Swaddled babies are less likely to roll on their backs; therefore, swaddle blankets can help reduce the risk of SIDS. Snug swaddling gives babies the soothing feeling and comfort of being in the womb. Research shows that babies sleep better and have longer REM sleep while swaddled.
Maybe you've heard about Dr. Harvey Karp's book, The Happiest Baby on the Block. In the book, Dr. Karp gives 5 S's on how to turn on your baby's calming reflex. One of those S's is swaddling. Wrapping a baby in a swaddle blanket helps them feel calm and soothed, as if they were returning to the mother's womb. You don't want your baby to overheat, so having the right fabric is important. Also, you need to swaddle securely so that there is no risk of choking.
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