Swaddling for babies makes them feel like they’re in the womb again; all warm and cozy. Not all babies will like being swaddled though; maybe they don’t like the feeling of being trapped. They had a taste of the open, un-smooshed world and they just want to be free. Most of babies go right to sleep when wrapped him in the swaddle.
Babies get startled super easily when they’re sleeping on their back, maybe they just feel like they’re falling and any sudden movements from their arms just scares them and it can wake them up. Swaddling keeps their arms tight, right by their sides, preventing their arms from flailing around, startling them.
When NOT to Use a Swaddle
Swaddling should only be used while your baby is lying on their back and before they learn to roll over. Newborns and younger infants are still getting control of their necks and strengthening them, so putting them in a swaddle on their stomach is a big no no. Babies can turn their heads, but may not be able to make a complete turn to the other side and their head can stop mid-turn, leaving their nose parallel with the ground, which can cause them to suffocate.
Watch the video below to learn how to swaddle your baby using swaddleme:
SwaddleMe knows that when your baby sleeps better, you sleep better, allowing everyone to enjoy the magical experience that is getting to know the newest member of your family. The SwaddleMe Original is Stage Two of the SwaddleMe sleep system with a proven design for safe swaddling and better sleep. Ideal for babies from 7lbs the SwaddleMe Original recreates the snug comfort of the womb and helps prevent the startle reflex that can wake baby. Designed with leading safe-sleep experts, SwaddleMe is trusted by parents around the globe.