Swaddling is a technique that consists in wrapping your newborn baby with a very light fabric.
What is swaddling for?
The purpose of swaddling is to secure and calm the infant.
What are the positive effects of swaddling?
- Better quality of sleep: swaddling could help your infant fall asleep more easily and sleep better, especially babies who have reflux
- Avoids waking up by Moro’s reflex (sudden movement of the arms) and limits sleep flares
- Gives the feeling of being contained, reminding the infant of life in the womb. It reassures and secures him
- Reduced colic and crying thanks to the enveloping warmth that swaddling gives him on his belly
What are the negative points of swaddling?
- Risk of hyperthermia: if it is hot, dress your baby lightly
- Risk that swaddling loosens: it is recommended to practice swaddling during the day only when the baby is supervised
- Could increase the risk of hip dysplasia: do not practice if your baby suffers from it!
How to swaddle your baby?
Here is a video of the sweet Tania and her adorable Indy which shows you how to swaddle well with the Furoma
And a step-by-step illustration done by the talented Alexandra for Lila’s Essentials
Tips et precautions:
- Swaddle your baby only to sleep, the rest of the time he must be able to move his body in order to develop his motor skills
- Place your baby on his back when he is swaddled
- If in doubt, ask your doctor for advice
- Adapt your baby’s clothes to room temperature
Blog of Laurie Daniel – article of July 30, 2019 : Faut-il emmailloter les bébés ?
Blog Enfance Joyeuse – article of February 24, 2019 : L’emmaillotage du bébé
L’Ecole du Bien Naître – instagram post of June 26, 2019