BENEFITS OF SWADDLING BABY
Swaddling your baby can help mimic the womb and help your baby sleep longer, reduce crying and stress.
WHAT IS SWADDLING?
Swaddling is a traditional practice of wrapping a baby up gently in a blanket - light and breathable. Being swaddled will help your little one feel snug and secure, just like in your womb.
BENEFITS OF SWADDLING
Research has shown swaddling to be effective at soothing crying babies. It can also encourage babies to sleep deeper and for longer.
Another study found that babies who were born early and were swaddled were calmer and had improved neuromuscular development and better muscle tone, and it soothed pain and discomfort.
PRECAUTIONS TO FOLLOW
Babies should only have their body wrapped and not their neck or head, to reduce the chance of suffocation.
Always lay your little one down to sleep on their back and avoid front or side positions for sleep.
You should stop swaddling your baby when they show the first signs of rolling over.
Do not swaddle them if they are unwell or have a fever.
Swaddle your baby using thin materials such as a small, cotton sheet or muslin square.