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Baby Steps for New Parents

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Baby steps Step 4 Wrap one side of the blanket over her chest. Then tuck the blanket under the side of your baby. Swaddling your baby Step 5 Then do the same on the other side. Wrap the side of the blanket over her chest. Then tuck the blanket under the side of your baby. Step 6 Twist or fold the bottom corner of the blanket and tuck it under your baby. Make sure to leave room for her legs and hips to move up and out. Things that can help you swaddle You may choose to use blankets designed for swaddling babies. These are often called swaddling blankets or sleep sacks. When using these, it is still important to make sure there is room for your baby's hips to move and grow. Visit choa.org/swaddling for more information and to watch an instructional video on how to swaddle. 15 choa.org/newparents

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