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What is a swaddle?

Posted by Emily Blanche on

The ancient practice of wrapping your baby’s body (not head or neck!) to help them feel calm and sleep. This can be done with a sheet or light blanket, or you can buy easy-to-use swaddles.

Why does it work?

Baby Swaddles

Experts claim that swaddling your baby makes your baby feel snug and secure, like they did in the womb. Additionally, it also prevents your child’s startle (Moro) reflex waking them up.

Babies can be swaddled until they are able to roll onto their front. By the time babies can roll, it is likely they will no longer be woken up by their startle reflex, which usually disappears by about 4 months.

Emily Blanche