If you haven't tried the practice of swaddling, we highly recommend you give it a shot. Your baby will feel soothed, calm, comforted and just overall more at ease. Swaddling is a practice that dates back to prior to 4000 B.C., but modern technology has helped us be able to prove the benefits of swaddling. Here are some things we know from aden + anais:
Babies who are swaddled sleep more peacefully by preventing spontaneous movements (called reflex motion) from waking them up continually during the night.
Swaddled infants stay in REM sleep (the most restorative, deepest sleep) longer than those who were not.
Swaddling is said to be as familiar to babies as it is to their moms because it recreates the secure and cozy feeling of the womb -- and using swaddles made of natural cotton muslin only enhances that blissful feeling.
Our lightweight bamboo muslin also permits air to circulate around the baby's body, while still providing comfort and warmth without the worry that the baby may overheat in moderate weather.
Muslin is a workhorse fabric, in that wraps woven from this natural fiber stands up to repeated washings only becoming softer -- and better -- with age.
Of course, all the scientific evidence in the world is no substitute for the experience of millions of Mothers through uncountable generations: that swaddling in muslin is one of the most loving, gentle, restorative acts a mother can perform for her child.