I’d learnt swaddling in class before my baby was born as well as during our stay in the hospital. However, I never got it right. My daughter escaped from the swaddle since she was one week old. I guess she didn’t like to be swaddled. Anyhow, I bought swaddling blankets, just to be prepared. I bought the Silky Soft Swaddles from Aden + Anais. These super soft swaddling blankets were made with bamboo. Since I didn’t swaddle my daughter much, I’d used it as a nap time blanket. They were thin and breathable, which made it perfect for summer and early fall weather. Since I kept the heater on all the time, I’d used it during winter time as well. These thin swaddles will not overheat your baby. I personally prefer the silky soft ones over the classic swaddles because they are much softer. I’d also used the swaddles as a tummy time blanket and car seat cover as suggested, it was great! I’d tried using it as a nursing cover; it didn’t work for me because I need to see my baby while nursing, I would recommend the Bebe Au Lait Nursing Scarf for nursing.
Target and Toys’R’Us sell Aden by Aden + Anais Swaddles at a lower price. These are a bit smaller in size (44” instead of 47”). I personally think these are not as soft, even the Bamboo Swaddleplus. However, some of their designs are very cute.
Aden + Anais are widely available, including my favorite online retailer Amazon.com. However, look for discounts at Nordstrom or adenandanais.com. Shipping is always free at Nordstrom, however, there are less designs to choose from.