January 16, 2024

What are the benefits of swaddling your baby?

By Anita Allan
What are the benefits of swaddling your baby?

I know for certain, that “sleep” is high on any parents’ priority list.  Each day with your little one, is that much easier after catching a few zzzzzz’s, don’t you agree? There is so much information out there on how to help babies to sleep more soundly, it’s hard to know what to try.

There is however one technique that has been cherished by generations, and that is swaddling. In this blog, we will explore the benefits of swaddling, the proper technique and share our favourite muslin swaddles that make it easy and more importantly, comfortable for your little one to sleep longer.

What are the benefits of swaddling your baby?

  1. Improved sleep quality

Swaddling creates a snug environment that mimics the womb, providing comfort and security. This can lead to longer and more restful sleep for your little one.

  1. Reduced startle reflex

Babies have a natural startle reflex that can disturb their sleep. Swaddling helps dampen this reflex, promoting uninterrupted sleep for both baby and parents.

How to swaddle your baby – a step by step guide

  1. Before you begin, make sure you have a quality baby muslin swaddle. It’s important to ensure that you use breathable fabric so that your baby stays cosy without overheating. We therefore recommend fabric such as our muslin wraps.
  1. Spread the muslin wrap on a flat surface, forming a diamond shape with one corner pointing towards. You.
  1. Position your baby on the muslin wrap with their shoulders just below the top edge. Fold the left corner over your baby’s body and tuck it under their back.
  1. Fold the bottom corner up, ensuring your baby’s legs have room to move. Tuck the corner into the top fold on their chest.
  1. Bring the right corner of the muslin wrap across your baby’s body, securing it snugly. This will create a safe and cosy wrap.

 What to expect from E and B Co. Baby Muslin Wraps

  • Crafted from premium muslin fabric, our muslin wraps are ideal for everyday use. They are lightweight and breathable to provide maximum comfort for your baby.
  • Our muslin wraps are gorgeously soft, made from 70% bamboo and 30% cotton.
  • They are machine washable and quick to dry, so no problem if you have frequent spills.
  • For eco-conscious parents, this organic cotton muslin swaddle ensures a gentle touch on your baby's sensitive skin. Soft, sustainable, and stylish!
  • Adorable patterns and prints that are designed right here in NZ. Our designs are exclusive to E&B co, so you won’t see these everywhere!

Swaddling is a timeless technique that not only promotes better sleep but also provides a sense of security for your precious little one. Our muslin wraps are the perfect size to swaddle your baby for a sound and undisturbed sleep.  They are pre-washed and ready for use as soon as they arrive.

Your hardest decision is choosing from our gorgeous signature designs, made right here in NZ.

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