All About Swaddle - Tips For Parents
Every baby has stayed in his mother’s womb before birth for almost nine months. It can be challenging for babies to be in an unfamiliar environment. They are constantly seeking security. At this time, parents need to prepare some related baby products to help swaddle their babies, like stretchy, personalized swaddle blankets, swaddling clothes, swaddling sleep sacks, etc.
Today’s article will be going to discuss all information about swaddle.
1. Why swaddle?
Many moms and dads may encounter this problem. Suddenly sounds and movements startle the baby easily during sleep. Sometimes, babies also can be suddenly waken up without anyone’s touch. It reflects that newborns are unfamiliar with the outside environment. How is it unfamiliar? When the baby is in the mother's belly, he feels safe and comfortable. The mother's womb is warm and full of amniotic fluid. On the contrary, the external environment is uncomfortable for babies at first. When babies are shocked by a sound or action, they will unconsciously appear Moro reflex reaction. This is what we see as a sudden awakening, which is normal.
Wrapping the baby in a quilt or a baby blanket help simulate a feeling of the womb, which is the same as the feeling of being wrapped when the baby is in the womb. He can feel very secure. The reason for swaddling the baby is that it is not difficult to find a way to make your baby feel more secure and be easier to sleep.
The important thing is that the swaddle must be big enough to confirm that the baby can be completely and tightly wrapped. The other thing you need to make sure do not to wrap your baby too tightly or too loosely. Wrapping too tightly for your baby is easy to make him feel uncomfortable. Wrapping the baby too loosely may not get the results that you want effectively. Remember, the lower part of the baby’s body should not be wrapped too tightly, which may limit the baby's activities. And the baby will also be uncomfortable.
- avoid the Moro reflex
The Moro reflex is also called a startle reflex. It means babies are startled by outbursts, like loud noises, intense light, sudden movements. Sometimes they even will be scared of themselves. How to calm down a baby that has Moro reflex? Swaddling is one of the good methods. Swaddling a newborn baby can make him feel secure. It can help fasten babies’ limbs to avoid startling themselves during sleep. Then babies can have a longer, more restful sleep.
- stabilize the body temperature
Newborns do not have the ability to regulate their body temperature. They need supplementing by swaddling clothes. The swaddle can help keep the baby feel warm and cozy no matter what the temperature is. Parents don’t need to be worried that their babies may catch a cold in an air-conditioned room or overheat.
- fall asleep quickly and have a stable sleep
Swaddling babies can give them a sense of security and have a function of anti-startle reaction. Babies can have a safer and more stable sleep.
2. Swaddle tips
- Do not swaddle the baby too tightly.
Too tight may make the baby feel uncomfortable and even may make him hard to breathe. Some researchers have found that swaddling an infant's leg too tight can lead to hip dislocation or dysplasia.
- Make the baby lay on his back.
Babies lying on their stomachs may affect respiration when asleep. Nowadays, sleeping on the back is a relatively safe sleep position for the baby.
3. three situations are not recommended for swaddling babies
- when the temperature is too hot
If the weather is too hot, the room temperature is too high, and the baby is already uncomfortable, you should stop swaddling. Or it is easy to cause your baby to have a fever and can be detrimental to the baby's health.
- babies do not want to be swaddled
Not all babies like to be swaddled. Some babies who have never been wrapped may gradually adapt to this state. If the mother suddenly wraps them up, babies may be very reluctant, restless, and cry a lot. Then parents should stop swaddling and hurry up to put the baby out.
Babies can not speak and can not use language to express their feelings. But they have thoughts and needs. Their thoughts and needs are only expressed through crying. If your baby is rejected and feels nervous and anxious, you need to stop wrapping in time.
- when growing up
The peak of the startle reflex of the baby is the first month after birth. Swaddles and swaddling sleep sacks are mostly used for this stage. When babies are older, their needs for sleep gradually decrease, and their waking time increases. They should not be swaddled all the time.
Babies can be released from the swaddles to move their arms and legs. If you keep swaddling, not only will your baby be irritable and anxious, but it will also interfere with his normal development and growth.
Some research shows that swaddling is effective in reducing the baby’s crying and is more effective for babies who are under two months old.
As babies grow older, they spend more time to be awake and become progressively more mobile. Swaddling should gradually be disappeared. If you still want to give your baby a sleep sack after four or five months, you can try a one-piece transitional sleep sack, which also can work well.
4. Swaddling sleep sacks recommendations
Compared to swaddling, swaddling sleep sacks are easier to use and more functional.
Organic Newborn Sleep Sacks With Mesh Cotton
The ergonomic design of this newborn sleep sack can simulate the uterine environment. A similar environment is always important for babies to establish a feeling of familiarity. They can feel more secure and safer after wearing this swaddling sleep sack.
The lower part of the swaddling sleep sack uses a loose design, which can give babies more freedom to kick and move their legs. Reasonable exercise is good for babies’ growth and development.
The fabric selection requires choosing environmental, comfortable, natural fabrics without chemicals, such as 100% organic cotton, bamboo fiber, etc. This swaddling sleep sack is made of 100% organic cotton. Organic cotton is a kind of ideal fabric for babies’ sensitive, delicate skin. It is buttery-soft and ultra-comfortable.
In terms of security, our designers have designed a fit neckline for newborns to avoid suffocation. In addition, this sleep sack also has mesh cotton on the back to protect babies from being overheated. And this design also helps babies to avoid growing prickly heat. Once prickly heat has grown, babies are difficult to have a restful sleep.
Baby Bamboo Quilted Sleeveless Sleep Sack TOG 1.0
This is one of the main products of our brand. It is an ideal choice for all-aged babies, from newborns to three years old.
TOG is the thermal overall grade. The higher the tog rating, the warmer your baby can feel. This bamboo sleep sack is 1.0 TOG, which is a suitable TOG rating. Babies can wear this sleep sack for all seasons.
- sleeveless design
The sleeveless design has two advantages. On the one hand, it can protect your baby from overheating. On the other hand, as your baby grows, the sleeveless design helps him to self-soothe easily.
- classic design
Kaiya Angel prized our sleep sacks to be minimalistic. And we believe that less is more. So this bamboo sleep sack has a simple and classic design. And it is also easy for parents to use.
- made of bamboo fiber
The sleep sack is made of natural bamboo fiber that is super-breathable and antibacterial. This is an ideal fabric for babies, which is perfect to use in summer.
- safe and convenient zipper
All zippers are two-way zippers that are convenient for parents to change clothes and diapers for their babies. Every zipper has a zipper protector on the top, which can protect babies from being scratched by the zipper. And babies won’t feel uncomfortable.
- embroidery customization
Besides, parents can get personalized service on our website. They can have their babies’ names on the sleep sacks, rompers, and bodysuits by embroidery to make the baby clothes to be exclusive and unique.