Many parents are curious about swaddling, whether they should swaddle their babies or not. I was one of the non-swaddle mums for my first child as it did not seem correct to me to wrap babies arms while they are asleep. However, as I learn day by day that swaddling is one the best thing we can do for a child to teach them how to soothe themselves easily. 
 
When babies are born, they are coming into a different world where there are a lot of strange things around them. Also, they were so cosy and comfy in their mum's womb and suddenly they have so much space. 
 
Swaddling your baby helps creating a womb-like environment for your little one.  Her/his movements are restricted and it reduces startling and often stops moro reflex completely. Because your baby feels safe and can't extend its arms out as it would usually do during the reflex, he/she can sleep longer. 
A thin blanket like Bebekish Muslins can be wrapped snugly around your baby's body. It can resemble the womb and help soothe newborn. When swaddling done correctly, it can be an effective technique to help calm infants and promote sleep. 

How to swaddle your baby? 

  • To swaddle, spread the blanket out flat, with one corner folded down.

  • Lay the baby face-up on the blanket, with their head above the folded corner.

  • Straighten their left arm and wrap the left corner of the blanket over your baby's body, tucking it between their right arm and the right side of their body.

  • Then tuck the right arm down, and fold the right corner of the blanket over her body and under their left side.

  • Fold or twist the bottom of the blanket loosely and tuck it under one side of the baby.

  • Make sure their hips can move and that the blanket is not too tight. You want to be able to get at least two or three fingers between the baby's chest and the swaddle. 

Knowing the risks of swaddling 

Parents should know that there are some risks to swaddling. Swaddling may decrease a baby's arousal, so that it's harder for them to wake up. That is why swaddling can seem so attractive to new, sleep-deprived parents—the baby sleeps longer and doesn't wake up as easily. But we know that decreased arousal can be a problem and may be one of the main reasons that babies die of SIDS.

Do check your baby regularly while asleep. 

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