Why are newborns wrapped so tight?

Sep 04 , 2019

Why are newborns wrapped so tight?

Wrapping a newborn tightly is called swaddling. It helps soothe babies, and, as Dr. Karp explains, has been shown to help babies sleep longer due to replicating womb-like conditions and helping control babies’ Moro reflex. But, when done incorrectly, there are risks. New parents will likely get a lot of instruction on swaddling methods before leaving the hospital, but if they need some help later on, Youtube is a great resource for quick review.

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