Abby Schachter on Pennsylvania's Swaddling Ban


Swaddled baby
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Pennsylvania, along with several other states, has changed day care regulations to include a ban on swaddling. The unelected busybodies who write these rules are convinced that swaddling isn't safe because the day care workers may incorrectly wrap the baby, the blanket could come loose, the baby might roll over into the loose material, and then the baby might, possibly, die of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). But there are no known cases of a baby dying at day care from suffocation by a swaddling blanket. According to Abby Schacter, the ban is unnecessary, unreasonable, and puts a burden on both parents and day care workers.