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Kathy Ehrich Dowd on Oct 6, 2011 at 5:34PM

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Size Up a Swaddle

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a Kathy Ehrich Dowd on Sep 30, 2011 at 11:28AM

Before you entered baby-land, the word "swaddle" probably wasn’t part of your vocabulary, but boy, will that ever change once baby arrives! Dr. Jennifer Shu, pediatrician and author of books including Heading Home With Your Newborn, says swaddling done right mimics that cozy feeling in the womb. “Babies have a startle reflex and their arms can fling out. Swaddling can help babies feel secured and comforted, just like they were in the no-spare-space womb,” she says. Not sure how to perfect that burrito-like wrap? Click here for help.

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