How to swaddle newborns?
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The newborn child does not know anything about the adult world, he spent the whole 9 months at her mother's abdomen, where it was tight and warm, and most importantly - safe. A sense of security and care is what he needs in the first days of his life.
Do I need to swaddle a newborn? Swaddling a newborn provides the baby with a feeling of safety and care. To date, there are several ways to swaddle a newborn.
Our mothers and grandmothers used diapers, vests, and caps. Swaddling a newborn in a flannel or calico diaper is the traditional way. Usually, the child was wrapped tightly with arms extended along the body so that he would not be frightened by the movement of his hands, because he was not yet aware and did not control his movements. In addition, the baby, wrapped in a diaper, easy to take, rock and feed.
Opponents of tight swaddling are sure that it binds the child and inhibits its physiological development. Parents prefer to wear the newborn inoveralls from soft fabric which are unbuttoned on all length and between legs. For the smallest, there are so-called "scratches" in overalls, so that the baby can move the handles and not scratch itself.
It is very convenient to wear and change diapers in such things, you do not need to completely undress the child, you just need to unbutton the overalls. And the choice of clothes for newborns is enormous, compared with the times of our grandmothers and mothers, when there was nothing more than veils and diapers, and sometimes diapers had to be sewn by ourselves.
With the advent of knitted diapers, the whole process of swaddling has become noticeably easier.
Firstly, a soft diaper gently and gently fits the baby’s body, does not hinder movement, but also ensures the position of the newborn, close to the position inmother's tummy.
Secondly, it is not easy for young mothers to immediately swaddle their baby correctly, and with a soft knitted diaper, it is much easier to make, because the material is stretched, which makes it easy and quick to wrap up the baby.
Thirdly, there are many options for soft diapers, which are specifically designed for newborns, so that new parents can choose the option that suits them.
Diaper - Envelope
Diaper envelopes with special velcro or clasps greatly simplify swaddling a newborn and save time. This becomes especially important when you need to quickly calm the baby and take on the pens, or wake the newborn before bedtime.
New theories and books on the care of the newborn contribute to the emergence and new views on the physiological swaddling of the baby, which contributes to the correct position of the legs during sleep.
Wide swaddling should not be confused with the free one, where during wrapping the child there is a place inside the diaper for the movement of the arms and legs. The method of wide diapering is reduced to the fact that a special pillow or diaper is laid between the legs of the baby, thereby ensuring the physiologically correct position of the legs.
With this method of swaddling, the legs are slightly bent at the knees and divorced by 60-80 degrees, which corresponds to the natural posture of the naked baby when he is sleeping or just lying on his back. The pens of the baby remain free.
How to swaddle a baby? The baby can be swaddled tightly, loosely or widely, you can leave the handles or swaddle the baby completely.For those who swaddles a child for the first time in their life or wants to learn the art of swaddling in advance, it will be useful to watch a training video or swaddling instructions with a photo.
The main mistake of parents is that they take into account only the physiological needs of the newborn, then how important it is to understand his psychological needs - some kids are scared when their arms and legs are free, while others, on the contrary, limitation and swaddling can be annoying.
Parents themselves decide which of the diapering methods to choose in order to provide the baby with a comfortable stay in a world that is still new and unknown to him.