Baby in Wool

Swaddling soothes newborns Newborns are still developing their limb control and have lots of jerky reflexes which can disturb sleep. A traditional method of calming the baby is to wrap them tightly in a swaddling cloth to simulate being in the womb.



Lay the baby on its back on a swaddle cloth, top edge of the cloth above shoulders.

Set the baby’s hand on its chest and turn the top right-hand edge of the swaddle cloth briskly over the baby’s right shoulder diagonally towards the lower left-hand edge.



Straighten the swaddle cloth’s hem, and turn it on top of the baby.

Fold the cloth’s left edge through the baby’s back onto the tummy side. Straighten the pleats carefully, so that they don’t press the baby’s back.

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