Is it safe to swaddle my baby? - Little Lullaby
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Is it safe to swaddle my baby?

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At Little Lullaby, we don’t advise for or against swaddling, however, we do encourage all parents to follow the advice below:

  • Use thin materials
  • Do not swaddle above your baby’s shoulders
  • Never put a swaddled baby to sleep on their front
  • Do not swaddle too tight
  • Check your baby’s temperature to make sure they don’t get too hot

All babies are different so if you’re worried about your baby being too hot or cold, the best way to check a baby’s temperature is by feeling the back of their neck or tummy. If their skin feels clammy remove a layer.

If you decide to swaddle your baby, it’s important to ensure you know how to do it correctly and safely. You should also make sure that you swaddle for each day and night-time sleep as part of their regular sleep routine.

If you have any questions or queries about safer sleep and swaddling, please feel free to get in touch at info@littlelullaby.org.uk.

You can find more information about sleeping your baby safely and reducing the risk of SIDS on our safer sleep for babies advice pages.