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When do I stop needing to swaddle my child?

When do I stop needing to swaddle my child?

Very few need...: Very few need swaddling in the first place. If you are doing it to keep the child from scratching herself accidentally, they should definitely be over that need by 3 months at the latest. ...Read more

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How long should you swaddle your child? 

Perhaps never!: Swaddling may wrap it up in a neat package and it may give the babe a sense of security and such but I am not aware and have never been taughts that one should swaddle their babe. There may be cultural and ethnic practices for this, but medically, none that i know of. If you are happy, the babe is happy and all are happy, then do it as long as one is not happy! ...Read more

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Why is it a good idea to swaddle my child?

Why is it a good idea to swaddle my child?

Comfort: Swaddling makes your baby feel nice and cozy and comfortable. It also keeps them from waking themselves up with their failing arm and leg movements (which they can't quite control yet). Swaddling imitates the warm, soft and tight environment they had in the womb, making them feel safe and secure. Swaddle for naps, bedtime and fussiness. ...Read more

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When should babies stop being swaddled? My 2m baby startles too much and wakes up but the swaddle allows her to sleep through the night.

When should babies stop being swaddled? My 2m baby startles too much and wakes up but the swaddle allows her to sleep through the night.

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. ...Read more

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How do I swaddle my newborn?

How do I swaddle my newborn?

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 to keep the baby from scratching herself is probably ok for the first month or two. ...Read more

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Are there special blankets used to swaddle babies?

Are there special blankets used to swaddle babies?

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. ...Read more

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How long should I swaddle my baby for? He is 6 weeks old.

How long should I swaddle my baby for? He is 6 weeks old.

Weeks ago: Swaddling is a reasonable temporary measure right after birth.Newborns are comforted by tight surroundings and startled by their own loose random movements.(which were not possible in the womb).As soon as baby will settle without it, get rid of the blanket. We loose about 100 babies a year to suffocation in blankets or up against bumpers or soft toys. ...Read more

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Is it okay to swaddle my newborn?

Is it okay to swaddle my newborn?

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 don't understand it).Helpful as this may be early on, gradual reduction of the constraint is a necessary step.Acquisition of motor skills requires regular motor activity.By 1mo baby should be in a onzie on their back in bed. No pillows or blanket. ...Read more

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My 5-month-old loves being swaddled. She won't sleep otherwise. Is it ok to swaddle at this older age?

My 5-month-old loves being swaddled.  She won't sleep otherwise.  Is it ok to swaddle at this older age?

The risk is hers: Infants often settle better into sleep if they are swaddled because it returns them to the sameness of the womb. The random movement of arms and legs can be distracting to them. Yet it is important to gradually loosen the swaddling and get them into proper bed attire by a month of age. Babies can suffocate in their blankets. Sleeping in a onezie with no blanket, pillow or bumpers is recommended. ...Read more

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