Can I swaddle my baby to reduce the risk of SIDS?
There is no evidence that swaddling reduces SIDS risk. In fact, swaddling can increase the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death if babies are placed on their stomachs for sleep or roll onto their stomachs during sleep. If the swaddle blanket becomes loose, it can pose a suffocation risk to baby. Using a swaddle sack, sleep sack, or wearable blanket are safe alternatives to blankets.
If you decide to swaddle your baby, always place baby fully on his or her back to sleep. Stop swaddling baby once he or she starts trying to roll over.