Swaddling babies is an ancient practice of helping them to settle and sleep. Only recently has mother's intuition been proven correct by medical science. Recent studies have shown that babies who are swaddled (not too tightly) and then put to bed sleep better and longer. (For references to below quotes please refer to our Medical Research page)
"In general, swaddled infants arouse less and sleep longer… excessively crying infants cried less when swaddled… swaddling can soothe pain in infants"
"Swaddling…seems to increase daytime sleep periods and total… sleep"
Wrapping babies snugly can help calm their startle reflex, so that they do not hit and wake themselves during sleep.
Swaddled babies find it harder to roll from their back to the tummies, therefore helping reduce the risk of SIDS.
Good quality sleep for babies has been linked to brain development so it is very important your baby get the full amount of sleep required.
MEDICAL RESEARCH SUGGESTS
Babies may benefit from having access to their hands when swaddled because:
1. It helps them self soothe and therefore sleep longer, giving baby and parents a better nights sleep.
2. It may be helpful for development.
Your baby learns a lot about the world by bringing their hands to their mouth. It helps develop their mouth muscles, aids feeding, speech development and enables them to act out their natural rooting reflex. Just having their hands near their mouth can help babies settle and sleep!
Love To Swaddle UP™ is so quick and easy to use and most importantly your baby stays swaddled all night long!
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Above quotes from: Paediatrics Volume 120, Number 4, Oct 2007
This information is not medical or allied health professional advice. Further, no cure or treatment for disease is offered on this website. Love To Dream™ recommends you seek professional advice for your and your child's individual needs.