Thursday, June 9, 2011

Swaddle Meltdown

OMG!  I am pretty sure the swaddle blanket aisle is where I lost it when I was registering.  There are so many!  Do I get cotton or fleece?  Sleep sack or Velcro swaddle?  What is a receiving blanket?  Professional opinions are so different now on whether you swaddle really tightly or loosely.  (Obviously, ask your baby nurses/pediatrician what they recommend, but we got many conflicting opinions)  I called another mommy friend and she was so helpful.  She said "just buy a variety of swaddle blankets in the infant size and see which one works best for your baby. "  She was so right!  Every baby is different in the swaddle department and they will let you know pretty quickly what they prefer. 

L didn't like her arms swaddled...she would scream when we would try.  For us, Aden and Anais (AA) blankets worked the best because they are light-weight, breathable, stretchy, come in a variety of styles, and swaddling the arms is optional.

 


AA is a little more expensive than other blankets; however, if I consider my cost per use, it is by far the cheapest.  They have many uses besides a swaddle blanket...stroller covers, burp clothes, nursing shields, tummy time, portable crib sheets, etc...


The proof is in the pudding...


AA Swaddle Blanket, Mitten Cuffs, and the Boppy Lounger all in play!
**Helpful hint - At first, these blanket were a little big for L...We folded the edges of the blanket to make it smaller before swaddling her.

**Special find – I’m gonna sneak another product in here that I was thrilled to find when summer rolled around!  AA makes a sleep sack too...

    
I have yet to see them in a store, but found them on my favorite site, Diapers.com and Amazon.  When L started getting strong enough to kick out of her swaddle, we used this and it worked great.  My other mommy friends got so excited when I told them about this product!

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2 comments:

Jennifer said...

Sleep sacks are AWESOME!! CMH slept in her's all summer long last year. Perfect. I wasn't worried about her getting too cold or too hot.

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