Congratulations on your first baby! I’m sure you are excited and maybe a little overwhelm sometimes when you think about the challenges of raising a little one. Well, as parent the best advice I can give is to educate yourself to become the best parent that you can be. That is why you are searching and learning about the best swaddle blanket that is out there for your baby.
First, all newborns are swaddle in receiving blankets at the hospital. Upon delivery, a nurse will wrap your wonderful bundle of joy in a blanket to keep them warm from the coldness of the outside warm. Just think, the baby has been tightly squeezed inside the mother wombs for sometime. The act of wrapping the baby recreates the womb experience while keeping him warm. A receiving blanket is typically smaller than a swaddle blanket because newborns are typically smaller, but they serve the same purpose of wrapping your baby.
My son was born 5 weeks ahead of schedule and I didn’t get a chance to go through the usual baby classes, so I was not prepared for a lot of things and swaddling was one of them. The nurses were nice and taught us how to swaddle our son. We eventually got the hand of it.
But, when we went home and tried swaddling past the first week, it became clear to us that swaddling will be challenge with our son. After swaddling our son, he would move around and eventually the swaddle will loosen. His arms will stick out and he gets uncomfortable. We were always afraid of over tightening our swaddle because it might to restrictive and be uncomfortable again.
Well, through all the try and error, we went with the Summer Infant SwaddleMe because we found the Swaddle Me to be easy to use. It was easy to put the baby in the SwaddleMe and quickly swaddle him before he is able to escape. We found that we could use the Velcro flaps or wings as markers to tell us how tight we wrap him. It provided some consistency. Lastly, it was easy enough that my husband could help out with the swaddling.
First time parents should look at the SwaddleMe as their swaddling solution because it truly is Simple as 1-2-3 to use.
Graco is well known for making popular car seats, strollers and combination of the two called travel systems. They make quality products for babies, so when I found out that they are selling receiving blankets I wanted to check them out.
The first observation is that these receiving blankets are soft to the touch and are made of 100% cotton flannel. This 4-pack set has various color designs ranging from giraffes to circle patterns. These receiving blankets are 30”x40” in size and great for newborns, but if you were thinking about swaddling your baby with these blankets when after the first month, then you might want to looking into other swaddle blankets by Aden and Anais or Swaddle Designs. They make blankets that are as large as 47”x 47”.
These Graco receiving blankets can be easily machined wash and dry without any problems. The colors do slightly fade with washings, but it adds a broken in look to them. The flannel does loose some of its softness, but they are still great for wrapping your baby. Muslin fabric swaddle blankets tend to stay softer even after multiple washing. But, what makes these blankets great is the pricing. It’s relatively affordable for a pack of 4 that you can easily rotate when they get dirty.
With any receiving blanket, your baby will eventually out grow them or you want to train them to sleep un-swaddle. But, these Graco receiving blankets are versatile and can be used for other useful things like a towel, wipe, blanket, shade covering or for whatever comes to your mind.
Moms who are expecting a little one in 2013 should try Aden + Anais muslin swaddle blankets and bring a pair with you to the hospital! These swaddle blankets are the best you can find because of their safety benefits, the comfort & quality of material, and the versatility. I got a 4-pack as baby shower gift and I love using them.
When my son was born, I realized swaddling a newborn can make them safer when they are sleeping in their cribs alone. A swaddle baby will help babies sleep on their backs and reduce the likely hood of SIDS. A swaddle baby will reduce the effect of moro reflexes which startles a sleeping baby and keeps them from having long sleep times. A swaddle baby will be more comforted because the swaddle is a blanket that will keep a baby warm like the time he was in your womb. But over zealousness in swaddling with thick and multiple blankets can be detrimental for babies as they can overheat. Signs of overheating can be found in wet blankets from sweat and babies’ temperature rising above the normal 97 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit range. Aden + Anais’ swaddle blankets are finely weaved muslin cotton, making them very breathable. The breatheability of muslin cloth will keep infants warm enough without the fear of incubating them. This makes muslin swaddle blankets great for hot and dry climates and reduces the risk of overheating. If babies are not warm enough, multiple muslin swaddle blankets can be used to further insulate the baby. Being able to use multiple swaddle blankets makes it more versatile for environments with big temperature swings between night and day.
The versatility of Aden + Anais’ swaddle blankets can be found in how lightweight and compactable they are. You can easily fold a full size blanket (47” x 47”) into any small pocket and take it with you wherever you go. This flexibility is an added bonus, especially if you are a parent on the go. Traveling with a baby could be tiring enough, but having to carry extra weight will tire you even more. Travel light and you can use them as a nursing cover, burping cloth, wipes, and for shade. The versatility is only limited by your imagination.
The material quality is great, as the cloth is as soft a swaddle blanket you can find anywhere. The softness will help comfort your baby and will not irritate your baby’s soft skin. The swaddle blanket has great elasticity for better and easier swaddling of the baby. The fabrics are very durable and after multiple washing you will notice the swaddle blankets will get softer. You will be using these blankets for a long time without any worries of needing to replace them. The price you will be worth the investment because of its durability and versatility.
Aden + Aneis 100% muslin swaddle blankets are great quality swaddle blankets fit for all babies. The swaddle blanket will help parents comfort their newborn and the reward will be extra hours of sleep for both.
Winter is approaching and what better way to keep your newborn warm than swaddling them in an L’ovedbaby swaddle blanket. These L’oved Baby brand are traditional swaddle blankets made with 100% cotton and you can feel the softness of the fabrics as you rub them with your hands. It’s perfect for newborn’s soft and smooth skin.
The cotton fabrics are stretchy and this will come in handy when swaddling your newborn. By having a little give, you can create a more secure wrap around your baby. A tight swaddle is a good swaddle because you don’t want your baby to be wiggling themselves out of the blankets because it could potentially be a hazard for them.
The cotton fabrics are thicker than most cotton blankets, which makes it a great receiving blanket for keeping your newborns warm during the winter. Other swaddle blankets made out of muslin are great for hot and humid temperatures but do not keep your newborn as warm. Most parents found 2 muslin fabrics are needed to keep a newborn adequately warm in the winter.
The L’ovedbaby swaddle blanket comes in a 37”x37” size and in 8 different colors, ranging from pink to grey to caramel. The size is a little small compared to other swaddle blankets from Aden and Anais and Swaddle Designs, but some people find the larger blankets (up to 47” x 47”) just too big to swaddle a baby because you have extra leftover blanket that you need to tuck away. Personally, I liked a bigger blanket because I want my swaddle blanket to be big enough when my son gets older. Some parents keep up with swaddling until 6 months or later at that point a 37” x 37” blanket might be a little too small.
The L’ovedbaby swaddle blanket is made with great quality. You notice the quality and craftsmanship when you wash the blanket. The cotton fabric maintains its’ soft feel upon touching it out of the dryer. The embroidered logo is durable and the color of blanket does not fade with use, what more can you ask?
If you are looking for winter swaddle blanket for your newborn, give the L’ovedBaby swaddle blanket a try.
JJ Cole collections of products are perfect examples of quality product. Their fine products extend into the swaddle blankets that they make. JJ Cole has a traditional swaddle blanket that is generously size at 48×48”. These blankest are made from muslin 100% pre-washed fabrics which has many great benefits.
First, pre-washed fabrics are less like likely to shrink when you try to wash them at home. They colors are more set and will fade less after multiple washing. Also, pre-washed fabrics will potentially have less chemicals in the fabrics because they will have been washed away. Some chemicals, such as the flame retardant compounds are added to infants’ and children’s pajamas, during manufacturing as required by law under the jurisdiction of the manufacturer’s location.
Second, these swaddle blankets are made of woven cotton fabrics called muslin. Muslin fabrics are soft, lightweight, breathe-able and looks like gauze. Muslin fabrics were initial made as clothing for warm and humid climates. This makes the JJ Cole muslin swaddle blanket great for swaddling your newborn during the hot summers so as a parent you do not have to worry about overheating your baby.
Start today and give swaddling a try with these wonder muslin swaddle blankets from JJ Cole.
Are you still not sure if you want to swaddle your newborn? Then, I recommend reading some more information on the potential benefits of swaddling.
Luvable Friends makes one of the most affordable swaddle blankets you can find. The blankets are sold in packs of 6 and the price you pay is equivalent to one or two of other specialty swaddle blankets.
Affordable Swaddle Blankets
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Swaddle design makes a great swaddle blanket for the comfort of your baby in mind. They first start off with the right size swaddle blanket. As babies come into the world in different sizes, the larger swaddle blankets (46” x 46”) will make swaddling any infant easy to do. This also makes the blanket usable for a longer time, for some babies even up to 6 months.
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Miracle blanket is a great swaddle blanket that will help calm your baby through the early months of adjustment in the outside world. The swaddling effect of the miracle blanket will help soothe and calm your baby’s nerves and everyone will reap the benefits of longer naps, more fun time, and less irritable behaviors from all.
The Miracle Blanket for longer sleep times
The Miracle Blanket is another pocket style swaddle blanket, where you place the baby in a sack. There are small wing flaps to fold around the baby’s arm, followed by bigger flaps that you use to wrap around the baby’s body. One side of the flap will wrap around the baby’s body multiple times. This will help secure the baby in a tight wrap and will reduce the likelihood of the baby getting out of the swaddle. This multiple wrapping around the baby might be difficult once the baby is bigger and gets more active. But when that time comes along, it is probably time start un-swaddling the baby.
The cotton material is soft and is durable even after multiple washing. There are also multiple styles and colors to choose from. There is no Velcro in the wing flaps, so the baby is completely surrounded by smooth and comfortable cotton material. As you parent you won’t have to worry about the baby potentially scratching themselves on any Velcro material.
The Miracle blanket is a wonderful swaddle blanket with some drawbacks. As with any pouch system, the best fit will never be there. You will get a good wrap around the body, but the legs could be moving too much to negate any swaddling benefits. Lastly, the cost is more on the expensive side and with any swaddling blankets you will definitely need more than one.
Overall, the Miracle blanket will swaddle your baby for longer naps with less crying. Use it today for the comfort of your baby and yourself.
Are you looking for a high quality swaddle blanket? Then you might want to consider the organic swaddle blanket made by Under the Nile. The swaddle blankets are available in color shades of blue, pink, and sage. The colors are lightly textured and are not bold or loud. This makes the blankets great for matching with many bodysuits, onesies, and other baby items.
The swaddle blanket fabrics are made of 100% organic Egyptian cotton and are as soft as you can image. The softness of the fabric is durable and will last for years after multiple washing and drying. As one mom positively commented, “It survived one baby and I’m going to use it for my next baby.” Such praises are given to this Under the Nile swaddle blanket.
Beautiful swaddle blankets by Under the Nile
The swaddle blanket fabrics are lightweight and stretchy. A bulky, thick, and heavy blanket will make it difficult to carry around especially if you are a parent that is constantly on the go. The lightweight design adds to the stretchy characteristic of the fabric. A little stretch will make swaddling a little easier for parents because you can make a tighter and more secure swaddle.
The fabrics are also made from 100% organic cotton. That means no chemicals were used in farming or post processing of the cotton to make this wonderful swaddle blanket. Parents can rest assure that their baby’s skin will only come in contact with something natural and not worry about any chemicals leeching out.
The swaddle blanket is 34” x 34” and this is relatively small compared to other blankets like Aden & Anais which are 47” x 47”. This means you are probably not going to be able to swaddle your newborn once they get larger because you might not have enough blanket to fully swaddle or tightly swaddle your newborn. The other downside of the product is the high price for a set of two blankets. It’s a high quality product, but parents need to weigh the financial cost with the product that they need.
Overall, Under the Nile’s organic swaddle blankets are great for newborn because of it will provide comfort, warmth, and will help your newborn sleep for longer.
Aden + Anais make the best 100% cotton muslin swaddle blankets you can find. There are many great qualities about the swaddle blankets that you and your newborn baby will love. As a parent you will appreciate them even more when you see your baby sleeping for longer stretches when swaddle in these blankets.
One of many colorful swaddle blankets from Aden + Anais
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