According to leading pediatricians and baby sleep professionals, swaddling is the first step in keeping many newborn infants calm and happy. This can greatly reduce the amount of time your baby will spend crying, which will improve your quality of life as a new parent.
Pediatricians strongly advised to place infants to sleep on their backs to reduce the risk of death from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). However, babies in this position are often afflicted with the startle (or Moro) reflex, in which their arms and legs pop up and jerk spasmodically. Naturally, this wakes them up or prevents them from falling asleep. Medical professionals recommend simulating a "fourth trimester" for infants, in which womb-like conditions are re-created, reducing the likelihood of the startle reflex.
Swaddling can be a very effective tool in this regard, as it makes the infant feel as if it is still being held tightly in its mother's body. This reduces crying and improves the quality of babies' sleep dramatically.
Through the reduction of crying and improvement of sleep, the stress you feel as a parent is dramatically lowered and this will enable you to parent more effectively. Being able to calm your infant child and stop them from crying builds confidence for new parents and Swaddle Strap® arms-only baby swaddle provides the easiest and most effective way to achieve this goal.