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Wrapping an infant snugly with arms covered in a blanket or cloth.
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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.swaddle (swod′ĕl)
CAUTION!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.
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