Why Swaddle?

Recent studies* have shown that babies who are gently swaddled before they are put to bed sleep deeper and longer.

There are many reasons why parents may swaddle their babies including:

  • Regulate babies temperature
  • Reduce the likelihood that the startle reflex will wake baby up
  • Help baby to feel more secure and safe especially in the “fourth trimester the first 3-4 months after baby is born
  • Reduce excessive crying in young babies, especially babies with colic/reflux
  • Help babies to get the sleep they need for optimum infant development

Babies are used to being snuggled tight in the womb. While being wrapped tightly in a blanket doesn’t sound great to most adults, it is for a new baby. Hospital nurses, friends and your mother will all tell you that babies do sleep better when swaddled.

Less crying: The movements of his arms and legs cause the baby to startle. This is upsetting to the baby and causes over stimulation. When they are over stimulated, newborns cry in an attempt to block out the stimuli. When they are swaddled, the jerky arm and leg movements are kept to a minimum, resulting in less crying.

Fewer scratches: Newborn nails are sharp and grow fast. Nearly all babies scratch their faces with those jerky movements in their sleep. When the baby is swaddled, she is less likely to scratch up her face the night before you have her portraits taken.

"In general, swaddled infants arouse less and sleep longer… excessively crying infants cried less when swaddled… swaddling can soothe pain in infants"

"Swaddling…seems to increase daytime sleep periods and total… sleep"

(*For references to above quotes please refer to our Medical Research pages)

Wrapping babies snugly can help to calm their startle reflex, so that they do not hit & wake themselves during sleep.

Good quality sleep for babies has been linked to brain development so it is very important your baby get the full amount of sleep required.

Why Swaddle Up?

What sets the Love To Swaddle UPTM apart apart from other traditional swaddle products is that babies has access to their hands with the arms UP design. Love To Swaddle UPTM has all the benefits of traditional swaddling, this is because pressure to the joints and muscles helps to soothe your baby and helps them sleep.

Baby learns a lot about the world by bringing their hands to their mouth. Research has shown that it helps in developing mouth muscles, aids feeding, speech development and it allows babies to act out their natural rooting reflex.

Having their hands near their mouth can help babies self soothe for a better sleep!

Medical Research suggests...

Babies may benefit from having access to their hands when swaddled because:

Your baby learns a lot about the world by bringing their hands to their mouth. It helps develop their mouth muscles, aids feeding, speech development & enables them to act out their natural rooting reflex.

Just having their hands near their mouth can help babies settle & sleep!