What is Personalized Swaddling?

What is Personalized Swaddling?

In just a few months, your little one will go through an incredible growth spurt as they learn to navigate the world with their fast-developing body & senses..

It’s also good to remember that your baby’s needs and desires could vary throughout the course of a single day . This cycle begins with the morning, as they often wake up hungry and in need of a diaper change. As the day progresses, they become more alert and curious, seeking stimulation and interaction. Afternoons may bring on tiredness and a need for a nap, followed by more active playtime. In the evening, they often desire comfort and soothing. 

Recognizing and responding to these changing patterns is good for both your baby & you. 

"Personalized Swaddling" is a term we coined at Swado, to emphasize the importance of staying tuned in to this ongoing transformation.  It is Swado’s angle on how to swaddle effectively.

In order to “personalize,” we reasoned, first you’ll need to learn about “the person.”  In this spirit, “Personalized Swaddling” invites parents to invest efforts in observing their LO’s, actively and attentively, for any changes or clues.

P.S. - The Two Keys to Swaddling Comfort & Support

Remember P.S. for swaddling. 
P.S. stands for personalized swaddling. 
P.S. also stands for position of hand/arms and snugness.

When it comes to supporting your baby with swaddling, there are effectively only two elements to adjust & adapt over time.  Consider:

  1. Position of Arms:  How should I position my baby's arms when swaddling for the best comfort and security?  Are there variations in arm positioning for swaddling that are better for different developmental stages? What is the significance of keeping my baby's arms snugly tucked versus having some wiggling room? Should my baby's arms be positioned differently depending on their sleep preference? As my baby grows, how should I adjust the arm positioning in the swaddle to accommodate their developmental changes and increased mobility?
  2. Snugness:  What are the benefits of a snug swaddle, and how does it contribute to my baby's comfort and safety?  How do I know if my swaddle is too tight or too loose? What are the signs to look for?  Should the snugness of the swaddle be adjusted differently for newborns compared to older infants?  How to achieve the ideal snugness in a swaddle to soothe a fussy or colicky baby?

Returning to the swaddle-as-training-wheels metaphor:  Much like removing training wheels when a child gains confidence, swaddling steps aside when your baby is ready. 

Ponder the questions suggested above.  Personalized Swaddling (P.S.) is about attentive observation and responsive parenting, resulting in a thoughtful transitional process.  Swado is here to support you in nurturing your baby's unique path to comfort and growth.

Watch Personalized Swaddling concept explained.

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