A tried and tested method to calm your baby, swaddling is super soothing for babies, and a must-have skill for parents. The reason it is so effective is because the warmth of being wrapped up tightly reminds babies of the safety of their mother’s womb. Swaddling is usually the first thing learned by parents, shortly after the birth of the child, but there are a few crucial things to keep in mind to make sure you are swaddling properly so you can soothe your baby with safety.
- Always lay baby on their back
A swaddled baby should only be laid on their back to avoid any breathing difficulties
- Don’t swaddle once baby starts to roll
Once baby’s start being able to roll over by themselves, the chance of them rolling over while swaddled and getting tangled up increases
Swaddling too tightly, especially in the lower body, can cause complications in the long term including hip dysplasia
- Keep an eye on temperature
Make sure your baby does not get uncomfortably warm while being swaddled