Are there dangers involved in swaddling?

Yes. Parents who are not informed on how to swaddle can put their babies at risk. Clinical studies have proven that tight blanket swaddling can lead to decreased and laboured respirations, hip dysplasia, poor circulation, and stunted motor development. All of these factors were kept in mind when designing the Woombie. The stretch fabric prevents all of the above dangers. Also there is research that shows that over-wrapping with blankets can lead to overheating, which is a risk factor in S.I.D.S. Loose unraveled blankets are also a potential cause of suffocation. Less blanket to unravel and less layers to overheat create a SAFER environment for baby.