Properly Swaddle a Baby
Edited by Angel Hammer, Anonymous, Lynn, Dougie and 2 others
Swaddling is a wonderful way to soothe an upset or fussy child. Swaddling reminds the baby of the warmth and comfort of life in the womb and makes them feel secure, while at the same time providing extra protection from SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Swaddling is also said to help babies sleep for longer periods of time without waking up. There are several real health concerns, however, and you should practice at your own discretion. See warnings below.
- You can also swaddle the baby with the blanket over the top of his or her head if it's chilly outside. Make sure that the baby's airway is clear and unobstructed by the blanket at all times. Make sure not to swaddle the infant too tightly; the swaddle should be firm to the point that the baby can not free it's arms, but not so tight that the infant shows signs of discomfort.
Things You'll Need
- A towel, blanket or piece of cloth
- A baby
- If you have problems with any of these steps, ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.
Categories : Baby & Toddler
Recent edits by: Yuliya, Dougie, Lynn