Even if babies resist swaddling in the beginning, it is pretty uncommon for them to continue to fight it. Most babies will quickly learn to love the comfort and security that comes from swaddling. Swaddling a baby recreates the snug, warm environment in the womb that babies are familiar with. SewMine Design’s personalized newborn swaddles are made from premium quality polyester knit that is stretchy, soft and smooth – designed to maximize newborn comfort and enhance the benefits that come with swaddling.
Swaddling will also prevent the startle reflex in babies – which means less interrupted sleep for babies and parents.
Touch, for babies, is very important. Especially when the wake in the middle of the night. Touch is comforting and can calm fussy babies quickly. Parents often find extreme sleeping benefits with swaddling because swaddling mimics the feeling of touch. Swaddling babies in the hands-over-heart position is the preferred sleeping position for babies; in this position, they learn to self-soothe and can get back to sleep on their own.
Anxiety can often be reduced in newborns because swaddling mimics the calm, safe environment of the womb. Swaddles should be tight enough to create a tight feeling that mimics the womb, but isn’t constrictive. SewMine Design’s personalized swaddles are great for newborns because the material is stretch, making it tight enough to be effective and still providing some flexibility for babies to move around.
Babies should be transitioned away from swaddling when they begin to roll over. Consult with a pediatrician if questions or concerns arise or to make sure best safety practices are being used. Swaddling is great during sleep time but remember that babies still need to grow and develop. Be sure to give adequate free time during the daytime and save swaddling for sleep.