Nothing looks cuter than a little swaddled burrito baby! I must admit, when I had my son, I had no idea how to do an effective swaddle. He never would stay in and I found myself wrapping him up over and over again. The funny thing is, he LIKED being swaddled, so I constantly found myself wondering if I was doing something wrong. He would come out of the swaddle, but he would cry because it made him unhappy to not be in a swaddle. SwaddleDesigns got smart and made a fool-proof swaddle blanket. Now there is no more wondering a guessing for those first time parents out there. You better believe I got really good at doing a swaddle after all the practice I had on my son! I really wish I had one of these amazing blankets with Michael and I am so glad I have it with my third baby, Josie.
I was sent the Organic Ultimate Receiving Blanket in Pastel Pink Mod Circles on Ivory and I have never loved a baby blanket more! First of all, it's organic, which we all know I am a huge sucker for. I have a firm stance that nothing else is softer, especially against a newborn baby's skin. Second of all, it's 42 inches square, which makes it a very decent size to swaddle any size baby in. I was even able to swaddle my two year old daughter, Violet! We have also found many other uses besides just using it to swaddle a baby - sun shield, play mat, and a nursing cover. I found this blanket to be plenty big enough to cover myself and my new baby while nursing in public. One of my other favorite things about this blanket is that it is made in the USA.
This particular blanket is $32.00 and comes in the mod pink circles, as well as blue or green.
Here is my precious baby Josie modeling her blanket:
And here is a picture of the "cheat sheet tag":
Another thing I adore about SwaddleDesigns are their continued efforts in promoting safe sleep habits for babies with their Safe Sleep Program. We should always place babies to sleep on their backs to reduce the incidence of SIDS. SwaddleDesigns has an entire web page devoted to this information, and I think all parents should take a look! Always remember their Goldilocks Guide:
“The SwaddleDesigns Goldilocks Guide ~ baby should be dressed appropriately for the current temperature of their environment - not too hot, not too cold, but comfortably warm.”
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends dressing baby in no more than one layer more than an adult would use to be comfortable in the same environment. Baby's head should be uncovered, unless baby weighs less than eight pounds or the room is cold.
SwaddleDesigns offers many other items, including:
Jewel Tone Collection
Adult Swaddle Wrap
Fitted Crib Sheets
Ultimate Receiving Blanket
Marquisette Swaddling Blanket
Cashmere Baby Blanket
I am in love with all of the items they carry and cannot wait to add more of these amazing receiving blankets to our collection.
Check out the SwaddleDesigns Deal of the Day for 50% off select items.
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SwaddleDesigns offers FREE SHIPPING for orders over $75.00.
A free handwritten card is included in every order and they even ship international!
I could not be happier with the customer service I received in working with this fabulous company. I got my blanket back in January and they have been extremely patient with me in getting this review/giveaway up. As you all know, I have had a difficult pregnancy and even had several bouts with preterm labor. Josie is finally here and we could not be happier. I am glad I got to include her modeling the blanket with my review and I am even more glad that I got to work with such a phenomenal company.
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I want to say a tremendous thank you to the lovely people over at SwaddleDesigns for this amazing review and giveaway opportunity and for putting up with me being majorly slow! I had an incredible time working with you!
Disclaimer: I received free product to review. I was not paid to write this and all opinions are my own!