Swaddling is an ancient method of wrapping babies in swaddling blankets, cloths, or something similar, to slightly restrict the movement of the limbs of infants. However, swaddling babies was laid to rest in the Western hemisphere due to fears about possible unfavorable effects.
Nonetheless, swaddling blankets are making a come back thanks to one mom who felt the need to re-establish the practice of a generation of women in her family who swaddled their babies.
Raegan-Moya Jones, hails from Australia and moved to the US starting her own family. As any caring mother concerned about her baby's comfort and without any good quality, well-made swaddling blankets available, Raegan knew that designing her own swaddling blankets was the answer. Besides, the only swaddling blankets offered were too much of the wrong thing; too small, too unattractive, too thick.
Inside Raegan's keen insight into the tradition of swaddling, that she learned from generations, was a key factor to the success of her company aden + anais; the pure cotton muslin fabric they used. Regardless of the temperature in her native country Australia, muslin swaddling blankets shielded babies from being disturbed with any climate changes. There was no doubt that such a benefit to babies could no longer be overlooked and aden + anais was born.
-Why Muslin Fabric is Perfect for Swaddling Blankets
Swaddling creates a cozy and secure sensation for babies by recreating the comfort of the mother's womb. By producing swaddling blankets made from natural cotton muslin, aden + anais has managed to enhance that peaceful feeling that babies need and love.
Muslin is a delicate natural fabric with a history centuries old. Although tenuous but yet sturdy, muslin fabric is perfect for swaddling blankets due to the "natural give" of the material. This flexibility permits swaddling blankets, made from muslin, to wrap securely around babies devoid of rigidity and restriction. In fact, swaddling blankets made from muslin allows air to circulate all-around the baby's body and withstands repeated washings while consistently improving in texture and appearance.
- Benefits of Using Swaddling Blankets
. Swaddling supplies warmth
. Swaddling supplies a feeling of protection for babies
. Swaddling restricts a baby's "shock reflex" reaction
. Swaddled babies sleep better and longer
. Swaddling has been said to decrease the incidence of SIDS, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
. Swaddling decreases colic and fussiness
. Swaddling can make breastfeeding easier
-Why Choose aden + anais for Purchasing Your Swaddling Blankets?
A company like aden + anais can be trusted. Why? Because its founder, Raegan Maya-Jones, comes from a family with generations of experience of swaddling that was passed down to her. Sincerity is something that cannot be conjured up purely from attention seeking and financial gain. Therefore, aden + anais is fashioned to "serve" mothers the world over.
Naturally, no scientific substantiation can replace the experience of mothers. Through countless generations mothers have proven that swaddling their babies with swaddling blankets, especially those made of pure muslin fabric from aden + anais, is a beautiful, loving, warm-hearted experience. It carries the bond of mother and child from inside the womb to the closeness of tactile affection.