Correct, cozy swaddling the baby is a very important skill for any parent.Swaddling helps calm the child if he is too excited or capricious when he often throws (neonatal reflex, when they sharply pop-up feet or hands), and also helps the body of a child who can not yet provide adequate temperature regulation to maintain a constant body temperature.
But how to swaddle the baby ?!In this article we describe the points of how to do it correctly and give you the pictures showing the process of changing your step by step.
1. Start by putting some blankets: put it on a flat, level surface (best of all - a special table-Pelenators), expand it, laid out in a diamond or diamond.The upper portion of the blanket bit (10 - 15 cm) bend so that it was flat, rather than angle.
2. Take the child and put it on the back on the expansion of the blanket so that his shoulders were on the same level with the upper edge of the folded blanket.
3. Take the first right hand of the child and push it down.
Take a corner of the blanket on the part of the hand and slide it under the opposite side of the body of the child.
remaining piece tuck under the blankets back.
4. Do the same with the left hand.
5. The bottom of the blanket should be evenly distributed on the legs baby, but in a way that does not hamper his movements.Remember too tight swaddling threatens the development of hip dysplasia!The child, who swaddle, you still should be able to pick up, bend and dilute to the side legs!You can simply tuck the bottom edge of the blanket or wrap their child as in a cocoon.
If you have something did not work the first time, do not despair!The first pancake, as you know, is always lumpy.A little exercise - and you will learn how to swaddle a baby !If you are unable to master this science, ask for help from his precinct pediatric nurse, which in any case shall visit you on the fifth day of life, and during the first month of life, it will go to your home every week.