Most parents will choose to swaddle their babies at the beginning. Some new parents may not know much about swaddling. Today’s article will introduce why to swaddle a baby, and the benefits of swaddling.
1. Simulate The Uterine Environment
Babies have grown inside their mothers’ wombs for a long time before they are born. People always prefer to be somewhere familiar, somewhere safe. Babies also will miss that uterine environment that can offer them enough sense of security.
Swaddling babies with Kaiya Angel Wrap-Around Zip Personalized Swaddle 1.0 TOG that can help simulate the uterine environment to make babies feel safe and secure.
2. Simulate A Gentle Touch From Parents
Gentle touch is important and necessary for newborns in their first year of life. Touch not only can offer babies a safe feeling but also can shorten the distance between babies and parents. Babies can feel mothers’ tender love through touching. A great swaddle must be soft, warm, comfortable that can bring a similar touching feeling of mothers for babies.
3. Stabilizes Babies’ Body Temperature
Swaddling babies by a great sleeping sack with suitable TOG(thermal overall grade) also have its benefit. Babies always have colds easily because they are little and weak. Swaddling can help stabilizes babies’ body temperature, and protect them from catching a cold, even in an air condition room. Swaddling also has no risks of overheating.
4. Minimize The Risk Of SIDS
SIDS(sudden infant death syndrome) now is one of the chief killers of infants. Some research suggests that bad babies’ sleep position, bad sleep environment both will cause SIDS. Swaddling can help babies sleep in a healthy fixed posture, a cozy sleep environment. Then it can minimize the risk of SIDS.
5. Reduce The Startle Reflex Or Moro Reflex
1) Startle Reflex
The startle reflex is a kind of a kind of defending response to sudden or threatening stimulation, such as sudden noise or sharp movement, it is usually associated with negative affect. Infants tend to occur more frequently.
2) Moro Reflex
The moro reflex is an infantile reflex that develops between 28 and 32 weeks of gestation and disappears at 3 - 6 months of age. It is a response to a sudden loss of support. Normally, it involves three distinct components: spreading out the arms, pulling the arms in, crying.
The key point to reduce the startle reflex and moro reflex is to offer them a secure, calming, reassuring feeling. Swaddling is one of the useful ways.
6. Lightweight For Less Colic
Small infants may have colic. Because their digestive systems have not been fully mature. Eating is a new experience for them. Sometimes, indigestion may cause extreme gas, pain.
A lightweight swaddle for babies can take the pressure off of their abdomen, comfort their mood, make them feel more comfortable.
7. Avoid Babies Rolling Over While Sleeping
Avoids the danger of rolling over to protect babies from falling down the bed. On the other hand, a good swaddling also can reassure the parents, help them get proper rest, even at the middle of the night.
8. Help Babies To Have A Longer, Restful Sleeping
Another important benefits of swaddling is to help babies improve their sleep quality. As babies need to spend two-thirds time in deep sleeping. Sleep also affect babies’ health and development. Besides, it also can make sure that parents can get rest.