How to Swaddle Your Newborn

Taking the mystery out of swaddling your newborn.

Swaddled Newborn

Swaddled Newborn


Most newborn babies are comforted by being swaddled. Swaddling is a special way to snugly wrap your baby in a blanket to keep arms and legs held close to the body, similar to being snuggled in the womb. Your newborn should like being snuggled in a swaddle.

Swaddling For Holding

Although I cannot endorse leaving a baby unattended in this position, even for an amazingly cute photo, the baby in the picture demonstrates being swaddled very well. This neatly swaddled little bundle gives you more control of your baby, and more confidence in handling your newborn. You should try it!


Here is a delightful video of a newborn being swaddled. Notice the extra little “locking fold” at the shoulder that helps to keep your swaddle wrap in place. This special tip was discovered by a natural inclination to always seek a better way … and I’m happy to share it with you.

The Perfect Swaddle

The perfect swaddle is the one that makes you and your baby happy. Have fun with your newborn!

For you and yours,

D. Fravert, RN

Music “Baby Music Box” Stock Audio File # 16893471 ©D. Fravert, RN.

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