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A 30-year-old female asked about a female:

Swaddle baby in swaddle with velcro. enough leg room to stretch and loose at hips. arms are kept in place. baby is 2m and this helps her to sleep. ok?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes: It is fine. This type of swaddle works awesome in babies that love to be swaddled.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
QUIT soon !!!!!: Babies may need swaddling after birth to settle into sleep.It replicates the tight quarters of the womb & newborns can be startled by arms & legs moving freely.However, gradually loosening the wrap to the point baby is comfortable without, is needed.As soon as baby starts to move more they can twist in the wrap and suffocate. We lose > 100 babies every year in the US due to bedding accidents

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Last updated Jun 28, 2016

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