How to Swaddle
Posted on February 01 2018
November 28, 2017
Swaddling at the best of times can be tricky, but once you've got the hang of it, you could do it with your eyes closed.
I distinctly remember learning to swaddle when I was 8 years old. We were about to board a flight to France and I had my baby born in one arm, with a blankie trailing behind me, cause for the life of me I couldn't figure out how to wrap my "my baby"
So there we were, waiting at the gate, and my dad was beyond frustrated with me constantly dropping my things and trailing them behind me, that he decided we was going to teach me how to swaddle my baby born.
So here is my step by step how to - the same process my Papa used on me, the one I used on my "baby born" and the same one I use on any little gem that I get the pleasure of swaddling.
1. Lay your swaddle on the bed/ground/flat surface in a diamond shape. Then fold down the top corner of your swaddle to make a triangle. Place baby with their shoulders in line with the straight edge at the top of the wrap.
2. Place babies arm by their side and fold one edge over and tuck neatly under bub.
3. Then bring up the bottom of the wrap to be in line with bibs shoulders
4. Finish off the swaddling by folding over the last open edge and tucking under bubs back.
5. Bring the excess back around to the front of bub and tuck into the neck line if required to stop from unravelling.