Why I Loved The Woombie Swaddle [And you will Too]


Woombie review – Zip-up swaddles are life-saving tools for new parents. Not only do they take away the guesswork of swaddling too tight or too loosely, but they also make the whole thing effortless. Here is a review of the woombie zip-up swaddle – one of our favorite swaddles.

The Woombie is functional. It comes in only two tog weights: 0.2 and 1.0, both of which are better suited to hotter regions. This is probably not the best swaddle for you if you have a winter baby or if it is cold where you live at night.

Another plus: It comes in an extra-large “Mega” version that fits newborns up to 25 pounds, making it ideal for larger pre-rolling babies who prefer to be swaddled.

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About The Woombie

Swaddling is hard work, and can get unsafe if not done correctly. You never want to have the swaddle cover the baby’s mouth or ride up onto their face as they sleep.

The Woombie swaddles take care of that problem.

Swaddling is also quite tricky, especially for parents of Houdini babies that like to break out of their swaddles.

The Woombie swaddle takes care of that problem too.

The Woombie swaddle comes in TOG .2 and 1.0 which makes this a great swaddle for environments that are warmer. You are of course able to use this swaddle if you have a winter baby or live in a chilly climate, just be sure to dress the baby in some layers before swaddling up for the night.

I love this swaddle because it comes in a mega size, meaning it can fit babies up to 25 pounds! Although most babies do not need to be swaddled for so long, it’s a nice option to have if you have a 25-pound pre-rolling baby.

The Woombie keeps babies safe and secure while allowing them to have some freedom with their arms. Babies like to wiggle around in their swaddles, just like they wiggled around in the womb, often punching mom in the rib cage, they will have the same movements outside of the womb, especially in the fourth trimester.

The woombie swaddle comes in preemie, newborn, 0-3 months, 3-6 months, and even 6-9 months. We love that you can use the woombie for every stage of your growing baby’s first few months, it’s super handy to not have to switch types of swaddles simply because the baby has outgrown theirs.

  • The preemie fits 3-6 pounds and 16-17 inches.
  • The newborn size fits 5-13 pounds and 20-22 inches.
  • The 3-6 Months size fits 14-19 pounds and 24-26 inches.
  • The 6-9 months fits 20-25 pounds and 27-29 inches.

Remember to stop swaddling when the baby starts to roll over!

The Woombie Convertable offers 3 swaddle options such as both arms in, one arm out, and both arms out. Great for transitions!

The Woombie original is strictly for both arms.

Each Woombie also guarantees easy diaper changes with an easy-to-use two-way zipper. Super awesome for those late-night diaper changes.

You may hear some complaints about the Woombie such as not enough options for colors and difficulty in zipping up a squirmy baby, but those are fairly minor in our opinion, the woombie is a great tool regardless of color!

As far as difficulty zipping up a squirmy baby goes, you’re going to have the same challenge with any swaddle, and a zip-up one is much easier than Velcro when it comes to squirmy Houdini babes.

You can feed the baby while they are swaddled up in the woombie easily, however with the arms out option it can get tricky so you may want to unswaddle if you are in the transition phase of arms out swaddling.

How To Use The Woombie

It’s very easy! unzip the swaddle.

  1. Place baby into the swaddle.
  2. Zip the swaddle up!

Here is a video for you.

Overall we love the Woombie swaddle! It is easy to use, effective and safe for swaddling your newborn baby.

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Things I didn’t Love About The Woombie Swaddle


Woombie has a lot of wild patterns and colors, but if you look hard enough, you can find subtle motifs and neutral colors like Freebird and Organic Vintage Linen.

It’s Not Heavy Enough For Winter

The organic and original swaddles from Woombie are 1.0 tog. With a weight of 0.2 tog, their summer weight swaddles are ideal for swaddled naps during hot summer days. If you reside in a cold climate, you’ll need to layer your baby’s clothing below the Woombie.

Woombie Swaddle Review Bottom Line

The bottom line is that I loved this swaddle when I had my newborn babies. I’ve tried so many different swaddles and I love the simple zipper design of the woombie. Honestly, color never mattered much to me and my babies used a plain grey woombie because sleep matters more than design.

I really cannot stand velcro on a baby swaddle and many baby swaddles are just too loose or too tight, which is an ear that the woombie does not fail in. Overall, it’s a must-have baby item for me if I planned on having a 4th baby.


Are Woombie swaddles safe?

Yes! Woombie swaddles are very safe for newborn babies. While being flame-retardant and safe, it is free of phthalates and other dangerous compounds. The Woombie should only be used with a baby up to the age of six months or until she can roll over, whichever comes first.

What should my baby wear under a Woombie?

If you live in a cold climate, you’ll need to layer your baby’s clothing below the Woombie. A long sleeve diaper shirt or a pair of zip-up pj’s should be enough to keep your little one toasty as they sleep.

Can newborns sleep Unswaddled?

Newborns do not need to be swaddled. I highly recommend it as a mom of 3, it just makes life easier for you but you do not need to do it.

How do I know if the baby is too cold at night?

To find out if your baby is too cold or hot at night, feel the back of their neck or chest. If those areas are cool then your baby may be feeling cold.

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