How to Swaddle

When my son was born, my sister-in-law taught me how to swaddle. It was the greatest gift she could have given me. And now, we share our family's tradition with you:

Step-by-step instructions for how we swaddle in our 'ohana: 

Step 1:  Fold the top corner of your blanket down and lay baby in its center, with shoulders just below the fold line

Step 2:  Bring baby's arm alongside the body, slightly bent

Step 3:  Wrap blanket over baby's arm and tuck it securely under body. As you do so, pull the blanket on the opposite side a little to keep it nice and snug

Step 4: Bring the bottom point of the swaddle up and over baby's feet. Meanwhile, place baby's opposite arm alongside body, slightly bent

Step 5: Tuck the blanket under baby's shoulder, leaving room for baby's hips to move freely

Step 6:  Bring the remaining blanket over baby's shoulder, toward the chest. Hold the blanket in place at center, forming a "V" 

Step 7: Wrap remaining blanket around baby's body and tuck extra fabric into fold at center 

Step 8:  Enjoy some YOU time! Remember, the snugger the bug, the sweeter the dreams…for the whole ‘ohana!