Woombie FAQ


Why Swaddle My Baby?

Swaddling is performed for many different reasons. Most importantly, it prevents the Startle Reflex, caused by a immature nervous system. By 6 months of age, most babies outgrow their need to be swaddled and can sleep "arms free". Other reasons for swaddling include a feeling of comfort and warmth when arms and legs are gently confined to the body's "core" as in the womb, where they spent 9 months growing. Babies also lack finer motor skills and hand/mouth coordination for the first few months of life, making self soothing nearly impossible- and many times, very frustrating after multiple attempts. Swaddling helps to cease the urge of "busy hands" from traveling to the mouth and face where scratching and Rooting can occur.


Quick Facts:

  • The Woombie was introduced in 2006 and is the Original zippered peanut swaddle- the most effective & best quality.
  • The Woombie is for BACK SLEEPING ONLY
  • The Woombie is offered in more than 10 styles and 2 sizes
  • The Woombie is a proud winner of the PTPA Best Product 2010 Award, PTPA Award, Creative Child Award & Moms Best Award.
  • The Woombie allows for mobility and swaddle at the same time, allowing natural movement.
  • Woombie products conform to CSPIA guidelines and have been tested in a CSPIA accredited laboratory for safety and compliance.
  • Sizes should be ordered in accordance with weight, not age or length.
  • Rolling is a sign to stop swaddling.
  • Swaddling should always be done with baby laying on his/her back & per your Pediatrician's recommended guidelines.
  •  Woombie products are made in an Eco Friendly fashion which does not cause harm to your baby or the environment. Organic and natural products are used whenever possible to maintain the health of your baby.


How long does a baby need swaddling?


All babies vary in their swaddling needs, ranging from 3 to 9 months, depending on gestational age/prematurity. However, the majority of babies are swaddled until approximately 6 months OR until rolling begins. TIP: Try "White Noise" in the nursery to promote a deeper, more sound sleep.

Do your products comply with current safety standards?

Absolutely. Our products have been tested by a CPSIA approved 3rd Party Accredited Laboratory and have passed in the following areas:

  • Less than 90ppm lead, no phthalates
  • Hazards (zipper torque, snap strength, small parts, points)
  • Flammability
  • Safety (monofilament thread)
  • Lead in Surface coating and substrates
  • Formaldehyde
  • Zipper strength
  • Product labeling
  • Colorfastness/Appearance after laundering
  • Skewing/torque

Dimensional stability




0.2 Tog = best for 75F+     


1.0 Tog= best for 68F-75F   


2.0 Tog=best for  65F-71F 



  • 0.2 Tog  Summer Woombie 
  • 1.0 Tog  Original Woombie, Convertible, Organic, Woombie Air
  • 1.5 Tog  Houdini, Convertible with prints
  • 2.0 Tog  Woombie Ultra Sleepers and Winter Woombie



What if my baby cries while being swaddled?


Crying during or shortly after swaddling is not a sign that your baby does not like to be swaddled. Did you ever notice how "busy" your baby's arms and legs can be at times? Swaddling actually helps them to feel more relaxed, secure and in control of their rigorous involuntary movements. It is BEST to start the Woombie when the baby is first born! This eliminates swaddling confusion.


How can my baby get used to the Woombie when he has been using a tight wrap from birth?

To get baby used to the Woombie vs. tight swaddlers, you can either start using the Woombie first at naptime. You may also use the tight wrap over the Woombie, and once asleep, you may release the top swaddle wrap and leave baby in woombie alone. Remember you do not want to over-heat the baby, so do not leave them in both wraps for the night! Remember that like adults, babies are a creature of habit. Changes in an important routine like sleeptime can be upsetting to them. Dont be discouraged if they are resistant for a few nights. Move forward, offering more freedom during sleep vs. backwards to a more restrictive wrap.


My baby has a really chunky neck.  Can i customize the Woombie neck width?

Absolutely. Unzip the top zipper 1 inch so the puller rests at the base of the chin flap.  This opens the "neck hole" 2 inches.


Why is the Woombie different from regular blankets?


The Woombie allows baby some movement while still effectively swaddling baby. This allows for good blood flow and improved Motor Development. Why tight swaddle your baby if he/she doesn't need it? Basically, the goals of swaddling are decreased arm movements which startle baby and increased security. The Woombie offers both. Babies sleep on an average of 10-12 hours daily once past the young infant stage. Tight swaddling for almost HALF of the day during sleep can hinder baby's motor development, circulation, and can even cause developmental hip dysplasia. Imagine all of the natural movement they are missing. Also there is less balnket with the Woombie. Less blanket to unravel and less layers to overheat create a SAFER environment for baby.


Are there any dangers involved in swaddling?


Yes. Parents who are not informed on how to swaddle can put their babies at risk. Clinical studies have proven that tight blanket swaddling can lead to decreased and labored respirations, hip dysplasia, poor circulation, and stunted motor development. All of these factors were kept in mind when designing the Woombie. The stretch fabric prevents all of the above dangers. Also there is research that shows that over-wrapping with blankets can lead to overheating, which is a risk factor in S.I.D.S. Loose unraveled blankets are also a potential cause of suffocation. Less blanket to unravel and less layers to overheat create a SAFER environment for baby.


What if my baby rolls on his belly?

Rolling is usually a sign that it is time to stop swaddling. Please ask your Pediatrician for advise. Some babies who are rolling however  may still need swaddling. Top Pediatricians recommend using "white noise" in the nursery to promote a deeper sleep and lessen the occurance of rolling.   It is important to always position baby per Pediatrician guidelines. BACK SLEEPING is the only recommended sleep position . Tight swaddling can limit upper body mobility when baby is belly down. The Woombie does allow for more freedom of upper body due to its stretchy fabric, hence increasing mobility in the torso area- unlike traditional swaddling where arms are "pinned" to the sides.  However, we do not recommend swaddling  a rolling baby. If your baby does begin to roll, ask your Pediatrician for advice on whether or not swaddling with the Woombie should be continued. Your Pediatrician will advise you best.


How can i wean my baby from swaddling?

Weaning may be difficult for many parents and babies, at least for a few nights. To wean, you may try first to stop swaddling at nap time. This will introduce more freedom at a more "controlled" time of day. Night time is more difficult, as everyone is tired and expecting a quiet night. You may have your baby wear a "wearable blanket", to provide warmth and prevent blankets from covering babys face. You can also leave your baby in their Woombie and unzip it a few inches daily to gradually allow baby to understand upper body mobility and freedom. Then you may allow baby to sleep with arms out, keeping lower body zipped from breast level downward, and finally graduating from the Woombie to a arms free wearable blanket! We also make a thinner stretchier version (Summer Woombie) to allow for more movement. More movement and arm freedom allows for re-training so that when baby is ready to sleep arms free there will be an easy transition.


I have been using a different swaddler, but it seems too tight for the baby. Can i switch to the Woombie, since he is already used to a tight swaddle?

Yes! You can switch at any time, but please remember that babies get used to certain patterns and comforts. Remember, it is best to start using The Woombie from birth, however, in certain circumstances you may need to switch at a later time. Switching from a tight swaddle to our concept may take baby time to adjust, but give it time. Babies who have been used to being tight swaddled for many months and then switch over to a new type of swaddler will be confused at first by the change, possibly even upset. Try the Woombie during Nap time first to introduce it! The benefits are wonderful!


Can I use the Woombie when breastfeeding?

Yes, the Woombie helps "busy hands" stay contained during breastfeeding, even making the Football Hold easier for new moms! We have Lactation nurses, Doulas and Physician moms who use and love the Woombie!


When is the best time to swaddle?


The best time to swaddle is when baby is already calm and relaxed.


Is the fabric breathable?


Yes, the Woombie is made of 95% Cotton, which is very lightweight, like a soft Jersey tee shirt. A basic Onesie is recommended to use under the Woombie for sleep. On cold nights, fleece like PJs and socks can be worn under the Woombie and the Woombie will act as the blanket. 


Can I get the larger size Woombie for my newborn and let her grow into it?

No. The Big Baby is not meant for newborns. If you put a newborn into a Big Baby Woombie, it will be much too loose for the baby, and swaddling will not be effective. Please never use a size that is not within our recommended ranges for your baby. Too Much extra fabric can be dangerous for your baby. 

Please note that Summer Woombie/True Air is much strethier than Original Woombie/Woombie Air/Convertible. If your baby moves a lot, Summer Woombie/True Air may not be so suitable. However, it is great for light swaddling during nap time. If your baby needs snug swaddling, go for Original, Woombie Air or Convertible. 


Can a baby roll over in the Woombie?


Babies over 2 months can unexpectedly roll over. Unlike traditional blanket swaddles that "pin" arms at the side, the Woombie is made with a stretch fabric and full inner garment arm freedom.With any and all swaddlers, you must position your baby safely on his/her back.  Consult with your Pediatrician for advice on how to keep your baby in the back laying position.


It looks so small! How will my baby fit into it?


The Woombies are made smaller than the average size of the baby because of its stretch fabric. It mimics the womb, snuggling and compressing baby gently. Once you apply the Woombie, baby will have plenty of stretch room to position themselves comfortably.

Which Woombie is best for my baby?

Firmest Swaddle
Medium Swaddle with Adjustable Wings,
making this our firmest Swaddle
   Wrap and Snap, New Version Wrap and Snap with Vent
Cooling Recommended in Hot Climate
Firm Swaddles - Lil' Houdini
For Baby's who need firm swaddling
   Woombie Air, Vented Convertibles, Convertibles, 
Combo (Convertible Leggies) 
All year Round Swaddle - Suitable for Warm Climate
Medium Swaddles -Original
for Average Baby Needs
  Original, Woombie Plus, Deluxe, Organic
All year Round Swaddle - Dress Baby Comfortably to suit weather
Light & Stretchy - Summer/Lil'Rascal
Not Recommended for Baby's that need
firm swaddling
  Woombie Summer, Woombie Summer Convertible Onesie, 
Mod Swad Venti-Flo, Bamboo Mod Swad, Mod Swad Tru Aire
Warm - Hot Climate


Here are some tips on swaddling and how to use the Woombie!

  • Tip #1: The best time to swaddle a baby is when he/she is calm.... Waiting until baby is over-tired and already fussy may make him feel worse and unable to "settle".
  • Tip #2: In the Winter, Put baby into warm PJ's first and then into the Woombie. An extra light blanket may be used on top of the Woombie if cold... use your judgment while remembering that overheating may be linked to SIDS. In Summertime, just a Onesie or diaper alone is needed.
  • Tip #3: Please give baby a chance to get used to a new swaddling method! If baby has been in a tight restraint swaddle from birth, he/she may be confused by the change! Give baby time to adapt. The Woombie allows for stretch, which is a good thing, and will assist in baby's important Motor Development!
  • Tip #4: The Woombie may appear smaller than baby, but that is part of the Woombie concept. The stretch fabric does in fact stretch to mold to your baby's unique physique!
  • Tip #5: Always position baby safely per Pediatrician recommendations to prevent rolling when using all swaddlers.
  • Tip #6: If there are a few extra inches at the foot end, you may tie the toe area with a small sash or in a knot to decrease the overall length.
  • Tip #7: If the collar area appears a bit snug, give it a good stretch. It is made of 100% Cotton fibers and can be stretched larger like a Tee shirt can. Also yo9u can unzip the zipper 1 inch which will open the nec area by 1-2 inches.
  • Tip #8: Using white noise in the nursery may help to promote a more peaceful sleep.  Using a fan also will recirculate stagnant air.  Do not point the fan at the baby, but place it near the crib pointing in the opposite direction.

Woombie Care
The Woombies are made of Cotton/Spandex Blend , exclusive of decoration. Machine Wash Warm or Line Dry.
Do not use Bleach/Use Bleach Alternative. 
(Due to the Spandex in the garment, we recommend that the Woombies be washed in a Wash Bag)

Your Woombie will be used for all baby's sleep times, so you will need at least two Woombies (as you would any other item/blanket), so you always have a spare.   
The Woombie Garment is made of Cotton and Spandex, so it is designed to stretch.  
Frequent washing (every couple of days) will bring the Woombie back to its original shape, less frequent washing may cause overstretching and may lead to less effectiveness.

How to wear?






Woombies are available at the following locations in Singapore:

ToysRus - Forum Shopping Mall, City Square Mall

Gleneagles Hospital (Parent Craft Centre)

Beauty & Mums (Mt Elizabeth Novena)

Maternity Exchange - Marina Square

Robinson Departmental Stores: Heeren, Raffles City, JEM

Online stores: Mums.Sg, Redmart, Lazada