✔ Helps Your Baby Feel Safe And Secure: swaddling your baby offers the same snugly feeling as being in the womb, with the baby's arms and legs close to their body. This helps them feel comforted and secure as they slowly adjust to their new surroundings. Swaddling also helps to keep your baby at a comfortable temperature, with many different swaddling cloths made from breathable material. ✔ They Will Sleep For Longer: studies have shown that babies who are swaddled have a distinctive increase in REM sleep. This means that your baby is less likely to be woken by noises which allows them to enjoy a longer more restful sleep that in turn helps towards healthy development. ✔ Can Help Your Baby Cry Less: the movements of his arms and legs cause the baby to startle. When they are swaddled, the jerky arm and leg movements are kept to a minimum, resulting in less crying. Swaddling alone seems to result in a 28% reduction in crying. ✔ Stops Your Baby From Scratching Their Face: newborn fingernails, though small, can be quite sharp, especially if they come into contact with your baby's delicate skin. Swaddling prevents your baby reaching their face meaning less scratches and a more comfortable position. ✔ Reduces The Risk Of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome): in many studies it has been noted that babies that are swaddled are less likely to fall victim to SIDS. Swaddling makes it hard for newborn babies to inadvertently cover their heads or face with bedding and decreases their ability to flip over onto their stomachs, both of which have been linked to higher rates of SIDS in newborn babies. ✔ Can Help Make Breastfeeding Easier: some women may struggle to breastfeed due to their baby feeling restless and distracted. Swaddling your baby has the potential to calm your baby down and focus on feeding, creating a much more relaxed experience.