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.
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(Photos by Julia Robbs for Cup of Jo)

  1. Love Ergo products and would love a swaddler for the next baby!
    :-) :-) :-) :-) :-):-):-)

  2. Do you mind me asking where your watch is from?

  3. Due Dec 11. Would love one of these!

  4. hey joanna! if you have a sec, would love to know where your watch is from..been looking for one similar…PS Anton is a beauty!!
    Best to you and your family!

  5. Love your watch! Do you mind me asking where you got it?

  6. I would love to win the swaddler. It’s one of the last things left on my registry as I’m due 10/11. I also have the Ergo carrier and cannot wait to use it.

  7. I love the idea of making the baby feel secure and safe via swaddling! sounds so lovely. We are expecting and would love to wrap our lovely in this!

  8. S says...

    Yes, please! I’m due in November with our first baby and would love one of these!

  9. Expecting my first in December!

  10. I just had my first baby on Friday and we soooo need one of these. The nurses were real pros at swaddling, but now that we’re home we need all the help we can get!

  11. wonderful giveaway! would love to try these on the newborns i look after!

  12. We used the Ergo carrier with our first. Their swaddler would be great for our second.

  13. Expecting my first in November! Would love one of these!

  14. I have the ergo carrier and swear by it! It does the job and gives me peace of mind knowing my baby is in the proper position. I didn`t know about the swaddler until now! I wish I had one with my first! This will definitely be in my wishlist for our next baby!

  15. I have the ergo carrier and swear by it! It does the job and gives me peace of mind knowing my baby is in the proper position. I didn`t know about the swaddler until now! I wish I had one with my first! This will definitely be in my wishlist for our next baby!

  16. Love this!! Could really use one!

  17. Gosh, I hope I can still enter – expecting baby #2 in December and would love to try this. Swaddling saved our lives with our colicky first baby and this sounds great!

  18. Gosh, I hope I can still enter – expecting baby #2 in December and would love to try this. Swaddling saved our lives with our colicky first baby and this sounds great!

  19. This looks great!

  20. I gave birth to my son five weeks ago and compared to my daughter, he loves being swaddled! My partner appears to have a technique to roll Hugo up like a sausage in his blankets but I just don’t seem to be able to do so, despite being a much better baker than him!! I have therefore been looking at getting a proper swaddler for Hugo.
    I follow your blog daily and saw this post, it must be fate! ;)

  21. We are expecting our first baby in October – these swaddlers would be perfect! Our apt is warm, and they are easily adjustable to keep baby happy!

  22. What a lovely giveaway! We are expecting our first in March, so this would be perfect!

  23. thank you!

  24. Arm sleeves! That’s what all swaddlers need!

  25. I have so many friends who are having babies later this year and would love to give this as gift to some of them! My mom was a nurse and definitely believes that a swaddled baby is a calm, happy baby!

  26. I am due any day now and we have already purchased the Ergo classic carrier based on the recommendation of trusted friends and relatives. This would be such a treat for those newborn months. Thank you for the giveaway!

  27. I really love our Ergo carrier too, so I would love to win one of these for the second time around! sounds brilliant!

  28. I have a 4 week old who loves to be swaddled. Need this!

  29. I think swaddling babies is so important! I haven’t met a baby that doesn’t like it (even when their mom’s swear they don’t like it, they always do when I do it just right!)

    I love my Ergo. It’s great quality and so helpful. These swaddlers look wonderful too!

  30. I’d love to win one!

  31. Wow- love this! I’m weeks away from being licensed as a foster parent, so this would be amazing if i end up fostering little little ones :). Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway!

  32. My husband and I are expecting a baby girl in January and this would be great!

  33. I’ve never heard of these and it seems like a great idea. I’d love one!

  34. We are expecting our little Everly in just four short weeks and would love to try this out!

  35. Jo says...

    The carriers are amazing. It would be exciting to try a swaddler! Thanks

  36. So adorable! Expecting our second little boy in December, and this would be fantastic for him. Funnily enough, our first preferred his arms free, but everything else all wrapped up.

  37. Would love to try these!

  38. The pink swaddler would be a great gift for my first niece :)

  39. Such gorgeous stuff! And with our newest little one due around Christmas, that’s a good reason to invest in such adorable and functional baby gear.

  40. I just tried this with my 4 weeks old at a local baby store and fell in love! I would be so happy to win one!

  41. I just tried this with my 4 weeks old at a local baby store and fell in love! I would be so happy to win one!

  42. Saw these at Galt Baby and think they are the perfect solution! Expecting b/g twins November 1st!

  43. I love our Ergo carrier for our son. I’d love to send this to my sis-in-law who is due in December!

  44. My husband and I are expecting our first this March and becoming parents seems a little daunting right now! Therefore, any easy to use, ergonomic baby product which would help our newborn sleep would be a god send. The ergobaby swaddler seems to be just that and would be great to win!

  45. I’d love this for baby number 2! Number 1 didn’t sleep a wink – we didn’t have our swaddling down!

  46. future French mom living in Paris, swaddler is not sold in France but I find the idea great, I will.
    I love your blog
    Sabine

  47. I would love to gift this to an expecting friend!!!

  48. future French mom living in Paris, swaddler is not sold in France but I find the idea great, I will.
    I love your blog
    Sabine

  49. Wow, I love the regular Ergo carrier and this swaddler looks amazing. I wish this had been around for the first one, because she always found a way to get her arms out. Will have to try this for our second Houdini…

  50. My first niece/nephew is arriving this Christmas and this would be an awesome shower gift for my sister in law! Thanks for the giveaway.

  51. Ooh, I’d love to win! This looks wonderful!

  52. My baby is due in January. I would love this swaddler! Thanks for the giveaway. -Megan

  53. How perfect, I just found out about the new swaddler this morning and added it to my registry! My husband and I are due with our first in Feb and the swaddler would be a perfect thing to have!

  54. My sister is expecting her second baby next year! This would make a great gift.

  55. I’m expecting my second in November. We loved using our Ergo carrier with our first and I would love to try the Ergo swaddle (I didn’t even know they made them)! Thanks so much!

  56. I would love this – thanks!

  57. We are expecting our 3rd in a couple of months. We got an ergo carrier when my first was 6 months old and it was, hands down, the best purchase ever! I recommend it to every new parent! And now they are doing a swaddle, I didn’t know this, I’m a huge fan of swaddling. I’m very interested! Fingers crossed. Thank you x

  58. My husband and I are due on Halloween with our first. I just heard about this new swaddler. Excited for a chance to have this! Thank you!

  59. i would love to try this swaddler out for baby #2! thank you :)

  60. We are expecting our 3rd in a couple of months. We got an ergo carrier when my first was 6 months old and it was, hands down, the best purchase ever! I recommend it to every new parent! And now they are doing a swaddle, I didn’t know this, I’m a huge fan of swaddling. I’m very interested! Fingers crossed. Thank you x

  61. My husband and I are due on Halloween with our first. I just heard about this new swaddler. Excited for a chance to have this! Thank you!

  62. This looks so smart and would be wonderfully helpful. Thank you!!

  63. I am expecting in February with our second and the Ergo is/was my favorite carrier so I’m sure I would love the swaddler! Thank you!

  64. Is this still open for entry? Expecting a little one in October and would love one!

  65. Anton is beautiful – many congrats! I used our Ergo carrier all the time with our first, and we’re expecting our second in February so it would be great to give the new swaddler a try. Thanks for the chance!

  66. This looks amazing! I would love to win so I could try it on our new baby coming in january!

  67. My darling sister is having her first in January. I would be thrilled to give this new swaddler as a gift to her and her husband. I love their approach, especially considering the AAP’s recent reminder of safe swaddling techniques (http://aapnews.aappublications.org/content/34/6/34.1.full). It’s nice that they take the guess work out of it by utilizing smart design. Thanks for a generous giveaway lovely Joanna!

  68. This looks awesome! I love swaddling!

  69. i would love one of these for my first baby…due in october:)

  70. So adorable — my best friend is pregnant with her first baby, so this would be a perfect gift for her!

  71. My son loved to be swaddled and I’m guessing my new baby (due in October) will love it too. Would love to try the ergo swaddler!

  72. This looks like the perfect swaddle! Yes please!

  73. This looks like the perfect swaddle! Yes please!

  74. we are expecting our 2nd boy in Jan (woohoo 2 boys!!!) & this would be an awesome treat for us!

  75. It looks great! I would love to win!

  76. This would be absolutely fantastic for a friend who’s a new mom.

  77. Oooh fingers crossed! I’m pregnant with my first, and I’ve been planning to get the Ergo carrier, after hearing how much mommy friends love it! Definitely need to check out the swaddler, if I don’t win!

  78. What a lovely gift for my friend this would be!

  79. Awesome! Really want this!

  80. we have a five week old who is having some sleep issues, this would be amazing to win!!

  81. We are expecting our second boy in November. I love the Ergo carrier and would love to try out the swaddler!

  82. We’re expecting our first baby at the end of March. We’d love a swaddler!

  83. Ooh, this swaddler looks awesome. I’m pregnant with #3 and would love to try this!

  84. I would love to get this for a friend who has a newborn!