Swaddling, what a blessing!
For all you moms-to-be this is a must! Your baby will love being rolled up like a burrito. He’ll remember all the good times snuggled up in your belly.
What is swaddling?Swaddling is an age-old practice of wrapping infants in blankets or similar cloth so that movement of the limbs is tightly restricted. Swaddling bands were often used to further restrict the infant. Source: Wikipedia
Here’s a video on how to swaddle your little one properly.
My child was swaddled up to month 3. (In and out) He decided it was time by coming out of every night, and that’s when it gets unsafe. You don’t want loose blankets around them, it could cause them to suffocate. (Cribs should be clear of blankets, stuffed animals and even crib bumpers)
Some babies will just want out of his swaddle from the get go. Some you’ll have to wean them out.
Try with one arm out, then gradually increase to a leg or the arm and so forth. Eventually they will feel comfortable enough out them.
Here’s the swaddle blanket I used.
You can also use pre-folded ones like these.
Happy Swaddling Mama’s and Papa’s!