Swaddling a baby can sometimes feel like working through a high-stakes Mensa puzzle while being peppered with obstacles. 

Getting a sleeping baby back into their crib might be a challenge when arms and legs flail about, 

lighting is bad, or the parent is severely sleep-deprived. Therefore, the best swaddles are those that are easy to use while keeping baby safe and secure.

Swaddling is a simple process consisting of wrapping a thin blanket snugly around your baby's body 

And tucking their arms in at the sides securely enough so they can't wiggle out, all of which simulates being in the womb. 

In addition, it prevents the Moro, or startle reflex, and keeps infants warm without the use of loose blankets,

Which pose a suffocation risk early on. As a result of preventing babies from startingle,

They tend to cry less and can sleep more, making the whole household happier.

According to Daniel Ganjian, M.D., a pediatrician at Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, 

California, newborns prefer everything to be as it was in the womb. "Babies prefer to sleep in a snug, 

Tight position similar to when they were in the uterus. We swaddle them for that reason.

Ganjian points out that the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends parents swaddle their babies for sleeping 

Until their babies start rolling over, which could be as early as two months of age.

Often, they're still sleeping in their bedside bassinet, so parents keep a close eye on them. 

The best swaddles for even the fussiest, most sleep-challenged newborns.

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