Saturday, March 7, 2020

How to Swaddle a Baby With a Muslin Blanket

A lot of new mothers are afraid to swaddle their babies because it looks hard. But that's not always the case. Swaddling can be a very useful technique once you master it.

How can you swaddle your baby like a pro? What blanket should you use? Can swaddles help calm your baby down?

Here we give you useful tips and recommendations on how to swaddle with the right blanket or muslin blanket. Read more below for more information.

The Essentials of Swaddles

As a new parent, it's important that you know how to keep your baby comfortable. Swaddles are one of the best ways to do that. They keep the baby warm, relaxed and most of all lets them sleep better.

Things you should prepare when swaddling a baby:

       You can use a muslin blanket, a traditional swaddle blanket

       You can also use a hook and eye swaddle blanket

       Swaddle bags are okay too if you want an easier option

Easy Steps to Swaddle a Baby

  1. Start by laying the blanket on a mattress or any firm surface.
  2. With one corner of the blanket, fold it into an upside-down triangle shape.
  3. Place the baby on the blanket. Make sure the shoulders are on the edge of the part that's folded down.
  4. Tuck the baby's hands underneath the folds like they are by the face or shoulders. In other cases, you can leave the arms out and tuck in the armpits. The latter is best for older babies.
  5. Take the right side of the blanket and drape it across the baby's body. Then tuck it underneath the other side of the body.
  6. With the bottom tail of the blanket, fold it upwards and towards the baby's head. Tuck this corner on the top sight side fold.
  7. Now take the left side and wrap it across the body of the baby. Finally, tuck the corner on the right-hand side.

Practice Makes Perfect Swaddle!

Sometimes the first try doesn't go well. But that doesn;lt mean you should give up. There are many types of swaddling a baby. You can practice many styles and go with one that you can master.

It can also be worrisome for some moms to swaddle their babies too tight. You will need to know how your baby wants to sleep as some would want to feel tight and comfortable. The muslin fabric is very soft and stretchable so it won't harm your baby in any way.

To make sure that the swaddle technique works, check if your baby is sleepy but a little awake. You want your baby to be still when swaddling.

The best way for this to work? Is to add your own love and affection! Nothing can make babies feel better than knowing that they are safe in the care of their loving parents.

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