In the hospital, mother brings a newborn baby in diapers. At home, we decide for ourselves whether to swaddle the baby or not. Many parents wrapped in diapers for up to six months, others consider diapering a means of inhibiting development. Where is the truth?
My firstborn and diapers
I began to swaddle my first child while I was still in the hospital. We have this: if the mother and the baby are all right, then the woman takes care of her child. Of course, no one forced us to wash diapers and diapers. Every morning the nurse brought a complete set of clothes for the newborn per day. These included: cap, cloth diapers, thin and flannelette diapers. If the baby overdid it, then at any moment you could ask for more diapers.
At home, I continued to swaddle the baby, as in a maternity hospital, but I still put on her undershirts. Approximately a month I began to wear sliders on a child for a day, but I still stubbornly wrapped diapers for the night.
Being in the womb, the child feels protected, although it may seem that he is not very comfortable there. His movements in the stomach were severely restricted.
Immediately after birth, the baby enters a world full of harsh sounds. Swaddling – a way to protect the baby from the outside world for the first time. After a week, he himself will begin to take a pen out of the diapers and try to shove a finger in his mouth. By the month of infants is already difficult to keep in diapers. He has a thirst for knowledge of the world.
Up to a month I swaddled the baby completely, that is, along with the handles. So she did not bother herself with unconscious movements and fell asleep more quickly. Then I swaddled only the legs. This went on for up to four months. During the day, the baby is dressed in romper suit and shirt, at night – in a padded vest and diaper. I remember a case when a friend of my mother told how she wrapped her baby up to a year. In the course were not diapers, and sheets.
The world is changing, my opinion has changed
I started teaching my followers to the sliders from 2 weeks. At night, swaddle up to a month. I must say that the first 2 weeks to wrap the baby in the diaper is necessary. So not afraid to take it in hand. Diapers give a certain rigidity, the newborn does not seem so fragile.
In diapers, the child feels more comfortable. In newborns, the mechanism of thermoregulation has not yet been formed. The body of the child can not keep the normal temperature. It is easy to overheat in the heat. But in the cold season, swaddling saves the baby from hypothermia.
When my grandmother saw me wrapping the baby in a diaper, she advised her to straighten her legs and swaddle tight, they say, her legs will be straight. But I have already read the relevant literature and knew that the slimness of the legs depends on hereditary factors, and tight swaddling makes it difficult for the baby to breathe.
Of course, I did not discover America for anyone. Now mothers are advanced, and they will say, but perhaps in nature, animals swaddle their young. But why shouldn’t we move away from the gas stove and not bring a raw piece of meat to our baby? After all, cats do not cook their kittens food on the stove. That’s why we are people who have introduced their habits.