How to Swaddle Your Baby in 3 Easy Steps

By Vanesa Sallego

Swaddling has been found to be an effective way to soothe a fussy or colicky baby, as well as a way to help your baby sleep better. This method for wrapping your baby, which mimics the warmth and comfort they felt in the womb, needs to be done properly in order to be effective and safe.

The following are step-by-step instructions on how to swaddle a baby.

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Is It Okay to Give a Baby Under One Year Old Cow’s Milk?


Cow’s milk is the single most complete food on Earth — no other food has as many nutrients. So, it is understandable if a mother might be eager to start her baby on cow’s milk as soon as possible.

However, doctors advise against giving cow’s milk to an infant before he or she has turned one year of age. There are several reasons for this.

It is cow’s milk’s very nutritiousness — the sugars, fats, proteins and minerals in it (calcium, phosphorus and potassium, to name the three most prominent) — that make it difficult for young babies to digest, since their digestive systems are still maturing. Read More