😉 Alice's Corner: Proper Swaddling for a soothing nap - CLEVERTIFY

August 26, 2021 1 min read

Swaddling is one of the most effective ways to soothe your newborn, it works best for the baby's first few weeks as it gives the sensation of an embrace and it keeps the baby secure and comfortable.  Cotton swaddles are the most popular choice for babies as it has a smooth and soft texture that's perfect for baby's sensitive skin.

Steps on swaddling your baby

  • Spread the swaddling blanket with one corner slightly folded then lay your baby on his back on the blanket with his or her head above the folded corner.

  • Wrap one side corner over the body, going under the arm, tuck it on your baby's back.

  • Bring the bottom side over your baby's feet and pull it toward the head. You can fold the fabric down if it gets close to the face. (Make sure to not wrap too tightly around the hips)

  • Wrap the other side corner around the baby and then tuck it under your baby's back reaching the opposite side. At this point, only the neck and head are left exposed.

  • Just make sure that you don't wrap too tight and to test that, you should be able to slip your hand in between the swaddling blanket and your baby's chest.

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