Quiz: Do You Know How to Safely Swaddle Your Baby?

August 03, 2016 4:45 PM

Swaddling can be a key sleep aid for infants.

Despite a recent study citing supposed risks to the centuries-old method, it’s a safe practice — but only if done properly, says Sharon Kileny, M.D., a pediatrician at University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.

Do you know the basics? Test your knowledge with this quiz:

A swaddle should reach as high as a baby’s:

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The swaddle should only wrap as high as the baby’s shoulders.

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You should stop swaddling once your baby can:

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A baby that can roll over or untangle themselves from a blanket should no longer be swaddled.

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The recommended cutoff age for swaddling is:

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A recommended cutoff period is 4 months — typically about the same time a baby can roll over or untangle themselves from a blanket.

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In addition to a swaddling blanket, babies might sleep better with the help of:

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For safety, babies should have nothing in their cribs.

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