Swaddling was a necessity for us with each of the boys – it calmed them, it helped them sleep better, and it helped us sleep better. With both of them, though, we never did find a swaddling blanket we loved. They were all too small, making it hard to create a swaddle that the boys couldn’t wriggle out of.
If only I had known about aden + anais then! I’ve since discovered their muslin swaddles, and oh do I love these! I first saw them when my friend Amanda used one on her daughter, and it was love at first sight. aden + anais provides soft swaddles and fashion-forward prints that provide style and function. I know being in Texas I’m especially excited to have blankets made of lightweight material – even in September, when I’m due, it can still be insanely warm. The breathable fabric allows a baby’s body temperature to regulate itself naturally, helping to reduce the risk of overheating (and keeping baby safer).
Aside from the quality of the material used, the prints themselves are seriously darling (and that’s a word I very rarely use, so I really mean it. These are darling).
I received the “For the Birds” set, which has four different patterns – owl in a tree, birds, paint stripe and medallion in the colors pale pink, peony pink, silver grey and slate grey. The fabric is soft and airy, and I can’t wait to use these in September!
Remember how at the beginning of this post I mentioned all the blankets we had for the boys were just so small? Well, that’s definitely not a problem with aden + anais swaddles:
Huge, right? The swaddles measure at 47″x47″. I love this aspect. And because the fabric is so lightweight, you don’t have to worry about the swaddle being too bulky with all of that fabric. It has a good amount of stretch to it, too, which is key in getting a good, tight swaddle. The 4-pack of swaddles sells for $49.95, but you can also buy 2-packs or single swaddles.
In addition to the swaddles, aden + anais has a ton of other linens – here are two things I am totally adding to my wish list:
Burpy Bibs – these look GREAT for burp cloths.
Sleep Bags – We had a ton of these for the boys, but having them in breathable muslin seems like it would be perfect!
They also happen to make adorable crib sheets, but I’ll wait to tell you more about those in an upcoming post. :)
Note: I received a pack of swaddles to facilitate my review. I was not compensated monetarily for this post. All opinions are honest and are my own.