It is natural for newborn babies to seek a womb-like sanctuary to sleep in after spending nine months in their mother’s womb. They yearn for that warm, affectionate setting where they can feel protected and nurtured. You may now give your babies this feeling by enveloping them in a soft cottony blanket. This is known as swaddling. Baby swaddle, an old practice, is suitable for newborn babies. Here’s why.
#1 is a deep sleeper.
Swaddled babies sleep longer and more profound, according to research. They do not have unwanted wake-up moments due to the startle reaction. As you may know, infants are pretty sensitive to noises and are not accustomed to having ample space to maneuver in, so you may notice them startled for seemingly no apparent cause. Swaddling inhibits or reduces the startle reflex in newborns.
#2 Behaves peacefully.
Because swaddling offers them a sense of warmth, protection, and security, the babies are less likely to be worried and thus calmer or well-behaved. They experience the tranquility and comfort that swaddling provides. Because they rarely cry, parents, nannies, or babysitters are less anxious when caring for them. They will grow up to be people who value peace and are better at dealing with difficult situations.
#3 Less demanding.
Babies can be pretty demanding if you give in to their desires. Giving children comfort things such as cushions and cuddly animals, for example, can help them stop weeping. As a result, they become demanding as they get older. Swaddling can help to establish satisfaction in babies when they are still babies. Swaddling prevents your babies from reaching for comfortable things, allowing them to grow up comfortable and self-sufficient.
#4 Avoid self-harm.
Newborns enjoy touching everything they come into contact with. They prefer to practice their many senses, including brushing, holding, and even eating. Thus they must stay in a safe and secure section of the house. If you place them in a cradle, stroller, or cot, their two hands are free to do anything they want, including scratching their face and eyes or smacking their nose and mouth, which can cause them to cry loudly or get unhappy. Swaddling can help you prevent all of these undesirable movements.
#5 Outstanding posture.
Your baby’s sleeping position can have an impact on their posture. If they sleep on their sides, they may acquire a hunchback as they grow. This position can restrict their respiration, which can be extremely harmful. Swaddling can help you avoid these situations. This practice can help your newborns sleep on their backs so they can breathe properly and grow up with good posture. You can also put their hands over their hearts while they are swaddled so they can learn to relax on their own.