New Study Warns Swaddling Babies Could Lead To Increased Risk Of SIDS
The risk of sudden infant death syndrome doubled for children sleeping on their stomach or side when they were swaddled.By Ryan Biek | May 10, 2016
A popular way of wrapping babies in blankets could be leading to higher risks of sudden infant death syndrome, also known as SIDS.
Swaddling is a technique in which an infant is wrapped securely so only its head is free. Many believe it mimics what the child would feel in the womb, and it helps calm them down.
The problem is if the baby moves, swaddling could make it harder for the baby to breathe when it lies on its stomach or side.