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how to swaddle baby

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Using a swaddle is safe and easy with these simple How To Swaddle Baby guidelines. By replicating the security and coziness of the womb, baby can be soothed and comforted with the timeless tradition of swaddling.

Learn how to swaddle baby with these three easy-to-follow tutorials. Choose from the Basic Swaddle, the Aussie Swaddle or the easy swaddle to get started. Plus you can watch this swaddling demo video featuring Raegan Moya-Jones, aden + anais' CEO and co-founder!

Tutorials

Basic Swaddle

Step 1

Lay the swaddle in a diamond shape and fold the top corner down to form a triangle. Place your baby in the center of the folded area with their head just above the fold of the swaddle. Ensure that your baby's shoulders are still below the fold.

Step 2

Place your baby's right arm slightly bent at the elbow flat against their body. Take the left side of the swaddle and bring it across your baby's chest. Ensure their arm is securely under the fabric. Tuck the edge of the swaddle under their body to ensure a secure swaddle.

Step 3

Fold the bottom of the swaddle up & over your baby's feet.

Step 4

Finally, place your baby's left arm slightly bent at the elbow against their body, take the right side of the swaddle & bring it across your baby's chest. Tuck the excess fabric underneath your baby to secure the swaddle.

Aussie Swaddle

Step 1

Lay the wrap in a diamond shape and fold the top corner down to form a triangle. The point of the triangle should sit about one third of the way into the center of the wrap. Place your baby in the center of the folded area with his or her head just above the fold of the wrap. Ensure that your baby's shoulders are still below the fold.

Step 2

Gently tuck your baby's right arm up into the triangular fold of the wrap. Take the left side of the wrap and bring it across your baby's chest. Ensure that your baby's arm is securely under the wrap. Tuck the edge of the wrap under your baby's body to ensure a secure swaddle.

Step 3

Fold the bottom of the wrap up and over your baby's feet and tuck the fabric into the top of the swaddle. It is fine to skip this step and leave the fabric loose at the bottom of the swaddle if your baby prefers more freedom of movement, as is the case for a number of older babies.

Step 4

Finally, place your baby's left arm up into the triangular fold of the wrap. Take the right side of the wrap and bring it across your baby's chest. Ensure that your baby's arm is securely under the wrap. Tuck the excess fabric of the wrap underneath your baby's body to secure the swaddle.

easy swaddle™

aden + anais easy swaddles™ will be available at Right Start in April 2013!

Step 1

Slide baby into easy swaddle, gently place baby's arms acros s chest slightly bent at the elbow and tucked into the opening.

Step 2

Fasten the snaps at the top, making sure baby's arms stay tucked in.

Step 3

Take the left side of the easy swaddle and bring it across your baby's chest.

Step 4

Take the right side of the easy swaddle and bring it across your baby's chest. Bring the excess fabric around the back of your baby and fasten with the snaps to secure.

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