Swaddling has made a comeback in recent years. Swaddling is wrapping your baby from shoulders to toes in cloths to restore the security it had in the womb.
All of a sudden your baby comes into the outside world, which can be very difficult for your little one. In the womb it was nice and warm and cozy and now your baby suddenly has to sleep in a bed. Many babies suffer from, for example, not being able to sleep due to swinging arms and fright reflexes. This will wake your baby up again quickly and they will become over-stimulated or suffer from unexplained restlessness.
It is very important to first check with an expert where the unrest of your baby comes from. Do not swaddle without advice first!
When TO NOT swaddle:
Do not swaddle if your baby vomits or suffers from reflux. Babies will try to move to their side while being sick, swaddling prevents this and increases the risk of choking!
If your baby cries with excitement, for example when he is tired or is excited, swaddling could be useful. Because swaddling gives a piece of rest and the child will cry less. It is difficult to determine why your baby cries. It is better to contact the health center. They can then tell you why your baby spits and whether it is advisable to swaddle.
Always consult a medical professional.
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