If there’s one thing I really enjoy doing, it’s making birth announcements…for my kids, for other people’s kids, it doesn’t matter. (After all, that is the business I’m in!) There is something about those new snuggly little babies. When Amy came over and did B’s newborn pictures, B did NOT want to go to sleep. Like at all. She ate, she filled her diaper and she ate again, but she never slept.
On a whim, I ran upstairs and grabbed an Aden & Anais bamboo swaddle blanket. I had always heard how nice they were, but never had one with the older three girls. I wrapped her up in the swaddle blanket and wanted to wrap myself up in it. The bamboo is so very soft and luxurious right out of the package.
B agreed. She didn’t fall asleep, but just sort of relaxed there and Amy got the perfect shot!
I never imagined that would be the one that would be her birth announcement, but as soon as I saw her little face and body wrapped up in that beautiful aqua color, I knew that.was.it.
These swaddles are so versatile. I also use them as a blanket in the carseat to keep her warm and tucked in. And I keep one in the diaper bag to use as a nursing cover.
I’ve never been good with covers that are made specifically for breastfeeding, but I do find that I sometimes prefer to be covered.
Aden and Anais Muslin Swaddle Blanket as a Nursing Cover
And, I thought I would share this handy tip, too.
Find a corner and tie a knot in it.
Wrap it around the back of your neck to the opposite site you are going to nurse on and tuck it under your bra strap or nursing tank, etc.
Then, spread it out over the opposite shoulder and it covers you from front to back.
No belly sticking out, no breast exposed and you won’t feel any drafts.
If you need to switch sides, just remove it and put it on the opposite site and repeat.
As N would say “easy peasy, lemon squeezy!”
Swaddle blanket. Carseat cover. Regular blanket. Nursing cover.
The Aden & Anais Swaddle blanket has many uses.
Check out these 11 Ways to Use Muslin Swaddle Blankets that I’ve put together. I’m sure you can guess one of them!