I’m probably not the only first time mother who came home with a newborn after a few days in the hospital and had a mini freak out in her head about where and how the baby was going to sleep. Luckily I had my Stokke Sleepi Mini set up, which took care of the “where”. The “how” was the scary part.
Before Rosie was born I purchased a 3 pack of Aden + Anais muslin swaddles, not really knowing whether I would actually use them to swaddle. At the hospital they swaddled all the babies up so I felt quite comfortable with the idea that I would continue swaddling her when we got home. I am so happy I bought those swaddles because they are what our little Rosie sleeps in every night!
Aden + Anais metallic primrose 3-pack classic swaddles can be bought here.
They come in a pack of three, two having the pink+gold combination, and one (my favorite) having the white+gold print. I love the design as they are so different from other generic muslin blankets and wash cloths that most people around me tend to use. I had so many compliments at the hospital where I didn’t actually swaddle Rosie with them, I just used them as an additional blanket.
We have only been using them for the past week obviously, but I have to say, so far they have been amazing. I washed them all before using them, and because they are 100% cotton muslin material, they were even softer after I washed them! I actually had to wash the pink+star one twice and it seems like the wash slightly changed the color of it, but once again it seems softer.
Although they are more expensive than your average muslin swaddles (they retail for around $50 usd), they do seem to be of much better quality. The design alone justifies the higher price tag for me. I am so impressed with them, I just ordered a three pack of matching musy/burp cloths (although they are all in white). Someone also let me know that Aden + Anais teamed up with Stokke to create fitted sheets for the Stokke Sleepi Mini, so I may look into getting some of those for our little crib.
Swaddling is actually much easier than I initially expected. Although there are many ways of doing it, I follow the instructions by Aden + Anais which are very easy to follow:
So for my review of these, so far so good. I may reasses them after I have used them for a while in a future post! Let me know if you have used these and are happy with them!