When done correctly, the age-old technique of swaddling an infant in a blanket can be soothing and promote sleep. However, the American Academy of Pediatrics states there are some risks to swaddling and the practice should be discontinued by 2 months of age when babies can roll over by themselves. Keep baby safe when swaddled with the following guidelines:
And, make sure your baby’s legs are not pressed straight or are too tightly wrapped as this can lead to problems with the hips. Baby’s legs should be in a frog-like position and able to bend up and out at the hips.