GETTING your baby to stop crying can sometimes feel like mission impossible, but this mum has discovered a quick and easy hack which everyone can try.
Sharing the video to TikTok, a mum demonstrates the motion with her newborn baby and within seconds her baby stops crying.
Whilst listening to a voice over and holding her baby in a swaddle, the mum listens to the recorded voice of a woman giving instructions and claiming for it to work.
Firstly, she gently turns over her baby making sure their arms are crossed within the swaddle and gently rocks the baby back and forth.
She claims in the video: “Ok, so what you’re going to do is switch your baby's position from facing up, to gently turning them over, make sure their arms are crossed within the swaddle within your arms.
“And make sure that they’re neck is supported as well, so that way they can breathe, just like that and gently rock them back and forth and I promise you it works every single time.”
How to swaddle my baby safely?
Follow these seven safe and hip friendly swaddling tips:
- Swaddle your baby using thin, breathable materials. Suitable cloth includes cotton receiving blankets, cotton muslin wraps, or specialised cotton-winged baby swaddles. Don’t over layer them
- Don’t swaddle your baby above their shoulders – their neck and head should never be swaddled.
- Wrap your baby firmly but gently (not too tightly). Tight swaddling that stops your baby's hips and knees moving freely is not recommended. Swaddling your baby too tightly might cause hip dysplasia, which is where the hip does not form correctly.
- Use hip-healthy swaddling techniques to reduce the risk of hip dysplasia. Make sure your baby is able to move their hips and knees freely to kick. Your baby’s legs should be able to fall into a natural position (like frog legs).
- Always put your baby to sleep on their back. Never put a swaddled baby to sleep on their front or side.
- Check your baby’s temperature regularly to make sure they don’t get too hot or overheat. Check they’re wearing suitable clothes for the weather too.
- If someone else looks after your baby, make sure they also know about safe sleeping advice and how to swaddle safely. Take your time to show them and explain safe swaddling and make sure they know to always put your baby to sleep on their back.
Source note NCT
Swaddling is a relatively old technique of tightly wrapping a baby in blankets or other clothes to restrict movement, especially of the limbs.
The idea behind swaddling is to replicate the same tightness and boundaries the baby had while inside the womb.
If swaddling is not done safely, it could increase their chance of developing hip dysplasia (a developmental problem with a baby's hip joint).
There is also risk of your baby overheating if they are wrapped in too many blankets, in covers that are too heavy or thick or they're wrapped too tightly, according to nct.
Swaddling should only be introduced when your baby is a newborn.
As soon as they show signs that they're learning to roll over or they can already roll over, you need to transition them away from swaddling, according to nct.
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