Steffany Skelley Gilmer
All over the world, millions of parents choose to swaddle their babies because they know a good swaddle can help babies sleep better and longer. And if baby sleeps well, that means sleep-deprived moms and dads can get some rest too!
Proper swaddling is an important technique to learn because it helps babies gently transition from womb to world, reduces the incidence of SIDS, helps babies sleep better and longer, and decreases awakenings due to the Moro (startle) reflex.
The trick though, is getting the perfect swaddle. When our first son was born, we spent so much time trying and re-trying to swaddle him properly. Eventually we discovered the root of our problem was that the swaddle blankets we were using were not the right shape or size to give our son the secure swaddle he needed.
Like us and many parents around the world, mother and experienced nurse Lynette Damir saw the need for a better swaddle blanket. In 2002 she started SwaddleDesigns by combining two of her passions - helping new parents calm and comfort their baby and designing attractive, safe and functional products.
Lynette then developed the Ultimate Swaddle because she knows that although swaddling can be challenging for new parents, learning how to properly swaddle really helps babies sleep better and longer. Lynette wanted to make it easy for parents to learn how to swaddle their bundle of joy - which is why you will find very clear, easy-to-follow pictorial swaddling instructions sewn to the edge of all SwaddleDesigns swaddle blankets!
Now SwaddleDesigns is a trusted baby and lifestyle brand with over 1 million products sold. New and experienced parents love SwaddleDesigns for the quality, style, longevity and value of the beautiful, eco-friendly products they offer.
SwaddleDesigns not only offers a wonderful assortment of swaddle blankets, they also have wearable blankets, bibs & burpies, baby apparel, plush blankets and more!
For our review, we received samples of this Muslin Swaddle Blanket in Gold and Graphite, this Convertible Swaddle Sack in Tiny Arrows and this Swaddle Sack with Wrap in Black Tiny Hedgehog. Scroll down to read what we loved about these SwaddleDesigns products, their pricing and where you can buy them!
Muslin Swaddle Blanket
The Muslin Swaddle Blanket is best described as "pure softness." It is made of boutique quality, 100% cotton muslin - which means it's super soft when you first take it out of the box and it will continue to get softer after every wash! Florida families who are often worried about the risk of their baby overheating with a blanket that's too heavy will love the open weave design of the Muslin Swaddle Blankets because the fabric is breathable and lightweight. At a generous 46x46 inches, the square shape makes it easy to use as a sunshield, playmat for tummy time, or privacy throw for breastfeeding. There's even helpful labels on the blanket to show you how to use it as a swaddle if you'd like! We think the super-soft, premium muslin cotton fabric also makes this a great cuddle blanket that your little one can snuggle for years to come. We loved that the breathable fabric is slightly see-through, which makes it the perfect privacy blanket to drape over the baby carrier or stroller when baby takes his afternoon nap during our grocery shopping trip! We also loved that although the size of the blanket is generous, the soft, lightweight fabric is really easy to fold and easily fits in both our regular-sized and smaller-sized diaper bags.
The Muslin Swaddle Blanket is available in a variety of patterns and can be purchased as a single blanket or a 3-pack. We're thankful that we received the 3-pack because our 3-year old loved the soft Muslin Swaddle Blanket so much he decided to keep one for himself!
For this review, we were given a 3-pack sample in "Gold and Graphite" and we think the designs are absolutely charming! The Muslin Swaddle Blanket is a fabulous blanket and we think it's a "must-have" item for any Florida parent-to-be's baby registry!
Buy the 3-Pack Muslin Swaddle Blanket in Gold and Graphite HERE for just $35 plus shipping!
Convertible Swaddle Sack
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