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Thursday
Jan172013

FYI: Hip Healthy Swaddling 

When my toddler was a newborn, swaddling was a must in our house.  It soothed him virtually instantly and  helped him sleep for longer stretches at a time (see adorable photo below).  

But like most things, there is a right and a wrong way to swaddle.

The "right way" can have miraculous effects and has long been encouraged by pediatricians.  The cozy feeling of the snug blanket wrapped around the baby’s body resembles the mother’s womb. Dr. Harvey Karp, pediatrician and author of the acclaimed book "The Happiest Baby on the Block," encourages swaddeling as one of his "5 S's" soothing methods designed to calm even colicky babies. And numerous studies have shown that swaddeled babies cry less, sleep for longer stretches, and (if done correctly with a swaddled baby placed on its back) may even decrease the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).

The wrong way to swaddle, involves tightly wrapping both

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