Friday, January 29, 2010

aden + anais swaddle blankets


Esther has been wrapped in one of her aden + anais swaddling blankets practically the entire time since she arrived. I love these blankets! They are huge, a great size for swaddling, but also very breathable. Esther stays just the right temperature in one of these blankets. They are soft and lightweight with just a bit of stretch so that they wrap up snugly.


We received a four pack for review in the "mod about baby" print. It includes adorable bumblebee, fish, frog, and caterpillar blankets. I think these are a definite must have for any baby wish list and they will probably be my new favorite baby shower gift to buy. I don't know what we would do without them. The one time all four were in the laundry, I had Ross trying to get them washed quickly so I could have one to use that night with Esther. We have a miracle blanket that we used with Julia and while it did work well, I prefer these. The swaddling blankets are more versatile as far as ways you can swaddle the baby. You can also use these as a toddler sheet, stroller blanket, nursing cover, etc. - they are a great large size to have. I can never get regular receiving blankets to work for me, they are always too small and falling off of the baby. Here you can see how big these are:


Swaddling is a great way to help your baby feel safe and secure. Read more about swaddling here at the aden + anais website. While you're there, check out their swaddle love foundation that works to provide orphaned babies with caregivers. I've been to a baby hospital in Romania where its all too true - the babies are minimally cared for and left alone for much of the day. I love that aden + anais cares about these babies and is getting involved.

You can find directions on how to swaddle your baby here. I thought that I invented a certain way of swaddling Esther, but its actually the "Aussie way" to swaddle! I tuck her arms in the flap so they are swaddled, but not pinned to her side. This seems to keep her snug but not too restricted. You can see how in these photos:




aden + anais is giving away a four pack of swaddling blankets to one of my readers. To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this post being sure to include your email address. For an extra entry let me know that you're a follower of my blog. For a third entry, become a fan of aden + anais on facebook and leave another comment letting me know you did this. I'll close the giveaway on Friday, Feb 26 at midnight. Be sure and check back soon, I'm doing a whole series of baby product reviews and giveaways this month that you won't want to miss!

*This giveaway is closed. Random.org chose comment #82. Thanks for your interest.*

I received this product sample for review with no compensation. The opinions are all my own.

87 comments:

  1. i'm in. barend always wanted to be swaddled, but we never had a good blanket to use. They were always way too big, (he was 5lb 14oz when he was born, or too small and would wiggle out of it. juniper prefered not to be swaddled and slept ok without :) But I want to be prepared :) :) You never know. Hope all is well. Esther looks adorable!

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  2. oops. forgot to tell you that i'm a follower :)

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  3. These blankets look wonderful! My mom always swaddled her babies making them happy little bundles and I can't wait to do the same with my little one. Thanks for the giveaway.
    spackattak7 at hotmail dot com

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  4. She looks so sweet and snuggly all wrapped up!! Too Cute!!

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  5. and Of course I follow you. ;-)

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  6. What a great swaddling blanket. I love it.

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  7. I would love to have these! I agree that receiving blankets are never the right size. I had very big babies, so they outgrew them very quickly. I wish I had come across these sooner!

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  8. Oh, and I follow you too! :)

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  9. I looooove Aden+Anais swaddle blankets, they truly are the best!

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  10. ...and a long time aden+anais FB fan. :)

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  11. We used the miracle blanket with Caleb but I'm definitely interested since you said you like these even better. Count me in :) Can't wait to meet Esther! karissadupuis@gmail.com

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  12. Ooh I love those! I agree that it's hard to find the right size swaddling blanket, and the right texture/thickness too. These seem perfect :)

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  13. I love aden+anais swaddling blankets! I cant (wait yes I can) wait for Dot to get here to get snuggled up in ours!

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  14. This do look like a nice size. Liam was huge and needed a big blanket from hour one:) Esther looks very sweet! Can't wait to meet her:)

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  15. Ooo...I'm expecting my third baby and my first two were absolute swaddle babies. I would love to have some of these!

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  16. I'm a follower of your blog :)

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  17. Became a fan of "Aden + Anais" on facebook :)

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  18. Oh, I would love, love, love these for the new baby coming in June! We swaddled for a short time with little guy and at about 4.5 months started again so he would sleep...it was a miracle! I will not be letting this baby be unswaddled so easily this time :) And having blankets that work would be awesome!

    Heather

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  19. I love these blankets. They are wonderful.

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  20. Swaddling saved me with my last two babies- hopefully it will with this one too! And these blankets are gorgeous!
    cassandra@aubut.net

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  21. My son loves to be swaddled!
    mstlee2000 @ hotmail.com

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  22. I am a follower
    mstlee2000 @ hotmail.com

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  23. This would be perfect for my sister's baby. She will give birth in August, hopefully! I would love to give this as a gift!

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  24. I'm a follower of your blog: msbelisario

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  25. Both of my kids were swaddled and ever since slept like a dream. I am a huge fan of swaddling and recommend it to any new parent. I'd love to win these to share with my family as gifts for new babies.

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  26. What a beautiful & practical blanket. Fingers crossed.

    marypres@gmail.com

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  27. all the reviews on these blankets are great! They look wonderful!
    wood57495@yahoo.com

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  28. ohhh that looks so nice. i'd love to have some swaddling blankets for our baby in july!! :0)

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  29. These are super sweet! I am expecting twin boys and would love to win these for them!

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  30. Our daughter always broke out of her swaddle, so I need to try these because they are larger.

    athrahans at hotmail dot com

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  31. What a great looking set of blankets - I LOVE SWADDLING and would love to share these with a friend

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  32. Count me in! Good swaddling blankets are so important--and the ones I used with my last baby are worn out! These look great!

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  33. I would love to win these blankets to swaddle my granddaughter in.

    SamneneD@aol.com

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  34. one of my friends gave me one aden +anais blanket when my first daughter was born. We're expecting baby #2 ANY DAY now (please come soon!) and it would be wonderful to have more than one to swaddle her in! thank you!

    PS email in profile!

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  35. I am a fan of a+a on FB! initials ABS and email in profile! thanks so much!

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  36. My firstborn loved to be swaddled, but it was hard to find a big enough blanket. I'd love these for the 2nd one this July!!
    dsnarvesen@hotmail.com

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  37. I'm also a fan on facebook!
    dsnarvesen@Hotmail.com

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  38. I love the idea of providing comfort and snuggles to orphans, especially from such a snuggly company!

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  39. we have a new addition (1/21) that loves to be swaddled. I have heard lots of raves about the aden and anais blankets and would love to try them
    aahaft at gmail dot com

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  40. Have loved swaddling all my little ones and can't wait to with this next one :)
    Monica
    (My email is linked to my blogger identity)

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  41. Became a fan on facebook, too.
    ~Monica

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  42. I would love to have one of these for our next little one- I tried various blankets with my daughter, but none of them worked very well.
    j2_klein@yahoo.com

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  43. Swaddled babies are so snuggly!
    darrma2000 @ gmail.com

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  44. I am a follower
    darrma2000 @ gmail.com

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  45. These look great! adriannclare@gmail.com

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  46. I would love to win this giveaway for our little one (who will arrive in August)! designsvanessa@gmail.com

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  47. I'm a follower :)

    designsvanessa@gmail.com

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  48. I'd love to try these on Isaiah. Thanks for entering me.

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  49. And now a facebook fan of aden + anais :).

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  50. Our 2nd baby is due in March, and these would be just perfect. Thanks.

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  51. They're so cute! I like the Miracle Blanket, but I love trying new things.

    tedandamy@cablespeed.com

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  52. I just became a fan of aden + anais

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  53. They do look nice & big- that was always the problem with our swaddling blankets- not big enough to hold the baby once they got to be a few weeks old. You've always got the inside scoop on the "good stuff." :)

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  54. I am expecting a baby boy in May and I registered for aden + anais blankets! I have only heard fabulous things about them and when I visited a friend who owns some I was just drooling over them!

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  55. I follow your blog.
    bjacques18@gmail.com

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  56. I became a Facebook fan.
    bjacques18@gmail.com

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  57. these would definitely come in handy in July!

    dinnertimechimes
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  58. these look like great blankets! and they have some really cute prints

    aprilandevan at gmail dot com

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  59. i'm a follower

    aprilandevan at gmail dot com

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  60. I always had problems swaddling the first baby b/c the blankets seemed an odd size -- perhaps these would do the trick for #2!
    sbippley1@adoptionassociates.net

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  61. I LOVE these swaddle blankets, and would love to win these for my baby who is coming to us through adoption March 25th. Thanks! :)

    jewelsntreasures @ yahoo.com

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  62. I'm following aden + anais on fb.

    jewelsntreasures @ yahoo.com

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  63. These blankets look great! I'm looking forward to swaddling the baby.

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  64. swaddling is the best for newborns and this site's blankets look awesome! leenburke@yahoo.com

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  65. I'm a follower! leenburke@yahoo.com

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  66. I'm a facebook fan of aden+anais leenburke@yahoo.com

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  67. My little love will not sleep unless he is swaddled, these blankets look great since they are nice and big.
    couponsiwant(at)verizon(dot)net

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  68. We are having a baby in July and I would love to try these! They are so cute! Thanks!

    katebeth45 at gmail dot com

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  69. I would love to get one of these blankets for my little one, arriving in July. :) Seeing your cute little Esther all bundled up gets me so excited for the times to come!

    uniquelynormalmom at gmail dot com

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  70. I'm already a follower of your blog!

    uniquelynormalmom at gmail dot com

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  71. Im a FB fan of Aden + anais. Genevieve
    uniquelynormalmom at gmail dot com

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