What if my baby cries while being swaddled?
Crying during or shortly after swaddling is not a sign that your baby does not like to be swaddled. Babies need to be swaddled, despite their “rebellions”. They leave the confinement of the womb to a world of wide open space, and need time to adjust to the concept of space. Once your baby is over 6 months old, his/her startle should diminish and arms free sleeping can be trialed. Did you ever notice how “busy” your baby’s arms and legs can be at times? Swaddling actually helps them to feel more relaxed, secure and in control of their rigorous involuntary movements. It is BEST to start the Woombie when the baby is first born! This eliminates swaddling confusion.