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Aden and Anais

Aden and Anais

Swaddling the World with Fashionable Muslin Blankets

Aden and AnaisOne of the most popular blankets that swaddle babies across the country, and worldwide, are the infamous Aden and Anais cotton muslin swaddle blankets, created and founded by Australian, Raegan Moya-Jones.  The legacy of muslin is evident in the way it looks, feels and works, as it improves the lives of babies and mothers everywhere.  Designed by a mother for mothers, Raegan created a swaddle large enough to be truly useful -- and not just for swaddling but as a stroller cover, nursing shield, tummy time blanket, or a burping cloth.  Combining the softest, gentlest muslin with colorful, modern prints, Raegan transforms a simple blanket into something stylish and fun for both baby and mom.

When Raegan moved to the U.S. and started a family, she brought with her many traditions of motherhood that had been passed down from mother to daughter for generations.  These special traditions bound the women in her family and culture together.   While the world of baby products has drastically changed from cloth to disposable diapers and glass bottles to BPA free plastic bottles, Raegan was most surprised that the tradition of swaddling with cotton muslin remained.  For as long as her mother and grandmother could remember, mothers in Australia swaddled their babies in pure cotton muslin.  This fabric of choice is ideal because no matter how hot it gets in Australia, babies always seem comfortable and cool during the summer months.  And when the air is chilly in the evenings, muslin swaddling always protects babies from the cold. 

Aden and AnaisSpecializing in muslin swaddles, Aden and Anais offers options to suit different needs with their four collections; classic, organic, cozy and bamboo.  The classic collection is the original and a must-have for any parent.  The cozy collection is made with 2 layers of cotton muslin for cooler nights.  The organic collection comes from organic cotton that is grown and manufactured in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.  Lastly, the bamboo collection comes from soft, silky rayon made from bamboo fiber muslin.  Fit for any baby boy, the Prince Charming Swaddle Classic (4 pack) includes the best classic prints in our opinion.  The designs include an array of blue stripes, fun big blue stars among tiny stars, smaller starbursts, and the company peoples logo.  Our favorites are the striped swaddle and big blue stars swaddle as they aesthetically stand out when wrapped around a baby or simply laid flat.  Each swaddle blanket has a generous size of 47” x 47” making it versatile for just about anything.  From personal experience, we can attest these blankets get softer with every wash and are a favorite in our household among babies, toddlers and adults alike.   

Aden and AnaisAnother Editor’s Pick from this line is their Cozy Sleeping Bag (Star Bright Blue Dots print) made with four layers of 100% cotton muslin.  While the sleeping bag is made of four layers, it is entirely breathable while keeping baby comfortably warm.  Sleeping bags are a safer option for naps and nighttime because it eliminates the need for loose blankets.  When Raegan started her own family, she was unable to find a swaddle like the ones she remembered from home as they were either too small, too thick and heavy, too restrictive or too unattractive.  As any mother who wants to make sure her kids have the very best, she rolled up her sleeves and got to work by starting Aden and Anais.  Today, Aden and Anais has a large celebrity following, not to mention now a royalty favorite as Prince George Alexander Louis was recently swaddled with the birdie print.  Hollywood moms like Kate Hudson, Amy Poehler, Jennifer Garner, Selma Blair and many others swaddle their babies with these muslin swaddle blankets. 

Aden and AnaisAden and Anais also makes the perfect blanket to snuggle up with on those chilly nights.  Their collection of dream blankets is truly a dream come true!  Our favorite is the For the Birds (Medallion) Classic Dream Blanket as its lovely print of medallion flowers in pink and gray is the perfect modern design for girls.  Made with four layers of cotton muslin, these are plush and perfect for anytime and anywhere.  They are great for newborn tummy time or cuddling with toddlers and also get softer with each wash.  Aside from blankets, Aden and Anais also offers their own nursery collection of Aden and Anaischanging pad covers, crib sheets, and more in stylish prints made with the best muslin available.  We selected the Super Star Scout Classic Crib Sheet in Fawn Stars as it is neutral enough for either a boy or girl.  Their adorable crib sheets are made from the same soft and comfortable muslin cotton as their blankets.  The large stars scattered across the crib sheet adds an element of whimsical fun.  These fitted crib sheets measure 50" x 28" and are made of pre-washed 100% cotton muslin.  Its open weave is breathable, allowing for airflow and making them ideal for sleeping.  It is tailored to fit snugly on standard crib mattresses and gets softer with every wash. 

Raegan lives a busy life in Brooklyn, New York, as she is a mom of four, a wife, and CEO of her thriving global business.  She was born and raised in Sydney and has over 20 years of sales experience, including finishing up a decade-long career at The Economist Group.  She stays true to her philosophy of giving back with her non-profit Aden and Anais Swaddle Love Foundation to help understaffed orphanages around the world hire local women to care for infants.  Raegan is also now the author of the quintessential book on swaddling, Swaddle Love.  In her spare time, she loves being with family and friends, enjoying a good meal with wine and indulging in dark chocolate. 

Visit their website and online store for the full collection and to learn more about what Aden and Anais has to offer.  For the babies and tots in your life, Aden and Anais is an everyday essential! 

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