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Are traditional swaddle blankets or the new velcro wraps better?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Neither

The use of swaddling should be a temporary & transitional practice.
Babies will settle when swaddled after birth because it feels "normal" like the confinement of the womb.Yet we want baby to learn to enjoy the freedom of extra space as soon as possible.By a month, i want baby in a onzie on a firm mattress with no blankets, bumpers or pillows.Too many babies die each year strangled by bedding.

In brief: Neither

The use of swaddling should be a temporary & transitional practice.
Babies will settle when swaddled after birth because it feels "normal" like the confinement of the womb.Yet we want baby to learn to enjoy the freedom of extra space as soon as possible.By a month, i want baby in a onzie on a firm mattress with no blankets, bumpers or pillows.Too many babies die each year strangled by bedding.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Both ok

You want to make sure that it is secure and comfortable for you and the baby.
Babies like being held close to mom.

In brief: Both ok

You want to make sure that it is secure and comfortable for you and the baby.
Babies like being held close to mom.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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