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How to swaddle a baby

Keep them snug as a bug with our step-by-step guide to swaddling.

How to swaddle a baby.

What is swaddling?

Swaddling is a way of wrapping your baby up so they feel safe and secure. It can help to calm and soothe, while preventing babies from startling themselves awake from little jerks.

Step 1

Lay the swaddle in a diamond shape and fold the top corner down. Place your baby in the middle with their shoulders just below the fold.

Step 2

Take the left corner of the swaddle and pull it across your baby's body, keeping the right arm slightly bent under the fabric. Tuck the corner under the body while keeping the left arm free.

Step 3

Pull the bottom of the swaddle up over baby's body and tuck it under the shoulder.

Step 4

Take the right corner of the swaddle and pull it over baby's left arm and body, keeping the arm slightly bent. Tuck the fabric under on the other side to secure.

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