Why do many mothers swaddle
their babies? This is because swaddling is one of the best ways to calm a
newborn. This is because it recreates the space that the baby experiences in
Are there many kinds of
swaddling methods? How can you swaddle your baby the easy way? Are there
products that can help you with swaddling?
Swaddling is a very
useful technique even for new parents. Once you get the hang of it, you can use
it anywhere. All you need is your muslin
blanket and you’re good to go!
Ways That You Can Swaddle Your Baby
Swaddling works best on
very young babies. Some babies show signs of knowing to roll over at around 4
to 6 months. Many mothers would still swaddle their babies up to 6 months. Many
also stop swaddling when the baby already knows how to roll on their tummy.
The regular way to
swaddle is to use a lightweight and cotton wrap. But did you know that there
are other products that can help with swaddling? Many of these products make
swaddling a lot easier.
- Using swaddle blankets that come with velcro
for easy closing and opening.
- Using the “arm-up” swaddles. These
are for babies that love sleeping in swaddles with their arms up.
- Using swaddle pods. These are sack-like
swaddle blankets where all you have to do is to zip them up in the middle.
- Using wearable swaddle blankets. These are
swaddle suits that help you tuck your baby in easier.
- Using hip swaddles. These are swaddle suits
designed to keep the baby’s legs in an ergonomic position.
Benefits of Swaddling
There are many benefits
when it comes to swaddling. One of which is reducing the risk of sudden infant
death. Swaddles help keep babies on their backs while asleep.
It can be stressful for
parents to keep worrying about their babies when sleeping. It’s also not all
the time that parents can keep track of their baby’s sleep habits. This is why
swaddling is one of the safest and most useful ways of keeping your baby
If your baby sleeps with
another person you might think twice about swaddling. You should also avoid
wrapping your baby when they are in a sleeping bag. Swaddling is a good
technique to keep your baby sleep in place, but you should also be careful in
using it. Make sure that your baby is comfortable with it and that you are
using the right material.