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Dos and Don'ts of Using Swaddles

Swaddling is an important tool to have after your baby is born, and you can even use it as soon as your baby is born. Swaddling gives babies the feeling of being in their mother's womb, which gives them a great sense of security and makes them more comfortable with swaddling than you might think. BabyClothesWholesale offers a wide range of styles and sizes, but there are a lot of things to be aware of when swaddling, so let's take a look at dos and don't ts of using swaddles.



Dos

Whether to swaddle as early as possible

Yes, it's best to swaddle your baby at birth. Swaddling can bring comfort, safety and warmth to babies and help them with colic. The later you wait to swaddle, the more resistant your baby will be, since newborns are best suited for swaddling.


Whether you follow safe sleep guidelines

Try to keep your baby on his or her back while allowing them to sleep on a flat, firm surface. Try to avoid anything soft in their cradle, such as loose blankets, loose bedding and some baby toys etc.


Listen to your baby

Yes, babies can't talk, but their actions reflect their feelings and thoughts. When your baby is asleep, keep an eye out for signs of discomfort. If they're crying, warm to the touch, and their cheeks are flushed, you need to know that they're feeling overheated. At this point you should lower the room temperature and reduce the baby's clothes.



Don'ts

Don't wrap it too tight or too loose

I know you want your baby to feel warm and safe, but please don't wrap up too tightly, the right wrap will allow them to breathe freely. It's also not wise to wrap too loosely, as the loose fabric may cover the baby's face and cause choking. So you should make sure that two fingers can fit under the fabric on your baby's chest when the wrap is done.


Don't cover your baby's face

Swaddling accessories should not cover any part of your baby's face, including their chin. Swaddle securely below your shoulders and 2-3 inches below your chin. Loose fabric around your baby's face can pose a choking hazard.

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