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Swaddling guidance

Whilst we do not advise swaddling, we do urge parents to follow the advice below.  If you decide to adopt swaddling, this should be done for each day and night -time sleep as part of a regular routine:

  • use thin materials
  • do not swaddle above the shoulders
  • never put a swaddled baby to sleep on their front
  • do not swaddle too tight 
  • check the baby's temperature to ensure they do not get too hot

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