Fleece or lighter knit swaddle and sleep sack?

posted 3 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Your thoughts?
    Fleece sleep sacks and lighter knit swaddles would be great. : (2 votes)
    50 %
    Fleece for both items would be most useful. : (1 votes)
    25 %
    Lighter knit sleep sacks and fleece swaddles would be best. : (1 votes)
    25 %
    Lighter fabrics for both would work best for that time of year. : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    5460 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    DD was born in April!  I used the lighter weight swaddle blankets at first, and when we stopped swaddling I used the fleece sleep sacks.  I didn’t find them to be too warm at all, as we keep it cool in the house at night.

    Post # 4
    992 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    My DS was born in September, so he’s been swaddled all winter. I use cotton swaddles because I like putting him in cotton footie PJs and I think he would get too warm in cotton and then fleece. But everyone is diffferent.

    PS: LOVE the idea that you’re making their swaddles and sleep sacks. Those things are damn expensive for what they are, and I’m sure your fabric will be so much cuter!

    Post # 5
    690 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’m interested in what other moms have to say because I’m due with my first in mid-March and it’s been a guessing game for me! I have a few of each that I’ve received as hand-me-downs and shower gifts, so I’m hoping my random assortment just sort of ends up working itself out.

    A couple words of caution though… I’ve heard that minky is highly flammable. I don’t KNOW if that is true, but might be worth looking into for the sake of safety. And then I also had a friend tell me that her kids couldn’t handle fleece because it made their skin break out, even with cotton onesies as a barrier between fleece and skin. (Other friends have had absolutely no problem, though!) So I’m just planning to be a little more on guard when putting him in the fleece ones to see how he does.

    Post # 7
    1447 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    The photo was one I made with flannel fabric. 

    You don’t need to buy the swaddler pattern…. I used this one:  http://aaronandmisha.com/2012/05/02/diy-baby-shower-gift-baby-swaddler/ and looked at her picture to figure out how to put the pattern together. It was smooth sailing from there. I’d suggest flannel instead of fleece/minky as fleece is stretchy and hard to work with Especially for a pattern with curves like these have. Also, All the fleeces specifically say not for sleepwear on the fabric bolts. 

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