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How long should I swaddle my baby?

Swaddling is an old technique used for making a baby feel safe and secure. Some experts believe that swaddling may even help prevent SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). It is thought that babies who are swaddled sleep better and are more responsive to outside stimuli than babies who are not swaddled.

Not all babies like to be swaddled.  By about 2 months of age, baby will be moving more in sleep, and swaddling may contribute to night waking. Swaddling creates a light pressure around the baby's body. It is meant to mirror the pressure they would have felt in your uterus.

Stop swaddling the baby once they are about a month old. After this time, swaddling may interfere with the baby's mobility and development.

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