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Swaddling

Keep your baby snug and warm every night

Swaddling is one of the most trusted methods for keeping babies safe at night. Most importantly, it has been known to reduce some of the common risks associated with SIDS. Swaddling prevents babies from rolling onto their stomachs during the night and helps them to maintain a healthy body temperature.

The more comfortable your child is, the less irritable they will be at night; so your entire family can get a better sleep.

As a mother, it can be hard to find quality swaddling and baby products which are also affordable. Baby Bedding gathers the most reliable brands and offers the best value for money, so you only have to come to one place to create the perfect sleeping environment for your child.

Browse through our fantastic range of wraps and blankets, perfect for swaddling and keeping your child safe and warm all night.

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What material is best for baby swaddling?

Baby wraps come in a range of materials, sizes and designs, so it is important to consider the advantages of each before making a decision.

Baby swaddling should be soft to touch and provide sufficient warmth. Most parents prefer cotton because it is resilient and the natural fibres allow a child’s skin to breathe naturally. It is also machine-washable, and preserves colour and softness for longer.

All materials come in a range of designs and colours, so you can choose from gorgeous pinks and blues to match the sex of your child or traditional whites, yellows and browns to complement the look of your nursery.

How to wrap your baby correctly

There are many methods of swaddling ; but here is just one taken from SidsandKids.org:

  1. Place baby off-centre (to left or right)
  2. Fold baby’s arm across chest and bring shorter side of wrap across baby’s arm and tuck firmly under baby
  3. Bring larger side of wrap across and tuck under baby
  4. Bring larger side of wrap across and tuck under baby
  5. Bring the bottom of the wrap up on top of baby
  6. Fold the bottom of the wrap under baby
  7. Always sleep baby on their back with head and face uncovered

How to dress your child when swaddling

To make it easier, try to dress your child in the same amount of clothing as you would dress yourself for bed. In summer, a singlet and nappy will keep them cool and during colder months, pants and long-sleeves are suitable – quality baby swaddling will keep them at a healthy temperature.

Other uses for baby swaddling

Baby swaddling is a versatile mothering tool, which is why it is important to select high-quality material that is durable and machine-washable. Here are some ideas of how they can be used:

  • Changing Pad
  • Swaddling can be placed on the floor, bed or table to provide extra warmth when changing nappies

  • Play Mat
  • Place swaddling on the ground to create a clean and comfortable play spot – just make sure you wash it before wrapping the baby!

  • Cot Cover
  • Swaddling can be used to protect children from sunlight and insects

  • Burping Towel
  • Babies are messy – but there is no need to ruin another outfit. Baby swaddling can be easily machine-washed, so lay it over your shoulder to catch any mess.

Baby swaddling is safe, warm and comfortable

Baby Bedding stocks a fantastic range of swaddling, so you can create the perfect sleeping environment for your child.

Whether you are preparing for your own child or need a practical gift for friends or family; we offer a great range of swaddling at the best value for money. Choose from a selection of colourful designs to suit any nursery setting.

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