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Are there special blankets used to swaddle babies?

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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Laura Webb
Dr. Laura Webb
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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