Swaddling resembles your babies development in the womb. That snug place feels secure and comforting to babies and swaddling recreates that environment outside of the womb for newborns. The snugness of a swaddle also helps calm the Moro reflex while babies try to sleep.
Wrap babies from birth until they can roll onto their tummies (4-6 months).

  1. Use a lightweight cotton or muslin wrap. Fold the top edge down by about 20 cm.
Lay baby with shoulders in line with the fold.
2. Place one of baby’s hands under the fold.
3. Bring the edge of the wrap across the body. Tuck it under baby’s legs.
 4. Place the other hand under the fold.
5. Bring the other edge of the wrap across baby’s body. Tuck in under baby’s back.
6. Fold any extra length up and under baby’s legs. Wrap firmly, but make sure that the wrap isn’t too tight and that baby can fully stretch out their legs. Wrapping the legs and chest too tightly can lead to hip and breathing problems.
In warm weather, dress your baby in a singlet and nappy underneath the wrap. 
In cool weather, dress your baby in a lightweight jumpsuit under the wrap. 
Wraps that are too high can cause baby to overheat and also block baby’s breathing. Don’t let the wrap cover your baby’s face, head, ears or chin.