(Closed) How many swaddle blankets does a new Mom need?

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I can’t really help with your actual issue but I wanted to share that I used to work at a daycare and one little guy had these blankets. I may have gone out and bought a pack myself…and possibly still use it (I am thankful that I’m short). I use the same 2 mostly and alternate using them/washing them 🙂

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

I think 4 is enough if you do laundry regularly…if you don’t then get a few more – they are useful for lots of things beyond swaddling!  I also loved the A&A ones, got some bamboo ones which are crazy soft but not the best for swaddling a new born

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I had TONS! I bought them in all the prints and all the thicknesses. She was swaddled until she was about 5 months old. I would say we went through one per night, maybe two if she spit up. I did laundry once a week. My daughter is 3 now and she still uses her Aden + Anais. The thick ones for sleeping in hot weather, and the thin ones for school or traveling blankets. They are HANDS DOWN the best. They breathe and are super cute. 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I think, if you’re only buying A&A swaddle blankets, it’s not a bad idea to get two 4-packs.  You’ll always use them.  Personally, I also like the SwaddleMe blankets, so I’m getting one pack of A&A and 2 SwaddleMes for baby #2.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

We got 2 packs of them, and usually 1 pack is plenty but a couple of times we got lazy with laundry and ran out!  We use them every single day!

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We only have 3 swaddle’s.  You really don’t need to swap them out every night unless spit up on. 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I think the thickest A&A swaddles are actually the “cozy muslin” blankets?  We just used the regular muslin ones with our daughter; if it was cold out, we’d just double swaddle her, and that was plenty warm.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Is this for registry purposes? Or are you going to buy them yourself?

I ask because, if you haven’t had a shower yet, you may want to hold off on purchasing them. I got a *ton* from my shower, even though I hadn’t registered for any. I had to return some, and I still didn’t end up using all the ones I had.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I’m planning on a weeks worth per baby.  Since the a+a blankets are on sale at Target right now for $25 for a 4 pack, I picked up one set, and will register for a few more.

Post # 13
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Busy bee

I wouldn’t recommend swaddling your baby too much, it’s good for him/her to have room to move his/her arms, it stimulates their muscle development. So only a few should be fine.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I plan on swaddling, so I appreciate this thread! I am going to stalk for answers.

what makes A+A blankes so great?

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@panterapeach:  The best thing is their size.  They’re big, square and made of muslin, so they’re much easier to handle than receiving blankets, knit blankets, quilts, etc…  They’re more like the hospital swaddle blankets than most other swaddles you’ll find on the market, only much softer.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@MerryC:  I took advantage of the same sale!  🙂 

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