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newborn doesn t like to be swaddled

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
22 years experience Pediatrics
I should draw this: Place a small blanket onto a bed/surface in a diamond position with the top corner folded down. This is where your baby's head will go. Then take on c ... Read More
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
Don't...: ...Swaddle the legs together and straight, it can worsen hip dysplasia. "frog leg, knee up" is the best position for the baby's legs. Swaddling arms ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Don't bother: Swaddling is simply wrapping baby tightly because some newborns feel more "at home" this way.After months in a tight womb,the freedom to move arms and ... Read More

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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Blum
48 years experience Pediatrics
Swaddle 'em :-): Yes, it is okay to swaddle babies. This is a technique to keep the baby warm and comfortable. A new concept has been promoted that encourages a differ ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Transitional stage: Swaddeling allows a newborn to regain the known comfort of the womb. This avoids the scary & new wiggling their arms & legs do if they are open(they d ... Read More
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Dr. Julie Tomberlin
22 years experience Pediatrics
Yes!: They now make some great swaddle blankets and sleep sacks that make it easy to give your baby that cozy feeling without constricting their legs too mu ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Transition from womb: Swaddling often helps baby settle by replicating the snug feeling they were use to in the womb & avoiding the random movements of arms & legs that so ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
No,of course not: Treat her for the appropriate age and let her get used to it. Don't lose your temper.
A female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
35 years experience Pediatrics
Swaddling: When the baby can independently undo and release the swaddling. At this point, the blanket they are wrapped in becomes a hazard. I hope this helps.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Dr. Ira Rubin answered
37 years experience Pediatrics
Sleep: Don't worry. If there was a problem, you baby would show other symptoms like crying, fever, vomit, rash, etc. If the only symptom is you baby is awa ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelly Kane
25 years experience Pediatrics
A little while only: He shouldn't be swaddled when he gets more wiggly. Make sure his legs are loose. Tight wrapping can increase risk of hip problems.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
13 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: There are some swaddle blankets you can buy at stores with baby equipment, but these are not necessary in order to swaddle your baby effectively. You ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Both ok: You want to make sure that it is secure and comfortable for you and the baby. Babies like being held close to mom.
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Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
35 years experience Pediatrics
It can be tough: Make time approaching sleep time calm and quiet. Don't feed, overstimulate, have tickles and then expect the child to just shut down and go to sleep. ... Read More
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