Benefits of Swaddling Your Baby

✔When your baby is swaddled, he or she is taken back to the days in the womb, when everything was comfortable, safe and snug.

✔Swaddling has a number of key benefits for both parents and babies – when done correctly and safely:

✔Swaddled babies sleep longer and sounder.

✔Swaddled babies experience less anxiety.

✔Swaddling prevents unnecessary wake-ups due to the startle reflex.

✔Swaddling eliminates the need for comfort items in baby’s crib – no pillows, bumpers, blankets, stuffed animals, etc. (using these items in crib have been linked to SIDS)

✔Swaddling prevent face-scratching.

✔Swaddling mimics touch, which is important for baby especially when they wake up at night.

✔Swaddling helps maintain the back sleeping position and also reminds tired parents to place baby on back to sleep.

✔Swaddling soothes babies with colic (again, when swaddled, they feel secure and safe just like they felt in the womb).

✔Swaddling in the hands-over-heart position is the preferred sleeping position for babies; in this position they learn to self-soothe and can get back to sleep on their own.

Swaddling benefits parents too — when baby sleeps more, mom and dad sleep more!