The Best Swaddling Blankets | Aden + Anais

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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?

Little Peanut, Big Blanket

 

For the Birds prints I received.

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.

Tummy Time with the Owl

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

STEP 1Lay 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. STEP 2Place 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. STEP 3Fold the bottom of the swaddle up & over your baby’s feet. STEP 4Finally, 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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10 COMMENTS

  1. Do you really want perfect mother’s day formula? Well, no cooking and no cleaning! Two out of three aren’t bad!

    I need these. I have one and it’s all worn out (different brand). They are great for nursing covers.

  2. those are super beautiful!! I’ve never successfully swaddled either of my first two kiddos but really want to make a solid attempt with this next one due in September. I love your diagram. That looks pretty easy to manage!!

  3. well i didn’t figure out what the question was so here is my correct comment. Formula for a great mother’s day??? everyone waking up on the right side of bed…no whining and no grumpies…maybe that will happen for me next year LOL

  4. My babies always loved being wrapped up in their little burritos, and my best friend is due with her first baby in a few months and this would be awesome for her.

  5. I totally agree, A&A is one of the best swaddling blankets out there. My son loves it and enjoys being swaddle in it. It’s a perfect time to use these blankets because it’s summer time here and the hot weather is keeping my soon too warm. He’s sweating a lot, so these thinner blankets are keeping him cool and not overheated.

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