SWADDLING A NEWBORN MYTHS & REALITIES
*Dr. Faisal Khan, M.B.B.S, SMLE, MPH, MCPS, MRCPCH-UK (Scholar)
In many cultures around the world newborn babies are swaddled to help them settle and fall asleep. Parents are in need to be warned about the risks and after effects of wrapping their little ones too tight. Although the popular cloth-wrapping method, which has been used for centuries, is used to help calm and soothe young babies, medical experts have seriously warned parents to be careful with their traditional techniques of swaddling, as the practice has the real potential to do more harm than good.
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