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Spring Showers! Aden + Anais Blankets Product Review

It’s spring and showers are a plenty. We’re not talking rain showers; we’re talking baby showers. It seems as though it’s not only the animals that have babies come this season, but every single one of your girlfriends as well! With the endless options of baby paraphernalia and an over abundance of product, we’ll make it easy for you. Just stick to Aden + Anais and you won’t go wrong.

If you have a newborn, a friend or family member with a newborn or want to be an in-the-know-infant guru, get familiar with the brand Aden + Anais. (pronounced Adain and Anae) The company only makes a handful of items and every product is made of cotton muslin. I’m not exactly sure what the difference is between the two cottons, but I sure as heck can feel the difference.

I was hesitant to spend much money on baby items. You use blankets, clothes and socks a handful of times and it is over. However, I totally fell in the trap and have bought my girlfriends those adorable cotton and fleece swaddle blankets from Target and Babies R Us. I even bought a dozen for my own son. They have the cutest patterns in the most exquisite colors and it’s too hard to resist.

RESIST. Here’s why. Those blankets fit a 5-pound baby for three days. I’d never had a newborn, so I had no idea what those blankets were even used for. Swaddling is a word, mantra and lifestyle you live by for your infant’s first few months of sleep, so a good blanket is important. Actually, it’s critical. After Hank the Tank arrived at 9 pounds, I realized, those other blankets were a joke. I let my 5-pound Teacup Pomeranian build a rag fortress with the useless blankets.

By 8-weeks old, my baby was strong