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Etymology: OE, swethel, swaddling band
1 long narrow bands of cloth once used to wrap a newborn.
2 a method of wrapping a newborn, especially a premature or at-risk newborn, that provides maximal comfort and containment.


Wrapping an infant snugly with arms covered in a blanket or cloth.


Wrapping an infant in soft materials to restrain reflex body movements and help the child to rest and sleep. It is a traditional practice used in the care of fussy or hyperactive infants, in whom it appears to have a calming effect on reflex motor activity.


Swaddled infants may occasionally suffer hyperthermia. In addition, the impact of swaddling on sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) may depend on the materials used and the position of the infant after his or her movements are restrained.
swaddle (swod′ĕl)
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While many cases of hip dysplasia are down to genetics or other conditions, swaddling is becoming an increasingly prevalent cause once again and that is extremely frustrating because it's something parents can control, yet only last week a mother brought her baby to my clinic tightly wrapped.
Debenhams also reported a 61 per cent rise in sales of swaddling clothes in 2011 and introduced a special section on its website to cope with demand.
SwaddleDesigns, founded by Lynette Damir, RN, in 2002, was the first company to introduce the large square swaddling blanket to the U.
21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Snugababy, a swaddling baby wrap with handles, is currently running a live campaign on the popular crowdfunding website, Kickstarter.
Swaddling is linked to heightened risk of osteoarthritis and hip replacement in middle age as it is said to 'force' the hips to straighten and shift forward, risking the potential for misalignment.
Ergobaby Sleep Tight Swaddler A 100% breathable cotton-knit terry swaddler that stretches with movement, providing the soothing benefits of swaddling while allowing hips and legs to move naturally.
Gro-swaddle A lightweight, cotton wrap suitable for over or underarm swaddling to recreate the comforting feeling of being in the womb, with no poppers, Velcro or ties to ensure baby can't be swaddled too tightly.
Despite the scoreline, Hinckley came out fighting at the start of the second half and hit back with two quickfire tries from Guy Swaddling and Will Keeling.
AND she brought forth her first born Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
Swaddling babies from birth really helps them sleep I did this with my daughter Sofia and within six weeks she was sleeping through.
For instance, swaddling a baby can calm him, since temperatures in the ``real world'' are 20 degrees cooler than the womb.
Observations of warm dust swaddling a young, nearby star suggest that astronomers have found the first asteroid belt outside the solar system.