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Why Every Baby Should Be Wrapped In A Swaddle

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A swaddle is defined as an article of clothing that loosely wraps around your child, keeping his or her arms snuggly to their sides and their body secure and warm while they sleep. Swaddle wraps make it easier to comfort them when they wake up, too, and can help you establish good sleeping habits right from the start (which means less fussing at night!). Here are the reasons babies should be wrapped in a swaddle.


Well, when done correctly, swaddling provides a calming and settling sensation that makes your baby sleep longer. While some parents may debate whether or not their baby needs to be soothed to sleep, there’s no denying that some babies do need it. And swaddling does just that – it helps calm them down. It has been shown that consistent sleep patterns lead to happier and healthier newborns because they are much less prone to jitters and startles – not exactly what you want while they are sleeping!


When a baby is swaddled, he’s still able to move his arms and legs. But with those limbs safely in place, it can be easier for babies to focus on self-soothing techniques like sucking their thumb or rubbing their face. Of course, if your baby isn’t accustomed to a swaddle yet and seems overly fussy as you wrap him up, keep an eye on him; you may want to loosen your swaddle for a bit until he calms down (and feels secure) so that he can practice getting used to having his hands enclosed. It’s easy to get wrapped up in what you should do when it comes to caring for your baby—especially if you have just welcomed a newborn into your family!

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Everyone knows that babies need swaddle wraps for their comfort and development – but did you know they also do so to encourage growth? Infants exposed to regular stimulation, particularly while they sleep, reach specific milestones at an early age, while those who aren’t stimulated often fail to reach these targets. Each step brings us closer to adulthood. Many parents think their baby is having a developmental delay when they don’t seem interested in toys or doesn’t grasp objects as well as other infants – but it could be due to an absence of stimulating factors. Allowing your baby frequent stimulation ensures that s/he can continue growing into a toddler.


Experts agree that swaddle wraps areone of a few key calming measures to help newborns rest. Keep in mind, however, that it’s not necessarily swaddling itself that makes babies sleep better; babies who are left alone will generally sleep better than those who are not. But swaddling is probably more beneficial because it can help newborns settle down even when they’re being held.

Ease Of Parenting/Childcare

When a baby is wrapped in a swaddle, parents and childcare providers have one less thing to worry about. An easy-to-use swaddling blanket leaves your hands free for everything else you need to tend to. Sucking on a pacifier doesn’t achieve that same effect: it requires fine motor skills that many babies don’t yet possess (usually around 4-6 months old), which means they often miss their mouth when attempting to suck on their pacifier, which can lead to choking or lung infections. Another advantage of wrapping up your little one is they feel safe and secure when they are held securely in place – something babies always appreciate!

 Less Crying

Less crying is one of the most well-known benefits of swaddling. The inability to move legs and arms causes babies to feel helpless, increasing their crying significantly. Many babies can’t be consoled without being swaddled because they’re used to it from being in utero. Newborns have no memory of a time before swaddling and need it to feel safe after spending 10 months in tight quarters where everything was secure for them.