The video below shows how to use the Snug and Tug swaddle blanket by Go Mama Go Designs. The Snug and Tug is unique, simple to use and effective for swaddling. It is available in several cute prints and colors (including pink, green, blue, white, rainbow and more) at blanketmybaby.com.
Snug & Tug has a triangular shape and was specifically designed for swaddling. Winner of multiple awards, this unique blanket uses a velcro system for a tight and secure swaddle. Recommended by doctors, nurses, doulas and parents. Snug & Tug is available in 2 generous sizes to fit your growing baby and is made with high quality breathable, stretchable super soft cotton. In a snug swaddle, your baby will sleep better than ever.
I came across this very unique swaddling blanket the other day while browsing online. It’s the teddytoes swaddle blanket from gobaby. This blanket was designed by a busy mother with functionality as a top priority. What distinguishes this blanket from the pack is that you can swaddle on the go. Because the blanket has feet, you can tuck your little one’s legs in, which makes it easy to buckle them into any on the go gear. The blanket was designed to make life easier for mothers, and is meant to work with car seats, strollers, backpacks and front carriers. Overall, this blanket works better for travel when you are on the go than swaddling at home for the night.
There are four different blankets to choose from: couture, lite, classic and cotton. With over 44 different styles to choose from on the couture blanket, there is no shortage of variety. The couture blanket seen below is made of fleece with satin trim. It comes in two sizes, 0-6 months and 6-18 months. You can find this blanket typically for around $44.
For creativity in design, we give this blanket two thumbs up!
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In doing some late night research the other night, I came across the Sleep Pea Pod Swaddle Blanket. This is not your ordinary swaddle blanket. It’s a great solution to offering parents the comfort that a swaddling blanket gives a newborn without the difficulty in actually swaddling a baby!
This blanket claims to be the Swaddle Less blanket. It stands as an alternative to swaddling blankets and sleep sacks so your baby can sleep well, and so can you! As you place the blanket on your baby, the Sleep Pea Pod takes advantage of fabric pockets that catch your baby’s arms, while giving them plenty of feed wiggle room. Also, you can use the blanket in arms free mode.
The blankets run from $25-$30. Standard blankets are sized to fit most infants from 0-9 months, transitioning to arms free mode.
I absolutely love this blanket, and it seems like a great idea that can compete with the Miracle Blanket or SwaddleMe. The simplicity of it is wonderful, and if parents and babies are happy, then it’s a winner. You can find it at our store with our other swaddle blankets.
Here’s a great video to show you how it’s done.Filed under Baby Blankets | Tags: Baby Blankets, sleep pea pod, swaddle blanket, Swaddle Blankets, swaddling blankets, Unique Baby Blankets | Comments (2)
If you’ve read any of the blanketmybaby.com blog series, “An Everyday Parent’s Advice for Buying the Perfect Baby Blanket” you may have noticed a trend. Many moms and dads recommend swaddling blankets for new babies, but complain that typical receiving blankets are not big enough to swaddle with. Several of these parents also mentioned that the fabric of swaddle blankets is key. You want a blanket that will keep the baby warm. However, the fabric should still be breathable so that the baby does not sweat and become uncomfortable.
We at blanketmybaby.com found a product line–Aden and Anais Australian Muslin Baby Wraps–that seem to come in a size and fabric that will quiet both complaints. The swaddle blankets are 47 inches X 47 inches and are large enough for a comfortable swaddle.
The cotton muslin fabric keeps babies at a comfortable temperature. According to Aden and Anais, “Muslin is a unique cotton fabric first introduced into England in the late 17th century. Muslin has a light, open weave that allows air to flow seamlessly through the material. The soft natural fibers allow your baby’s body temperature to adjust naturally, eliminating over-heating, but ensuring warmth and comfort.” Swaddle instructions and unique product options can be found on our website.
These products were developed by two moms who moved to the U.S. from Australia. Shortly after the move, both moms looked for muslin swaddling cloths for their babies (apparently a baby staple in Australia) only to find that muslin swaddling blankets were actually quite uncommon in the U.S. After many compliments on and requests for their hommemade muslin baby blankets, the two moms created Aden and Anais.
Aden and Anais muslin swaddle blankets come in many patterns and color combinations. The blankets pictured above are from their mod line. These are mostly white with small, colorful graphics. From traditional solid to trendy prints, these blankets are both practical and posh. They can be purchased in packs of two or four. The blankets are machine washable and are safe to put in the dryer. They actually get softer as you wash them! Aden and Anais also carries muslin wash cloths and hooded towels.Filed under Baby Blankets, Info | Tags: Baby Blankets, muslin baby blankets, swaddle blanket, swaddling blankets, unique baby blanket, Unique Baby Blankets | Comment (0)
An Everyday Parent’s Advice for Buying the Perfect Baby Blanket – Choose a blanket that is big enough for swaddling and lets you know when the baby is wet
Heather, 28, Florence, KY
Proud mom of David, Marisa, Joseph and TBD
My favorite swaddle blanket
I think the blanket was purchased at Walmart, but I’m not sure. It is made of a very heavy, very soft cotton fabric and has a satin edging all around the blanket. One side is solid baby-blue, the other is patterned. This blanket is my favorite because it combines a lot of my preferences: the satin trim is snuggly, it’s a fairly heavy cotton fabric, it has a very dense weave and it is the perfect size!
Of all the preferences listed above, my FAVORITE feature of this blanket is that it’s slightly wider and longer than all my others! There seems to be some unspoken rule out there about the dimensions of a baby blanket. They’re all the same size–too small!
The small blankets are fine for the initial swaddling but there’s no extra fabric. This means that as soon as the baby starts to move its arms or legs the wrap comes loose, and within a minute they’ve wiggled themselves cold. The blanket I’m talking about is the only one like it that I have. It’s truly unique in that it’s just a bit larger, and tucks a bit further around the baby than my other blankets. It truly keeps my kids swaddled. This blue blanket has been my favorite for all three babies even though Marisa is a girl.
The solid color on the underside of this blanket means you can identify instantly if the baby has peed or spat up. Blankets that are all patterned hide so much that the baby might be wet and uncomfortable but you can’t see it. This blanket goes dark, so it’s obvious. I always wrap the baby so the dark side is outward and I can tell if my baby is wet right away.
I prefer cotton to fleece. Fleece fabrics feel dry to the touch no matter what, so it’s harder to tell when the baby has soaked the blanket.Filed under Baby Blankets, Info, Interviews | Tags: Baby Blankets, baby pee, blue baby blanket, swaddle blanket, swaddling blankets, Unique Baby Blankets | Comment (0)
Did you know that one way you can reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is by keeping blankets and clothing out of your baby’s face? An occurrence called rebreathing (the inhalation of carbon dioxide), has been tagged as a possible cause of sudden infant death syndrome. This may occur due to loose blankets or oversized sleeves near the baby’s face.
With a little research, we at blanketmybaby.com discovered a unique swaddling blanket/sleep sack combo that converts to allow for multiple uses as your baby grows. The combo blanket is specially designed to stay a safe distance from baby’s face.
Below is some information about the 2-in-1 product called the Halo SleepSack Swaddle.
• Comes in three fabric options: 100% organic cotton, 100% cotton or micro-fleece
• Available in numerous colors and patterns
• It’s the only product that carries the gold seals from First Candle/SIDS Alliance and the Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths.
• The American Academy of Pediatrics, leading SIDS organizations and health professionals suggest the use of wearable blankets to provide a safe sleep environment for infants. A percentage of our sales go to First Candle/SIDS Alliance and the Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths to support SIDS research and education.
For more information, visit the Halo SleepSack website, https://www.halosleep.com/.Filed under Baby Blankets, Info | Tags: Baby Blankets, organic baby blanket, Sleep Sack, swaddle blanket, swaddling blanket | Comment (1)
Why is it called the Miracle Blanket? Because with it, you might actually get some sleep – now that would be a MIRACLE! If your baby gets a good nights sleep, then so will you.
Customers and retailers alike have been raving about this unique baby blanket. The Miracle Blanket uses a unique design to help make swaddling your baby extremely simple. The store claims that you could even swaddle in the dark. If you can get a fussy baby to sleep, then both you and your baby will have a great amount of energy to tackle the next day.
The fabric is made of 100% cotton knit. It’s a stretchable material – tight enough to keep from coming undone, but stretchy enough so that your baby doesn’t feel too constricted. The cotton is breathable enough to be used on warm nights, but it also will keep your baby warm through the winter. And one of the best features is that it can be machine washed on cold cycle and dried on delicate. Having a durable baby blanket is absolutely essential.
This baby blanket can be found in a variety of colors and goes for $29.95 at Miracle Industries, LLC..
But don’t take my word for it…Filed under Baby Blankets, Videos | Tags: babies, baby blanket, Baby Blankets, family, shopping, swaddle blanket, swaddling blanket, the miracle blanket, unique baby blanket, video | Comment (0)