{ to swaddle or not to swaddle? }

We successfully swaddled both babies we brought home, but new guidelines frown upon this practice. 

{ Read more from this recent article from The Star Phoenix
The age-old baby swaddle might be risky }

I am convinced that swaddling helped my children to relax and sleep for longer stretches. However, I would reconsider tightly swaddling a child in light of this latest information. 

It can be quite frustrating as a parent to hear conflicting advice such as this. However, it is inevitable that recommendations will change from year to year as accidents unfortunately happen and as we continually try to discover the best ways to protect our children from harm.  

What were your experiences with swaddling? How might you do things differently in light of new the new information? 


1 comment

Anonymous said...

i swaddled all 4 of my children...but never tightly. just enough for them to stay warm and cozy.

its ok to try all the "recommendations"....but your instinct will kick in and you must learn to trust it and yourself. only you know your baby

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