Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Swaddling seems like it is essential with a newborn.  It gives them that secure warm feeling of being in the womb.  Both of my boys loved to be swaddled, Chandler especially.  We actually swaddled him until he was 6+ months because he just slept well.    Aden and Anais wants babies to have just that, the swaddled comfort they need.  So when they contacted me, I was excited to be able to review one of their Australian muslin baby wraps.


The Review: One of my favorite things about this blanket was its size.  Normal receiving blankets are 30x30 inches.  These are great for the first month or two, but babies seem to outgrow them quickly.  Their blankets are a generous 47 x 47 inches.  I swaddled Rowan with it, and even though he is 15 months, it was more than big enough for him.  (I'm sure he appreciated his nutty mom swaddling him ;) )  Another thing that instantly draws me to this blanket is how muslin works.  As taken from Aden and Anais' site, here is is a little bit about muslin:

"Muslin is a unique cotton fabric first introduced into England in the late 17th century. Muslin has a light, open weave that allows air to flow seamlessly through the material. The soft natural fibers allow your baby's body temperature to adjust naturally, eliminating over-heating, but ensuring warmth and comfort. aden + anais wraps will allow you to safely swaddle your baby, giving you confidence that your baby will experience a peaceful and secure sleep. "

Chan had a lot of skin problems when he was a baby, as you can see from the photo on the right.  Cradle cap, exzema, and he always seemed to have heat rash.  He loved to be swaddled but would get so hot that he would rub the blanket on his cheeks until they were red and rashy.   He overheated so easily but wouldn't sleep well unless he was swaddled.  We tried every type of blanket it seemed, and he always overheated.  I would have loved to have known about Aden and Anais, I'm sure it would have helped tremendously with his heat rash.

These blankets have a lot of nice stretch to them.  I am a big fan of the thermal/waffle receiving blankets for newborns, simply because of their stretch. It's hard to find these bigger than a receiving size though.  I love that Aden and Anais blankets have the size and stretch which makes for a secure swaddle.   They wash up really nicely and are great quality all around, plus they stay extremely soft which is a must have for newborn skin.

Their site has some really great tips as well.  For example, it shows you two different methods to swaddle, and also gives some great ideas on other ways to use the blanket.  

Aden and Anais has  this great swaddling blanket available in 2 and 4 packs which are extremely convenient as newborns need many swaddling blankets.  They have some really cute styles available.

They also carry a muslin dream blanket and are made with 6 layers of waffled cotton.  I'm sure they are wonderful too!

The Bottom Line:  Awesome swaddling blanket, protects baby from overheating, large size, super soft!

Where to Buy: Aden and Anais

Price:  Winter Warmth Swaddles: $49.95 - on sale for $29.95
Dream Blankets:  $59.95 - on sale for $39.95
Enter WINTERSALE as the promo code to receive this special discount! (Sale goes through April)

Aden and Anais is giving away the Neutral Spots Winter Warmth -  2 pack  as pictured to the right to one of my readers!

Here's how to enter:

1)  Visit Aden and Anais and let me know your favorite style they carry - 1 entry

2)  Read this info about swaddling and give one reason why it is important - 1 entry

3) Grab my button or blinkie - 1 entry

4)  Blog or tweet about this giveaway - 1 entry

Contest is open to US residents only, and will end April 28 at 11:59 MST.  Winner has 3 days to contact me.

161 comments:

Joel & Lila said...

There are so many to choose from, i would he so happy with any of them really...but, if I had to pick one it would be the Lime/Brown Muslin Swaddling Blankets

TraciDyan said...

I love these blankets. I used them with Chase. They were wonderful for swaddling my little houdini. He still likes to carry them around. I have the black and white set. I like the zoo animals or the camo ones. I would certainly recommend these.

Christine said...

i love the blankets, especially the pink and white. i love swaddling because it helps the baby feel snug and secure, just like they did in the womb. belle also was swaddled for 6 months! i hope i win, i've been eyeing these for a really long time...plus i have a niece named anais!

Janaca said...

-The style I like the best for a boy would just be the Blue Muslin Swaddling Blankets and for a girl I like the Pink/White Muslin Swaddling Blankets.
-One reason swaddling is important is to make your baby feel secure.
-I already have your cute blinkie on my blog!

The McClellan Family said...

My favorite style they had were the pink spots wraps. I am so glad you reviewed these. It has been really hard for me to find wraps big enough and Ava sleeps so much better when wrapped! She's grown out of all her blankets! Awesome job Tiff!

Jamie Ortega said...

My favorite style was the pink/brown and aqua/brown muslin. This is why I loves swaddling~ Swaddling helps your baby stay asleep by reducing sudden arm and leg movements (startle reflexes) I already have your button and I will totally tweet about this wonderful giveaway!

Sara and Alex said...

My favorite pattern is the Lime/Brown Muslin Swaddling Blankets. I love these blankets!

Sara and Alex said...

I am a HUGE swaddle believer after our birthing class and watching happiest baby on the block. In the "fourth trimester" babies love to be swaddled and IT WORKS!

Sara and Alex said...

tweeted it http://twitter.com/SaraMama/status/1522567208

Laura said...

The zoo animals swaddling blankets are my fave!

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Laura said...

Swaddling is important because it makes a baby feel secure.

DawnS said...

My fav would be the eggplant/gray swaddling blankets!

DawnS said...

Swaddling helps your baby stay asleep by reducing sudden arm and leg movements (startle reflexes).

queenoftheclick said...

I like the lime and brown swaddling blankets. Aden & Anais also has a nice hooded bath towel set.

One reason swaddling is important is to make the baby feel secure.

Joel & Lila said...

I also have your button on my blog!

Joel & Lila said...

Swaddling helps your baby stay asleep by reducing sudden arm and leg movements (startle reflexes)...I like that one. I always knew it helped them stay tight and feel secure, but this one made perfect sense to me.

Wii are the Nelsons said...

I like the Neutral shapes swaddling blankets

Wii are the Nelsons said...

swaddling helps your baby not move around the crib and getting into uncomfortable or dangerous positions. I love how you shared about it helping babies not get overheated because my baby had eczema for a while and still has cradle cap. He's constantly itching his head, so swaddling would help him I think.

Wii are the Nelsons said...

I have your button. I almost didn't try for this giveaway, but then I read more info and discovered new things about swaddling that might help my baby

Jinxy said...

My fav is Pink/Brown

Jinxy said...

I have your button

Jinxy said...

This is why my baby likes swaddling.
Swaddling helps to make your baby feel secure and comfortable, as it is designed to imitate the security of the enclosed surroundings they experienced in the womb

Justin and Ashley McDermott said...

I love the pink/brown wraps for my soon to be born baby girl. I love swaddling because it makes babies feel safe and secure outside of womb. I have your button on my blog.

EJW said...

I like the Eggplant/Grey swaddlers. They're all lovely, though!

EJW said...

Swaddling helps your baby sleep on their back, the pediatrician recommended sleeping position.

Kim said...

love this style: Lime/Brown Muslin

Kim said...

swaddling is important bc is helps them SLEEP - which is SO important!!

Wehaf said...

I love the eggplant/grey color combo.

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Wehaf said...

Swaddling helps recreate the feeling of being in the womb, so it is comforting and soothing to babies.

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Amber said...

I love the Zoo Animals Muslin Wraps

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Amber said...

Swaddling helps your baby sleep on their back

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oh_snap! said...

I like the black & white swaddle blankets. They are all so cute though.

Sara said...

I like winter warmth in white the best. I love these blankets!

dctm said...

Aqua/Brown Muslin Swaddling blankets are my favorite

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lace said...

I love the eggplant gray wraps. Very cute.

Lo said...

I love the Zoo Animal Muslin Wraps. Thanks!

Lo said...

Swaddling reduces the startle reflex, i.e., keeps your kid from whacking him/herself in the face and waking him/herself up! worked like a charm for us.

Lo said...

Here's my tweet: http://www.babesandkidsreview.com/2009/04/adenanais-swaddling-blankets-giveaway.html

The Dreamer said...

i like the aqua/brown muslin swaddling blankets (esp. the ones with stars)

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The Dreamer said...

it makes the aby feel secure and comfy

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Creative Mom said...

I love the neutral shapes swaddling blankets. Very cute and great giveaway.

cdziuba said...

I love the PINK SPOTS!

cdziuba said...

Swaddling all four of my babies was soothing and gave them a sense of security and love. I am a huge believer in it.

cdziuba said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/1574037100

Aura said...

I like the zoo animals and mod muslin wraps

Aura said...

Swaddling helps babies feel secure because it mimics the security of the womb

Feed the Moose said...

My favorite style is the pink/brown muslin wraps!

Prissy said...

I like the aqua/brown muslin and the zoo animals!
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Prissy said...

Swaddling is important because it helps your baby sleep on it's back!
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Mama said...

Eggplant & Gray
Swaddling helps babes feel secure and safe like the womb...swaddling is a newborn parents best friend :)

the schros said...

I love the black & white muslin wraps! katelynthames at yahoo dot com

The Dreamer said...

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Michelle said...

I like the aqua/brown swaddling wraps. My little guy loved to be swaddled!

Michelle said...

Swaddling reduces sudden leg and arm movements.

Meredith said...

I really like the Blue Muslin Swaddling Blankets, the stars are so cute!
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Meredith said...

I learned that swaddling helps your baby stay asleep by reducing sudden arm and leg movements (startle reflexes). Interesting.
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Meredith said...

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Heather said...

I love the aqua and brown swaddling blankets for boys.

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Heather said...

I personally love how swaddling keeps my baby's face uncovered.

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bison61 said...

I like the Lime-Brown Winter Warmth

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heike said...

I like the black and white set. there are so cute

mom2anutball said...

I like the Lime/Brown Muslin Swaddling Blankets!! Thanks for the chance! hawkgirl_16 {at} hotmail {dot} com

Judith and Marc said...

The blue muslin swadle blanket is lovely.

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Judith and Marc said...

Swaddling helps keep your baby on his back.
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Amanda U. said...

I like the Black & White Muslin Wraps.

Sue said...

I like the Mod Muslin Swaddling Blankets. Thanks for sharing~

goodwitchglinda said...

I love the White Muslin Swaddling Blankets--4 pack. I purchased them for my twins and we all love them. I want to get another set. The winter weight sounds great, too! Thank you.

goodwitchglinda said...

I love the White Muslin Swaddling Blankets--4 pack. I purchased them for my twins and we all love them. I want to get another set. The winter weight sounds great, too! Thank you.

throuthehaze said...

i really like the Mod Muslin Swaddling Blankets

throuthehaze said...

swaddling is important to make your baby feel secure.

ferriz said...

I like the Pink/Brown Muslin Swaddling Blankets.

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Kyndra said...

I love the Lime and Brown Swaddlers from Aden and Anais.

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Mama Hill said...

My favorite is the pink and brown, but if I have a boy next month, my favorite would be the lime/brown! Thanks!

quelleheure4 said...

My fave is the Lime/Brown Muslin Dream Blanket!

quelleheure4 said...

It helps the baby feel secure.

quelleheure4 said...

I tweeted:http://twitter.com/quelleheure4/status/1627381663

ZaftigDelights said...

My favorite is the Zoo Animals Muslin Wraps, they are so cute!

Sandie Russo
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ZaftigDelights said...

Swaddling is important because it makes a baby feel secure and comforted.

Sandie Russo
zaftig2k(at)yahoo(dot)com

ZaftigDelights said...

I tweeted your giveaway!

http://www.twitter.com/ZaftigDelights

Sandie Russo
zaftig2k(at)yahoo(dot)com

ky2here said...

Let's go with the Blue Muslin Swaddling Blankets.

Sherry R said...

My favorite is the Aqua/Brown Muslin Swaddling Blankets!

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Sherry R said...

Swaddling keeps your baby's face uncovered

vboackle said...

i like the pink/brown and aqua/brown muslin blanket.

alice said...

I like the pink and white.

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alice said...

Swaddling is good because it helps the baby on their back.

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Princessliak said...

I like the neutral warmth line - love the print!

Linda said...

I would choose the Zoo Animals Muslin Wraps, how darling!
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Alisha said...

I love the mod and the plain white.
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Alisha said...

Swaddling is important because it mimics the womb. I also think it's important to use a breathable fabric like muslin! =)
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ropeswing77 said...

The cammo muslin wraps are super cute! I love to swaddle my babe. Great product!

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Amanda said...

Definately like the lime/brown. The camo is also very cute.

Heather said...

I am a big believer in swaddling. I have four so far. :-) I have heard such raves about the aden + anais swaddling blankets and I would love to try them. My favorite is the Pink/White Muslin Swaddling Blankets!

ktanjatk said...

I like Pink/White Muslin Swaddling Blankets

Lisa said...

I love the camo muslin wraps

Johnson Family said...

I pretty much think they are all cute prints, but I really love the pink/white and the pink spots, as well as the neutral spots.

Johnson Family said...

Swaddling reduces startle reflexes.

Johnson Family said...

Okay, I tried to tweet about this, but am a bit challenged...lol...I set up an account but can't figure out how to get it on my blog...maybe you can give me some pointers...lol!

Xenia said...

I like the Pink/White Muslin Swaddling Blankets (even though they are out of stock), they would be great for my little girl.

Thanks!
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Xenia said...

Swaddling is important because it helps your baby stay asleep by reducing sudden arm and leg movements (startle reflexes).

Thanks!
xpsundell(at)gmail(dot)com

Lindley said...

I Love the Lime/Brown Swadling blankets- very modern and neutral look-thanks!
linjenals at yahoo dot com

Lindley said...

Swaddling is important because it helps baby feel secure and reduces startle reflexes-thanks!
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Pam said...

I like the pink spots winter warmth blankets and the hooded towel set!!

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Aisling said...

My favorite style is the black and white muslin wraps.

Aisling said...

Swaddling prevents your baby moving around the crib and getting into dangerous or uncomfortable positions.

jlmk said...

My favorite is the Neutral xo Muslin Wraps!
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Courtney said...

My favorite is the Zoo Animals muslin wraps! Great product!

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Courtney said...

Swaddling is important because it helps your baby sleep on their back, the pediatrician recommended sleeping position

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Courtney said...

I tweeted this giveaway!

http://twitter.com/annasmama0702

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Taylor said...

Navy/Lime Muslin Swaddling Blankets. skyxsky27[at]gmail.com

Taylor said...

Swaddling makes baby feel secure!skyxsky27[at]gmail.com

Taylor said...

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tlcfromtn said...

I like the Zoo Animals

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Jinxy and Me said...

I like the the black and white muslin wraps

Corisimo Capucci said...

I love them all. The animal prints and the white winter ones as my first will be born in Nov.

Jenndiggy said...

I like the lime/brown muslin swaddling blankets.

MAC Mom said...

My favorite style they carry is Aqua/Brown Muslin Swaddling Blankets. These blankets look perfect for my son. Thanks for the chance.
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MAC Mom said...

Swaddling helps create a protective environment for your baby that imiates the womb it also positions the baby to sleep on his back. WHich is what pediatricians recommend.

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Couture Lady said...

My favorite is the Lime/Brown Muslin Swaddling Blankets. Perfect for my little nephew thanks.

MAC Mom said...

I posted your button on my blog too.

Couture Lady said...

Swaddling keeps the babies face uncovered.

Couture Lady said...

Grabbed your button for my blog.

MAC Mom said...

Tweet here http://twitter.com/MACMOMof3/status/1636865309

Kelly F said...

I really like the lime/brown swaddling blankets. So cute!

Kelly F said...

Swaddling helps your baby sleep on their back, the pediatrician recommended sleeping position. Definitely a great reason to use swaddling blankets.

Kelly F said...

I have your button on my blog!

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Kelly F said...

I blogged about this giveaway!

http://invisiblepedestrian.blogspot.com/2009/03/blog-contests-shout-out.html

beth said...

Thank you for a great giveaway! My favorite is the pink/brown and aqua/brown muslin. Thank you!
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oceanrena said...

i like the Eggplant/Gray Muslin Swaddling Blankets

oneinamil23 said...

i like the winter warmth muslin ones
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Rachel C. said...

My favorite is the Navy/Lime Muslin Swaddling Blankets - 4 Pack. Thanks so much!

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Rachel C. said...

from the "why swaddle?" info....Swaddling recreates the warmth and comfort of the womb! Thanks again!

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demmi said...

Neutral xo Muslin Wraps con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

Cheryl said...

love the Navy/Lime Muslin Swaddling Blankets

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Cheryl said...

button

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Cheryl said...

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Cheryl said...

swaddling helps baby stay asleep which means mom can stay asleep.

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tanya7108 said...

I like the aqua/brown swaddling blankets.

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souldolphindream said...

Navy/Lime Muslin Swaddling Blankets - 4 PACK would be perfect for my good friend who is going to have her baby boy any day now!

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thanks so much

Brad and Megan McGinity said...

This is an amazing product line. I love the pink/brown 4 pack of muslin swaddling blankets. Simple design, great product, multiple uses. Nothing could be more practical for a new mom!

Brad and Megan McGinity said...

Swaddling is important for many reasons- I love that it makes babies feel safe and secure. Don't we all want to do that for our little ones.

Miranda said...

winter warmth in white

kathy pease said...

i love the
Pink/Brown Muslin Swaddling Blankets

Katie said...

I love the pink/brown blankets!

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Katie said...

Swaddling keeps your baby from waking up from jerking movements!

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fcscheermom said...

I like the Muslin washcloth and towel sets.

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fcscheermom said...

Swaddling is important becasue it keeps the baby nice and warm and prevents sudden reflexes.
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carolpie said...

White Winter Warmth - 2 PACK is great because it goes with everything!

carolpie said...

They feel secure and like they are in the womb. It also helps them sleep on their back which is how they are supposed to sleep.
This would be great for our new baby due in August!~

Sarita Emilia said...

I like the Lime/Brown Muslin Swaddling Blankets

Dana said...

I like the Pink/Brown Winter Warmth - 2 PACK

Dana said...

Swaddling helps your baby stay asleep by reducing sudden arm and leg movements (startle reflexes)

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Dana said...

I added your blinkie to my blog
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Dana said...

I tweeted
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amywarren said...

i love the lime and brown swaddling blankets.

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amywarren said...

swaddling helps keep your baby asleep, since their legs and arms don't move around.

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*Heather* said...

I like the Zoo Animals! I like the Neutral Spots too!

masonsgranny59 said...

I heart the zoo animals or the camo ones.ty 4 the entry:)

Gianna said...

I love the Pink/White Muslin Swaddling Blanket :)

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I love the ones you're giving away!
I also adore the Zoo Animals Muslin Wraps 4-pack !

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KristiLynn said...

Neutral Spots Winter Warmth are my favs! Love to win it for my son!
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Helen said...

I love the Eggplant/Gray Muslin Swaddling Blankets.