How to wrap or swaddle your baby for a peaceful night sleep.
Lay the swaddle in a diamond shape and fold the top corner down to form a triangle. Place your baby in the center of the folded area with their head just above the fold of the swaddle. Check that your baby’s shoulders are still below the fold.
Place your baby’s right arm slightly bent at the elbow flat against their body. Take the left side of the swaddle and bring it across your baby’s chest. Ensure their arm is securely under the fabric. Tuck the edge of the swaddle under their body to ensure a secure swaddle.
Fold the bottom of the swaddle up & over your baby’s feet.
Finally, place your baby’s left arm slightly bent at the elbow against their body, take the right side of the swaddle & bring it across your baby’s chest. Tuck the excess fabric underneath your baby to secure the swaddle.
These wraps, or swaddles, are truly multi-functional baby products, and are on the must-have list for every newborn. Some of their many uses are demonstrated below, as a burping cloth, a change table cover, a breastfeeding cover to avoid distraction and a stroller or pram coverto encourage a good peaceful nap.
For countless generations, mothers have swaddled, wrapped and cared for their children with natural muslin.
The ability of wraps or swaddles to soothe and calm babies has been known to mothers around the world for ever.
This knowledge has been passed down by women for thousands of years and across every continent, but today we can turn to science for proof that swaddling is one of the most gentle, effective, and beneficial practices for mothers and their children.
In 2002, the medical journal Paediatrics published a study that explained why babies who are swaddled sleep more peacefully by preventing spontaneous movements (called reflex motion) from waking them up repeatedly during the night.
The same year, the Journal of Applied Physiology wrote that swaddled infants stay in REM sleep (the most restorative, deepest sleep) longer than those who were not wrapped.
There is growing evidence every year that swaddling may indirectly help prevent SIDS.
Swaddling is said to be as familiar to babies as it is to their moms because it recreates the secure and cozy feeling of the womb -- and using a swaddle or wrap made of natural organic muslin enhances that blissful feeling. Muslin is a delicate, yet durable weave.
Muslin is stretchy, and therefore ideal for swaddling or wrapping, as the natural "give" allows the wrap to be tucked snuggly around a baby without being overly restrictive.
Muslin is lightweight and open weave which permits air to circulate around the baby's body, while still providing comfort and warmth without the worry that the baby may overheat in moderate weather.
Muslin also stands up to repeated washings, becoming softer -- and better -- with age.
Of course, all the scientific evidence in the world is no substitute for the experience of millions of Mothers through countless generations: that swaddling in muslin is one of the most loving, gentle, restorative acts a mother can perform for her child.
These organic muslin swaddles, or wraps, proudly display the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) label to prove thay are made of organic cotton that is grown and manufactured in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.
The GOTS certification ensures a fully organic process, including the use of recycled water and solar power.
|Each swaddle blanket comes with a label showing how to wrap your baby and the many uses of an organic cotton swaddle or wrap. (see below)|