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3 Ways to Use Your Bamboo Swaddle Once Baby Is No Longer Being Swaddled

Swaddling is generally a big part of the first few months of a baby’s life. While some babies don’t like to be swaddled, the majority relish in the comfort of the tight embrace that mimics the feelings of the womb. Being swaddled often helps babies to sleep better and to calm down when feeling agitated.

If you chose to purchase a premium, ultrasoft Bamboo swaddle like the one from Baby Want Designs, you may be wondering what to do with it after your baby no longer needs to be swaddled, which is commonly once he or she starts showing interest in rolling over around 3 or 4 months old. 

Here are 3 untraditional ways to use your Bamboo swaddle:

  • Sun Protection in the Stroller
  • Bamboo is the ultimate breathable fabric, thanks in large part to its long, smooth fibers that allow for easy air flow. Keep a Bamboo swaddle in the bottom of your stroller so that it’s easy to access when you need some impromptu shade. Simply drape the swaddle over the stroller, making sure, of course, that the baby has more than enough breathing room and air flow. This light layer will keep your baby cool and protected.

  • Warmth in the Car Seat
  • One of the most amazing things about Bamboo is that while it is great for air flow and breathability, as stated above, it’s able to thermoregulate and is also wonderful for keeping your baby warm and cozy. Laying a Bamboo swaddle over your baby once he or she is strapped into a car seat will go a long way in keeping that baby warm and snug.

  • Blanket During Milk Feeds
  • Whether it’s first thing in the morning, before naps, before bed, or any other time that you may be breastfeeding or giving your little one a bottle or cup of milk, an ultrasoft blanket to cuddle up with always helps to enhance the experience. If your baby grew attached to his or her swaddle, snuggling up with the familiar fabric during milk feeds is a great way to enhance the comforting experience of that special time of day. 

    When you originally chose a premium Bamboo swaddle blanket for your baby, you likely knew that the high-quality fabric meant that the item would last long beyond baby’s swaddling needs. With these non-traditional uses, your baby can benefit from the cooling, warming, and comforting qualities of a Bamboo swaddle for years to come.


    • Yes, we use ours for when it’s feeding time. He likes to run his fingers through the blanket, it’s so sweet and it also keeps him distracted instead of always pulling and tugging everything he finds.

      Leah M.
    • We kinda picked another route for two of Layla’s blankets since our rescue Russell Terrier was already hogging them like crazy. Once she was past the swaddle phase Maya got the blankets for her bed and let me tell you, I have never seen her so happy.


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