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Slideshow: How to transition swaddle
Most swaddlers are only designed for newborns, but newer transition swaddlers can adjust and grow with your baby for up to nine months. Learn more about how to transition swaddle for a better night’s sleep.
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The importance of swaddling
Newborns can have difficulty falling asleep, and swaddling can help. It’s thought that swaddling mimics what it’s like to be in a womb, bringing a newborn comfort and allowing them to rest. Because you can’t have blankets in the crib, a swaddler is a great alternative for keeping your baby warm through the night.
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Start with one arm
As your baby begins to roll over on his own, it can be dangerous to swaddle his arms. You can start to transition out of swaddling by letting your baby spend a few nights with their non-dominant arm free. This keeps them safe while helping them feel soothed.
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Do the other arm
Once your baby is used to having their non-dominant arm free, switch it up. This continues their personal training in the art of self-soothing. With a swaddling solution like the Ergobaby Baby Sleeping Bag + Swaddle Set, you can go without the sleeping bag on hot nights or during mid-day naps.
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Let it all hang out
When you’re both ready, try a night of arms-free sleeping. Even when they can turn over, blankets are a bad idea for babies, so stick with a sleep sack. You’ll want to choose one that isn’t restrictive, like the Ergobaby Baby Sleeping Bag + Swaddle Set, which is acknowledged as a hip healthy product by The International Hip Dysplasia Institute.
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With the Ergobaby Baby Sleeping Bag + Swaddle Set, you’ve got nine ways to swaddle. No matter the temperature, time of day, or your baby’s developmental stage, Ergobaby Baby Sleeping Bag + Swaddle Set is a safe and soothing way to lay them down.
Ergobaby also has some great instructional videos on their site showing you how to swaddle, which are a useful watch for any mom.
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