Learn to Swaddle
A Quick & Easy Video Demonstration
What is Swaddling?
Swaddling is a way of wrapping a thin blanket around your baby to simulate their familiar environment - the womb.
It is calming for young babies and can help soothe fussy little ones, while helping to promote sleep.
- Helps babies to learn to self-soothe because it simulates being held.
- Prevents infants from scratching their face
- Helps to alleviate colic
- Helps to regulate their temperature
- Protects them from their natural Moro reflex (startle reflex) that may cause anxiety or disturb them when they are sleeping peacefully.
Laura R. Barnhart, OTR/L, CNT, CIIT, is a practicing Occupational Therapist and Certified Neonatal Therapist with over 20 years of experience in home health, out-patient and NICU settings.
She has been a Certified International Instructor Trainer since 2014.