Should you swaddle your baby?
Swaddling is liked by parents during centuries. It makes a baby feel like he is back inside the womb again and it helps many babies sleep better.
I was one of these mums that was not agreed to swaddling when I had my first baby son. He was a colic baby and he was not sleeping much at night. I was feeling so tired during the day being up all night with him. My mum was keep telling me that I should swaddle him but I did not listen to her. In the end, we had to have a sleep training from a professional when he was 7 months old.
Four years later, when I had my second child, I swaddled her from the day 1. As soon as I fed her, I used to swaddle her and she slept so well all night, every night.
I think it is important to try to swaddle your baby at least a few times. If they do not like it, then you stop swaddling, but if they really like it, it is important for mums to have a good night sleep while their baby is asleep soundly.
You should be aware of a few things when swaddling;
1 - Material: You should make sure that the swaddle is made from breathable and lightweight material such as cotton or bamboo.
2 - Size: You need to make sure that the swaddle is big enough to swaddle your baby.
3 - Not too tight: You need to make sure that you swaddle your baby from the top but they still have room to move for their legs.
4 - Allergic babies: Some babies can be allergic to dust when they are born. You may not realise this and your baby can wake up during the night because they cannot breath properly due to the dust. The best way of knowing this, if you have a dust allergy, there is 85% chance that your baby will also have a dust allergy. Because most allergies are genetics.
5 - When you swaddle your baby, make sure that you always put her on her back, not on her side or bellies.
6 - Make sure that when you swaddle your baby, fabric does not come too loose, covering your baby's face.
7 - Always check your baby regularly while she is asleep.
That's why we suggest that you use choose bamboo muslin swaddles over a conventional cotton swaddles to make your baby feeling comfortable.
As we have been dealing with allergies for my kids for years, I have listed some of the benefits of using bamboo muslin swaddles.
We love Bebekish Bamboo Muslin Swaddles because they are;
- free from any chemicals
- lightweight, breathable and safe
- anti allergic and anti bacterial
- natural and sustainable
- the softest fabric like a silk.
- does not irritate your baby's sensitive skin.
We are proudly announced that we have recently win 2022 Gold Award from Bizzie Baby.
Ps: Please note that this information has not been given by a doctor or a medical expert. This is just an experienced mum's opinion. Please always check this information with your doctor.
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