If you are a parent, then you have most likely experienced the benefits of swaddling. Swaddling is important because it helps babies transition from womb to world, reduces incidence of SIDS, and helps babies sleep better and longer. I experienced the better and longer sleep benefit when my kids were swaddled - especially Bryce. I honestly wondered if he would ever be able to sleep without being swaddled!
Now that we are in the middle of summer and temperatures are high, many parents are looking for very lightweight cotton blankets. SwaddleDesigns recognized this need for soft, breathable fabric, and has introduced SwaddleLite - a set of 3 lightweight breathable openweave high quality cotton Marquisette Swaddling Blankets in a gift box. These gift sets contain colors for boys and girls, along with collections of neutral colors.
Marquisette is an ideal fabric for swaddling during the summer months. The open weave cotton fabric is breathable and allows for airflow, so you don't have to worry about your baby getting too warm. SwaddleDesigns marquisette is custom made using superior quality cotton yarns created from long, smooth, high quality cotton.
We recently received a SwaddleLite gift set in the Very Berry Jewel Tone collection. The colors and patterns are perfect for baby girls!
One of my favorite features of swaddling blankets by SwaddleDesigns is that the swaddling instructions are sewn inside. This is great for new parents since it does take some practice to get that perfect swaddle. It is nice to have a how-to diagram right there instead of trying to remember what to do when you have a fussy baby on your hands.
My husband was always the "master swaddler" in our house. I could never get the wrap tight enough and my kids always managed to escape the swaddle when I wrapped them up. Even though these great SwaddleLite blankets would probably be large enough to swaddle one of my kids, Brian brushed up on his swaddling skills and wrapped up one of the kids' favorite baby dolls. As usual, it was easy for him and now Belle will have a nice sleep while she stays cool.
The SwaddleLite blankets are also great for big kids! Rylie was under the weather for a couple of days with a stomach bug, and these lightweight blankets gave her something to cover up with while keeping her cool since she had a fever. These blankets are perfect for my kids for our warm summer nights!
We have owned many SwaddleDesigns products over the years, and have been impressed with the high quality and long lasting value of these products. Bryce still sleeps with his lovies (aka "buppies"), and his "really big buppy" keeps him warm during our cool months.
SwaddleDesigns is also well respected by the medical community - often recommended by pediatricians, nurses, doulas and newborn care instructors. In fact, SwaddleDesigns was recently selected by Dr. Karp, author of The Happiest Baby on the Block, as a sponsor for his "Parents Night Out" theatrical event. You can now purchase Baby Sleep Bundles from SwaddleDesigns that include the Happiest Baby CD.
The SwaddleLite sets would make a great gift for baby showers and for new parents. The set of 3 marquisette swaddling blankets retails for $40. This is a great price, especially since the blankets can be used long past the swaddling period.
Which SwaddleLite gift set is your favorite?
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Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received the SwaddleLite set at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received. A big Thank You to SwaddleDesigns for providing the giveaway prize!