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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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creator, Karen Barski, a mom of five and seasoned nurse, The Swaddle Shop swaddles' unique peanut design is the ideal shape to keep baby's arms in place with plenty of room for their hips and legs.
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Some parents may have been put off swaddling if they've encountered straitjacket-style swaddles that pin their baby's arms, but they will love our Cocooi Baby Swaddle which provides the perfect balance of familiar snugness and freedom to move.
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From his home in Trevelyan Drive, Blyth, Daniel's father Paul Swaddle said: "We have mixed emotions about it, of course.
Richard Swaddle, a 24-year-old full-time dad to Lewis, three, who lives opposite the construction site on Armstrong Road said: "I've never seen a sign like that before.
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OVER the centuries a number of churches have claimed to possess a relic of the swaddle in which Jesus was wrapped.
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