swaddling clothes definition by Webster's New World
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- the long, narrow bands of cloth wrapped around a newborn baby in former times
- rigid controls or restrictions, such as those imposed on infants, the immature, etc.
swaddling clothes definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Strips of cloth wrapped around a newborn infant to hold its legs and arms still.
- Restrictions imposed on the immature.