopouch 2.5 TOG Cocoon Swaddle Bag?

The Cocoon Swaddle bag is made from and filled with GOTS certified organic cotton, with elastane in the outer fabric and bamboo in the lining. This means it's firm enough to restrict startle reflex whilst still allowing stretch and movement for healthy growth. 

The soft, breathable organic cotton and bamboo is certified non-toxic, dyed with water based dyes, and gentle on newborn skin, and skin prone to eczema breakouts. The handy arm poppers transition the Cocoon from an arms-in swaddle to arms-out sleeping bag when baby is showing signs of rolling. 

The bell shaped design is approved by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute as being hip-healthy, and promotes proper joint development in the hips and shoulders joints. Finally, the two-way zipper makes for quick and easy nappy changes during sleep with minimal disruptions.

The ergopouch Cocoon Swaddle Bag meets all safety standards in Australia and New Zealand and is reviewed by the Eczema Association of Australasia as a skin-friendly product.

Real customer reviews:

"I’m a first time mum with a 7 week old and I refused to buy any sort of sleeping bag while pregnant because I thought it was a ridiculous, trendy gimic. When my girl was 2 weeks old at 3am I ordered an ergoPouch sleeping bag as it was on sale and boy was it the best purchase I’ve ever made. We both are having much better sleeps, she doesn’t come out don’t he swaddle and best of all I don’t have to use any bedding in her bassinet and won’t have to stress about her getting suffocated. Also I know her body will be at a perfect temperature all night." - Annaliese
"We love our ergopouch! First, it's just so nice to be sure that our little one is comfy cozy and warm enough. But second, it's low-key the best swaddle out there. No silly straps or complicated wrapping. We just zip him in and we're good to go. Just love that when he's ready arm freedom is just a couple of snaps away" - Amanda

3. babystudio cotton swaddlewrap, from: $20.00

Babystudio Cotton Swaddlewrap

Created especially for the wriggliest babies who constantly try to break free their arms from their swaddle - does that sound familiar? It probably does, because most babies are mini Houdinis in training - which is why the babystudio cotton swaddlewrap is so great.

What makes babystudio cotton swaddlewrap different?

If your wriggly babies are constantly waking themselves up during rest time by touching their face, or breaking free from their wraps and becoming cold and unsettled, you may have just found your answer.

The babystudio cotton swaddlewrap is perfect for resolving these common sleep dilemmas!

Why try the babystudio cotton swaddlewrap?

The nice long strap of velcro is well positioned to wrap securely across your newborn's chest to keep their arms and hands away from their face so they don't disturb themselves.  

Made from the softest 100% cotton, this product is perfect for babies with sensitive skin. The babystudio cotton swaddlewrap is ideal all year round with a 1.0 TOG rating. With fabric that is both light and breathable, this is the perfect option to keep your baby feeling snug and secure during all sleep times.

  • soft fabric neckline
  • tight across shoulders to keep arms across the chest
  • tough velcro to hold arms during the "startle phase"
  • light and breathable for summer when only a nappy and light singlet underneath

Real customer reviews:

"“These swaddles and sleeping bags are honestly the best ones we have used.”" - Wren May

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"“Really great investment! So easy to use, takes the guesswork out of every nights sleep. I feel safe because my baby is not too hot or cold and there is no risk of it going over her head at night.”" - Ali


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4. Evie & Grey Swaddles, from $34.95

Evie Grey Swaddles

Evie & Grey was born from an Australian mama’s passion to design a chic, versatile range of bamboo & organic cotton swaddles for the fashion-inspired parent. Feeling totally down and out by the lacklustre offering for new parents, she designed a range for her very own baby - and was pounding the pavement with pride. With their vibrant colours & strong wash durability, these premium blend items are not only easy on the eye but luxuriously soft and thermo-regulating.

What makes Evie & Grey different?

Created for the bold types, who aren't afraid to show their personality, Evie & Grey baby swaddles are the perfect gift for a new parent, or as a statement piece for your own outings with your baby. Aesthetics aside, Evie & Grey's fabrics are all GOTS & OEKO-Tex Standard 100, Class 1 certified. Evie & Grey is committed to producing ethical, organic, and chemical-free swaddles that will support your baby at the earliest stage in their lives.

Why try Evie & Grey's organic cotton/bamboo swaddles?

Bamboo is renowned for its antimicrobial, hypoallergenic, and breathable properties which make it the perfect swaddle choice for your newborn baby’s delicate skin. The Evie & Grey Giraffe Mania Organic Cotton/Bamboo Swaddle is one of the brand's most popular swaddles, no doubt because its rich golden-brown palette and wonderfully lifelike print will make you stand out from the crowd.

Real customer reviews:

""Their swaddles are uniquely designed and incredibly soft with their bamboo breathable fabric makes the perfect use for wrapping, just as a blanket, windbreaker over the pram and also as a throw in the cot there is so many uses for these large beautiful wraps."" - Stephanie Chantrey
""My kids have very sensitive skin with eczema and I love that the fabric is GOTS & OEKO-Tex Standard 100, Class 1 certified. The range of prints and colours are so fashionable and really easy on the eye and I have even worn them as a scarf!"" - Li-Ann


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5. Snuggle Hunny Snuggle Swaddle Sacks, from $44.95

6  Snuggle Hunny Snuggle Swaddle Sacks

If you've ever been looking around the internet for cute items for your baby, no doubt Snuggle Hunny swaddles and products have come up in your search. The Snuggle Hunny Snuggle Swaddle Sacks are ideal as an option to keep your baby feeling safe and secure without having to be a master burrito swaddle wrapper.

What makes Snuggle Hunny swaddles different?

These baby sleeping bags slip over your bub without the hassle of velcro, buttons, zips or wrapping making it’s the fastest and easiest way to snuggle your while they sleep. No experience necessary. Snuggle Swaddle sleep sacks are made from stretchy, lightweight, good quality cotton which uses the warmth and comfort of your baby’s own body to help soothe, encouraging them settle faster and stay asleep longer. Baby swaddle sacks are so light they fit into the side-pocket of your nappy bag and take the hassle out of swaddling your baby.

Why try Snuggle Hunny swaddles?

Snuggle Hunny swaddles are perfect for newborn babies, as they provide a safe, comforting wrap that look incredible too. The no zip, no velcro swaddles are easy to get on and off as it's just a matter of rolling the swaddle up and down. The snuggle swaddles are made with enough room for your baby to move around comfortably without restricting their hip movement.

Real customer reviews:

""Thanks Snuggle Hunny kids for my newborn swaddle and beanie set. Not only is it a beautiful soft fabric and easy to use option, it's also a gorgeous addition to my hospital bag and son's first outfit! Thank you."" - Rebekah
""Beautiful material very pretty and soft. Great quality."" - Shahni Langan
""I love the snuggle hunny swaddle bags for my precious girl. She has the flexibility to move but still feels secure and there's no complications wrapping her because I just pop her in the bag. Absolutely love the matching top knot."" - Kati

6. Aden+Anais Essentials Wrap Swaddles 3-pack, $59.95

7  Adenanais Essentials Wrap Swaddles 3 Pack

A must-have for new and expecting parents, these soothing Aden+Anais swaddles are a key part of establishing a serene sleep routine. These are a must-have for anyone who is not confident with their swaddle wrapping skills and want a product that will ensure enveloping baby securely is a cinch.

What makes Aden+Anais Swaddles different?

Aden+Anais wrap swaddles recreate the secure and cozy feeling of the womb while helping to prevent the startle reflex from waking baby, ensuring a sounder sleep. Plus, it eliminates the need for loose blankets in the crib for a safer sleep. The wrap swaddle has adjustable tabs offer the perfect fit and stay securely fastened thanks to a quiet, soft hook-and-loop closure that will not wake baby. It also zips open around the bottom, allowing for easy diaper changes without having to unswaddle the baby.

Why try Aden+Anais Essentials Wrap Swaddles?

Perfect for babies aged 0-3 months, the Aden+Anais wrap swaddles have a few key features to impress new parents looking for a safe, easy and comfortable option for their baby. Practical: soft, noiseless hook-and-loop closures fasten securely without disturbing baby’s rest and adjust to grow with baby. Convenient: a quiet zipper glides along the bottom seam, so baby remains content during diaper changes. Effective: promotes sound sleep by recreating the secure and cozy feeling of the womb, while preventing baby’s natural Moro startle reflex from waking them. Reduces Risk of Improper Hip Development: roomy bottom helps to ensure that baby’s legs are in a natural froggy-legged position when sleeping, allowing hips to move freely Promotes Safe Sleep: eliminates the need for loose blankets in the crib.

Real customer reviews:

""Absolutely lovely these! Really easy to use, so soft and such lovely patterns. Our little girl who is nearly 8 weeks started sleeping through the night when we got these! My only gripe is I wish the labels were along the back and not where it wraps around, they sometimes slip out and annoy her but that's me being really picky! Definitely still recommend!"" - Amazon Customer
""I love that this is much better than a normal fabric wrap for sleep, my baby was like Houdini, always getting his arms out of the traditional fabric wraps no matter how I wrapped him and would sometimes startle himself awake from noises. With this wrap I'm able to snuggle him asleep without him doing that with his arms and change him without fully unwrapping him. He is still able to stick his little hands out from the middle between the fabric sometimes after i pick him up for something but it's not anything harmful. Very great product and I highly recommend it wish I got this sooner. Not all brands have the zipper at the bottom for changing."" - Debbie Tran
""These! Very nice material and work great for my 2 month old! Zipper bottom is super convenient at nights so I don’t have to unswaddle her!"" - RegiReg


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7. BIBS Cuddle Swaddles, $34.95

8  Bibs Cuddle Swaddles

From the brand that brought you the world's favourite BIBS dummies, come some of the softest and most luxurious muslin baby swaddles on the market. BIBS Cuddle Swaddles are the perfect option for your little one to help them feel warm and snug without overheating.

What makes BIBS Cuddle Swaddles different?

BIBS Cuddle swaddles are premium GOTS-certified baby swaddles, perfect for wrapping up your little ones and making them feel safe and settled. The soft muslin cloths are made of 100% organic GOTS-certified cotton and just keep on getting softer for each wash.

Why try BIBS Cuddle Swaddles?

Available in four beautiful colours (mustard, blush, ivory, and sage) and in a generous size of 120cm x 120cm, these soft muslin swaddles are a luxurious option for your baby from newborn to toddler. The swaddles are pre-washed making them suitable to be used straight away.

8. Bondi Beach Baby 100% Organic Cotton Muslin Swaddles, $29.95

9  Bondi Beach Baby 100 Organic Cotton Muslin Swaddlles

Bondi Beach Baby 100% Organic Cotton Muslin Swaddle blankets are made from the finest quality Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) Certified Organic Cotton Muslin and are the key to self expression for bub - and the parents - during trips outside!

What makes Bondi Beach Baby swaddles different?

Designed in Bondi Beach, Sydney - these premium, 100% organic cotton muslin swaddles are the ultimate accessory for wrapping your baby tight, covering the pram with a chic and breathable wrap, providing your baby with a soft blanket to lay on, and making a serious fashion statement wherever you go!

Why try Bondi Beach Baby swaddles?

They make an incredibly thoughtful gift for any new parent, and when gifting, you know you're providing the ultimate in comfort, style, quality and breathability. The swaddles are also machine washable and come in recycled packaging. Better still, you can purchase nappy clutches, beanies, headbands, bibs and even baby bags in the same gorgeous prints!

Real customer reviews:

""I absolutely love this wrap. Being an Aussie, I love that it’s an Australian brand - and it’s just so super cute compared to all the other boring swaddles out there. It’s lightweight and warm at the same time. I double it up for extra warmth, or use one layer if it’s a bit warmer and only need a thin covering."" - Christine
""I get compliments on this blanket all the time ! Super cute and trendy. And holds up in the wash very well."" - Gates
""Such a versatile swaddle! Exactly as described, large enough for a variety of uses for baby and mama. “Wrap your baby up like a burrito.” Adorable. Love it!! Definitely recommend it!"" - Cassandra Reyes


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9. Anchor & Arrow Organic Bamboo Cotton Swaddle, $39.95

10  Anchor Arrow Organic Bamboo Cotton Swaddle

Anchor & Arrow Organic Bamboo Cotton Swaddles are a fantastic gift for any new parent, as they feature gorgeous prints and a lightweight, breathable texture suitable for any environment.

What makes Anchor & Arrow swaddles different?

These organic bamboo cotton swaddles for babies and newborns from Anchor & Arrow are silky soft, as they are made with organic bamboo cotton. Each swaddle is hand-designed and features a prominent design. You're sure to find one you just love in their range.

Why try Anchor & Arrow swaddles?

Each Anchor & Arrow swaddle comes in a generous extra-large size of 120cm x 120cm. The uniquely soft and silky fabric is made with 80% organic Bamboo and 20% cotton.

Real customer reviews:

""My daughter was thrilled to receive The Sea Turtle swaddle. The pattern is gorgeous and is suitable for a boy or a girl. It feels beautiful."" - Karen
""The swaddle is amazing So soft, light weight and perfect for warmer months The print is so vibrant and well designed My little one loves it."" - Lesha
""Absolutely blown away by the quality and how soft they are! I’ve bought a couple now and they are by far the best I’ve ever bought."" - Mel

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