A muslin swaddle blanket is a handy, versatile item in a new Mom’s tool kit, and there’s a good reason for that. This lightweight, breathable fabric keeps a swaddled baby comfy & snug, yet allows air to circulate around him, making it less likely that he’ll become overheated while swaddled. Muslin is durable, & will last through many washings, yet is stretchy and will give a little when a swaddled baby moves. A muslin swaddle blanket can also come in handy after baby outgrows it; it can be used as a towel, a lightweight stroller blanket, or a burping cloth.
Swaddled babies seem to be calmer, and to sleep better, than unswaddled babies, but there are important safety tips to keep in mind when swaddling. It’s important to always put a swaddled baby down on his back, never on his side or stomach, as this can put the baby in danger of suffocation. It’s also important to swaddle the baby snugly, but not so tight that his legs and hips are too restricted.
Take a look at these beautiful swaddle blankets from Aden + Anais. This company was started by a young mother who wanted to recreate the muslin swaddles she remembered from her native Australia. Since she couldn’t find suitable muslin swaddle blankets in the U.S., she just made her own, adding colorful and contemporary designs to an ancient fabric. The results are so pretty — and practical — that these blankets are among our best sellers.
Individually sold Aden + Anais muslin boy’s swaddle blankets are must-haves for a new Mom and will be used over and over again. Aden + Anais single swaddle blankets also make practical baby shower gifts. They’re made of 100 percent cotton muslin and come in a variety of fun styles: blue stars, red stars, pink stars, black and white moo cows, pink hearts, and romping reptiles.
The Aden & Anais bamboo swaddle blankets are made of soft rayon from bamboo fibers, in colorful Indian-inspired designs. These lovely swaddle blankets come in a handy three-pack featuring graphics such as painted elephants, peacock feathers and paisley swirls in a choice of three colorways: indigo and crimson, orange and indigo, or bright pink and orange. These beautiful blankets can be machine washed and dried.
This muslin security blanket with satin trim is made of soft, light, 100 percent muslin, yet with a satin trim to dress it up just a little. These comforting security blankets come in a set of two, so that your baby will never be without a clean version of his favorite blankie. The two pack is also a great shower gift idea for a Mom who’s expecting twins. This security blanket comes in lots of fun designs: mischievous monkeys, blue sparkle stars, turquoise elephants, yellow giraffes, pink fairies, pink butterflies, pink sparkle stars and blue cars.
Lastly, this adorable smorgasbord of Aden + Anais muslin cloth baby blankets gives a great overview of the line. The soft hand of muslin, plus the bright, cheerful designs, make Aden + Anais one of the most popular lines we carry. Try one for yourself!