Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Tania | 2009/05/21

Q.

swaddling 8month old

Since birth my daughter only settles and sleeps when swaddled...She is now 8months and this is still the case. Just want to enquire any negative complications with this?


Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

There should'nt really be any negative effects from swaddling in the early months of a baby's life.In many cultures babies are swaddled for several months.It is known that babies who are constantly swaddled and are not exposed to any sunlight are more likely to develop rickets.

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