10 Swaddling Facts

A very common comment I get told from parents, from newborn through to 4 months is that ‘my baby doesn’t liked to be swaddled.

Did you know?

1. Fighting the bedtime routine / swaddle often means your little one is overtired?

2. Swaddling mimics the womb. Transitioning from womb to world is not so simple for your little one

3. Swaddling is an effective technique that mimics a parent’s soothing touch, to help calm infants and promote sleep

4. Swaddling protects your baby against their natural startle reflex, which means better sleep for everyone

5. Swaddling helps your baby regulate their temperature

6. Swaddling is a positive sleep association: meaning that when swaddled this is a ‘trigger’ for your baby that it is time to go to sleep

7. Swaddling can help alleviate Colic

8. Swaddling helps keep hands off the face, preventing scratching

9. Research tells us that swaddled Babies are happier babies

10. Swaddling is basically a big warm hug!