Aleks - posted on 02/15/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )
I would like to know what this community thinks about baby swaddling? Is it used? Till what age?
The reason I am asking is my (eastern European) parents were, and still are, horrified at babies being wraped. To them it's akin to tying up a baby in a straight jacket! (Thats what they told me).
I used to swadle my 1st born cos I was told it helps them feel more secure by my mil and my partner ( and some others like the maternal child health nurse, hosp midwives, etc )...
With my 2nd I didn't swaddle her at all (though at times when I was too tired and angry after not being able to sleep for the whole night and my partner took over in looking after the baby to give me a bit of reprieve, his first thing would be to swaddle her, at which she screamed even louder.... though not for long, as she would fall asleep within 5mins).
So, just wondering what are ap thoughts on this....