Parenting trends: muslin swaddling blankets

aden & anais muslin swaddlersWhen I first heard of muslin swaddling blankets, my children were already 2 and 5.  And this was just last week. It hurt me to say, “Back when I had babies… ” But I did.

Well, anyhow, apparently muslin is they way to go these days.  When Heather asked our readers via Twitter if they used muslin swaddlers, there was a significant show of hands for Aden & Anais Muslin Swaddle Wraps.

make your own moby wrapFunny, though, that when I had Scarlett, and had never heard of muslin, Heather made me a fake Moby Wrap, or as we called it, a Faux-by Wrap out of a colorful muslin piece of fabric.

I’m just bringing it to your attention because if you are a lover of the muslin swaddler, you might try making yourself a front carrier.  You’ll be able to swaddle your baby to your chest basically, and reduce crying, which I believe is worth the time you’ll spend trying to figure out how the heck to tie yourself and the babe up in a long piece of fabric.

(Go to your crunchiest, fanciest baby store and ask for help. Then, practice, my friend. It’s worth it.)

Here I am back then, still wearing maternity clothes of course, about to take a walk with my homemade front carrier.  Thanks, Heather!

The following two tabs change content below. co-founder Whitney lives with her husband, son, and daughter in the San Francisco Bay Area where she writes about parenting, crafts, and activities that moms can do with babies in tow. She and Heather also publish, a site for East Bay parents and are the authors of The Rookie Mom's Handbook and Stuff Every Mom Should Know.

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