The wraps are extra-large at 47″ square. They are breathable thanks to the open weave, soft (they get softer with each wash) and durable. The classic swaddling blankets retail for $22, but buying various print collections in 4-packs brings the price to under $12.50 per swaddle wrap!
The blankets can stand in as burp cloths, nursing and stroller covers (pictured below over a stroller!), portable crib sheets, stroller and car seat liners, tummy time blankets, change table covers, and more. An aden+anais swaddle would be the perfect gift for
yourself your little one, or another special person.
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Is something on your mind? Have a question for me? Every Monday I take a reader submission, and ask my other readers for their input as well.
Questions don’t have to be cloth diaper related, just email maria at change-diapers.com with “Mailbox Mondays” in the subject, or fill out my contact form for readers, which you will always be able to find on my Contact Page.
Here’s a Mailbox Monday Question. What do people do with their other children when put on bedrest? I’m scared I may end up on bedrest as my BP is increasing and I have a toddler to take care of. We don’t have family around who can help during the day either and I feel bad relying on other people alot.
Hi Rebecca! I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly and that you are not put on bed rest! Unfortunately, if you are, I think you’re going to have to rely a lot on other people.
You can ask your husband/partner help you prepare pre-bagged snacks and lunches for yourself and your little one, along with pre-filled sippy cups. Depending on your child’s age, s/he might enjoy helping you by getting things for you or him/herself.
Get tote bags of activities you can do together while you’re lying down, such as coloring books with washable crayons, books and so forth. I don’t see anything wrong with cuddling up and watching some Sesame Street with your little one too!
It will also really depend on how strict your bed rest is and your child’s age. Sometimes changing a diaper is easier than helping a child use the potty, or cleaning up an accident.
If neighbors and/or people in your community are able to bring you a meal, or come empty your dishwasher for you, let them! As hard as it is to accept the help, it’s what’s best for you and your baby. Of course, if you are financially able to hire someone to help with your toddler and/or the cleaning, that would be a dream come true!
Has anyone been on bed rest while you had other small children? How did you handle it?
Do you ever feel like something or someone is speaking right to you? Jennifer Labit’s post on Facebook earlier this week couldn’t have come at a better time. It was just what I needed to hear.
Last night, I was reading Shel Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends to my 7-year old at bedtime. I think the poems are largely weird, with a few exceptions (sorry to fans) but when I got to “Listen to the Mustn’ts,” it stopped me in my tracks. I’ve heard it many times before, but this night, when we chose that book after passing up several others, and by chance, happened to read that particular page, I had a hard time reading it. Postpartum hormones still? Maybe.
As adults, we need to remember this. We need to remind our children often, yes, but also ourselves.
Anything can happen. Anything can be.