Tight wrapping of baby – plesure or limitation?

Tight wrapping means safety and imitation of belly comfort NOT limitation

My dears,

I always thought that tight wrapping is something what will limit my baby to move and certainly it will limit his further development, but I was so wrong. If I saw my son endlessly crying already in the hospital and you are constantly thinking that he should be a happy baby because he was fed and his nappy was changed……… then you will keep asking: “Small crying face, what more do you want, what are you missing my love?”

In the early age, specially after being born, a baby is still confused by being born and is coping with that so much space which is rather now more and obstacle than an advantage. There was nearly any space in the belly before and the baby felt comfortable. I can prove that because my son was born through C-cut, since he really did not want to be born and go out of the belly. So the imitation of tightness of this internal space will remind your baby the safety and comfort which he was used to before.

We even did experience with Carlos that if we did not tight Edie properly he started to be scared by his own hands since he does not know how to manage his body yet. He was moving his hands, touching his face and scratching it. Sometimes he woke up because of his unexpected fast move of his body and specially his hands been near his head.

But believe me he is learning fast and sooner or later, I bet in one more week, he will improve that much that he will  be able to be untight and my inceptive feeling of making him uncomfortable will disappeare.

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Young always smiling mom of 2 boys . Finished her master degree at the Economical University in Brno (Czech Republic) country in the heart of Europe. Heading new life stage with a brand new role in my future life career. I have been working for student NGO AIESEC, playing accordion for 11 years, swimming as a competitive mono flip swimmer, singing in a teenage choir and joining different hobbies when any opportunity appeared. I love traveling and exploring new countries so that's why I have been studying abroad (Finland, Thailand), working abroad (Estonia) and daddy of my kids is from Venezuela :). I am a passionate dancer too. Now working for various projects, passionate about a vegan diet.

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2 comments on “Tight wrapping of baby – plesure or limitation?
  1. Sandra says:

    None of my four liked being swaddled at all. They wanted the freedom to stretch out or curl up of their own choice… so it’s not a given that a baby wants wrapped! 🙂 (they also safely slept on their tummies – swaddling wouldn’t have been feasible then either.) But I’ve heard that some babies won’t sleep without being wrapped, so I think it’s up to each individual one, too! Good luck!

    • zlatavaskova says:

      Hi Sandra
      I am really happy for your comment. I strongly believe in what you said. And believe me that when I saw for first time the nurses in the hospital how they wrapped Edie into the towel because he was already hysteric and not feeling comfortable and he was crying for such a long time and I new that he was fed and his dippers were changed, and that he was able to calm down in a second I started to believe that in this particular case it helped. I also let my newborn being without tighting all day long, we used to play, exercise and made fun. Wrapping is used only in case he became hysteric from colic and he needs to rest.
      It has to be wonderful to have four kids and be that multiply mum. I would love to have bigger family as well. Kids are our life treasure and they are really smart since early beginning……..as I proved already.
      All the best for your family as well and I like your blogg articles, I have learned already some practical hints and I used them effectively. Thanks to your practical experience.
      Enjoy your life
      Zlata

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