Did you know that swaddling is one of the safest, beneficial and gentle practices for parents and their babies?
During the first few months, professionals recommend that your baby spend’s most of their time wrapped in a swaddling blanket. This will assist with keeping them warm as well as mimic the security of the womb and help to reduce their startle reflex.
These days there are so many swaddling blankets to choose from so it’s important to know what to look.
Firstly make sure it’s a finely woven breathable fabric such as a gentle 100% Organic Muslin. Not only is organic muslin one of the softest and most natural fabrics in the world but it is also the safest fabric for swaddling your baby. The soft muslin helps trap the body heat and restrict movement whilst also creating a temperature womb-like environment that can help babies sleep.
Secondly make sure it’s no smaller than 120cm x 120cm otherwise your baby will outgrow it in the first few months.
Finally if you’re not prepared to buy an Organic Baby Muslin Wrap then at least buy a cotton muslin as opposed to a synthetic fabric. Cotton is softer, more flexible and durable than synthetic fabrics.