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How Do You Know When It’s Time to Stop Swaddling Your Baby?

How Do You Know When It’s Time to Stop Swaddling Your Baby?

Most babies love to be swaddled - and parents love it, too. Not only does swaddling help your baby sleep, but it can actually help to keep them asleep longer, giving you the rest you so desperately need as a new parent. Although parents have been doing versions of a swaddle for centuries, it wasn’t until the Moro reflex was discovered that parents really understood why swaddling helped babies sleep more soundly.

Of course, no matter how much your baby might love to be swaddled, there is a time when that stage needs to come to an end.

But, as a new parent, how do you know exactly when that is?

According to most experts, deciding when to stop swaddling really is a parent’s call. It’s important that your baby stays comfortable and safe above any rule that you’ve heard. With that said, most babies seem to outgrow the swaddling stage somewhere between three to six months. But, if your baby hits that half year mark and still loves bundling up like a burrito, then there is no steadfast rule that says you need to (or should) stop.

Remember, as a parent, you really do always know best.

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