How To Swaddle

You’ve likely landed on this page because you’re looking for how to swaddle your newborn baby – we can help! We’ve prepared a handy step-by-step guide to wrapping your baby, illustrated by the talented Hannah Callow. Hot tip for new parents: save this page to your phone’s Home Screen and you’ll always have these steps when you need them for your first few swaddling attempts.

how to swaddle step 1STEP 1

Lay the swaddle in a diamond shape and fold the top corner down about 6 inches, placing your baby on top so their shoulders are just below the fold.


how to swaddle step 2


Place baby's arm alongside the body, relaxed but slightly bent. Take the same side of the swaddle and pull it across baby's chest, tucking the edge of the wrap under the body and keeping the other arm free. It should be snug, but not too tight.


how to swaddle step 3


Fold the bottom of the wrap up and over baby’s feet to the shoulder, tucking the fabric in at the top behind the uncovered shoulder. Again, it should be snug but not too tight; baby’s hips should be loose, allowing them to move their hips and legs slightly.


how to swaddle step 4


Place baby’s exposed arm alongside the body, slightly bent. Wrap the same side of the swaddle across baby’s arm and chest, tucking the edge of the wrap under the baby to secure the swaddle.


how to swaddle step 5


Bravo mama - you're done! Sweet dreams baby x