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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?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine

In brief: No,of course not

Treat her for the appropriate age and let her get used to it.
Don't lose your temper.

In brief: No,of course not

Treat her for the appropriate age and let her get used to it.
Don't lose your temper.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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