Startle reflex or Moro reflex is an involuntary, jerky movement of the arm and legs that are outgrown between 3-6 months.
- Breathable: 100% cotton and moisture-wicking fabric that helps reduce the risk of overheating
- Safe: No poppers, Velcro, or ties to ensure you can’t swaddle too tight
- Practical: Perfectly shaped for swaddling on the go
- Comfy: The natural stretch of the fabric recreates the comforting and soothing feeling of being in the womb
- Durable: Machine washable stretchy cotton that keeps its shape
Why should mothers swaddle their babies?
- Sleep: The evidence is overwhelming that babies who are swaddled sleep longer and better. Swaddling inhibits the immature startle reflex, which disrupts sleep.
- Calm: Swaddling is the best way to imitate the tight hug of the womb environment. It provides deep pressure (the feeling of a consistent firm cuddle) which is why swaddled babies cry significantly less. Swaddling is thus an excellent solution for a colicky baby.
- Feeding: Difficult feeders, especially those who fight at the breast, tend to feed better with more coordinated sucks and swallows when they are swaddled. (Journal of Human Lactation, 2001).