The perfect swaddle, nearly impossible but very necessary. It's an art. In the hospital after my first I buzzed the nurse numerous times to watch the tornado that started with a screaming baby and a messy tiny blanket and ended with a perfectly peaceful little burrito baby.
New mamas, write this down. Learn to swaddle.
Make it easier on yourself with an aden + anais blanket. Made of soft, breathable muslin fabric for air flow and comfort.
In preparation for the arrival of their children, Aden and Anais, Aussie mothers who moved from Australia to the United States went in search of muslin wraps like the ones back home, a staple with Australian mothers.
None of the wraps they found on the market in the US were the right size, they were too small to securely swaddle babies. None of the materials the other wraps used were the same soft, breathable muslin cotton used in Australia. So, they decided to make their own. Everywhere they went people would comment and ask "where did you get the great wraps from?" Nurses in the hospital, pediatricians, obstetricians, lactation consultants, mothers in baby groups and friends all wanted the wraps for their own babies.
These delicate cotton wraps are light, yet extremely durable, and can be machine washed and tumble-dried. Best of all, the more you wash aden + anais muslin wraps, the softer they get, as the air from drying creates a unique waffled effect in the fabric.
Be sure to wash them before your first use.