Swaddling babies in newborn swaddle blankets has several benefits. One common misconception of new mothers is that swaddling in newborn swaddle blankets is uncomfortable for their babies. This isn’t necessarily true, when a swaddled baby suddenly becomes uncomfortable in their swaddle, it’s mostly because they want to be held and rocked rather than left alone on the bed.
Babies are used to movement. When you were pregnant, you were always rocking your baby as you walked around. That’s why newborns are often called “bouncing babies.” Babies love to be bounced and gently rocked for the first 3 months of their life. But please don’t rock them too hard—so that you don’t cause “shaken baby syndrome.” but not rocking them at all is also unfair to these little rockers who are already used to dancing and bouncing around.
That off my chest, now to address the benefits of swaddling.
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