Aden + Anais (pronounced AY-dun and uh-NAY) is a well known company that has a variety of products from skin care, laundry care, adult daydream blankets to swaddle blankets for your little ones (just to name a few). Aden + Anais believes in using muslin because of it’s breathability and natural it’s natural softness and durability. Their products go through a rigorous course of testing before they hit the market because they keep safety as a top priority. Their signature iconic prints make them unique and make them who they are. They have a meaning behind each and every one of their designs.
I recieved their swaddle blankets in the darling “Make Believe” prints! Their swaddles are breathable which helps reduce the risk of your baby overheating. They are generously sized making swaddling easy and it makes the blankets versatile. You can use them as swaddle blankets, stroller covers, nursing covers (if you use a cover), a changing pad cover, a burp cloth or a tummy time blanket. With every wash, the swaddle blankets become even softer. Care instructions are on the back of the box and say to wash before first use, machine wash warm with like colors and to tumble dry low. It also says not to dry clean your swaddle blankets. The box also has instructions on how to swaddle your baby which is great for first time parents who don’t know how to swaddle. I can tell you it would have been handy to have when my first was born because we often forgot how to swaddle.
While my 4 month old is no longer small enough to swaddle, we still get plenty of use out of the swaddle blankets. Not only do we use them for our 4 month old, but our toddler gets a lot of use out of them as well. With the generous sizing, when my toddler takes a nap, I grab one of the swaddle blankets to cover him up. He’s not a huge fan of blankets on during nap time because he gets too warm, but with the swaddles being so breathable he doesn’t mind covering up with them. Of course our 4 month old uses them during naps as well.
They also get so much use during tummy time! With our 4 month old rolling around all the time and just itching to become mobile, he spends a lot of time on his tummy. This is also where the generous sizing comes into play because he has enough room to move around on the blanket without rolling off. We also get a lot of use out of them when we go to the park on a nice day. We lay one out in the grass so he can lay on his tummy and look around while our toddler runs around playing.
The swaddles will work well for burp/spit up rags. I always have one of the swaddles near me so whenever he happens to spit up, I can reach for one of the swaddles for easy and quick clean up. I usually keep on with the diaper bag or in the car as well. You never now when you may need it in case a store is kind of cold or if it’s start cooling off while you’re out and your little one needs just a little extra cover in the car. I used it during a grocery shopping trip one evening when my little guy fell asleep in the carrier. I just tucked it around to make sure his arms and legs were covered because it was a bit cool inside the store. I’ve also used it while changing diapers out in public (or even at home). The changing mat that came with our diaper bag is not very big (and my boys are gigantic) so I use the swaddle blanket over the changing mat to be sure that the changing station is completely covered while changing their diapers.
The Aden+Anais swaddles would make a perfect baby shower present for an expecting friend. They’re so incredibly soft and perfect to use with your newborns soft gentle skin. You can purchase them in a 4-pack which retail for $49.95, a 2-pack which retails for $32.00 or you can purchase a single swaddle for $19.95. Just visit their website- http://www.adenandanais.com to browse the great selection of swaddles (and other products).
I also wanted to mention their special line of RED products. 10% of the retail price of every Aden+Anais special edition item will go to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, to prevent the transmission from mother-to-child.