Aden + Anais Review

When Emily was a newborn, the one must have item for us was muslins, I literally would not go anywhere without them. I was in love with them, the various prints, and the fact we could use them for so many different things – more about that in a minute. Emily used hers as a security blanket, and she still loves her one particular design ‘mussy’ as she calls it.

The one thing I always wanted to do, was use it to swaddle, but Emily didn’t like to be swaddled so I never did. Now that I am pregnant again, muslins were something that were right on the top of my list. I want to be able to swaddle baby E, and I will need a big muslin to do so. A brand that has been recommended to me many times, and one that I’ve constantly looked at is Aden + Anais. They do giant muslin swaddles, in a range of gorgeous prints. They are super soft, and stay that way wash after wash.

When Aden + Anais reached out to see if I wanted to review some of their giant muslins in the Lovebird print, I jumped at the chance. I couldn’t wait to see just what I missed using when Emily was a baby, but also to see if they lived up to all the praise, and recommendations from my mummy friends. I must admit, I was not disappointed. The packaging is beautiful, and they honestly feel so soft, I can’t wait to swaddle baby E in these when she arrives.

So, what do I plan to use these giant muslins for?

Swaddling – This is the thing I am most excited about, I love to see babies all swaddles, looking comfortable and content. Emily absolutely hated being swaddled, so I am really hoping I get the chance to swaddle baby E. Swaddling is said to be familiar to babies, as it recreated the secure and cosy feeling of the womb, helping little ones to sleep for longer, and more soundly. Aden + Anais have a useful post on their website on how to swaddle a baby, be sure to check it out if you need some help.

To create shade – Baby E is a summer baby, and with a toddler in tow there is no way I plan to spend the summertime indoors. The muslins can be used to cover the pram or car seat, to block out the sunrays. The breathable muslin’s open weave allows airflow, which will keep baby E comfortable while she sleeps.

Mop up messes – I can’t tell you the amount of times I was out with Emily, and we had to use the muslin to mop up baby sick, or cover her up after the 3rd poo explosion. The muslins have many uses, and they are a mummy necessity in my opinion. They also make great burp cloths, better than walking around with sick on your top.

Temporary changing mat, or blanket – There are many times where we were caught short out and about, and had to use a muslin as a changing mat. I’m sure as a parent you can all relate to this. I love that these giant muslins can also be used as a blanket to lay on, or cover them up.

The lovebird pack comes in a set of four beautifully designed prints. My favourite being the bird cage print. They also do a pack of 3 snap bibs in the same print. They are made from 100% cotton muslin. These four-layer dual burp cloth and bib have the unique design which is made to help with burping as well as working well as a bib for baby. They are fastened with a simple popper clip at the side of baby’s neck, rather than at the back which I really prefer.

A little bit about the founder.

Born and raised in Australia, Raegan Moya-Jones grew up with her native land’s centuries-old practice of swaddling babies in cotton muslin blankets. For countless generations, Aussie parents have comforted and secured their children in this supremely soft, breathable fabric. 

Raegan relocated to New York City in 1997 with her future husband, even though she was far from home when she became pregnant in 2003 with her first child, Anais. Raegan was comforted knowing she could carry on the time-honoured Australian tradition of swaddling her baby with a muslin blanket. But after scouring stores across the US for the muslin wraps used by parents everywhere in Australia, Raegan came up empty-handed. Much to her surprise, the only available options were made of fleece, flannel, or heavy cotton—none of which she thought were right for swaddling. That’s when the idea for Aden + Anais was born.

Inventing by way of necessity, Raegan introduced the first muslin swaddle blanket to the United States in 2006. With their versatility, quality, and modern aesthetic, the Aden + Anais muslin swaddle blankets instantly resonated with American parents. Since then, Aden + Anais has brought the Australian legacy of cotton muslin to the forefront of lifestyle baby care around the globe, pioneering signature products that combine comfort and assurance with style and simplicity. Available in 65 countries worldwide, the award-winning collection includes a full range of multi-purpose swaddles, burpy bibs, dream blankets, sleeping bags, nursery bedding, muslin clothing and more. 

I would love to know what your favourite Aden + Anais print is?

- I was sent the product for the purpose of this post, however all opinions are my own.

1 comment

  1. I've heard amazing things about aden + anais products! Those swaddles look gorgeous, I wish we had bought some when Sophie was a baby x


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