When should I wean his swaddle?
Great question – and like many questions about your baby’s sleep and development, there is going to be individual differences for every baby and every family. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that caregivers stop swaddling a baby when it “. . . looks like he or she is trying to roll over . . .,” as it can become a safety risk. When you use a swaddle, the AAP also recommends that babies always be placed on their backs while in a swaddle. Finally, swaddles should not be too tight – be sure that your baby can breathe easily and that it is not too tight around his or her hips.About Dr. Erin Leichman