How To Swaddle A Baby
Knowing how to swaddle a baby can help your baby to feel safe and secure and reduce fussiness. And of course if they feel safe and secure then they will sleep better, and so will you!
Being wrapped up can stop your baby from being disturbed by his own startle reflex. You may have noticed your baby doing little jerks of his body when he’s sleeping. These jerks are his startle reflex and are completely normal.
Before swaddling a baby always check to make sure they are not hungry and they are dry, as it’s more settling for them if they have a full tummy and dry pants before wrapping them.
Keep their face and head uncovered so they can breathe easily and don’t overheat. If your baby is swaddled they probably won’t need another blanket on top of them, depending on the time of year of course and the quality of the swaddle blanket.
How To Swaddle A Baby In A Miracle Blanket
We have found that one of the best swaddling blankets is the Miracle Blanket. It has been designed to allow babies legs to extend beyond the tight portion of the wrap for free movement and doesn’t impede development of hips and knees.
The simplicity of design makes it easy to learn how to swaddle a baby in the Miracle Blanket as there is no confusing folding, and it’s easy to use – even in the dark! There are no knots, buttons, straps, Velcro, snaps, zippers etc, and one size fits all.
Most babies can be swaddled up until they are around 4 to 14 weeks. You will know when you’re baby is ready to move on from swaddling, as they may become restless and try kicking the covers off.
As mentioned earlier, once you know how to swaddle a baby you may be surprised how your baby will sleep better, deeper and longer…and with a bit of luck so will you!