"Young babies that were sleeping an hour [or] an hour and a half are now sleeping 20 minutes," "J.," an employee who asked that only her first initial be used to protect her job, told The Huffington Post. "I have some babies who are not sleeping at all."
Day cares around the country have been quietly moving away from swaddling since 2011, when the National Resource Center on Child Health and Safety, in conjunction with the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Public Health Association, released its third edition of "Caring for Our Children," a set of safety guidelines for early care and education programs. According to those rules, swaddling can increase the odds of serious health outcomes, particularly if a baby is placed on his or her stomach to sleep, and can also increase the risk of hip problems. "In child care settings," the standard says, "swaddling is not necessary or recommended."
To any prospective or new mothers out there: doctors don't know everything. Seriously.
One of the first thing nurses do when a baby is born is swaddle him.
We're supposed to believe that millions of babies were put into jeopardy by this practice?
Give me a break.
I have swaddled all four of my kids (when they would let me!) and they love it. It makes them feel secure and comforted.
I promise you in ten years, they will be recommending swaddling. These baby guidelines change all the time.