Swaddling is an age-old technique, used by generations of parents. It can help to make your baby feel secure and less likely to be disturbed by the little jerky movements he makes in his sleep, known as his startle-reflex. Swaddling may also help your baby to calm down if he is over-stimulated.
Swaddling creates a slight pressure around your baby’s body, which may give him a sense of security. The sensation mirrors the pressure he once felt in your womb (uterus). It may help to encourage your baby to sleep. But bear in mind that some babies don’t enjoy the sensation of being swaddled. Your little one will soon let you know!