Wednesday, September 28, 2011

(Closed) Mama-To-Be Gift Guide: Aden + Anais Review & Giveaway Ends 10/11


Getting a new baby to sleep or calm down is much easier with a great swaddling product. Aden + Anais is one of those few companies out there that meet (and surpass) my expectations by offering high quality, durable, and large swaddle wraps. They have a full collection of beautiful swaddles, sleeping bags, bibs, burp cloths, blankets and a lots more for your precious bundle.

Aden + Anais came about as a solution to the founder's search for a large muslin swaddle blanket that she remembered from Australia. The perfect swaddles were just not available so she could use the traditional swaddling practices she knew. Thus, this fabulous company was born and the legacy of muslin together with fashion forward design has become this very stylish, yet useful product for moms. 

This is the Baby Cakes Swaddle 4-pack from the Classic Muslin Collection that I received. This pack of 100% cotton muslin swaddling wraps contain four super cute prints in pinks and browns: Cupcakes, circles, paisley, and fairies. What a beautiful presentation and perfect for gift-giving too!

This is the Baby Cakes Swaddle 4-pack from the Classic Muslin Collection that I received. This pack of 100% cotton muslin swaddling wraps contain four super cute prints in pinks and browns: Cupcakes, circles, paisley, and fairies. What a beautiful presentation and perfect for gift-giving too!

The Classic Muslin Collection features 100% natural cotton muslin swaddles that have a light, open weave, making them ideal for easy swaddling. It's very important to keep your baby from overheating (especially during sleep), and the breathability of the muslin really helps ease your mind (be sure to always dress your baby appropriately). They are 47" x 47" which means they are plenty large to swaddle even an older baby who still likes being swaddled. Far too many "swaddle" blankets so not even compare in size, quality, and style! Now, muslin is not the softest material (it actually feels a bit rough), but apparently it will get softer the more it's washed. This must be true since I know lots of parents who swear by their Aden + Anais swaddles!

The very large size of these swaddles is so generous and allows them to be a lot more than just swaddle blankets. They are also great as a nursing cover, a blanket for tummy time, a car seat/stroller cover, or just a simple blanket for warmth for babies to kids too. The possibilities are endless with a light and airy blanket like this, especially if your child is a sweaty kid like Buddy!

The Classic Muslin Collection has swaddle wraps in 4-packs, 2-packs, and single wraps, all in a variety of patterns and coordinating sets like this set that I received. You are going to LOVE the fun designs of these swaddles! It's so hard to choose a favorite. I also really like the clean and fresh look of Aden + Anais products. The primarily white backgrounds of their swaddles and other products really gives their brand memorable and gives them a unique appeal. They are certainly fashion-forward and will really add that extra bit of chic sophistication when out and about with your baby. My new niece is going to be stylin'!
Muslin swaddles from Aden + Anais also come in organic, cozy (double thickness), and bamboo. Be sure to check out each one to find the best one for you and your little one!

The pregnant Mama-To-Be's perspective (my sister-in law!):

This set of four swaddle blankets from Aden + Anais are going to be wonderful. As a new mom, there are many different things to worry about, the blankets from Aden & Anais help reduce this by providing a product made with breathable fabric. They have created large, muslin blankets in a variety of prints which decrease the risk of SIDS if the child's face is covered during the night. They have a wonderful reason why their blankets are made from muslin. As the story goes, growing up in Australia she was introduced to several traditional techniques, one of them being swaddling babies in large muslin wraps. She continues to describe how even the fussiest of babies were calmed and lulled to sleep after being wrapped in the material. I am excited to try this product out on my little one that is soon to come. I have been impressed with the quality and organization of their website, and their company as a whole.

Price: 4-pack of swaddle wraps from the Classic Muslin Collection - $49.95

The Verdict: What a fantastic company with a simply amazing line of muslin baby products! I love Aden + Anais' focus on building the bond between mother and baby through swaddling with muslin. Swaddling is a wonderful practice that really helps soothe most babies in that first part of life and I'm excited there are swaddles like this of such high quality!

Buy It!
Check out AdenAndAnais.com to buy your swaddle wraps today!


Win It!
One winner will receive a 4-pack of swaddle wraps from the Classic Muslin Collection
(print will be chosen by Aden + Anais from winner's top three print choices)

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Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product(s) to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received. This is my completely honest opinion above and may be different from yours. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

54 comments:

Jenn said...

I think the "Little Man Cars Cozy Sleeping Bag" is adorable!!

Thanks for the great giveaway!!

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Rachel said...

Our favorite is the Little Man Dream Blanket. My toddler will NOT sleep without "binkit"

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Quinn said...

The prints on these swaddles are beautiful! I love the Mela bamboo swaddle design!

Brittney said...

I like the Starlight Dream Blanket

liz said...

I would like to try a burpy bib.

MommyFerg02 said...

I like the frog cozy swaddle

Hannah said...

I love the baby cakes - fairies cozy sleeping bag
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samantha said...

Love the dream blanket and swaddlers.
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Kimberly said...

I like the Organic Star Struck Swaddle
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steffie said...

i love the "little man dream blanket"

Heather R said...

I love the "aurelia - blue stars issie security blanket"

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Leanne said...

I like the princess posie snap bibs.

lewalk said...

Love the "mod about baby - frog cozy sleeping bag" . SO cute.

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Alena B said...

Loved
http://www.adenandanais.com/shop/itemdisplay.aspx?ID=131&SKU=1006A
cozy sleeping bag! The ones we use make my baby sweat:-(, looks like this is the best option on the market!

we also loved fairies issie security blanket
http://www.adenandanais.com/shop/itemdisplay.aspx?ID=170&SKU=7502

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jakell said...

Mela bamboo swaddle designs!

Maia G said...

I love the star bright cozy swaddle

Dee said...

I find out what this baby is next week, but if it is a boy, I'd go with "little man swaddle"

17sirens said...

I love their blankets! I haven't tried anything else yet.

Liz Schiefen said...

Their blanks are a first love for me, but their bib/burp cloth is a close second now that my babe is out of the swaddling stage.

Bonnye said...

I absolutely love their burpy bubs- I used them for everything!!!

Jessica said...

I like the star light - pink dots cozy sleeping bag
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polly said...

love the baby cakes sleeping bag
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Ashley said...

I love their Organic Sky Blue Swaddler

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lulu said...

I love their burpy bibs!

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Jena said...

The bamboo swaddling blankets (specifically, pyara bamboo swaddles)

Jess said...

I like the organic cotton muslin swaddlers.

JLJMommy said...

Star bright dream blanket is my favorite A&A item.

Melissa said...

I love the organic sky blue swaddle!

Carrie Phelps said...

I love the "organic bloom swaddle".
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lisa said...

Starlight Dream Blanket

latanya said...

I like the burpy bib

yuukiimi said...

I like the princess posie snap bibs!
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Erin Slattery said...

They have so many great products I cannot pick a favorite but here is one of my top picks: "mod about baby - frog cozy sleeping bag"
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Diddlepoyner said...

I like the liam the brave

Amanda said...

I love the Classic set of 4 in the mod about baby swaddle.
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Breanne said...

I like the "jungle jam - elephant sleeping bag"

sueparks2003 said...

rinny - Pink Stars issie security blanket
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Charis's Mum said...

I like the pyara bamboo swaddles.
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Sherry said...

I love the "star light dream blanket".

Dana B. said...

My favorite item is their "organic enchanted swaddle."
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Heidi said...

I love that the blankets are big enough to get a good swaddle, and lightweight enough that baby doesn't get too hot! I love these blankets, wish I'd had them with my first, but can't wait to use them on the new baby due in January!

Retro ReDesign said...

love the organic sky blue swaddle blanket!
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S said...

Love the Diwali bamboo swaddles! -Sharon M

Ricki said...

Paparazzi 4 pack Swaddles.

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Bonnye said...

The burpy bib is the best thing EVER!! I used them all the time and would have liked more wen she was littler!

Eco Baby Mama Drama said...

I like the look of the cute security blankets!
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LB said...

little man cozy sleeping bag

Nikki said...

We love their Sleeping Bags -- we've used both the classic and the cozy depending on the season ;) ngiraldi at gmail dot com

Hannah said...

My favorite product is the swaddling blanket. I love the up, up, and away set.
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Traci Martin-Robinson said...

i love their bamboo collection!

Madeline said...

I love the camo swaddle!!

Chris said...

love the Issie blankets and brilliant blue swaddle

Shirley said...

I like the "jungle jam - monkey dream blanket"

Naomi said...

Love the burpy bibs!