All the ways to swaddle a newborn child to help parents
Disputes about the benefits of swaddling newborns have been going on for decades. If you are a supporter of using diapers and are waiting for the first child, then you must learn about the ways that you can swaddle the baby.
Even if the mother is going to wear sliders on the first few days, she still needs to learn the basics of swaddling. For example, giving a child a medicine or cleaning a spout is much more convenient when the baby’s handles are wrapped in a diaper and do not interfere with the mother’s manipulation.
In the womb in the last weeks of pregnancy, the baby is in a cozy cocoon. When born, any child experiences stress. Swaddling helps crumbs get comfortable with the new habitat.
- Wrapped in a diaper baby is stronger and longer sleeps.
- The swaddled child experiences physical and psychological comfort.
- Excludes the possibility of fright from involuntary sharp movements of the handles.
- In the diaper the heat is better preserved, therefore the risk of colds is reduced.
For today, not all young mothers are familiar with the rules for swaddling newborns, although this skill is surely useful to them in the process of caring for a newborn baby.
Still our grandmothers and mothers used 3 ways of swaddling of babies – a tight, free and special wide swaddling of children who have problems with joints.
Today, a wave of protest has risen against the tight swaddling. More and more specialists in the field of pediatrics are reiterating the harm of this method. But if you think about it, this way of swaddling was used, almost with the birth of the first person. If everything were so bad, then mankind would have died out long ago, but everyone who was wrapped tightly in his childhood, feels great. Therefore, we still describe this way of wrapping the baby in diapers.
In any case, while the baby does not sleep, it is better to use a free swaddle with open handles. The faster the crumb will get used to react calmly to involuntary movements of hands, the better. Gradually, at the time of sleep, you need to leave the child's arms free, in order to completely abandon the diapers by 2-3 months.
Since ancient times, two types of diapers have been used for swaddling children - warm flannel and light calico cloths.
In the cold season Toddlers are first wrapped in calico, and then also in a warm diaper. In summer, in warm weather, they are mostly used only with a light cloth.
If the room is cool and the baby freezes to prevent hypothermia, it is swaddled in 2 warm diapers, and if necessary cover with a rug. At the same time on the head of the baby should be wearing a warm cap.
No less carefully you need to keep track of the crumbs and in hot weather . To avoid overheating, do not use a tight swaddle. Try to keep the child as free as possible with free handles. While the baby is awake, you can not use diapers at all to avoid diaper rash and sweating.