FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT TRANSITIONAL POD
WHY TRANSITIONAL POD?
As soon as a baby shows signs of rolling, parents must stop swaddling & transition their baby to 'arms-free' sleep. Our TRANSITIONAL POD 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 TRANSITIONAL POD 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 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 or unfolding one wing at a time of the TRANSITIONAL POD for slow and easy transition.
CAN I USE TRANSITIONAL POD IF MY BABY HAS BEEN SWADDLED WITH ARMS DOWN?
Absolutely. The TRANSITIONAL POD 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 IS 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 TRANSITIONAL SUIT with arms enclosed 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 (cuffs folded over). Once your baby has settled into a routine, you can keep the cuffs open for true arms-free sleep. Some babies transition in a few nights, others can take a few weeks. The TRANSITIONAL POD with SELF-SOOTHING COVER SLEEVES is especially helpful for any baby who is having a harder time going from being swaddled to arms-free sleep.
WHY DOES THE SELF-SOOTHING SLEEVES LOOK SHORT? IS THIS CORRECT?
The SELF-SOOTHING SLEEVES on the TRANSITIONAL POD 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.