How to Swaddle a Baby With One Hand Out

How to Swaddle a Baby With One Hand Out

Swaddling is one of the most important techniques you can learn as a new parent. A properly swaddled baby will sleep longer and sounder. But unfortunately, swaddling doesn't last forever. If you are a parent wondering, “when should I stop swaddling my baby?” we have a few helpful suggestions for you.

Around the 4-5 month mark you’ll notice your baby is starting to become more remote and is starting to turn over to their belly by themselves. Your initial reaction may be that they’re starting to outgrow being swaddled, which is definitely on the horizon, so a transition phase will be really helpful for both of you. 

The solution? Swaddling with one arm free. It’s going to be a game changer. You don’t have to stop swaddling entirely, and you don’t have to worry about that one super strong arm they have breaking free--because it already is. 

Swaddling with their dominant arm out is going to be the most helpful transition. There’s still a small chance of startle reflex, but it’s minimal. Try this method for a few days to see how your baby responds. 

Swaddling with one hand out is exactly what it sounds like, just swaddle using your usual techniques and leave their dominant hand out. If using the Snugababe swaddle, only insert one arm in the armhole and for the second arm, wrap the snugababe under the armpit. 

Try this technique for a few days before you decide if you want to move on from swaddling entirely. Sometimes babies need a few days to adjust to the freedom of their arm being out. Be patient Mama. Good luck!

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What Makes the Snugababe Sleep Pod Different?

The Norani Baby Snugababe Swaddle Sleep Pod features unique arm inserts, a silent velcro and a zipper for easy nighttime diaper changes. Our pods are made from 95% Organic Cotton, 5% Spandex, providing soft breathable fabric with a hint of stretch to make swaddling a breeze. The clever zipper design enables easy diaper changes without disturbing your sleeping baby, promoting longer and more restful sleep for both baby and parents. With its thoughtful design and attention to detail, the Norani Baby Snugababe Sleep Pod is a must-have for parents seeking a comfortable and secure sleep environment for their little ones.

Why is Swaddling So Important?

Swaddling is super important because it makes babies feel safe and cozy, just like they were in mommy's tummy. It helps them sleep better by preventing startle reflex and keeps them warm without overheating. Swaddling is like giving them a gentle hug that calms and comforts them. But remember, make sure to swaddle correctly, leaving room for their little legs and hips to move freely.

Sleep Experts Love Us!

We are so excited that Cara Dumaplin from Taking Cara Babies, an expert sleep trainer, has recommended our Snugababe Swaddle Sleep Pod to new parents looking to promote healthy sleep patterns in their infants. Sleep trainers are experts in the field of infant sleep and can offer valuable advice and guidance to parents struggling with sleep issues. They can also recommend products, like our swaddles, that have been proven to be effective at helping babies sleep more soundly, especially if you have a notorious baby Houdini.