How To Wrap Your Baby Safely For Sleep

How To Wrap Your Baby Safely For Sleep
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Wrapping newborns to sleep often makes them feel settled, but if you wrap them too tightly it can lead to hip damage. The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne has produced a video outlining the correct way to wrap a child to eliminate that risk.

Useful information if you’re a fraught first-time parent.

Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne


    • This ^^.
      I consider myself a pretty good wrapper but, no method I try works in stopping our boy from getting his arms out. I’ve tried a few of the zip-ups and they all work infinitely better than a wrap. My only problem with them is when parents use them as clothing – they’re for sleeping, not living.

  • When my little one was little, she would always get her arms out of the blanket. When she did she would keep herself awake and get grumpy. So my fix was to wrap her in a (not to think) normal sized baby blanket, and then a thin Muslim wrap. This kept her snug and stopped her from keeping herself awake.

    It’s also worthy of noting I googled Muslim wrap to ensure it was PC – what is the world coming to!

  • Three weeks into parenthood, and these wrapping styles are at complete odds with what we received in ante natal classes and from the maternity ward staff. I’ve found baby wrangling advice -even from the pros- to always be contradictory, it’s no wonder parents question themselves until they figure it out.

    And Sean, I’m too tired to detect trolling- but just in case, it’s actually “muslin”, a loose weave that originates from Bangladesh.

    • I have a 13 month old and it seems like every piece of advice is a contradiction. They tell you should tell you should avoid certain foods till they’re a year old and then you hear that you should introduce the same foods earlier because they believe delaying them is the reason for increased food allergies. You should use a sling because it more natural but don’t use one because it may suffocate them. Watch out if they have some sort of skin condition then everybody is and expert.
      You fill guilty half the time and and think that your child will grow up to be featured on a current affair as a dole bludger because his not going to sleep on his own.

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