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Safe and Simple Infant Swaddle Technique for Better Baby Sleep Benefits

  Did you know that studies have shown that swaddling babies reduces the risk of fatalities due to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)? "Back to Sleep" initiatives serve to inform the public of the importance of infants sleeping on their backs on firm surfaces, without soft toys, pillows, or bedding.  Families are increasingly swaddling their back-sleeping babies to help lower incidences of SIDS based upon extensive research findings noted in the Journal of Pediatrics, December 2002. Swaddling offers the benefit of helping sleeping infants to remain positioned on their backs for improved sleep time, making caregivers less likely to consider unsafe tummy positioning. Almost as important to consider is that when babies sleep better, their parents will sleep better, too. Learn the safe and simple, infant 123 Swaddle®  technique for better baby sleep benefits.

Thank you to SwaddleDesigns and their promotional team for the courtesy of providing gratuitous product for editorial content purposes.

Safe & Simple Infant Swaddle Technique for Better Baby Sleep Time
What are the benefits of Swaddling Infants?

Before developing your swaddling skills, it's important to better understand more about the baby swaddling process. Snuggly swaddling is a comfortable way to soothe babies creating a feeling similar to being within the womb. Properly swaddling babies helps keep infants at a comfortable body temperature, while preventing over-stimulation, or startle reflex reactions from baby's own movements. Securely placed inside of a swaddle, babies are able to self-soothe by sucking on their fingers or hands for comfort. Some babies may find comfort with one or both arms inside of the swaddle with their elbows naturally flexed.

Nursing moms are also better able to breastfeed fidgety little ones when cozily swaddled to help infants focus on the latch-on process. As babies grow and develop improved latch-on abilities for breastfeeding, the swaddle blanket can also be helpful as a nursing cover for mom and baby. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends for caregivers to transition from swaddling infants around 2 months of age, as babies that are capable of rolling over should no longer be swaddled for sleep. More mobile babies can be placed in wearable blankets or sleeping sacks for sleep time.

How is SwaddleDesigns Different?

Lynette Damir, RN, CEO, and Creative Director, founded SwaddleDesigns in 2002. She was inspired to create SwaddleDesigns while visiting sleep-deprived families with new infants. These families weren't swaddling their babies and also weren't getting much sleep either. Parents needed the help of a skilled hospital nurses to learn how to swaddle and how to find the right swaddling blankets designed from breathable material.

Filling a baby care need, Lynette's medical background and design education from the Art Institute of Seattle conceptualized the Ultimate Swaddle® Blanket. Innovatively crafted, swaddling instructions are sewn into the edge of the blanket as a reference to instruct caregivers of an effective swaddling technique.

Learn 123 Swaddle® from SwaddleDesigns

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Step One

Place blanket on a flat surface in a diamond position in front of you with the 123 Swaddle Tip Tag visible on your upper right hand side.

Fold the top corner down about 6 inches, and place baby in the center of the blanket with their neck at the fold.
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Step Two

Starting on your left, bring the 1st corner over and tuck snugly behind baby.

Ensure baby’s hips and knees are in a flexed frog-like position inside the swaddle.

Do not straighten or over extend your baby’s joints.
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Step Three

The bottom corner goes up and over baby's left shoulder and behind baby's back. The weight of the baby will help to keep the swaddle secure.
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Take the 3rd corner across and all the way around behind baby, tucking the tail of the blanket into the fold in the front.

Avoid having the blanket touch baby's cheek. This can stimulate baby's rooting response and wake baby.

Always remember to place babies on their backs to sleep.
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