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Updated on 15 December 2022
Many parents use a baby swaddle wrap for their little ones as it helps to make them sleep better, prevent reflexes and make them feel safe and secure. In this article, we will discuss what is swaddling and how to buy the right swaddle wrap for your baby.
Swaddling a baby is a traditional practice, in use since time immemorial. You may have even noticed the hospital nurse swaddle your newborn in a thin blanket. Swaddling involves wrapping a baby in a light, breathable blanket to make them feel calm and sleepy. Babies are wrapped gently, avoiding the neck and head to reduce any chances of suffocation. Swaddling a baby can help transport them to a sweeter time when they were snug and secure in the mother's womb.
To make swaddling more enjoyable for your baby, it is important to buy a swaddle that is comfortable. Here are a few points to remember before buying one.
Keeping in mind the comfort of the baby, the swaddling cloth must be hypoallergenic. Natural fabrics such as cotton or cotton muslin are good choices. If you want a thicker swaddle, you can try a sherpa fabric like the Mylo Baby Swaddling Wrapper. These fabrics are extremely soft and will seldom cause rashes on the baby’s skin. Above all, these are easily washable and they dry up quickly too.
Look for a swaddle that can satisfy a baby’s multiple needs. So instead of going for just a swaddle, look for something that can also be used as a sleeping bag, blanket, changing pad, nursing cover etc. One fabric, multiple uses – is what you should aim for!
Always go for fabrics that will keep your baby cozy but dry. Infants cannot regulate the temperature of their bodies on their own, therefore it is important to make sure that their bodies do not get overheated in the swaddles. Similarly, you wouldn’t want the body temperature of your baby to drop suddenly. Therefore, it is advisable to invest in a good fabric.
Most parents worry whether their little ones will be able to move freely when swaddled. Restricting a baby’s natural movement is not a good idea at all. It can be dangerous for the overall development of the little one. Fabrics that are used to make a swaddle must be flexible enough not to restrict a baby’s movement. Or you can consider buying a swaddling wrapper that allows easy movement.
If you can lay your hands on a swaddle with zip or velcro, then consider yourself lucky. Look for a swaddle which can be zipped from the top and the bottom both ways. This will ensure that you will not have to remove the entire thing before a diaper change.
Getting the perfect-sized swaddle for your baby can be challenging. It is best to buy swaddles that will last you for five to six months because beyond that babies do not require to be swaddled. Stock up on swaddles that can be adjusted with the help of a button or Velcro.
Finally, always buy swaddles that are easy to use and can be changed quickly. If a particular swaddle requires too much tucking and tying, it can be uneasy for the baby and difficult for the parent to manage. Swaddles should have just a few simple folds or velcro which can be done and undone within a few seconds.
If swaddling blankets seem a hassle for you then you can try a swaddling wrapper. Comfort your little one with the amazing softness of Mylo Ultra-soft Cute Baby Swaddling Wrapper cum Blanket! This ultra-soft lightweight, warm plush cute baby swaddling wrap is made from premium quality fiber, both inside and outside, which is hypoallergenic, permeable, and super gentle on your baby’s delicate skin! It can be used as a stroller blanket, for the nursery, and a sleeping bag or a crib blanket for your baby to feel secure and warm in!
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