how to swaddle

Every baby is different, but we believe that the comfort and security babies feel when swaddled is universal. The beauty of swaddling is in its simplicity. For first timers, it just takes a little time and patience to become comfortable with the technique. When it comes to swaddling, there is no right or wrong way, simply establish a bedtime routine that works for you and baby, and you’re all set!


basic swaddle

  • STEP 1

    Lay the swaddle in a diamond shape and fold the top corner down to form a triangle. Place your baby in the center of the folded area with their head just above the fold of the swaddle. Ensure that your baby’s shoulders are still below the fold.

  • STEP 2

    Place your baby’s right arm slightly bent at the elbow flat against their body. Take the left side of the swaddle and bring it across your baby’s chest. Ensure their arm is securely under the fabric. Tuck the edge of the swaddle under their body to ensure a secure swaddle.

  • STEP 3

    Fold the bottom of the swaddle up & over your baby’s feet.

  • STEP 4

    Finally, place your baby’s left arm slightly bent at the elbow against their body, take the right side of the swaddle & bring it across your baby’s chest. Tuck the excess fabric underneath your baby to secure the swaddle.

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