Aden and Anais Muslin Swaddle Blankets
All of Aden and Anais blankets are crafted out of muslin, a finely woven and breathable cotton fabric that has its origins in Bangladesh during the Middle Ages. It is one of the most gentle, purest, and simplest fabrics in the world, safe and comfortable for baby.
Babies love to be swaddled, and they love the feel and comfort of Aden and Anais muslin swaddle blankets.
We love the feminine design of the For the Birds Classic Muslin Swaddling Blankets. Pretty pink and feminine in an assortment of stylish designs – pretty pink owls sitting on tree branches, flying birds, pink and grey stripes and unique motifs. Made of 100% muslin.
Mothers have been swaddling their infants since the beginning of time – since at least 4000 B.C. Swaddling soothes and calms babies; it makes infants feel cozy and secure, just like they felt in the womb. There’s also evidence that swaddling babies offers infants a more restful night’s sleep because it prevents the startle reflex from waking them up. Although moms have been swaddling their babies forever, it doesn’t come easy for everyone. It takes practice, and it’s an art. There’s no right or wrong way; just find one that works for you and your little one!
How to Swaddle Your Baby
Lay your Aden and Anais swaddle blanket in diamond shape, and fold the top corner down to form a triangle.
Place your infant in the center of the folded area. Your baby’s head should be just above the fold of the swaddle. His or her shoulders should be below the fold.
Next, place your baby’s right arm slightly bent at the elbow flat against his or her body. Take the left side of the muslin swaddle blanket and bring it across your little one’s chest.
Make sure that your infant’s arm is securely under the fabric.
Tuck the edge of the swaddling blanket underneath baby’s body to ensure a secure swaddle.
Fold the bottom of the Aden and Anais blanket up and over your baby’s feet.
Place your baby’s left arm – again slightly bent at the elbow – against his or her body. Take the right side of the swaddle and bring it across your little one’s chest.
Tuck any extra fabric underneath the baby to ensure a tight swaddle.
Ta-da! Congrats, you’ve successfully swaddled your baby!
VIDEO – How to Swaddle with Aden and Anais
If you’re more of a visual person, watch the video below on how to swaddle your baby.