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Is tight infant swaddling safe; might the baby stop breathing?
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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Too Tight Not Good!
Swaddling is safe but one only need to snug the blanket to limit motion not stop motion.
Babies get some satisfaction from swaddling so use it but use it with care and common sense.

In brief: Too Tight Not Good!
Swaddling is safe but one only need to snug the blanket to limit motion not stop motion.
Babies get some satisfaction from swaddling so use it but use it with care and common sense.
Dr. Barry Bergman
Dr. Barry Bergman
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Interesting idea
Swaddling reproduces the snug feeling a newborn is used to after months in the womb.
In the first week or so after birth, swaddling just tight enough to reduce random arm & leg movements is sufficient to help them settle & rest. If a kids still fussy with this minor restriction, tighter is not better & could be risky. Parents should try to loosen the RAP over time & remove it by 1mo.

In brief: Interesting idea
Swaddling reproduces the snug feeling a newborn is used to after months in the womb.
In the first week or so after birth, swaddling just tight enough to reduce random arm & leg movements is sufficient to help them settle & rest. If a kids still fussy with this minor restriction, tighter is not better & could be risky. Parents should try to loosen the RAP over time & remove it by 1mo.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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