Slide show: How to swaddle a baby
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Once you've swaddled your baby, be sure to practice safe sleep habits. Always place a swaddled baby on his or her back to sleep. Stop swaddling when your baby learns to roll onto his or her stomach. A swaddled baby on his or her stomach might have difficulty breathing — and stomach sleeping increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Keep in mind that swaddling can cause a baby to overheat, too. If you have questions about how to safely swaddle your baby, consult your baby's doctor.

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