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What are your favorites? Do you use the big flannel ones, the smaller waffle woven ones, or the square smaller flannel ones that come in a pack? Just curious as to what everyone else's preferences are.
I am not a fan of receiving blankets myself. I got a million with Rylynn and probably used maybe 2. On the other hand I LOVE the swaddle blankets! Probably because it tells you how to use it and swaddle with it. With the receiving blanket I can never get it right. LOL
I like a few of them for different reasons. I like the flannel ones as regular blankets to cover baby with. I like the waffle knit ones on the rare occasion one of my kids tolerated being swaddled (they all hated it) because its so stretchy. And I'm going to get a package of Aden and Anais muslin ones too.
They are also muslin swaddling blankets similar to Aden & Anais. I was shopping in a baby boutique while pregnant with Claire, and the owner of the store told me I HAD to have them. They were pricey, but she was so sweet that I bought them. She was right! They were perfect for swaddling, using as a nursing cover, and they hardly take up any space in my bag. I bought 2 more sets for the twins and can't wait to use them
Melissa & DH
IVF babies Claire (4), Abigail (2) and George (2)
I've heard great things about the aiden and anais ones but I just added a bit of everything to our list. I do like the swaddle blankets that are tailored to the baby; looks like it would make it easier!
I don't usually like heavy blankets, but I'm very much in love with Baby Jak blankets, my boyfriend's mom has gotten me one already and it's adorable. I'm sure bub will love being snuggled in it, cause if she didn't, I'd use it on myself lol.
For cheapy ones, I like the Carter's brand flannel swaddlers because they are fairly large. My absolute favorites are Swaddle Designs flannel blankets and Aden + Anais muslin swaddle blankets. The only thing I ever used the tinier blankets for was to clean up spit up or to catch leaks when nursing, or as a place to lay baby to do a quick diaper change when out and about. We also sometimes laid them over the changing pad cover if we were getting ready to change a blowout.
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The aden and anais muslin swaddling blankets are great. I also like the gerber thermal swaddling ones, they're pretty stretchy. The regular cotton ones end up getting used as burp cloths in our house after they grow out of them in the first 2 weeks lol.
I have a couple swaddle blankets (the kind that are shaped) and then I have some flannel ones, some muslin (lightweight ones), and then I have one special one for each girl and one heirloom crocheted one. who knows what they will use the most.
I make all my own, since they're so easy to do and then I can make them bigger so they're easier to swaddle with. I found the small ones to be completely useless, you couldn't wrap well with them at all!
All the ones I make are 1m/sq for babies up to 3 months, then 1.3m/sq for older. I make a variety in flannel, fleece (MY FAVOURITE!!! super stretchy and warm for winter babes) and stretch cotton.
I got a ton of receiving blankets with DS. Mostly cotton. Some are thin, some are thicker. I use them for all sorts of things - covering baby in the car seat, nursing in public, laying baby on the floor, wiping spit up, etc, etc. I plan on getting some Aden & Anais blankets this time around.