Swaddling has been used for thousands of years to help newborns adjust to life outside the womb. The idea is basically to ‘swaddle’ or wrap your baby so that they feel warm, secure and comfortable when sleeping.
Many midwives throughout the world are fans of swaddling and often teach new mums to swaddle in the hospital.
The popularity of
swaddling has risen again in recent years due to research that has suggested swaddling aids more peaceful sleep in babies as swaddling recreates the secure environment felt in the womb and prevents babies waking themselves with reflex movements.
Studies have also
suggested that swaddling can help to enhance development in low birth weight babies, reduce the risk of cot death, sooth over stimulated babies and also help to reduce symptoms of colic by applying gentle pressure to their abdominal area.
Swaddling with a normal sheet or blanket can be quite tricky for new mums, swaddling blankets or robes are designed to fold and tuck around your baby in just a few quick and easy movements. No more worrying about lost blankets or babies getting cold!
The JoJo Maman Bebe swaddling robe is pre-folded and easy to use with Velcro™ fastening.
Helps babies feel snug and secure
Suitable from birth.
100% Organic Cotton.
Always ensure your baby’s swaddling is not too tight by checking you can slip your fingers down the top of the sheet.
sheets and blankets are not normally required on top of swaddling, unless in very cold temperatures. You may however want to adjust the clothing your baby is wearing beneath the swaddling robe to the time of year.
If your baby resists swaddling you can try swaddling from the chest down so the baby's hands and arms are free to move around.