Frequently Asked Questions


Do you have a question about a product from LOVE TO DREAM™? Here are some of the questions that we’re asked most often.

General

Where can I buy LOVE TO DREAM™ products?

You can purchase the full range of LOVE TO DREAM™ products right here on our online store. Or visit our stockists page & enter your postcode to find a store near you.

What is the 3 STAGE SLEEP SYSTEM™

Our Newborn to Toddler - 3 STAGE SLEEP SYSTEM™ was created to help parents put their babies to sleep around the world.

Stage 1 = the Swaddling Stage. Use our SWADDLE UP™ from birth until your baby shows signs of trying to roll over.

Stage 2 = the Transitional Stage. Use our SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION BAG or SUIT to transition from swaddling to 'arms-free' sleep.

Stage 3 = the Independent Sleep Stage. Use from 6 months once baby is sleeping independently.

What safety standards do your products meet?

All garments are INPAA approved, as well as certified to the relevant safety standards applicable to those particular garments (AS/NZS: 1249:2014, BS 8510:2009)
Australian Safety ApprovedUK Safety Approved

Do your garments allow for a natural development of the hip joints?

Our SWADDLE UP™ & SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION BAG/SUIT are certified hip-healthy by the "International Hip Dysplasia Institute". Their design allows hips & legs to move freely. Our LOVE TO DREAM SLEEP BAG™ and LOVE TO DREAM SLEEP SUIT™ are inherently hip-healthy due to their extra wide shape & garment construction.

Where are your products made? All our products are designed in Australia and made in China.


STAGE 1: SWADDLE UP™

Why SWADDLE UP™?

Medical research suggests that swaddling is beneficial in helping newborns to sleep better. Swaddling a baby may calm their 'startle reflex' which wakes them up & disturbs their sleep. Our patented, award-winning SWADDLE UP™ helps baby to settle quickly & establish a peaceful sleep routine. Importantly, it completely removes the need for loose blankets in the cot/crib, making it a safer option for babies.

Unlike traditional swaddles that keep a baby's arms by their side or across their chest, the unique ARMS UP™ design of our SWADDLE UP™ has patented wings that allow a baby to sleep in their natural ARMS UP™ position. This means your baby can easily touch their face & suck on their hands & fingers for true SELF-SOOTHING™.

How many SWADDLE UPs do I need?

We recommend that you purchase at least two SWADDLE UPs™ in the appropriate size. If you own two then one can be in the wash while your baby is wearing the other one. It might even be helpful to consider having a third on hand to use in case of emergencies!

What material is the SWADDLE UP™ ORIGINAL 1.0 TOG made from?

The SWADDLE UP™ Original 1.0 TOG is made from a single layer of 93% cotton and 7% elastane.
The 1.0 TOG material is highly breathable and ideal for moderate temperatures (between 20°C and 24°C).

What material is the SWADDLE UP™ WARM 2.5 TOG made from?

The SWADDLE UP™ Warm 2.5 TOG is made from:
Outer & Lining: 93% cotton, 7% elastane
Filling: 100% viscose (from bamboo)
The viscose from bamboo built-in quilted blanket is for superior warmth & comfort.
The 2.5 TOG material is ideal for cool temperatures (between 16°C and 20°C).

What material is the SWADDLE UP™ EXTRA WARM 3.5 TOG made from?

The SWADDLE UP™ Warm 2.5 TOG is made from:
Outer & Lining: 93% cotton, 7% elastane
Filling: 100% viscose (from bamboo)
The viscose from bamboo built-in quilted blanket is for superior warmth & comfort.
The 3.5 TOG material is ideal for extra-cool temperatures (below 16°C).

What material is the SWADDLE UP™ LITE 0.2 TOG made from?

The SWADDLE UP™ Lite 0.2 TOG is made from a finely woven, ultra-light, single layer of 97% cotton and 3% elastane.
The 0.2 TOG material is 30% lighter than the SWADDLE UP™ ORIGINAL 1.0 TOG, highly breathable and ideal for warm temperatures (between 24°C and 27°C).

What material is the SWADDLE UP™ ORGANIC 1.0 TOG made from?

The SWADDLE UP™ Organic 1.0 TOG is made from 95% GOTS certified (Global Organic Textile Standard) cotton and 5% elastane.
The 1.0 TOG material is great for baby’s delicate skin and ideal for moderate temperatures (between 20°C and 24°C).

What material is the SWADDLE UP™ ORGANIC WARM 2.5 TOG made from?

The SWADDLE UP™ Organic 2.5 TOG is made from:
Outer & Lining: 95% GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified organic cotton, 5% elastane 
Filling: 100% viscose (from bamboo) 
The GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified cotton outer & lining is ideal for baby’s delicate skin. The viscose from bamboo built-in quilted blanket is for superior warmth & comfort.
The 2.5 TOG material is ideal for cool temperatures (between 16°C and 20°C).

What material is the SWADDLE UP™ ORGANIC LITE 0.2 TOG made from?

The SWADDLE UP™ Organic Lite 0.2 TOG is made from a finely woven, ultra-light, single layer of 97% GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) cotton and 3% elastane.
The 0.2 TOG material is great for baby’s delicate skin and ideal for moderate temperatures (between 20°C and 24°C).

What material is SWADDLE UP™ BAMBOO 1.0 TOG made from?

The SWADDLE UP™ Bamboo 1.0 TOG is made from 95% viscose from bamboo and 5% elastane.
Bamboo textiles are naturally hypoallergenic, luxuriously soft, highly breathable and thermo-regulating
The 1.0 TOG material is ideal for moderate temperatures (between 20°C and 24°C).

What material is SWADDLE UP™ BAMBOO LITE 0.2 TOG made from?

The SWADDLE UP™ Bamboo LITE 0.2 TOG is made from 95% viscose from bamboo and 5% elastane.
Bamboo textiles are naturally hypoallergenic, luxuriously soft, highly breathable and thermo-regulating.
The 0.2 TOG material is light and ideal for warm temperatures (between 24°C and 27°C).

How do I care for the SWADDLE UP™ range?

Wash before first use. Close zipper before washing. Warm gentle machine wash in wash bag with similar colors. Do not soak. Do not bleach. Tumble dry on low (for warm garments: for quicker drying tumble dry inside out on second cycle). Warm iron if necessary. Do not iron zipper. Do not dry clean. 

What TOG rating is the SWADDLE UP™ range?

The SWADDLE UP™ Original, Organic, Bamboo are equivalent to approximately 1.0 TOG.
The SWADDLE UP™ Lite, Organic Lite, Bamboo Lite are is equivalent to approximately 0.2 TOG.
The SWADDLE UP™ Warm is equivalent to approximately 2.5 TOG.
The SWADDLE UP™ Extra Warm is equivalent to approximately 3.5 TOG.

Why is there no quilting on the backside of the SWADDLE UP™ Warm 2.5 TOG and Extra Warm 3.5 TOG?When babies are in our SWADDLE UP™ it is important that they sleep on their back to reduce the risk of SIDS. Therefore there is no need for quilting on the backside of the swaddle as babies back is in constant contact with the sheet/blanket of the cot/crib. This does not affect the TOG rating.
This will differ in our Stage 2 garments (SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION BAG/SUIT) as babies are now able to roll onto their stomach, and quilting is therefore needed on the backside too. The same applies to the Stage 3 LOVE TO DREAM SLEEP SUIT™.

 

 

Stage 2: Transitional

Why TRANSITION BAG/SUIT?

As soon as a baby shows signs of rolling, parents must stop swaddling & transition their baby to 'arms-free' sleep. Our TRANSITION BAG or SUIT is the simplest solution to transition a baby from being swaddled to 'arms-free' - all while preserving their cherished sleep routine.

When should I stop swaddling my baby and transition?

Irrespective of which swaddling method you use, you must stop swaddling your baby as soon as he or she starts to show signs of being able to roll over independently. At this time, you must transition your baby out of swaddling into 'arms-free' sleeping.
Your baby's arms should not be restricted when they are able to roll over - this advice is the same for any form of swaddling you may be using. Around this time, you baby's startle reflex should have diminished.
The SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION BAG/SUIT is a great way to prepare your baby for the transition from being swaddled to 'arms-free' independent sleep.

How long will it take to transition my baby?

Every baby is different - some only take a couple of days to transition; some may take a little longer. It can be helpful to try starting your baby’s transition during his or her day sleeps. Or perhaps try waiting until your baby is asleep before removing a ‘wing’ from your SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION BAG/SUIT for the first time.

My baby used SWADDLE UP™. Should I buy the SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION SUIT or SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION BAG?

You can choose either! The SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION SUIT is a '5-in-1' transition suit and has a lot of extra value. It’s a Swaddle Suit, Transition Suit, Sleep Suit, Play Suit and Travel Suit all in ONE. It’s the most versatile transition suit you can buy today.

My baby was swaddled arms down - which transition product should I buy?

You can try either! The SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION BAG (previously called SWADDLE UP™ 50/50), is a '3-in-1', converting from Swaddle to Transition Bag to Sleep Bag once both wings are off.
The SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION SUIT is a '5-in-1' solution that can be used as a Swaddle Suit, Transition Suit, Sleep Suit, Play Suit and Travel Suit all in ONE.

Can I use the SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION SUIT if my baby has been swaddled with arms down?

Absolutely. The SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION SUIT was specially created to help all babies transition to arms-free sleep easily, whether they have been swaddled with arms up or arms down. As a '5-in-1' transition suit, it has been designed to be the most versatile transition suit available today.

What's the easiest way to transition my baby?

If your baby has not shown signs of rolling yet, you can simply allow them to sleep in the SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION SUIT until they show signs of trying to roll. Once they show signs of trying to roll over, you must stop swaddling your baby and transition them. Start with one ARMS UP™ wing and one SELF-SOOTHING™ SLEEVE on (cuff folded over). 
After several nights of your baby settling into this routine, remove the ARMS UP™ wing and start bedtime off with both SELF-SOOTHING™ SLEEVES zipped on (cuffs folded over). Once your baby has settled into a routine, you can open the cuffs for true arms-free sleep. 
Some babies transition in a few nights, others can take a few weeks. The SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION SUIT with SELF-SOOTHING™ SLEEVES is especially helpful for any baby who is having a harder time going from being swaddled to arms-free sleep.

How many SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION BAGs/SUITs do I need?

We recommend that you purchase at least two SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION BAGs/SUITs in the appropriate size. If you own two then one can be in the wash while your baby is wearing the other one. It might even be helpful to consider having a third on hand to use in case of emergencies!

What material is the SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION BAG ORIGINAL 1.0 TOG made from?

The SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION BAG Original 1.0 TOG is made from a single layer of 93% cotton and 7% elastane.
The 1.0 TOG material is highly breathable and ideal for moderate temperatures (between 20°C and 24°C).

What material is the SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION BAG WARM 2.5 TOG made from?

The SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION BAG Warm 2.5 TOG is made from:
Outer & Lining: 93% cotton, 7% elastane
Filling: 100% viscose (from bamboo)
The viscose from bamboo built-in quilted blanket is for superior warmth & comfort.
The 2.5 TOG material is ideal for cool temperatures (between 16°C and 20°C).

What material is the SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION BAG EXTRA WARM 3.5 TOG made from?

The SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION BAG Warm 2.5 TOG is made from:
Outer & Lining: 93% cotton, 7% elastane
Filling: 100% viscose (from bamboo)
The viscose from bamboo built-in quilted blanket is for superior warmth & comfort.
The 3.5 TOG material is ideal for extra cool temperatures (below 16°C).

What material is the SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION BAG LITE 0.2 TOG made from?

The SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION BAG Lite 0.2 TOG is made from a finely woven, ultra-light, single layer of 97% cotton and 3% elastane.
The 0.2 TOG material is 30% lighter than the SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION BAG ORIGINAL 1.0 TOG, highly breathable and ideal for warm temperatures (between 24°C and 27°C).

What material is the SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION BAG ORGANIC 1.0 TOG made from?

The SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION BAG Organic 1.0 TOG is made from 95% GOTS certified (Global Organic Textile Standard) cotton and 5% elastane.
The 1.0 TOG material is great for baby’s delicate skin and ideal for moderate temperatures (between 20°C and 24°C).

What material is SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION BAG BAMBOO 1.0 TOG made from?

The SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION BAG Bamboo 1.0 TOG is made from viscose from bamboo (95%) and elastane (5%).
Bamboo textiles are naturally hypoallergenic, luxuriously soft, highly breathable and thermo-regulating.
The 1.0 TOG material is ideal for moderate temperatures (between 20°C and 24°C).

What material is SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION BAG BAMBOO LITE 0.2 TOG made from?

The SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION BAG Bamboo LITE 0.2 TOG is made from 95% viscose from bamboo and 5% elastane.
Bamboo textiles are naturally hypoallergenic, luxuriously soft, highly breathable and thermo-regulating
The 0.2 TOG material is light and ideal for warm temperatures (between 24°C and 27°C).

What material is the SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION SUIT ORIGINAL 1.0 TOG made from?

The SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION SUIT Original 1.0 TOG is made from a single layer of 93% cotton and 7% elastane.
The 1.0 TOG material is highly breathable and ideal for moderate temperatures (between 20°C and 24°C).

What material is the SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION SUIT WARM 2.5 TOG made from?

The SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION SUIT Warm 2.5 TOG is made from:
Upper/Sleeves/Wings/Cuffs: 93% cotton, 7% elastane
Body Outer & Lining: 100% cotton
Filling: 100% viscose (from bamboo)
The viscose from bamboo built-in quilted blanket is for superior warmth & comfort.
The 2.5 TOG material is ideal for cool temperatures (between 16°C and 20°C).

What material is the SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION SUIT LITE 0.2 TOG made from?

The SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION SUIT Lite 0.2 TOG is made:
Body: 97% cotton, 3% elastane
Cuffs: 93% cotton, 7% elastane
The 0.2 TOG material is highly breathable and ideal for warm temperatures (between 24°C and 27°C).

How do I care for the SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION BAG/SUIT range?

Wash before first use. Close zippers before washing. Warm gentle machine wash in wash bag with similar colors. Do not soak. Do not bleach. Tumble dry on low (for warm garments: for quicker drying tumble dry inside out on second cycle). Warm iron if necessary. Do not iron zipper. Do not dry clean. Wash immediately after every use.

What TOG rating is the SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION BAG/SUIT range?

The SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION BAG/SUIT Original, Organic, Bamboo are equivalent to approximately 1.0 TOG.
The SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION BAG/SUIT Lite & Organic Lite are equivalent to approximately 0.2 TOG.
The SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION BAG/SUIT Warm is equivalent to approximately 2.5 TOG.
The SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION BAG Extra Warm is equivalent to approximately 3.5 TOG.

How should I dress my baby under the LOVE TO DREAM™ SWADDLE UP™?

Overheating has been linked to SIDS so it is very important to ensure your baby does not overheat.
Our garments have been designed to eliminate multiple layers of wrapping.
The table below provides you with guidelines around how to dress your baby based on the room temperature.

TOG Rating

Please note: It is really important that you take into account all external factors when determining how to dress your baby, including the type of clothing that the baby has on, the babies general health and well-being, the temperature of the baby’s bedroom and if this may change throughout the night or day. All these factors may vary in the same way as it does for adults.
The table provided should be used as a guide only & the carer needs to use their own discretion when dressing their baby for sleep time.

What size SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION BAG/SUIT should I buy?

For best fit result please select your SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION BAG/SUIT sizing according to your child's weight not their age.
The SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION BAG/SUIT range is available in three sizes: Medium (suitable for 6-8.5kg), Large (suitable for 8.5-11kg) & XL (suitable for 11-14kg).

Why do the SELF-SOOTHING™ SLEEVES seem too short? Is this correct?

The SELF-SOOTHING™ SLEEVES on the SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION SUIT have been specially designed to be slightly short for your baby's arms so that when the cuffs are folded over and they try to straighten their arms completely, they feel the edges of the fabric and can push against it. This provides sensory input and a feeling of safety and comfort while still allowing them to self-soothe safely without scratching their delicate skin.

*Sleeves are not compatible with SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION BAG

Is the SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION BAG/SUIT healthy for your baby’s hip development?

Our SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION BAGs and SUITs are certified and approved by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute. Your baby's natural, safe sleep position is with their legs splayed in a frog-like position. The SWADDLE UP™ TRANSITION BAG/SUIT allows your baby to sleep in this position without restriction.

 

Stage 3: Independent Sleep:

What are the benefits of a LOVE TO DREAM SLEEP BAG™?

It is well known that blankets can be dangerous as they can cover a child's face obstructing their breathing, or fall off in the night leaving them very cold. The LOVE TO DREAM SLEEP BAG™ is a wearable blanket that completely eliminates the need for loose blankets in the cot/crib, ensuring a more comfortable sleep, all night long.
It is designed especially for children who like the feeling of a roomy blanket. It's long, wide & has plenty of room inside for legs to move around.

What are the benefits of a LOVE TO DREAM SLEEP SUIT™?

The LOVE TO DREAM SLEEP SUIT™ is an 'all-in-one' style wearable blanket that completely eliminates the need for loose blankets in the cot/crib, ensuring a more comfortable sleep, all night long.
It is designes especially for active children who like to move around their cot/crib a lot & who also like to play while still in their sleep garment.

What material is the LOVE TO DREAM SLEEP BAG™ 2.5 TOG made from?

The LOVE TO DREAM SLEEP BAG™ 2.5 TOG is made from:
Upper & Sleeves: 95% cotton, 5% elastane 
Body Outer & Lining: 100% cotton 
Filling: 100% polyester 
Cuffs: 93% cotton, 7% elastane

The 2.5 TOG material is ideal for cool temperatures (between 16°C and 20°C).

What material is the LOVE TO DREAM SLEEP BAG™ 0.2 TOG made from?

The LOVE TO DREAM SLEEP BAG™ 0.2 TOG is made from 100% cotton

The 0.2 TOG material is ideal for warm temperatures (between 24°C and 27°C).

What material is the LOVE TO DREAM SLEEP SUIT™ 1.0 TOG made from?

The LOVE TO DREAM SLEEP SUIT™ 1.0 TOG is made from:
Outer & Lining: 100% cotton 
Filling: 100% polyester 
Cuffs: 93% cotton, 7% elastane

The 1.0 TOG material is ideal for moderate temperatures (between 20°C and 24°C).

What material is the LOVE TO DREAM SLEEP SUIT™ 2.5 TOG made from?

The LOVE TO DREAM SLEEP SUIT™ 2.5 TOG is made from:
Upper & Sleeves: 95% cotton, 5% elastane 
Body Outer & Lining: 100% cotton 
Filling: 100% polyester 
Cuffs: 93% cotton, 7% elastane

The 2.5 TOG material is ideal for cool temperatures (between 16°C and 20°C).

What material is the LOVE TO DREAM SLEEP SUIT™ 3.5 TOG made from?

The LOVE TO DREAM SLEEP SUIT™ 3.5 TOG is made from:
Upper & Sleeves: 95% cotton, 5% elastane 
Body Outer & Lining: 100% cotton 
Filling: 100% polyester 
Cuffs: 93% cotton, 7% elastane

The 3.5 TOG material is ideal for extra cool temperatures (below 16°C).

What material is the LOVE TO DREAM SLEEP SUIT™ 0.2 TOG made from?

The LOVE TO DREAM SLEEP SUIT™ 0.2 TOG is made from:
Body: 100% cotton 
Cuffs: 93% cotton, 7% elastane

The 0.2 TOG material is ideal for warm temperatures (between 24°C and 27°C).

How should I dress my baby under the LOVE TO DREAM SLEEP BAG™/SLEEP SUIT?

Overheating has been linked to SIDS so it is very important to ensure your baby does not overheat.
Our garments have been designed to eliminate multiple layers of wrapping.

The table below provides you with guidelines around how to dress your baby based on the room temperature.

TOG Rating

Please note: It is really important that you take into account all external factors when determining how to dress your baby, including the type of clothing that the baby has on, the babies general health and well-being, the temperature of the baby’s bedroom and if this may change throughout the night or day. All these factors may vary in the same way as it does for adults.
The table provided should be used as a guide only & the carer needs to use their own discretion when dressing their baby for sleep time.

What size LOVE TO DREAM SLEEP BAG™ or SLEEP SUIT should I buy?

You should choose the correct size sleep bag/sleep suit based on your baby’s height, not their age.

The LOVE TO DREAM SLEEP BAG™ is available in 2 sizes:
Size 0 - 6-18 months (suitable for maximum child height of 88cm)
Size 1 - 18-36 months (suitable for maximum child height of 108cm).

The LOVE TO DREAM SLEEP SUIT™ is available in 5 sizes:
Size 0 - 6-12 months (suitable for maximum child height of 84cm)
Size 1 - 12-24 months (suitable for maximum child height of 92cm).
Size 2 - 24-36 months (suitable for maximum child height of 100cm).
Size 3 – 3 years (suitable for maximum child height of 108cm).
Size 4 – 4 years (suitable for maximum child height of 115cm).