Swaddling involves wrapping your newborn in a soft cloth to give him a sense of security.
To swaddle your baby, follow these steps:
Wrapping up your newborn gives him a sense of security. It, in no way, is done to keep the baby warm; so if you are planning to use a soft blanket for this, don’t!
Keep in mind the following points:
Wrap your little one when he is about to sleep. You may open the sheet when your baby is playing with you as he can see and feel you which is a sense of security for him. Ideally you should wrap your newborn using a baby wrap till he is a month old. After that you will feel that your baby would want to move his limbs instead of staying tied.
Not every parent is in favor of this technique. If you are not, and you are having trouble with your baby’s sleep routine, try it in his first month. Some babies like to be wrapped and hence they fall asleep quickly.
Newborn wraps may also work wonders at times when your baby is colicky. Make sure you go through our article on Colic.
Some parents really want to use chic and colorful baby wraps to show off their precious bundle of joy, in style. Make sure whichever baby wrap you use for swaddling, it is soft and comfortable for your baby.