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To a new mother, learning how to swaddle can seem like some secret secret that only nurses and midwives know. Our first baby swaddlers at the delivery center were amazed at their skilled hands.
what is “swaddling”?
If you’re a new or expecting parent, you may not know what exactly it means to swaddle a baby. Swaddling is an age-old practice of wrapping infants with a blanket snugly around their body. It is known for helping to soothe babies. Many believe that swaddling has such a calming effect on newborns because it mimics how they felt in their mother’s womb. Little ones often find this comforting, and swaddling quickly becomes a parent’s go-to to help their baby settle down, go to sleep, and stay asleep. Another benefit to swaddling is that it helps prevent infants waking themselves with their startle reflex. The startle reflex occurs when there is a sudden disruption causing an infant to “startle.” They react by throwing back their head, extending out their arms and legs, crying, then pulling the arms and legs back in.
The following are specific steps:
Step 1 – Square swaddle or quick swaddle
Remember, we recommend swaddling with a blanket. Get it out and fold the swaddle into a triangle by folding back one corner. Place your baby in the centre with the shoulders just below the folded corner.
step 2- Swaddled baby with one arm out
Place your baby’s right arm alongside the body, slightly bent. Take the same side of the swaddle and pull it securely across your baby’s chest, keeping the right arm under the fabric. Tuck the edge of the swaddle under the body, leaving the left arm free.
step 3- Last step in how to swaddle
Fold the bottom corner of the swaddle up and over your baby’s feet, tucking the fabric into the top of the swaddle by their shoulder.
step 4 fully swaddled baby
Place your baby’s left arm alongside the body, slightly bent. Take the same side of the swaddle and pull it securely across your baby’s chest, keeping the left arm under the fabric. Tuck this side of the swaddle underneath your baby.