Sleep is an important part of a baby’s life. The average newborn sleeps 16-18 hours a day, and even at 3 months still gets around 14 hours in a 24 hour period. That’s a lot of sleeping! Until they’re able to fully roll over most babies need a little extra security to fall and stay asleep. Swaddling is a great way of providing that. There are many benefits to swaddling your baby, here are just a few:
- Swaddled babies tend to have an easier time falling asleep and sleep for longer periods of time.
- A swaddle mimics the womb so baby feels more secure.
- Swaddling discourages the startle reflex that interrupts sleep.
- Swaddling helps reduce SIDS by promoting back sleeping and eliminating the need for blankets.
Swaddling is regular practice at hospitals and households across the country, but it hasn’t always been that way. When I was born it was recommended to put babies to sleep on their tummies. In 1994 the “Back To Sleep” campaign was launched and pediatricians everywhere started advising back sleeping. SIDS rates decreased, but parents had to get creative to help their little ones feel secure while sleeping safely and soundly. That’s when the modern swaddle was born.
Kaia loves being swaddled but most of the time she has a hard time staying that way. I get her all wrapped up and asleep only to check back in a few hours and she’s fussing because she has wiggled herself free. There are many swaddling products that claim to be the best at keeping little Houdinis from breaking out, but I’ve found that most of them fall short. I know many moms who feel the same way. I’m SO happy to say I’ve finally found a product that delivers! With Woombie’s new Wrap and Snap there’s no breaking out. It’s awesome. Just put your kiddo in, zip them up and wrap! It keeps their arms extremely secure without big layers to overheat and also allows for leg movement for babies who like to kick.
The Woombie Wrap N Snap is one piece. It is made of a cotton/spandex blend and features a two way zipper. The warp part is long enough to wrap around the baby twice and has multiple rows of velcro to customize the fit. It comes in two sizes: 5-13lbs and 14-19lbs. Kaia is 11 pounds and the small one fits her perfectly! If you have a hard time keeping your baby swaddled I would highly recommend the Wrap and Snap, it’s awesome!
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