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my 4 month old still has her startle reflex and is rolling over. is it still safe to swaddle at night?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Avoid it: Swaddeling is a reasonable thing in the newborn to replicate the feeling in the womb and allow them to settle.It should be loosened daily with the goal of no swaddeling at all by 1 month.By that time baby needs to be puut down on a firm mattress with no pillows, blankets or bumpers.We loose babies every year who suffocate in their bed material.

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Last updated Jul 28, 2013

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