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Swaddling

5 Ratings: 2.8
A parenting technique for infants.

Swaddling is an age-old practice of wrapping infants snugly in swaddling cloths, blankets or similar cloth so that movement of the limbs is tightly restricted. Swaddling bands were often used to further restrict the infant. It was commonly believed that … see full wiki

2 reviews about Swaddling
review by . February 26, 2010
posted in Joy In Birthing
Most parents say that swaddling helps their babies get to sleep, stay asleep, and get comforted quickly, especially when they are newborns. My problem with this is that the focus is on getting the baby to shut up, settle, be quiet in  his/her crib, on his own. Does this reminds you of an old adage, seen but not heard . A baby will fall asleep in mom’s arms just as quickly.  A baby will sleep on dad’s chest just as sweetly, without needing to feel like he is back in the womb.  …
Quick Tip by . February 28, 2010
I swaddled not to get baby to sleep, but to keep her asleep. Her twitching little hands would hit her face and wake herself up!
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