SAFE SWAD­DLING TECH­NIQUE

If you’re using a spe­cially-de­signed swad­dle, fol­low the in­struc­tions pro­vided. But if you’re using a light cot­ton blan­ket or wrap, here’s a simple and safe swad­dling tech­nique.

Mother & Baby (Australia) - - Practical Care -

1

Lay the wrap out flat. Place your baby on top of the wrap, with her shoul­ders level with the top of the ma­te­rial. Put your baby’s left arm down at her side, and her right arm away from her side.

2

Now bring the side of the cloth over your baby’s left arm and body. Rolling her over slightly, tuck the cloth smoothly un­der the right side of her body. Then put her right arm by her side.

3

Bring the other side of the cloth over your baby’s right arm and body. Rolling her over slightly, tuck the cloth com­fort­ably and smoothly un­der the left side of her body.

4

Fold the bot­tom of the blan­ket over her legs to her chest, mak­ing sure she has room to move her legs and hips freely. Rolling her gently from side to side, tuck both sides of the blan­ket un­der her body.

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