Up to what age do you swaddle a child, when is it better to finish
Let’s figure out how old to swaddle a child. There is no unequivocal answer. Women of the older generation call for a tight swaddling, but on the street you can often see how babies can easily handle pens and legs.
At first parents swaddle, so that the crumb was cozy, he slept soundly. Each mother decides on his own whether a newborn needs to be swaddled and how many months to continue.
First, we dispel the myths, which for a long time were considered arguments for a long tight swaddling.
- It is necessary to pack a newborn for a long time, so that there are even legs. In fact, the evenness of the legs depends on heredity, proper nutrition, physical development. The child has crooked legs – the reason, rather, is the lack of vitamin D.
- The wrapped baby is warmer. On the one hand, yes, on the other – a tight wrapping does not allow the small organism to learn to adapt to temperature changes, and the skin to breathe freely.
- If the crumb is wrapped for a long time, it will not have the tone of the limbs. In fact, tight wrapping significantly violates the natural position of the body.
- The wrapped baby sleeps more tightly. With this in part you can agree, the newborn does not wake himself up. It is also known that the cause of sudden movements during sleep is overexcitation or the presence of neurological problems. It is recommended to eliminate them not with the help of diapers, but with medicines, medical procedures.