Benefits of Swaddling
Swaddling is a centuries-old tradition that dates back to 4000 B.C. and has been practised all across the world. Swaddling an infant has numerous advantages. It not only relaxes and soothes them but also allows them to sleep for extended periods. Babies that are swaddled are quieter, sleep more, and have lower and more consistent heart rates, according to recent research. Swaddling is a lovely and safe approach to help soothe and comfort your infant when done correctly.
Swaddling Mimics the Womb
Transitioning from the womb to the outside world for your new baby is complicated. Babies are thrust into a cold and bright world from what was once a warm and snug cocoon. Swaddling helps with the transition by recreating the safe and comfortable sensation of being in the womb.
Swaddling Mimics a Parent’s Soothing Touch
Touch has been shown to have neurological benefits, such as triggering a self-soothing response in the brain, regulating heart rate and blood pressure, and lowering cortisol levels. Touch is essential for a healthy infant’s growth. A secure swaddle helps your baby sleep longer, more restfully, and with fewer interruptions by simulating the soothing pressure of a mother’s touch.
Swaddling Moderates the Moro Reflex
Swaddling a newborn has several advantages, one of which is that it helps to reduce the effects of the Moro reflex. The Moro reflex, also known as the startle reflex, is a natural neurological response that makes a newborn feel as if they are falling. Babies are constantly exposed to this during the first three to four months of life. While the Moro reflex is a sign of a healthy baby, its effects can make it difficult for your baby to sleep.
Swaddling Helps Regulate Temperature
Swaddling your baby can help them maintain their ideal temperature, so make sure you use a high-quality, breathable swaddle like the Baby My Luxeve Newborn Swaddle. This blanket ensures your baby doesn’t overheat. Avoid “double swaddling” or using an overly heated blanket.
Swaddling Helps Alleviate Colic
Any parent with colic child will tell you that it is one of the most challenging aspects of parenthood. Some parents express a sense of helplessness in their inability to calm their wailing baby. Colic is supposed to be caused by your baby’s developing digestive system, which makes it difficult for him to digest food.
Swaddling Reduces Incidents of SIDs
Swaddling is both practical and safe when done correctly. Swaddling, according to the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP), aids in maintaining the supine position during sleep (sleeping on the back). According to research, SIDs are also more common in newborns placed to sleep on their stomachs. As a result, babies should only be placed on their backs, never on their stomachs or sides.
Swaddled Babies are Happier Babies
We’ve already discussed the advantages of swaddling a baby, such as how it can help soothe and settle your child, but did you know that it also stimulates a relaxation mechanism in babies? There are many benefits of swaddling your child, and research is still being undertaken. So what are you waiting for? See our range of swaddles and find out for yourself!
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