Home > Parenting > Child > How to care for your baby 18 August 2003 Swaddling Swaddling (wrapping your baby with a towel or blanket) for short periods can help a small baby feel secure and can calm down a restless baby. We show you how to do it. 0 ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » Subscribe Parenting newsletter » 10 interesting Down syndrome facts Autistic savant 'reads minds' Swaddling (wrapping your baby with a towel or blanket) for short periods can help a small baby feel secure and can calm down a restless baby. Keep your baby’s hands free when he is asleep and when breastfeeding. Fold the top 30cm of a towel or blanket. Place your baby in the middle with his shoulders inside the top edge. Tuck one side of the baby under the opposite arm. Fold the blanket over the baby’s feet. Tuck the last piece of blanket over the exposed arm. Make sure nothing covers the baby’s face – ever! More in Parenting What is causing my baby's colic and what can I do? More: ChildHow to care for your baby advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win a R2 000 Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.