The benfits of swaddling a newborn baby....
West Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) October 26, 2012
Swaddling is an old age practice of wrapping babies in swaddling clothing or blankets so that the babies arms and legs are nice and tight inside. The practice of swaddling goes back nearly as far as human history, itself. There are even biblical references to the practice of swaddling.
Swaddling and the ability it gives to soothe and calm babies have been known to mothers around the world for countless generations. While there is evidence on the benefits of swaddling, these days we can turn to science for proof that swaddling is one of the most gentle, effective, and beneficial practices for mothers and their children. Swaddling is known to be a familiar feeling for babies because it feels secure and cozy like it did when baby was in the womb.
Some benefits of swaddling are that it provides warmth and security and when a baby is swaddled it also helps them sleep longer. The babies sleep more peacefully and reflex motions that startle a baby are kept to a minimum. Colicky and fussy baby are known to take to the swaddling effects and it can help to calm them down.
Here are some steps to help in swaddling a baby:
- Put a soft cotton blanket on a flat surface and fold down the top corner a little bit.
- Put the baby on the middle of the blanket, with his head on the fold.
- Wrap the right part of the blanket over the baby and tug it under his back beneath his left arm.
- Then take the left corner and wrap it over your baby and tuck it under his back on his right side.
- If you want one or both of your baby's arms to be free, just swaddle him the same way, but under the arm(s).
- Don't swaddle your baby too tightly; it's supposed to be cozy.
It may sound difficult but it is really quite easy.
A fabric that is popular for swaddling muslin. A cotton muslin swaddle blanket will add to the feeling of comfort. A muslin swaddle blanket is very finely woven and breathable. It is soft but durable and the fabric is a bit stretchy which is perfect for swaddling because there is a natural give in the blanket and it is not too restrictive.
The lightweight muslin will allow air to flow through the blanket so the baby does not get too hot but still is in the warm and comfortable atmosphere and won’t get overheated. The fabric is very durable and will stand up to wash after wash and become softer each time.
http://www.blissbabyandmaternity.com is offering the Muslin Swaddle Blankets that are perfect for newborn babies up to young children. There are many varieties to choose from so check out the website and find the perfect one. There are also many other muslin products that will assist you in pampering your little one.