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The Best Ways To Swaddle Your Baby And Why You Should

The perfect instance of swaddling a baby is when the mom is in harmony with her baby and the baby looks tranquil in her embrace.

When you lay eyes on your baby for the first time, he/she would be swaddled in a blanket amidst screams upon his entry into this world while slowly being passed into your embrace. Since this is your time looking at your baby and you would be overflowing with emotions, most of which is love for your baby, it is only right for you to have formed a connection with the moment. Thereon, it is only right you would try to find just the right way to swaddle your baby.

Usually, when you swaddle your baby he/she would break away in a matter of minutes. Therefore, we have decided to give you a quick crash course for you to learn all you need to know about swaddling.

Now, many of you may think that there is only one way to swaddle a baby, but it is not so, as it turns out you have a variety of options

Option 1: Semblance Of A Diamond

Step 1: Choose a soft blanket and lay it down on a flat surface in the shape of a diamond, fold the top corner(the corner where you are going to place your baby's head) about 5 inches down.

Step 2: Lay your baby down on his back in the center of the blanket with the baby's neck on the folded part of the blanket.

Step 3: Gently place your baby's left arm down and pull the corner of the blanket near his left hand over his arm and chest. Tuck the remainder of the blanket under his back on the right side.

Step 4: Similarly, gently place your baby's right arm down and pull the corner of the blanket near his right hand over his arm and chest. Tuck the remainder of the blanket under his back on the right side. Bring the bottom end of the blanket over the baby's left shoulder and tuck it loosely behind your baby, making sure that, his/her hips can move, and his legs can spread apart naturally.

Note: During steps three and four, make sure you keep the baby's hips loose and the tightness to not cause any stress on the baby. Never force or apply force on the baby's limbs or joints. Since the baby is underdeveloped, this could lead to hip dysplasia.

Option 2: Sleepsack Swaddle

This is a special method because it involves the purchase of a product according to your preference. Please note that the steps will vary depending on the type of product you purchase.

Step 1: Put the baby in your sleep sack.

Step 2: Zip your sleep sack.

Step 3: Wrap it around your baby.

Step 4:  Join/fasten the sleep sack

The swaddling looks easy doesn't it? You have three good options.

Note that the time you would spend on swaddling your baby decreases from the option 1 to option 3.

You can manage your time and swaddle your baby any way you prefer.

But, the most important part of the swaddle is the security your baby feels while in the swaddle just like the safety he/she felt when wrapped around in the mother's womb.

Don't feel bad if you can't get on the first couple tries.

After all, though seems simple, swaddling is an art where you skillfully wrap your baby to provide warmth and security in your embrace as he falls asleep. 

Option 3: Semblance Of A Square

Step 1: Choose a soft blanket and lay it down on a flat surface in the shape of a square, fold one of the top corners(the corner where you are going to place your baby's head) about 5 inches down.

Step 2: Lay your baby down on his back in the center of the blanket with the baby's neck on the folded part of the blanket. Here, the baby will be in the position of a diagonal, i.e across the blanket.

Step 3: Gently place your baby's left arm down and pull the corner of the blanket near his left hand over his arm and chest. Tuck the remainder of the blanket under his back on the right side.

Step 4: Similarly, gently place your baby's right arm down and pull the corner of the blanket near his right hand over his arm and chest. Tuck the remainder of the blanket under his back on the right side. Tuck the bottom of the blanket behind the baby and you're done.

Note: During steps three and four, make sure you keep the baby's hips loose and the tightness to not cause any stress on the baby. Never force or apply force on the baby's limbs or joints. Since the baby is underdeveloped, this could lead to hip dysplasia.

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