Swaddling Your Baby

Rachel Craig, M.Ed., LPC does not provide medical or clinical support or advice. Please educate yourself about the risks and benefits of swaddling your baby, and make sure you talk about swaddling your baby and when it is best to stop swaddling your baby with your baby’s healthcare provider.

 

Below are some links provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics about swaddling your baby.

 

 

Swaddling: Is it safe?

A blanket wrapped snuggly around your baby’s body can resemble the mother’s womb and help soothe your newborn baby.

 

 

Proper Swaddling

Many parents find that swaddling can provide comfort for fussy babies, reduce crying, and develop more settled sleep patterns.

 

 

Risks Of Swaddling Improperly

The risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) appears to increase when infants are swaddled while sleeping prone or on their sides, according to a research analysis in the June 2016 issue of Pediatrics.

 

Safe Sleeping

Until their first birthday, babies should sleep on their backs for all sleep times—for naps and at night.

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