Ways to Help Baby Feel Snuggled

15th July 2019

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When you are bringing your new baby home, all you want to do is hold them and snuggle with them. This is the perfect way to form a strong bond with your baby. As people, we love to snuggle anyway, but as babies, snuggling is needed to feel safe and secure. Babies spend nine months wrapped up tight in the womb. It is natural for them to cry when they are not being snuggled.

While snuggling with your baby might be the only thing you want to do, it isn’t always the only thing you can do. There are times that you have things you have to do, but the baby still wants to snuggle. Here are some ideas to help your baby feel snuggled even when you can be the one to offer the snuggles.

Ideas to help your baby feel snuggled

Swaddled

One of the first things we are taught in the hospital is how to swaddle a baby. This swaddling helps the baby feel tight and secure and snuggled. So time to grab your favourite muslin cloth and swaddle your baby.

Snuggle Seat

A lot of people use the car seat, bouncy seat or swing to help their baby feel snuggled. There is actually a better way. Using a Snuggle Seat can help baby feel safe and secure but it also does other things. The Snuggle Seat not only help babies feel snuggled, but it also has other benefits…

  • Can help reduce reflux in babies
  • Reduction in the baby developing flat spots on their heads in babies
  • Babies will feel snuggled and comfortable while being safe and secure

The benefits of having a space that is safe and secure for the baby that also makes her feel snuggled is that mum can get a shower, make something to eat, or just have a few minutes without a baby in her arms. It can also help mum get in a nap when the baby is sleeping in the Snuggle Seat.

Special Blanket or stuffie

Some babies respond well to having a special blanket or stuffed animal. Although be sure to have the baby in your line of sight when using these. A trick some parent use is to let the baby have these things while falling asleep and then remove them from the crib or sleeping area once they have fallen asleep.

Sleep Positioner

Some babies like the feeling of being snuggled because they like being on their side and they like the pressure on each side. Be sure to check the safety regulations on these depending on the brands/type you purchase as some are not suitable for use overnight.


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  • Samantha Milner 15th July 2019 at 8:29 PM

    Swaddling always keeps baby snuggled

  • Solange 15th July 2019 at 8:52 PM

    Swaddling always worked for me and kids

  • Peter Watson 15th July 2019 at 10:15 PM

    Lots of hugs and cuddles so they feel your body warmth.

  • Kathleen marsden 15th July 2019 at 11:02 PM

    Hold them firmly as close to your heart as possible

  • F Chowdhury 16th July 2019 at 12:41 AM

    Lots of cheek to cheek

  • Tracy Nixon 16th July 2019 at 6:23 AM

    Being swaddled and lots of hugs – being held and feeling secure!

  • Stuart Hargreaves 16th July 2019 at 7:59 AM

    HOLD THEM CUDDLE THEM AND TALK TO THEM

  • abigail edkins 16th July 2019 at 10:56 AM

    lots of cuddles and a snugly blanky

  • Tammy Tudor 16th July 2019 at 10:58 AM

    lots of cuddles and skin to skin close contact

  • Alica 16th July 2019 at 11:38 AM

    Swaddling for some babies, others just love to be held 🙂

  • Louise Dray 16th July 2019 at 3:29 PM

    Hold them firmly as close to your heart.

  • Rich Tyler 16th July 2019 at 8:57 PM

    Cuddles, contact

  • Jodie Green 17th July 2019 at 11:10 AM

    Swaddling for when your not holding them. Skin-to-skin cuddles

  • Margaret GALLAGHER 19th July 2019 at 4:46 PM

    Warmth cuddle love – can’t beat these three ( and they are free

  • Ursula Hunt 22nd July 2019 at 11:13 AM

    Keep them wrapped in a loose sheet. they like to feel held

  • Katie B 26th July 2019 at 12:01 PM

    Swaddling and lots of contact!

  • Lorna Forsyth 27th July 2019 at 4:19 PM

    Lots and lots of cuddles

  • Justine Meyer 28th July 2019 at 11:59 AM

    We always swaddled the babies

  • Edward Guerreiro 7th August 2019 at 6:14 PM

    I guess my tip would be acknowledge your babies reactions to your behaviour. My eldest niece hated being swaddled. She was like a little radiator, and needed space. However, my youngest niece loves it.

  • Susan Willshee 8th August 2019 at 9:04 PM

    Make sure that if your baby is swaddled, they are not going to overheat. Particularly in the recent heatwave we had.
    Baby’s do like to be slightly warmer than adults perhaps would, but this doesn’t mean you should dress them in a vest, a sleepsuit and a cardigan, and then swaddle them. If your baby is swaddled, keep checking their temperature regularly.

  • donna l jones 9th August 2019 at 5:58 PM

    swaddle them

  • Ash R 10th August 2019 at 1:19 AM

    Swaddling properly with a swaddle blanket

  • Rachel B 10th August 2019 at 5:26 PM

    Swaddling in the early days helps. And heaps of cuddles of course.

  • Dawn Hull 10th August 2019 at 6:22 PM

    Make sure you always give them plenty of cuddles!

  • Lesley Cohen Wright 10th August 2019 at 9:08 PM

    lots of cuddles and skin to skin

  • Lydia Graham 11th August 2019 at 10:21 AM

    Hold them close

  • Melissa Lee 11th August 2019 at 2:10 PM

    Skin to skin is a lovely way to snuggle with them

  • Natalie Crossan 11th August 2019 at 5:48 PM

    Swaddle them 🙂

  • Catherine Gregory 11th August 2019 at 10:20 PM

    Swaddling and cuddles, lots and lots of cuddles

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