Sweet & Swaddled

October 2005
Scholastic Parent & Child;Oct2005, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p56
The article focuses on the benefits of swaddling in child care. According to a study swaddling really does help babies sleep better and longer. Researchers recorded 16 snoozing infants, both swaddled and un-swaddled, while exposing them to increasing levels of white noise to see how much it took to wake them. The swaddled babies slept longer and had fewer spontaneous awakenings. They concluded that swaddling may have the added benefit of making a baby more responsive to stimuli, which could help in the prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.


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