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The Benefits Of Swaddling Your Baby

What are the benefits of swaddling your baby? If you’re a new Mum or Mum-to-be, you might be asking yourself this question. Here’s the answers.

What is a swaddle?

A swaddle is a snug (not tight) wrap for a baby that helps them feel safe and secure. Remember, your baby has been curled up safely in the womb for several months so being out in the open can be a scary experience for your little one. Have you ever seen the ‘startle’ reflex? This is when your baby throws their arms and legs wide when suddenly unsettled and this can be upsetting for them.  The benefits of swaddling is that the snugness helps to prevent against this and helps to recreate the womb-like environment, allowing your baby to feel more relaxed.  This means less wake-ups, longer sleep…and more sleep for you too. (Always a plus!)

The ClevaMama Swaddle to Sleep Cotton Baby Swaddle Wrap is ideal for helping your little one to sleep soundly.  Made with baby-safe Velcro wraps, it’s fully adjustable, meaning it won’t get too restrictive as your little one grows.

While the upper half of the wrap swaddles your baby snugly, the lower half leaves more room for your baby’s legs to move, helping to prevent Hip Dysplasia. It also unfastens easily, leaving the upper body wrapped. Handy for those night-time nappy changes!

Do’s And Don’ts Of Swaddling

  • DO swaddle your baby snugly, ensuring the swaddle is fastened securely, but not too tight.
  • DO ensure that the wings of the swaddle are under the chin and over the arms.
  • DON’T use the swaddle once your baby is able to roll over.
  • DO be aware of room temperature and take care not to let your baby overheat.
  • DO place their arms in the ‘hands over heart’ position when swaddling. This helps them learn to self-soothe.
  • DON’T swaddle all day. Your baby may enjoy the benefits of swaddling, but they also need time for freedom of movement to help them develop.

For more information on the ClevaMama Swaddle To Sleep Cotton Baby Swaddle Wrap, visit our website

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