Ever since having my first little one (where has the time gone?!), I've been a huge fan of aden and anais products. Actually, you could even say I'm a tad obsessed. It all started with an aden and anais swaddle. We received a 4-pack of their iconic muslin swaddles for our baby boy and used them for everything... literally, everything.
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Swaddling, burping, shading the sun, tummy time - you name it. Those 4 swaddles became fixtures in our household and they went everywhere with my little guy. Over time, I added more and more aden and anais products to our home. I was fortunate enough to review an aden and anis sleeping bag, Muslin adult-size Daydream Blanket, and their Bamboo Daydream Blanket. Once we found out we were having a little girl, the very first thing I bought for her was a beautiful aden and anais silky soft swaddle. Now that she's 5 months old, I'm sharing a few of my favorite, must-have items from aden and anais.
Let me start off by saying that I'm not the best when it comes to decorating my babies' nurseries. I have a hard time picking out elaborate decorations beforehand since I don't know what the baby will look or be like. So, I like to keep things really simple. I like to pick super soft and cozy fabrics and just go from there. I'm all for comfort, so naturally, aden and anais is where I start. A neutral color on the wall and coordinating crib sheets and blankets is plenty of decoration for me. So, when aden and anais let me choose a handful of items for our little lady, I selected some from their "Tranquility" collection.
As you can see, the patterns in this collection are gorgeous! I chose a 3 pack of bamboo swaddles, a bamboo crib sheet, and a bamboo dream blanket for my sweet girl. A friend of mine passed down one of her aden and anais bamboo crib sheets (from this collection actually!) that was very well loved, so I knew that these buttery soft bamboo items would only get softer with each wash. I honestly couldn't wait to get these items unboxed and in our rotation, so I started using them as soon as they arrived. I love her bamboo crib sheets so much that now I hesitate to put cotton sheets on her mattress. I'll wait for her bamboo sheets to wash and dry rather than use a back-up cotton sheet.
These bamboo items are luxuriously soft since they're made from silky rayon from bamboo fiber muslin. Like traditional muslin swaddles, these bamboo swaddles are lightweight, yet they provide the perfect amount of warmth. This is especially important to me since we live in Florida; they keep her warm without overheating her.
aden + anais bamboo swaddles are generously sized at 47” x 47" so they're perfect for newborns to toddlers. At 5 months old, my little lady no longer wants to be swaddled since she likes her arms free, but I still swaddle her torso and legs for nap time. I know as she grows, she'll still want to snuggle with these swaddles, just like her big brother did for almost 2.5 years.
Speaking of her big brother, he loves his aden + anais Dream Blanket, so I knew I needed one for her too. The Tranquility Dream Blanket is just so pretty in person. It features four layers of luxurious rayon made from bamboo and it's softness is just beyond anything I've ever felt before. If you've never felt a bamboo Dream Blanket in person, you're in for a treat! It's just the perfect weight for snuggling (which is why I adore our Silky Soft Daydream Blanket - UPDATE, the adult size aden and anais blanket is BACK!) and it's perfectly sized for kids at 47" x 47".
Like their swaddles, the aden + anais Dream Blanket goes way beyond nap or bedtime. Right now, we're using our Dream for tummy time. It's so amazingly soft and snuggly and I love that it offers a little extra padding for my little lady when she's on the floor. When she's a bit older, we'll let her use the Dream Blanket for nighttime sleep.
I know layette is obviously a must-have for babies since they've got to wear something, but aden + anais has taken it to a new level with their new clothing. They've got a great selection of bodysuits, tops, bottoms, rompers, hoodies, and more. They sent me a few pieces for our baby girl and I just can't get over how cute they are!
The Shocking Pink Star Smock Top is so adorable, so cool and so comfy for Florida living. By adding spandex to their natural cotton muslin, it gives it a perfect amount of one-way stretch. Shown here is the 3-6 month size on my 5-month-old baby girl. It's got a snap back so getting her in and out of the top is super simple. Paired with their Ruffled Bloomer, this outfit is just darling! I cannot wait to add more of their adorable layette to my little lady's wardrobe. It's so soft and it washes up so well.
I'm not alone when it comes to loving aden and anais. They just celebrated 10 years of love and muslin for good reason! These baby products are top-notch!