Swaddling can be beneficial for your newborn baby and is safe if you use the right technique. Learn all about this soothing way to swaddle your baby and get answers to some common swaddling questions, plus a step-by-step guide on how to swaddle your baby.
Swaddling is the traditional technique of wrapping a newborn in a light, breathable blanket to comfort and soothe the baby. It is believed that swaddling can make your baby cozy and safe. You can think of it as a way to ease the transition from being safe and warm in your belly to feeling at home in the “outside world.” Does swaddling have any benefits?
Experts disagree on whether scientific research holds up to all of the claimed benefits of swaddling, but many parents say swaddling helps them. For example, they say that swaddling can make it easier for the baby to sleep, help your baby sleep longer, prevent your newborn from waking up due to the “startle reflex”.