I am often asked in public how I wrap up my baby like a burrito (Texas, go figure). This seems simple and natural to me, but surprisingly, many people don’t know how to swaddle or the comfort it can bring to a baby – especially newborns.
The first step os to purchase a blanket made for swaddling. These blankets are significantly larger and made of a more guaze like material. I use these blankets purchased off of Amazon by Margaux & May. The video below shows just how to get a nice, tight swaddle:
Why swaddle your baby?
Infants have spastic arm and leg movements that can be startling, By swaddling, in addition to keeping them warm, you provide comfort by keeping their spastic movements down and their bodies wrapped tight like they were in your womb. I found this especially helpful with my son who suffered from colic.
Just a note to say I LOVE Amazon Mom/Prime. Besides the easy to use Baby Registry like a shopping list, monthly deliveries to my door of my favorite diapers more than 20% off, they have great customer service – like Nordstrom good. The Baby Swing we purchased stopped working and they just sent us another one no questions asked along with a shipping slip to send the old one back for free.