Many babies like to be swaddled snugly. To swaddle your newborn, wrap him/her like a burrito with their mouth and nose clear and uncovered. Make sure you can insert two fingers between the blanket and the baby so they have plenty of room to breathe comfortably. When swaddling an infant who is 1 month old or older, swaddle with the hips in the flexed position. This helps the hips develop correctly.