Sunday, March 26, 2006

Day 34 - Swaddle for better, longer sleep

Today's Tip - Swaddle your infant to help him sleep through the night

If your baby keeps waking himself up when he startles in his sleep, or if he fusses when he's out of your arms, try swaddling him in a thin blanket. It'll keep him feeling secure in his crib and will make it easier for you to keep him in a proper position to prevent SIDS.

However, overbundling can cause overheating, so make sure the blanket is thin, his head isn't covered, the room isn't too hot, and never place a swaddled baby to sleep on his stomach.

Read more about SIDS

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Heather said...

We love love loved the swaddle with our boy until he was almost 5 months old. I recommend the Amazing Miracle Swaddling Blanket of all things (from personal experience, I don't work for them)

9:36 PM  
Blogger Classic Jef said...

I'll have to look into it...although with summer nearly here I'm afraid swaddling will overheat him.

7:29 PM  

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