How to Properly Swaddle a Baby

As you stare at your little bundle of joy, you can't help but to fall in love with them over and over again. And you wish you could give them the world.

The good news? You don't have to give them the world. Just give them a baby swaddle.

baby wearing Sweet Bamboo Oversized Swaddle

Research shows that when swaddling is done correctly, it can help to keep your child calm and help them to sleep. On top of this, it can keep Baby warm while they're sleeping and make them feel safe and secure.

The trick, though, is knowing how to swaddle a baby correctly. Fortunately, we've compiled a guide on everything you need to know about using a swaddle properly.

Let's jump in!


First Steps

The first step to swaddling a baby is to spread your swaddle, or blanket, out so that it is flat against a floor, bed, or changing table. Then, take one of the blanket's corners and fold it over.

Next, place your baby on the swaddle facing up. Your child's head should be positioned at the corner that you folded.


Next Steps

Once your baby is on the swaddle, wrap the blanket's right corner over them. During this step, their right arm should be straight down and resting by their side, not sticking up or crossed over their chest. Then, tuck the blanket's end underneath your child.

Next, bring the swaddle's bottom corner up over your child's feet. Afterward, wrap the blanket's left corner over the child. Again, your child's left arm should be straight down and resting by their side. 

Only your child's neck and head should be exposed at this point.


Final Steps

Finally, double-check to make sure that the child's swaddle is not too tight. The blanket should not be too constricting around their legs and hips. Instead, their lower body should still be able to move about.

This is important because if you wrap your child too tightly when swaddling them, this can result in hip dislocation or hip dysplasia.

Important Considerations When Using a Baby Swaddle


Keep in mind that you may swaddle your child for naps, nighttime sleep, or whenever they're struggling with colic and need soothing.

Also, as a general rule of thumb, it's okay to swaddle your child for their first two months. However, you should avoid swaddling once they can roll over, which might happen when they reach 2 months of age.


How We Can Help

We offer a wide variety of premium products for Baby. Our bamboo clothes and accessories stand out for their sweet, gentle, and innocent look and feel, all while being durable for everyday use. 

For instance, you and your child can take advantage of our boys' and girls' summer PJs, tops, and bottoms. We also offer a broad range of baby swaddle options, ranging from our classic pinwheel swaddle to our oversized rhubarb swaddle.

Shop now to buy your favorite baby products and show your little love bug the tender loving care they deserve! 

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