It’s easy! Simply follow these steps for safe and secure swaddling:
- Lay SNOO Sleep Sack on a flat surface, unzip it and open the Velcro armbands and leg flap.
- Place your baby on top of the open sack with their shoulders just a bit higher (about 2 inches) than the neckline. Straighten each arm and snugly pull the inner bands across your little one's chest and Velcro them closed. The bottom edge should cover your baby’s wrists, leaving their hands exposed. (If the band is too high, the sack may ride up onto your tot’s chin.) Next, secure the leg flap.
- Bring the swaddle up and over your baby's shoulders and zip the sack all the way...from top to bottom. (The neckline should be well below your child’s chin.)
- Place your baby in SNOO, making sure their feet are at the end nearest to the power button. Notice that the sack features wings with a loop on each side. Slide the loops onto SNOO’s safety clips to ensure your baby will remain safely on their back.
For babies who prefer to sleep with their arms out:
- Place your baby in the sleep sack, securing the Velcro armbands around their chest, leaving their arms free. Next, secure the leg flap.
- Unsnap the armholes at SNOO Sack’s shoulders and gently pull your little one’s arms through.
- Finally, bring the swaddle up and over your baby's shoulders and zip the sack all the way from top to bottom. (The neckline should be well below your baby’s chin.)
You’re all set!
Please Note: It is only safe to use the SNOO Sack with the zipper fully closed at the top and bottom. Upon laying your baby down—whether SNOO is on or off—always ensure your child’s safety by securing the swaddle’s wings to the safety clips.
- If your baby’s arms wiggle free, make sure the bands are very snug, covering your baby's wrists & ensure the leg flap is securely attached to the Velcro armband. If they still wiggle free, click here for Houdini-proof swaddling tips.
- If your baby fights the swaddling, pick them up for a feeding—even if they were recently fed, they may need just a few minutes more—or use strong white noise and the rest of the 5 S’s to soothe them.
Breastmilk is the best source of nutrition for babies. It is important that, in preparation for and during breastfeeding, mothers eat a healthy, balanced diet. Combined breast- and bottle-feeding in the first weeks of life may reduce the supply of a mother's breastmilk and reversing the decision not to breastfeed is difficult. If you do decide to use infant formula, you should follow instructions carefully.