Supine Swaddling Reduces Incidence of SIDS
  • There is evidence that swaddled back sleeping infants have lower incidence of SIDS than unswaddled back sleeping infants as stated in the Journal of Pediatrics, December 2002.
  • When baby sleeps better on his back, parents are less likely to use the unsafe tummy position for sleep.
  • Swaddling helps sleeping infants remain on their backs.

Swaddled Babies Sleep Better ® 
  • A Washington University study proved infants sleep better when swaddled.
  • Swaddled babies have fewer awakenings and twice as much REM sleep.
  • REM sleep is believed to be important for brain development.
  • When babies sleep better and longer, parents get more sleep, too.

Reduces Colic and Fussiness
  • Snug swaddling soothes babies by reminding them of being in the womb.
  • Swaddling helps prevent over stimulation.
  • Swaddling helps to contain baby's own jerky movements that can startle him or her awake
  • Baby is able to self-comfort by sucking on fingers or hand if swaddled with hands near face – the normal infant has been observed post delivery to bring hands to face within 30 minutes.
  • Infants are inefficient at regulating their own temperature. Swaddling helps to keep infants comfortably warm when parents choose the appropriate swaddle blanket. SwaddleDesigns ® offers cotton flannel Ultimate Swaddle Blankets for cooler to moderate environments and cotton open weave Marquisette Swaddling Blankets for warmer environments.

Can Help Make Breastfeeding Easier
  • Baby’s extra movements are nicely contained when swaddled which can help baby focus and latch-on. Once baby has learned how to latch on and is nursing, take baby out of swaddle, so baby and mom can be skin to skin and tummy to tummy.
  • Tucking baby's hands into the swaddle will keep baby's hands from impairing the latch-on.
  • Use the blanket to drape over mom and baby for warmth. Skin to skin is best when learning to breastfeed.