Is Swaddling Safe?

Swaddling is the practice of wrapping a baby very snugly in blankets so that only their head is left out. Swaddling is nothing new—in fact, some experts think that it’s been around since the Paleolithic area. That’s right, cave moms and cave dads swaddled their little ones. And, according to the Old Testament, even the baby Jesus was swaddled. So swaddling certainly has a long and interesting history!

Why swaddle a baby?

Advocates of swaddling believe that the practice has a number of important benefits for baby (and for mom and dad too).

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