We all know aden+anais have the lovely muslin swaddles and blankets for newborns, but did you know they have products suitable for older babies as well? My 12 month old and I have been road-testing some lately... and we love them all!
The Cot Sheet and Dream Blanket have been.... well.... Dreamy. The cot sheet comes in a single pack of just an elasticated bottom sheet. It is (naturally) made of muslin, and is a nice generous size for all cot mattresses. The Dream Blanket is a heavenly 4 layers of Muslin, and a fantastic 1.2 x 1.2m size. This allows you to comfortably tuck it into the cot on both sides to keep Bub nicely tucked in. Although I am used to using a top sheet, I have not found one necessary with this set-up for daytime naps as the blanket is big enough to tuck in, and soft enough on babies skin that you don't need a sheet between it and your baby. As you can see below, my little one looks very happy asleep in her muslin. Plus the Dream Blanket can be used anywhere else your little one wants to cuddle up... reading a book, in front of the TV, and don't forget to take it if you are travelling as a perfect all round blanket.
Also perfect for older babies are the Cozy Sleeping Bags from aden+anais. The Cozy Sleeping Bags are (like the Dream Blankets) 4 layers of muslin, perfect to keep your baby warm on cold nights. The last few nights my daughter has slept really well, I think the muslin is keeping her at the perfect temperature all night. Even if it has warmed up a bit during the night she hasn't stirred as the muslin creates a little cocoon that breathes and allows for more fluctuation of temperature than other traditional sleeping bags. We are definitely addicted to this one, and might have to buy another as winter goes on to allow for washing and drying times (I don't like putting muslin in the dryer as it goes all wrinkly and distorted).
My daughter is shown below in the Large size (12-18 months), which as you can see is a nice generous sizing even though she is on the large rather than small scale for a 12 month old. I would say this will definitely do us right through winter. I also like the design in that the armholes are not gaping like some other brands we have used, and the front zipper is very fine with a top flap under her chin so it doesn't annoy her whatever position she ends up in. We highly recommend this sleeping bag for babies of all ages.
And last but definitely not least we have also been using the mum + bub hair + body wash. Where do I start with this? Luxurious enough for me, but gentle and nourishing enough for my baby. I LOVE the multi-use aspects of this product. One bottle in the shower to use for my body wash and my daughters shampoo and body wash... perfect. It leaves her skin very soft and smells absolutely divine. Containing pawpaw for its amazing properties, I don't know how I managed without this product before! Life is so busy for me at the moment with 3 children and 2 businesses, I am currently showering with my 12 month old to save time and do 2 jobs in one (rather than bathing her early then not getting a chance to shower myself until about 9 pm). When we both jump in the shower together after her dinner, I sit her on the floor to play with bath toys while I wash myself, then soap her up, rinse off and we are done! So as you can see, this hair + body wash fits into our lifestyle perfectly.
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Finally a big thank you to aden+anais for generously sending me the above goodies to review... I hope you end up trying some of them out, I am sure you will love them as much as we do!
Disclaimer: I received one of each of the above products to review and blog about, no payment was received for this post, and any opinions expressed are my own.