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Swaddle Meaning: What It Means to Swaddle a Baby

Swaddle, swaddle, swaddle!

The second you’re expecting, you’ll hear the word “Swaddle” non stop up until your baby is about 4 months old. So what is a swaddle? It’s essentially a large thin cloth that is used to wrap a baby tightly when they’re a newborn. Swaddling is one of the most important things you can do for your new baby. It’s going to help your baby sleep better and longer, it can prevent startle reflex and can help prevent SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). 

Swaddling will also help your baby stay warm and toasty for the first few days of life until their internal thermostat kicks in. 

And while swaddling seems to be the most popular word you’ll hear in the 9 months of your pregnancy, it’s certainly not a new trend. The earliest findings of a swaddled baby date back to 4500 years ago in ancient Greek and Roman times and there is even a mention of a swaddle in the bible: 

New Testament concerning the birth of Jesus in Luke 2:6–2:7:

“And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.”

A swaddled baby is a calm baby. It reminds them of the tight, warm feeling they had when they were inside their mother’s womb, and while it’s a universally accepted practice, it’s important to do it correctly. The babies arms should be wrapped tightly, but the hips and legs should remain loose to avoid hip dysplasia risk.

Still unsure? Check out our helpful video on how to swaddle using the SNUGABABE swaddle HERE and instructions on how to swaddle HERE.

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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.