Swaddling is the art of snugly wrapping a baby in a blanket for warmth and security. It can keep your baby from being disturbed by their own startle reflex, and it can help them stay warm and toasty for the first few days of life until their internal thermostat kicks in. It may even help to calm your baby.
Here are five simple steps to swaddling your baby:
Bring the left hand side of the wrap over and tuck in.
Bring the bottom of the wrap up and over your baby's left side and tuck under.
Bring the top right hand side of the wrap over your baby's left shoulder and down over chest.