I’m a stickler for a good swaddling blanket. They have to be big for the proper Baby burritos. Both of my kids love being wrapped up. It’s already well known that babies are soothed when swaddled because it’s like they are back in utero. So finding a good blanket could be your secret to a quiet(er) baby.
Here is a look at just how big these Aden + Anais Swaddling blankets really are. With my Little Peanut (who’s about 8lbs / 21 inches) on it for scale! Huge right?
The other thing I love about the entire Aden + Anais line is that everything is made out of muslin. Every time you wash them they just get softer and softer. It’s no just Swaddling Blankets either. The collection includes Slumber Sacks, Burpy Clothes and Bibs , Towels and washcloths,Crib Sheets, and comfy Security Blankets.
The prints are to die for! You can see celebrities toteing them around with their sweet peas because they are so chic. Perfect for the Modern Mom. Beautiful designs that were made you us.
We also use our blankets for tummy time. I can lay one out and roll another one up underneath the baby.
Of course you need to learn how to properly swaddle your baby so they get that soothing effect of not being able to wiggle around.
How to Swaddle Your Baby
Lay the swaddle in a diamond shape and fold the top corner down to form a triangle. Place your baby in the center of the folded area with their head just above the fold of the swaddle. Ensure that your baby’s shoulders are still below the fold.
Place your baby’s right arm slightly bent at the elbow flat against their body. Take the left side of the swaddle and bring it across your baby’s chest. Ensure their arm is securely under the fabric. Tuck the edge of the swaddle under their body to ensure a secure swaddle.
Fold the bottom of the swaddle up & over your baby’s feet.
Finally, place your baby’s left arm slightly bent at the elbow against their body, take the right side of the swaddle & bring it across your baby’s chest. Tuck the excess fabric underneath your baby to secure the swaddle.
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