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After the baby will be delivered, the primary concern here is the warmth and security since the baby is still adopting the life outside the womb of the mother. Swaddling a baby is now the trend in some of the hospitals. The hospital staff is now teaching those mothers on how to properly swaddle the baby. They will teach you all the proper technique in swaddling. Swaddling a baby involves wrapping the baby in a piece of cloth or linen perhaps that could tuck the arms and legs. This may be uncomfortable at first but as soon as the baby is already used to it, then he or she can even sleep soundly at night. A baby that has been swaddled is easier to hold and to transfer from one place to another. Anyways, this is a very common practice for all the newborns. There are studies that have made that swaddling a baby can reduce the risks of having (SIDS) or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Preventing this syndrome from happening is one of the biggest advantages of swaddling. The age range of the newborn that is high from having SIDS is from its birth until three months.
When is the right time to stop swaddling?
Once the baby will reach three or four months of age, this is now the best time to stop swaddling. During this age, the baby is now able to adjust to his new environment and you don’t need to swaddle them anymore. It is also time for the baby not to be restricted with their movements. It is very necessary for a swaddled baby to develop their muscles in order for them to have strength if they will now learn how to crawl, stand and walk in the near future.
So, there you have it, the guides and some information’s on how you can prevent your baby from scratching their face and help them promote a sound sleep. It is pretty sure that this article can be a big part on your life as mother. Since the first priority of all mothers is the security and comfort of their babies. As they say, being a mother is the most unforgettable moment of a girl’s life.