why swaddle your baby?
Swaddling helps soothe newborns, giving both baby and new parents a much-needed rest. Swaddling a baby involves the well-known technique of wrapping a blanket around the baby tightly enough that they can’t wriggle out, thereby waking themselves up. It’s recommended for most newborns for the first three to four months, until they can roll over on their own.
Swaddling a baby helps them to sleep better because the newborn feels more comfortable and safer in the womb-like wrapping. Keeping their arms in place with the swaddling blanket helps improve sleep as well. Swaddling is also an important way to keep babies warm while they sleep while also keeping loose blankets out of the crib. Blankets or any other loose items left in the crib can cause a suffocation hazard for babies.