How to swaddle - a step by step guide 

The beauty of swaddling is in its simplicity. If you have muslin and two loving hands, you can’t go wrong. It’s just about finding a technique and establishing a routine that both you and your little one are most comfortable with
Baby laying on a swaddle blanketBaby laying on a swaddle blanket

 

 

step 1

Fold the swaddle into a triangle, and place your baby in the center with the shoulders just below the fold.


Swaddled baby with one arm outSwaddled baby with one arm out

 

 

step 2

Place your baby’s right arm alongside the body, slightly bent. Take the same side of the swaddle and pull it securely across your baby’s chest, keeping the right arm under the fabric. Tuck the edge of the swaddle under the body, leaving the left arm free.


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step 3

Fold the bottom of the swaddle up and over your baby’s feet, tucking the fabric into the top of the swaddle.


fully swaddled babyfully swaddled baby

 

 

step 4

Place your baby’s right arm alongside the body, slightly bent. Take the same side of the swaddle and pull it securely across your baby’s chest, keeping the right arm under the fabric. Tuck the edge of the swaddle under the body, leaving the left arm free.