Whatever will they think of next?
Oh my goodness – we’ve had two of those in our house now!
I got a chuckle when I saw this product, but I was curious. And curious means… I had to check it out and share it with you all.
The HALO SwaddleChange is made from Velboa fabric – cuddly soft, and I think our baby really liked this fabric, because he kept touching it. Then, there is the attached swaddle wrap on the top.
Why swaddle during changes? Because swaddling soothes babies. Some newborns dislike being laid down, or the sensation of cool air during a diaper change. The swaddle makes them feel cuddled.
Have you ever dealt with a blowout while baby is flailing their hands? Not pretty!
The SwaddleChange keeps baby snug and their hands “under control” while you change their diaper. So not only are they soothed, but you can get through the messy diaper changes faster. (Can’t do anything about the chubby kicking legs though!).
This cover amply fit my large changing pad, and has elastics all around to secure the fit. The swaddle is attached but the wide hook/loop closure adjusts to the baby’s size.
Note the swaddle is not intended to be a safety belt, and you should use your changing pad’s safety belt before adjusting the swaddle on your baby. (As well as follow all other manufacturer’s warnings and instructions!).
So how did baby like the SwaddleChange? Well, sometimes he didn’t like it and would fuss at suddenly being swaddled when it wasn’t sleepy time (keep in mind he’s already six months so swaddling during changing time is new to him).
Sometimes he tolerated it but wore a concerned look.
And other times, he just said, “Enough of this!” and reached under the swaddle and up to get at his hands!
My verdict: while our baby’s a bit fickle about this changing pad cover at times, it’s soft, it works, and even if he isn’t thrilled, it still serves the purpose of keeping his hands away from the diaper area!
I would say the SwaddleChange is at optimal usage in babies 0-4 months old. However, it is rated for use in babies up to one year.
And, at $22.95, it’s a good price for a changing pad cover, considering it comes with the extra swaddle attachment! Four colors to pick from: Sage, Blue, Pink, Cream!
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Thanks to HALO for sending a product for review and offering a giveaway. All opinions are 100% my own.