aden + anais Cotton Muslin Swaddle - Forest Fantasy (4-Pack)
For generations, parents have cared for their babies with muslin.
Breathable, versatile and pre-washed, our cotton muslin baby swaddle blanket ensures baby has ultimate comfort at bedtime and beyond.
- Breathable - helps reduce the risk of overheating
- 4 layers of 100% cotton muslin
- Size: one 47 in x 47 swaddle blanket
- Machine Washable
What is muslin?
Muslin refers to a finely-woven breathable fabric. It is believed to have originated in Bangladesh during the Middle Ages. One of the purest, simplest, most gentle and in our opinion, most perfect fabrics in the world. Here at aden + anais we are big believers in muslin’s long legacy of bringing caregivers and babies together.
What makes muslin so magical, you ask? first and foremost, its breathability. the open weave and lightweight fabric of muslin allows for airflow, reducing the risk of overheating. this quality helps keep your baby comfortable and safe, resulting in your peace of mind.
Muslin is also durable. weaving a product in the natural fiber of muslin makes it a workhorse fabric, giving it the ability to withstand countless washes—a huge plus for parents. not to mention it gets even better with age. all of our muslin is pre-washed, so it starts out soft and becomes even softer each time you wash it. the delicate yet durable weave of muslin also evokes a stretchiness with a ‘natural give’, allowing a muslin swaddle to be tucked snuggly around your baby without being overly restrictive.
How To Swaddle
The beauty of swaddling is in its simplicity. If you have muslin and two loving hands, you can’t go wrong. It’s just about finding a technique and establishing a routine that both you and your little one are most comfortable with.
Step 1: Fold the swaddle into a triangle, and place your baby in the center with the shoulders just below the fold.
Step 2: Place your baby’s right arm alongside the body, slightly bent. Take the same side of the swaddle and pull it securely across your baby’s chest, keeping the right arm under the fabric. Tuck the edge of the swaddle under the body, leaving the left arm free.
Step 3: Fold the bottom of the swaddle up and over your baby’s feet, tucking the fabric into the top of the swaddle.
Step 4: Place your baby’s left arm alongside the body, slightly bent. Take the remaining swaddle and wrap it over baby’s arm and chest, tucking the fabric under your baby to secure the swaddle.