When the inner band gets loose and rides up, it means that it was put on too loosely or that your baby was able to bend their elbows and push it up with their arms. To prevent this from happening, make sure you:
- Pull the velcro armband very snug across your newborn's arms/chest
- Make sure the inner band is covering their wrists
- Bring the leg flap up and attached securely to the velcro armbands
- If they are still getting it up, try putting them in a long sleeve shirt or wrapped with a nappy before putting in the SNOO Sack (these techniques can aid in keeping the swaddle snug on your baby!)
When the band rides up, it is still quite loose. Even if it touches a baby’s upper chest or neck, it is not a risk. However, it is important to make sure the zip is completely closed (top and bottom) to prevent any part of the sleep sack from getting over your baby’s face.
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Happiest Baby does not provide medical advice. Please seek the advice of your healthcare provider if you have questions regarding a medical issue.