A 41-year-old member asked:
are there special blankets used to swaddle babies?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Laura Webb answered
12 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 can also use a large square blanket.
Answered on Jan 30, 2012
Dr. James Ferguson answered
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: I've seen some but why bother. Swaddeling helps baby settle by replicateing the confinement of the womb.It helps avoid that uncontrolled distraction of arms & legs moving about. However, we should gradually begin decreasing the swaddeling. If baby will settle into a good sleep pattern without swaddeling, celebrate. You only have umteen more steps to go till graduation.
Answered on May 1, 2016
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