Fact #1: Swaddling helps calm the baby and puts them to sleep
When done correctly, a baby swaddle allows your little one to calm down, especially when they’re experiencing intense crying or colic. Furthermore, swaddling helps keep babies on their back during sleep – an essential step in reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Besides these benefits, a baby swaddle can also:
- Teach them to self-soothe since the swaddle makes it seem like they are being snuggled close.
- Prevent scratches, as it keeps their hands from their face.
- Protect babies from their reflexes, which means it promotes better sleep.
But please keep in mind that swaddling is not always effective. It may or may not help, depending on the circumstances and the baby’s preference.
Fact #2: A baby swaddle is more complicated than it seems
When we see swaddled babies, it’s easy to assume that you just need to bundle them up securely with a blanket. However, swaddling is more complicated than that.