How to Swaddle a Baby, According to a Neonatal Nurse

March 07, 2022

Ever wonder how those maternity ward nurses wrap up those babies so well? Here, Dominique Weiss, a registered neonatal nurse at Mount Sinai in New York City, demonstrates exactly how to do it. All you need is a receiving blanket from your hospital or birthing center.

Swaddling helps babies stay comfy and soothed while sleeping in the early weeks of life. Always lie your baby on their back when swaddled. Experts say to stop swaddling once your baby starts to roll over.