How Not to F*** up Baby Swaddling

by Laura Driver

Swaddling a baby can sometimes seem like a secret art! My little one manages to wake himself up by hitting himself in the face doing ‘windmill arms’ when he's not swaddled.

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Swaddling is so easy to screw up and can cause a tremendous amount of stress for both you and baby when sleep is lacking. The Diamond Swaddle is my tried and tested method;

1. Lay a blanket down in a diamond shape, with the top corner folded down a few inches for baby’s head

2. Lay baby down on their back in the centre with their neck on the folded corner

3. Pull the left side over and snugly tuck under baby, making sure to keep baby’s hips loose.

4. Put the bottom corner up and over baby’s left shoulder and wrap the last corner all the way around baby and tuck into the little pocket you’ve created at the front

Your baby swaddle might not be perfect but eventually, with practice, you’ll get it. Also, if the diamond swaddle isn’t for you, don’t worry, there are other ways.


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Written by

Laura Driver

Blogger & Social Media Manager
Laura lives in Yorkshire, UK with her two teenage children. When they were little (and definitely not taller than her) she used to blog avidly about the trials and tribulations of motherhood. Laura is no stranger to all the joys small children can bring; sleepless nights, a random public meltdown or a spectacular poonami. She fondly remembers the time her youngest child rolled across a supermarket carpark in a trolley while she was putting her eldest child in the car and the time her, then, three year old took up swearing at a church event. Laura has worked for Your Baby Club, as a Social Media Manager, since 2014.

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