As a huge fan of Aden + Anais, I was thrilled to receive a copy of founder, Raegan Moya-Jones’ new book entitled, “Swaddle Love”. I had already considered myself an expert swaddler, my basis for that only being the fact that both my kids were never able to escape my kung-fu tight swaddle. The beautifully printed muslins have saved my sanity on so many nights as well as, TIP ALERT, provided gorgeous back drops for many of my photos of the kids growing up.
All too recently, I even credited the Aden + Anais swaddle blankets for saving my son’s life. My husband, not the most expert swaddler, one evening has not tightened the swaddle sufficiently. In one of those mother intuition moments, possibly also the nagging thoughts about the recent sling recalls, I woke up in the middle of the night panicking that my son wasn’t snoring his little adorable snore. In fact it was a little too quiet in his bassinet. I jumped out of my bed and saw immediately that he had wriggled the swaddle loosely up and over his face, covering it completely. I rapidly unraveled the swaddle to find my son snoring peacefully being that the muslin was so thin and breathable. I gave thanks for the blankets and shuddered at the thought of what might have been instead.
Little did I know there was so many ways to swaddle your child, even beyond the first few months of life. I was engrossed from page 1 and couldn’t put it down until I was finished. The book is filled with candid, humorous stories that tell about the history, science and many techniques of swaddling. I loved the from one friend to another friend approach to celebrating babies, parenthood, and sleeping eight hours a night. Swaddling had already made a huge difference for my children, but it was so fascinating to understand the reasoning on why it works so well. I would recommend this book to all my new mommy friends. It makes a perfect baby shower gift combined with a set of their gorgeous swaddle blankets.
In addition to the swaddle blankets I was amazed to see their full line of products which include blankets (appropriately called dream blankets), sleeping bags, bibs, burp clothes, their newest addition to the line up, loveys (issie) and much much more, all made from their famous muslin. Check out their website for more information at www.adenandanais.com
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