Swaddle your baby if you like, but follow a few factors.
- Make sure that your baby is always on their back when swaddled.
- The swaddle should not be too tight or make it hard for your baby to breathe or move their hips.
- When your baby looks like they’re trying to roll over, you should stop swaddling them. The risk of suffocation is higher if your baby rolls to their stomach while they’re swaddled. Rolling over usually happens around 3 to 4 months, but it can happen earlier.
- Don’t use weighted swaddle blankets or weighted objects like rice bags inside the swaddle.
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