Swaddling can help reduce pain response in babies

A recent study conducted by EM Demps and colleagues from the Department of Paediatrics and Newborn Medicine, Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland used swaddling as a technique to help reduce pain in newborns.

Swaddling pain response

Benefits of Swaddling

They analyzed the pain responses of newborns going through a screening for a retinopathy, which is abnormal blood vessel development in the eye. This is a painful examination and the doctors looked at different techniques to help reduce the pain.  Swaddling the baby is one technique that has shown to be helpful.

So why swaddle your newborn? – It will help reduce the potential pain your newborn might encounter from examinations, blood draws, or tests.