What is swaddling? The Spanish translation of this word is to wrap and has become very popular in recent years as it has recovered the practice of wrapping the baby with a blanket or blanket due to the benefits it provides to the newborn. It is not a new technique, mothers and nursery mothers alread
What is swaddling? The Spanish translation of this word is to wrap and has become very popular in recent years as it has recovered the practice of wrapping the baby with a blanket or blanket due to the benefits it provides to the newborn.
It is not a new technique, mothers and nursery mothers already used it in the eighteenth and nineteenth century because babies were calmer and slept better.
The practice of wrapping the baby
Wrapping the baby gives it warmth and security, especially during the first days of life, when it has to get used to living in a temperature different from that of the womb. In addition, the excessive space available can scare or keep you restless, so the advocates of this practice explain that it even helps that the baby sleep better and is more relaxed as it is more collected.
Before wrapping the baby it is convenient to choose the right time to do it, preferably when you have already eaten and it is changed. It is also important not to squeeze too much the blanket or blanket, especially the part of the legs, so as not to damage the baby and leave a little space so you do not have your legs fully stretched to avoid suffering from hip dysplasia.
Many mothers have found that the technique of wrapping the baby relaxes them and helps them sleep, although it is also true that, by having a longer and calmer sleep, they may not wake up to take their shots, so prudence is recommended so that they do not lose weight, especially in the first days of life and make an adequate diet. It is also not recommended to continue with the practice when the baby can already turn and move independently.
How the baby is wrapped, step by step
1. Place a thin blanket or a sheet of square size that is not very large on a flat surface. Turn the corner on the right and place the baby with the men on the fold.
2. Take the left end of the fabric and pass it over the baby's body by putting the end under your left arm.
3. Take the lower end of the sheet and bring it up to the back of your left arm, taking care so that the arm is inside the fabric.
4. Take the remaining piece of cloth and fold it to the baby's heart, and throw away the remaining part behind your right arm.