Size Charts & Information

The 3 Stage Sleep System 

Love to Dream has three stages of sleepwear for our Three Stage Sleep System™, and the sizes available are adjusted to suit the typical sizes of babies at each developmental stage.

The chart below gives an overview of how the sizing translates across the different stages & garments at Love to Dream. For specific size details on each of the three stages, please see the tables further down.

Love to Dream Size Chart: An Overview

What size swaddle should I buy? Check out Love to Dream NZ Size Guide Overview.

Stage 1: Newborn & Swaddling

Use our Swaddle Up™ from birth until your baby shows signs of trying to roll over. Select size according to your child’s weight, not their age.

Size Guide for Love to Dream Swaddle - Stage 1: Newborn & Swaddling

You must stop using Swaddle Up™️ when your baby shows signs of trying to roll. This is the time to begin the transition to arms-free sleep.

Stage 2: Ready to Roll (Transition)

Our Swaddle Up™ Transition Bags or Suits are the ideal way to transition your baby from swaddling to arms-free sleep. Select size according to your child’s weight, not their age.

Size Guide for Love to Dream Swaddle - Stage 2: Ready to Roll (Transition)

You should not use the Swaddle Up™️ Transition Bag or Suit with both wings attached if your baby is already showing signs of trying to roll. Begin the transition to arms-free sleep straight away by removing at least one wing.

Stage 3: On the Move (Independent Sleep)

From approximately 6 months, use the Love to Dream Sleep Suit™ (first chart) or Love to Dream Sleep Bag™ (second chart), once baby is on-the-move and sleeping independently. Select size based on the length/height of your child, not their age.

Love to Dream NZ - Sleep Suit Size Guide
Size Guide for Love to Dream Swaddle - Stage 3: On the Move (Independent Sleep)

Romper Size Guide

Our rompers can be worn as a fitted layer under all swaddles, sleep bags and sleep suits or just as an everyday item for your young one. Select size based on the length/height of your child, not their age.

Romper Size guide at Love to Dream NZ.

Getting the right fit

  • Ages, weights and child heights are approximate. For best fit for our Stage 1 & 2 products, please select size according to your child’s weight, not their height or age.
  • For the Stage 3 products & rompers, the sizing is based on the length/height of the child, not weight or age.
  • Please bear in mind that baby shapes vary, and even if you purchased your Swaddle Up™ based on the correct weight, it is important to check that the garment fits snugly across the chest and is not loose around the neck when zipped up to the top. Having a snug fit is important for ensuring the swaddling effect, and it also prevents a breathing hazard as there is no loose fabric from the garment which could slide up over the mouth.
  • Parents with babies who are underweight or premature should always consult their health professional before using a swaddle.
  • If you find the swaddle is too tight for your baby, try removing layers if you have additional layers underneath the swaddle. Otherwise, you may need to change it for a larger size. Please note that the arm sleeves are intentionally short, to provide the swaddling effect. 

We hope this overview has been helpful for you. If you have any further questions, check out our FAQs to see if we answer cover them there, or feel free to get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable team. We'd be more than happy to help you.