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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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Stop swaddling the child by the time he or she is six months old.
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.
Swaddling is a safe way for your baby to sleep and has been shown to reduce the risk of SIDS.
The resurgence of swaddling has prompted fears of an increase in developmental hip problems in infants.
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.
Swaddling is the practice of wrapping infants in blankets or cloths to restrict the movement of their limbs.
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.
Over the past decade, the ancient practice of swaddling has had a renaissance.
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.