Thursday, March 19, 2009

Swaddling - Then and Now

In our final childbirth class, one of the topics we learned about was swaddling and how to do it. Afterward, I began to have a suspicion that I was swaddled as a baby. The reason is because I often like to sleep on my stomach, with my arms folded underneath me in some fashion.

Sure enough, a couple of days later I was talking to my mom and she did confirm that she swaddled me. Apparently this is quite the common practice in Korea. My cousin who was born in February 2008 was swaddled as well, and I believe we will be inheriting or borrowing the swaddling blanket that he used.

And yes, you are allowed to think that that baby looks like me. I thought it did too.

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  • Anonymous

    I discovered in the past year that I too like to sleep on my stomach with my arms folded under my chest. I can only fall asleep on my stomach (but later in the night I turn over to my back).

    There is this video on YouTube called "Ultra Swaddle" that I love. I want to learn how to swaddle a baby like the midwife on there does it, but I haven't mastered it yet. :P Perhaps I am not using the right length blanket.

    "My cousin who was born in January....." ;)