When we were preparing to have Miss Magoo join our family, I came across some adorable aden + anais Muslin Swaddle Blankets. Seriously, these are some amazing blankets, but I just couldn’t justify the price. Later, when Little Man was just over a year old, I came across a used Aden and Anais in the $1 bin at a consignment shop. Since Little Man loves snuggling up in blankets year round (even when the rest of us are sweaty, he’s wrapped in a blanket), I picked it up. And fell even more in love with these blankets. It’s lightweight, which is nice, and it works so well for swaddling. So with Baby Girl, I decided to see if I could create an Aden and Anais knock off blanket. I found a gorgeous gauze that is 100% cotton at Joann’s Fabric. I was able to use a 40% off coupon, so I spent about $5 on the fabric. And I adore the fabric- it’s just so pretty! The awesome thing about sewing a blanket like this is that it’s super easy. I washed and dried the fabric first. Then folded the fabric on the bias to make a square and cut it. Finally, just a quick skinny hem along all 4 edges, and it was finished!
Do you swaddle your baby? If you don’t, or if you don’t know how, check back on Friday when I share a post on How to Swaddle Your Baby.
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