➕➕Fact or Fiction REVEALED: We asked you guys earlier this week to answer whether or not "some babies just don't like to be swaddled" and WOW, you blew us away with your amazing answers! Here's the answer: True AND False! (I swear I'll tell you why!):
Swaddling babies under 4-5 months has been proven time and time again to assist them in settling and sleeping in longer stretches- think of it like the "4th Trimester"; they are essentially born being used to "snug quarters". Some babies will cry, flail their arms, or struggle when a parent is attempting to swaddle (leading one to believe that their Babe dislikes it), when in fact the baby could be moments away from comfort that mimics the womb.
Reasons a baby could be seemingly "refusing" the swaddle include:
➕ Overtired ➕ Overstimulated ➕ Swaddle is too hot
➕Not tired enough (swaddling is for sleep, not for the "play portion" of his/her day typically.
I wasn't a swaddle believer with my first either. Within weeks he slept great at night without one, but struggled at naps. What is your experience with the swaddle? Leave your comment below! ➕➕