This review and giveaway is part of the New Baby Event Part 2! Make sure you check out all of the other giveaways for the new mom and baby going on now! Lots more to come too so check back often!
One of the things I was looking forward to about having another baby was trying out a few different swaddling blankets. I had wanted to try the aden+anais muslin swaddling blankets with my son but never got around to it. My husband was actually the better swaddler. I preferred the wrap and secure kinds with velcro!
But, I knew there had to be a reason everyone loved aden+anais blankets. I was sent a 4 pack of the “classic” swaddlers in the Prince Charming pack. The tones are subtle blues and the motif isn’t too “babyish.” There are other gorgeous prints available as well. Plus, aden+anais make a bamboo muslin swaddle blanket and an organic version!
aden + anais, has brought the legacy of muslin together with fashion forward design to create a line of products that are as stylish as they are useful; and as simple as they are beautiful. We believe in muslin– the way it looks, the way it feels, the way it works– to improve the lives of babies and their mothers no matter who they are or where they live.
They also have numerous other items in their product line, like sleeping bags for babies who do not like to be swaddled or have grown out of it.
It turns out my baby boy grew out of swaddling quicker than I expected. We started out using the blankets for a swaddle but he always seemed to want his arms out. So, I started swaddling him with his arms out and this has worked great!
Because aden+anais blankets are so generously sized you can do numerous things with them, not just swaddle. And if your baby loves to be swaddled and they are on the bigger side, these blankets will last a long time too!
Being that they are larger than the “standard” swaddling blankets sold in stores, it is an adjustment to learn to swaddle with these. I am still far from perfect, but since my son doesn’t like the tight swaddle I am forgiven. If he wanted a tighter swaddle I would need a lot more practice!
I have noticed my son naps so much better when wrapped in his aden+anais blanket. He stays warm, so when I lay him in his hammock he doesn’t feel the cold mattress and he stays asleep.
I also use the aden+anais blankets in his carseat. I put it over him rather than a bulky, unsafe coat. We also have a car seat cover to keep the wind out.
I can’t think of a bad thing to say about these fluffy soft blankets! A word of warning though: there will be LOTS of lint in your lint trap when you wash these. Fluffy, white, lint!
For those of you wanting your own, aden+anais are sold everywhere! I have even seen them sold at 77 Kids! They make wonderful baby shower gifts and any new mom would have a million uses for them!
One lucky DDL reader will win a 4 pack of the “classic” aden+anais swaddling blankets!
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