We purchased this swaddle looking for a travel friendly style similar to the swaddle that goes with the snoo. This swaddle totally serves the purpose and being able to do legs in or legs out is a nice bonus. I gave it 4 stars because for whatever reason, we just didn’t reach for this swaddle often. We purchased a few brands at the same time and ended up using a sleep sack more than anything else.
I have the SnuggleMe, Halo and Love to Dream swaddles. At the time I purchased the Embe, I thought I preferred the baby’s arms being pinned down as the “correct” way to swaddle, so I was looking for something that didn’t creep up and cover the baby’s mouth. Unfortunately the Embe still manages to creep up over my son’s mouth, even though the fabric is sewn down lower below the shoulders. I ended up by buying a few Love to Dream swaddles because there isn’t any extra fabric to creep up, it has a two way zipper for easy diaper changes, and after trying all of these swaddles and having both of my sons manage to get their little hands out the top, I’ve realized babies like to have their arms up and their hands near their face. I don’t think the Love to Dream swaddles are organic or anything, but they are the easiest to use and most comfortable for my baby.
We have tried many different swaddles and swaddling techniques but so far this works the best! It doesn't bunch up around our 3 week old's neck and instantly works, calming him down and helping him sleep.