If you are expecting a baby, have a baby, or are looking for a gift for a baby shower you are going to want to get this muslin swaddle. Trust me. I just had my 5th baby 4 months ago and I can tell you that this is by far the absolute best swaddle blanket I have ever owned. Wish I had them with all my babies. While I was pregnant I had seen the Muslin swaddle blankets but never purchased them because they were a little more pricey than some of the other swaddle or receiving blankets out there. Had I known how magnificent they were I would have purchased them a long time ago. The day after I received this one I went to the Walmart site to purchase a 3 pack only to find they were completely sold out. Guess I wasn't the only one who discovered how useful they are. These Ideal Baby muslin swadlles are more affordable than the classic Aden and Anais swaddles so I was pleased to see that. I am on the notify me list and will be buying more as soon as they are back in stock. These are generously sized at 42X42 inches. I was a little worried that they may be too small to swaddle my now 4 month old, 14 pound baby but there is plenty of material. She outgrew being swaddled in the receiving blankets we used as a newborn so I am glad I found these. The one I reeived is the Cherub which is covered in bright purple stars but there are many styles to choose from. My daughter not only loves being wrapped in this swaddle but loves playing with this swaddle too. She is mesmerized by the bright contrasting colors of the stars and even uses it as a teething blanket. They are very soft, made with 60% muslin cotton, 40% polyester and they get even softer with each wash. They are thin and breathable yet supportive. Because of the material they make absolute perfect swaddle. When you wrap it around your baby it grips quite well and has just enough give to get a nice tight fit yet it's still thin and breathable so you do not have to worry about baby over heating. This will obviously be perfect for those warm summer months but I found it is also great for the winter. In the winter I usually have my baby sleep in warm one piece footed zip up sleepers. We always have the heater on in our house so if I were to swaddle her in the typical thick, warm winter blanket on top of her sleeper she would be way too hot so these work great for the winter months too. The wonderful thing about these swaddle blankets is they are not just great for swaddling but have so many other uses. Because they are so lightweight and breathable they make fabulous nursing covers. I can not tell you how many times I have used a blanket to cover while nursing only to look down and baby is drenched in sweat. They can also be used to over a car seat or stroller to sheild baby from the hot summer sun and other elements without over heating. They also make excellent on the go changing pads, burp cloths, or as a clean surface for tummy time. So many terrific uses and I am sure you will come up with many more. Definitely a must have for the diaper bag plus it doesn't take up much room. With so many unnecessary trendy baby items on the market these days I really appreciate a sensible multitasking baby product. You are going to want to get at least a few of these. Absolutely a must have baby item in my opinion.
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