Monday, February 8, 2010

Swaddles Galore!

One of the best ways to keep your newborn feeling cozy and secure is with a swaddle blanket. Swaddling can enhance peaceful sleeping for baby and soothe them from their crying, especially because the very nature of swaddling mimics the warmth and comfort of being inside mama's belly.

Aden + Anais features an adorable line of cotton muslin swaddles, gentle on baby's skin but durable for everyday use. Each set comes with four generously sized blankets, each with a distinct pattern. Once the swaddling phase is over, Aden + Anais swaddles are perfect for using as stroller covers, burp cloths, changing table sheet, or anything else!

Swaddle blankets are the perfect baby shower gift. Stop by Hot Mama/Baby Awearness to pick up a set or two. (LL)

How to Swaddle Your Baby:
Step 1
Lay the swaddle in a diamond shape and fold the top corner down to form a triangle. Place your baby in the center of the folded area with baby's head just above the fold of the swaddle. Ensure that baby's shoulders are still below the fold.

Step 2
Place baby's right arm slightly bent at the elbow flat against her body. Take the left side of the swaddle and bring it across baby's chest. Ensure their arm is securely under the fabric. Tuck the edge of the swaddle under her body to ensure a secure swaddle.

Step 3
Fold the bottom of the swaddle up and over baby's feet

Step 4
Finally, place baby's left arm slightly bent at the elbow against her body, take the right side of the swaddle and bring it across baby's chest. Tuck the excess fabric underneath baby to secure the swaddle.

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