For thousands of years, mothers all over the world have swaddled their babies. Swaddling is the ages practice of wrapping your baby in a thin blanket or wrapper, to help her feel comfortable and secure. It’s now becoming more popular across the world, as parents find swaddling helps to soothe their babies, reduces excessive crying, and as a method to help them sleep better.
Swaddling is said to recreate the secure and cozy feeling of the womb. While being wrapped up tightly in a blanket might not sound appealing to parents, it can help babies sleep better and cry less. It also prevents unnecessary wakes ups due to the startle (moro) reflex.
Weather or not you chose to swaddle your baby is up to you. More so, understanding the risks and benefits of swaddling may help you to decide what’s right for you and your baby.
We’re convinced that swaddling helps babies sleep better - but we know it’s not always easy.
Never cover your baby's head
Always use a thin fabric and make sure your baby doesn’t overheat. (Our muslins are perfect as bamboo’s natural properties will keep your baby cool.)
Always place your baby on their back when swaddled.