Document Type

Case Study


School of Nursing and Midwifery, Pakistan


Swaddling is a traditional way of wrapping the baby in a cloth that helps them to remain calm and eliminate anxiety. It promotes sleep but at the same time can also be associated with certain risks such as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Swaddling can be beneficial but measures are required to minimize known risks. Swaddling can be favorable in the initial few weeks but it should be discontinued once the baby starts to roll from its back. The aim of this paper is to educate families regarding the proper technique of swaddling; its pros and cons. Further research is still needed regarding the effects of swaddling newborns.