Perfect swaddle for newborns
When our kid was born, we used mostly swaddling blankets. We had one swaddle outfit, but it was a heavy fleece, so not always the best. The problem with blankets is that even when they are tucked in right, a wiggly kid can often work them loose. These are brilliant because they are a simple "sack" from which your kid cannot escape! No risk of blankets unwrapping. These are great for containing your newborn. They do have a little bit more freedom of movement inside than they do in a swaddle, but still no risk of their hands ending up all over the place. This is probably the best of both worlds...since I always feel back forcing those hands into the swaddle where they can't move them at all.
Soft fabric and easy to use.
I've used traditional swaddlers in the past, but this pod style is new to me. It's basically like a jersey cocoon that zips up and keeps the baby snug.
This is designed for use with a newborn. It's fairly straight forward to use, just place the baby inside the pod and then zip it up to mimic the feel of a close swaddle.
The fabric is soft with a bit of give/stretch to it. The only bad thing about it is that you can only use it for a limited amount of time before the baby outgrows it and needs to move on to the next size swaddler, but it is convenient to use.
A nice little swaddle that feels a bit on the thin side
The SwaddleMe Pod in Ivory is a nice little swaddle, but one that doesn't really feel like something that'll last as a hand-me-down to other parents after use. While the fabric is made thin and would be great for spring/summer use, it also feels a bit on the cheap side, and maybe something that won't last well past multiple washings. However as these are really intended for use only during the 0-3 month period, they'll probably last a single baby well enough. You might want to stick with delicate cycles and air drying if possible though - if you think you'll need a single swaddle to last.
Other than that, the swaddles are very easy to use and my friend's child loves being wrapped up in them. With the ivory color, we jokingly call this the burrito wrapper.