Swaddling Your Baby

December 02, 2017 08:18 PM

Swaddling Your Baby

December 02, 2017 08:18 PM

Swaddling a baby is a common and inherited tradition for many mothers. Despite the fact that the benefits of swaddling are not scientifically proven, it tends to be beneficial for the baby in many respects. Swaddling can make the infant feel contained and safe, exactly as if he were in his mother’s womb. It can also help reduce stomach aches, while allowing the child to sleep comfortably.

However, mothers must be careful when swaddling their babies, as there could be some harmful consequences if it is not properly done.

 

Tips for swaddling your baby:

  • Choose a cloth or a blanket suitable for your baby’s size.
  • When wrapping your baby, ensure that you leave sufficient room for his legs to move.
  • Avoid placing your baby on his stomach while sleeping, as it can lead to suffocation, or even sudden death, in extreme cases.
  • Reduce the time of swaddling your baby as he grows older, as overdoing it can lead to problems with his motor skills.

It is not recommended to keep swaddling your baby after two months after birth.

 

References:

www.childclinic.net
www.healthychildren.org

www.raisingchildren.net.au