Most new parents know the benefits of swaddling babies and how the technique can lead to a better night's sleep. Infants feel more secure when wrapped tightly, and a proper swaddle will mimic the feeling of being in the womb. In addition to swaddling baby in a muslin blanket, many mamas rely on products specially designed for ensuring a better night's sleep. Here, we share some of the best sleep sacks and swaddle "helpers" on the market today. Sweet dreams!
Rachel Zoe says you're never too young for your first Louis Vuitton, but what about Angry Birds? The popular video game has already won over moms and preschool-aged tots, and now it's going after newborns and babies. Swaddle Designs, makers of the ultrapopular Ultimate Receiving Blanket, has partnered with the gamers behind iTunes most popular paid app to create a line of swaddle blankets ($28), burp cloths ($20), lovies ($20), and sleep sacks ($38) featuring the Angry Birds. The products are available for preorder now but will be available in October.
When choosing a baby blanket, mamas look for something soft, warm, and functional. One that can help swaddle your tot into a tight burrito and also fend off a chill as they relax in their swing. When choosing our six favorite baby blankets, LilSugar readers echoed our love for Aden and Anais' cotton muslin blankets.
The 100 percent cotton wraps, which are stretchy, breathable, and versatile enough to use for swaddling or draping over a stroller when a baby is resting, have become a must-have item on many mama-to-be's baby registries. Their growing popularity has spurred a number of new companies to enter the muslin blanket market, each with their own unique patterns and designs to appeal to every mom out there. Here are some of the new ones we have seen on store shelves.