For countless generations, mothers have swaddled and cared for their children with natural muslin. aden + anais® helps continue this tradition with the softest swaddles and fashion-forward prints that say as much about your style as they do about practices that bind mothers together around the world.Aden & Anais generously sent me the Swaddle Love book and a 4 pack of their original swaddles for my new arrival. First off I LOVE to swaddle, so I was thrilled for the opportunity to read this wonderful book and use my new swaddles. Swaddle Love is wonderful. Once I started it, I couldn’t put it down. It talks about the history and techniques of swaddling and also includes heartwarming humor and stories that I adored. I think it’s the best thing for a newborn. When my first baby was born the nurses would swaddle him up so tight and he would sleep and sleep. I asked the nurse to show me just how she did it. When I arrived home I became a swaddling pro. My baby would sleep so well and was always so happy. Swaddling is wonderful and a must for every new baby!
THE BASIC SWADDLE
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 their head just above the fold of the swaddle. Ensure that your baby’s shoulders are still below the fold.
Place your baby’s right arm slightly bent at the elbow flat against their body. Take the left side of the swaddle and bring it across your baby’s chest. Ensure their arm is securely under the fabric. Tuck the edge of the swaddle under their body to ensure a secure swaddle.
Fold the bottom of the swaddle up & over your baby’s feet.
Finally, place your baby’s left arm slightly bent at the elbow against their body, take the right side of the swaddle & bring it across your baby’s chest. Tuck the excess fabric underneath your baby to secure the swaddle.