a young woman growing up in Australia, our founder Raegan Moya-Jones
was introduced to many traditional practices of motherhood. One of them
in particular-- swaddling babies in generously sized, gentle muslin
sheets-- amazed her. Even the fussiest babies seemed to sleep more
peacefully in muslin. Despite the hot days and the cold nights, muslin
swaddles helped keep babies comfortable. And, most importantly, the very
act of swaddling seemed to build a bond between mothers and their
she moved to the U.S. and started her own family, Raegan couldn’t find
any swaddles like the ones she remembered from home. The only swaddles
available were too small. Or made of much-too-thick flannel. Or, simply,
so, aden + anais was born. And within months of hitting the market,
aden + anais swaddles starting popping up in magazines, on blogs for new
mothers, in virtually every celebrity gift registry, and in stores
around the country. Today,
aden + anais, has brought the legacy of muslin together with fashion
forward design to create a line of products that are as stylish as they
are useful; and as simple as they are beautiful. We believe in muslin--
the way it looks, the way it feels, the way it works-- to improve the
lives of babies and their mothers no matter who they are or where they
live. The proof is in every product we make.
"Swaddling requires nothing more than a large blanket made of light
breathable material and two loving hands"
Raegan Moya-Jones Chief Executive Officer
THE BASIC SWADDLE
Lay the swaddle in a diamond shape and fold the top corner down to form a triangle. Place your baby in the center of the folded area with their head just above the fold of the swaddle. Ensure that your baby’s shoulders are still below the fold.
Place your baby’s right arm slightly bent at the elbow flat against their body. Take the left side of the swaddle and bring it across your baby’s chest. Ensure their arm is securely under the fabric. Tuck the edge of the swaddle under their body to ensure a secure swaddle.
Fold the bottom of the swaddle up & over your baby’s feet.
Finally, place your baby’s left arm slightly bent at the elbow against their body, take the right side of the swaddle & bring it across your baby’s chest. Tuck the excess fabric underneath your baby to secure the swaddle.