A different approach to sleep problems of infancy: swaddling above the waist

Turk J Pediatr. 1991 Apr-Jun;33(2):117-20.


Daytime sleep and wake periods of ten swaddled infants were periodically recorded by their mothers. The babies were swaddled above the waist for the first four days of the second, third and fourth months of life. During the next four days of the same months, the same infants were monitored with no swaddling. Comparison of the two sleep situations (swaddled and unswaddled) demonstrated that the increase in the total daytime sleep was statistically significant when the baby was loosely swaddled above the waist.

MeSH terms

  • Circadian Rhythm
  • Clothing*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant Care*
  • Sleep / physiology*