Monday, July 13, 2015

aden + anais :: Muslin Swaddles + More

As a second time mom, I've definitely learned to keep the baby clutter to a minimum, and buy only what I know I'll actually use. As a leader in the baby product industry, aden + anais is a brand that is definitely a must-have for new parents.
I received complimentary product for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own. 

aden + anais is well known for their large muslin swaddle blankets. But did you know they also offer bibs, crib sheets, security blankets, car seat canopies, toys, skincare and a whole lot more? Since Buddy was little, I've watched as their product line has expanded and grown to include more and more more baby essentials. And with plenty of beautiful fashion forward prints, there's something useful and practical for every family at aden + anais.

As I prepared for the arrival of baby girl, aden + anais graciously sent us several coordinating items from the For The Birds collection. The nursery is color-themed in aqua, pink and grey, so this set blends right in. Having had some experience with their swaddles already, I was really excited to check out other options from aden + anais as well.

Classic Swaddles
You simply can't go wrong with aden + anais swaddles. This Classic Swaddles 4-pack in the For The Birds print is so feminine and pretty for my little girl. They are a must-have in my book, as they are used every single day in our house, so are well worth investing in at least a 4-pack. 

These are huge swaddles, measuring 47" x 47" and made out of pre-washed 100% cotton muslin. Three of these swaddles have definitely become softer over the last three months of use and washing. For some reason the Medallion print swaddle is a little rough though, despite having been washed well over a dozen times by now. I keep that one in my car as an extra since I have plenty of blankets in my regular blankie rotation. For extra soft swaddles from aden + anais, check out their bamboo swaddles which are incredibly soft and even lighter. The two I have are soooo yummy.

Wondering how to use these? I love love love how versatile these swaddles are. I've used them to swaddle, to snuggle baby girl with, as a nursing cover, a car seat cover, a diaper changing mat, a play mat, and most certainly as a quick burp cloth. They're super light and breathable, so they're prefect for any season, and they make a great baby gift.

Classic Crib Sheets
How fun would it be to coordinate an entire nursery based off your favorite aden + anais print?! Find your favorite Classic Crib Sheet and build from there. These sheets are fitted and tailored to snugly fit a standard crib mattress. The breathable open weave of the classic 100% cotton muslin encourages a safe sleeping environment for your baby all year long. I wish I could say we've used this crib sheet, but alas, we have not! Baby girl is sleeping in her co-sleeper until further notice, but I'm excited to have this crib sheet in the For The Birds print when we eventually transition her out.

Classic Snap Bibs
Baby girl is drooling, and soon enough she'll be eating solids. Bring on the bibs! Classic Snap Bibs come in a 3-pack and are multiple layers of thick and absorbent 100% cotton muslin. With three easily accessible front snaps and a nice length, these will grow with baby beyond just the first year.

Classic Easy Swaddle
The Classic Easy Swaddle is a great option for swaddling when the classic swaddles just seem overwhelming or you have a little houdini like I do. It keeps baby's arms snug and her legs loose but covered to allow for natural hip positioning. 

With this double-layer swaddle solution, you get a quick, perfect swaddle every time with just a wrap and a couple snaps to finish. Baby girl was a few weeks old here, in the small/medium size. She quickly outgrew this one and would now be in a large since she's already 15 pounds and about 26 inches long at 3 1/2 months old.

aden + anais is a classic baby brand that my family loves and we highly recommend to you as well. Their commitment to high quality cotton muslin baby must-haves is visible in their beautiful product designs that are made to last. Find an aden + anais retailer near you.


Masshole Mommy said...

I have three sisters in law who are pregnant right now, so I'm going to tell him about this for sure.

Corina Ramos said...

Oh, I love the Easy Swaddle. That is so adorable.

burlap+blue said...

these are so adorable and stylish!! will remember these for future gifts!

Shann Eva said...

Awe. I love the swaddling blankets. I don't have anyone that little anymore, but I will remember to give as gifts.

Terri Ramsey Beavers said...

Aweee those cute baby items and that sweet baby is giving me baby fever. Alas, I'm a grandma so those days are long over. Thanks for sharing, I'm praying my daughter will give me another grandchild one day.

Michelle Hwee said...

How cute!! I love the pattern and how soft these really look. Thanks for sharing.

ourfamilyworld said...

These are so pretty and they look very soft. This will make a great gift, too.

Elizabeth O. said...

These are cute! I was never good at swaddling. I wish I had this when my kids were babies.

Liz Mays said...

I've always been a big fan of that brand of swaddler. They are so soft and generous in size.

K. Lee Banks said...

This looks like a great line of products. I know my daughter enjoyed the swaddling technique with both of her babies.

CourtneyLynne said...

Awww these swaddles look pretty fabulous! Way more fab then the ones my daughter had!

Elena said...

these swaddles look so adorable!