Oh baby, swaddle!

By Mir
March 8, 2010
Category Contests

One of the sponsors of the conference I went to a couple of weeks back was aden + anais, purveyors of the Ultimate Swaddling Blankets (or so say everyone I know who’s used them) because they are both 1) big and 2) breathable, meaning you can get a nice firm swaddle on even a good-sized baby without causing him to overheat. Their classic swaddlers are an airy, open weave and unbelievably soft. I think I might like to sleep wrapped up in one of them!

Anyway, if you have a baby, or you need a baby shower gift, check this out: I picked up a couple of freebies at the conference and brought them home for you. One lucky Want Not reader is going to win Swaddle Love, aden + anais’ official book about the history, science, and techniques of swaddling, plus one muslin baby swaddler (this one is white with red caterpillars on it; I couldn’t find a picture of it anywhere, so it’s either a new pattern or an old one, I guess). It’s the perfect way to get started swaddling and to have a happy baby!

Want to win ’em? First, go read the contest rules and regulations, then come on back here and leave a comment on this post by 11:59 p.m. Eastern (that’s 8:59 p.m. Pacific) on Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 to be entered. Winner to be determined by random number generation and burping technique. Burping the baby, that is. Not just you burping. Okay, really just the random number thing. (Please, nobody burp. Eww.)

Ready? Go!

(Pssst! Don’t forget that you also have a second chance to win a $175 value swag tote from GoodNites, too!)


  1. I’m in for a good swaddle blanket!

  2. Swaddled is the only way our baby boy will sleep but he does get overly warm way to easy. This sounds like it would be great!

  3. I always made my own for the last baby … maybe the next one gets a special blanket!

  4. So have a need for this for a friend.

  5. Ooh, I just put this onto my baby registry this weekend. My best friend can’t say enough good things about those blankets.

  6. Not due until July but dear god I hope this one is a sleeper. (Then I’d be 1 for 3!)

  7. My twin <3 A&A.

  8. My little one has recently out grown being swaddled but I’d love to give one to my friends who are expecting their own bundles soon!

  9. I have a couple A&A and would love another!

  10. We love these blankets and everything else aden and anais! Please pick me cause I never win. 🙁

  11. Baby number four is coming soon!

  12. What a clever idea; I wish they’d been around when my two were babies! But I do have several younger friends who are having babies soon; I’d love to win this to pass on to one of them.

  13. I’m always on the lookout for great baby gifts!

  14. yay! great contest, Mir! i have our first baby coming in august and this would be great! 🙂

  15. I need a baby shower present and this would be perfect!!!

  16. Would love to be able to give this to my brother and his wife who are expecting their first baby!

  17. We have a newborn and would love these blankets. Thanks!

  18. Would love to have this for my new baby!

  19. this would be wonderful to have!

  20. I would love this for baby number 5!

  21. I would love to give this to a friend who just had baby #3. She will love it!

  22. These would be perfect for our baby girl arriving this July!

  23. I’m in the market for one of these.

  24. Alas, I think God is finished giving me babies :(. However, I have many friends that are continuing to be blessed!

  25. oh man, I would *love* to win! Thanks, Mir!

  26. Swaddling totally works – I’d love this to give as a gift!

  27. Sounds awesome! I’m a big believer in the swaddling!

  28. It’s always nice to try out a new swaddle blanket. The breathing thing sounds wonderful since we don’t have air conditioning here!

  29. Useful and adorable, my favorite!

  30. my niece’s baby show is next month, would make a great gift!

  31. Just perfect!

  32. My sister loves swaddling her newborn! This would be perfect!

  33. #3 will be here in Sept.

  34. #4 is due on the 27th. All my babies have loved to be swaddled.

  35. Sign me up!

  36. These are the best blankets! I have 6, but I could use one as a gift for pregnant friends. Thanks for a great contest!

  37. Would love to give one of these to a preg friend.

  38. I just found out I’m going to be a grandma. I would love to give them this gift.

  39. I have a new niece coming in May. I bet she would love one!

  40. My baby is six months old and doesn’t sleep well unless he is swaddled. However, most blankets aren’t big enough to do that, so I will have to check this out.

  41. This would be perfect for my friend’s new baby!

  42. Oh yes! My cousin just announced her pregnancy. Perfect shower gift.

  43. Baby number two due in June! Please pick me, oh wise random number generator.

  44. perfect for my new baby coming soon!

  45. Both of my kids were swaddle babies, until my son got too big. This would make a great baby gift for some friends of ours having their first baby in July.

  46. I’ve been eyeing these for a while.

  47. I have a 6 week old who is a swaddle junkie, yet also Houdini incarnate. My sleep-deprived self would be very grateful.

  48. I just found out that we are expecting!!! This would be a perfect!

  49. We are big fans of the swaddle, this would be great. Thanks Mir!

  50. ALWAYS in need of swaddle blankets

  51. I am a firm believer in swaddling. I would love to try one of these with my new little one!!

  52. Oh oh oh!!! I’m newly pregnant with #2 and these sound fantastic!

  53. This would be great.

  54. i looove the one i have – the breathability is great.

  55. It seems like everyone I know is pregnant right now. This would make a great gift for one of them!

  56. I just found out two people I know are pregnant!

  57. My, random number generator, you look pretty today. Please pick 56!

  58. Pretty please!

  59. This would make a great baby shower gift for my best friend!

  60. Well, I’m past the child-bearing part of my life, but people here at work breed like rabbits, so I reckon I could find a nice recipient for this!

  61. Swaddle, Swaddle, Swaddle, send my way, please.

  62. I love to swaddle!

  63. I know firsthand that a good swaddle can be a lifesaver and , as such, this is a favorite new baby gift.

  64. Swaddling babies is awesome. Please pick me.

  65. Oh, yes pretty please! Then I’ll have to decide…give it as a shower gift or save it for the Maybe Baby. Hmm, wonder if swaddling would make my 23 month old and her 6 year old sister sleep through the night. It sure worked when they were tiny, oh where did we go wrong?

  66. This would be perfect for my sister’s next baby.

  67. I know a couple moms-to-be who would love to get this!

  68. Have a friend who could totally use this

  69. I was just wondering what I could get my step-sister as a baby gift!

  70. cool, thanks!

  71. Would make a great baby gift!

  72. I will have a new grandson in May…I’d love to swaddle him up with this!

  73. 9 pound Baby girl – Born Mach 1st could really, really use this!

  74. So sweet!

  75. My sister could use this. She had a baby in January!

  76. am gonna be a mama for the second time around on Thursday, this would be great! thanks

  77. This would be great!

  78. My baby MUST be swaddled, so this would be very handy. I hate swaddling with a too-small (or too-big) blanket. Thanks, Mir!

  79. I’ve got several people in my life right now bringing swaddable beings into this life!

  80. i have a newborn and a grandbaby on the way…and i havent won on here since i won that book,over a year ago, hold onto your horses.

  81. Would love this! My fave method of expelling burps from my little one was to sit her up in my lap facing away from me, supporting her head with my left hand and gently patting with the right hand. It worked reasonably well. :>) Thanks for the chance!

  82. I’d love to give this as a gift!

  83. Great for pregs SIL!

  84. Baby #1 is on the way, and a swaddler plus swaddling info would be great!

  85. We’re adopting and gathering all the supplies early, so we’d love this.

  86. thanks for the contest opportunity! baby #2 is on the way this summer, and swaddling worked GREAT for baby #1, so we’re hoping this one likes it too!

  87. Woohoo! Shower gift extraordinaire!

  88. This would be a great addition to my gift closet, although it wouldn’t stay in there for long!

  89. my baby will only sleep swaddled, and summer is coming…these look cooler than the blanket i have been using. I bet this would be a really great tool!

  90. ooh, me too.

  91. Nice baby shower gift.

  92. I’d love it! Thanks for the chance to win.

  93. Aden & Anais are THE BEST. We’re still swaddling our 8-month-old in them.

  94. I just love swaddling! This would be great for future baby #3!

  95. You know when they’re little you try to get them to burp, but when they are 10. . .

  96. Got a new great-nephew comin’ along this spring and this would be the PERFECT gift, so Random Number Generator pick me!

  97. I have a baby shower next month this would be a great gift! My uncle taught me how to burp at a very young age, he thought it was very funny how I would burp all the time and I was very good at it, my mother on the other hand was not so happy! I will be keeping my uncle away from my kids lol!

  98. Grandbaby number 5 just arrived…and Nana LOVES to swaddle!!

  99. my niece is having her first baby any day… this would be fantastic!

  100. We could really use this!

  101. This sounds great. I would love to win!

  102. You have the coolest contests!

  103. I feel all warm and cozy just thinking about it.

  104. I would love to win this!

  105. Would love it, thanks!

  106. oooooh swaddling is awesome

  107. Would be perfect for a mom-to-be I know!

  108. ooh, I’m due with my first baby May 2nd. We would love one of these!

  109. I’m due in June and would love love love this! Thanks for the chance to win!

  110. I’d love to give this to my sister!

  111. Ooooh: always good to have cute child restraints. 😀

  112. this would be an awesome gift for a friend of mine! 🙂

  113. sound like the best blankets ever!

  114. This would be wonderful for my little girl arriving in May.

  115. NOT entering, but we LOVE ours!!! Best blankets I’ve tried for swaddling, and I tried a bunch. The caterpillar is one of the “mod” ones. We have it, too cute!

  116. We love to swaddle!

  117. This would be great for my new baby!!

  118. Yay! I hopefully have an adoption coming…this would be perfect!

  119. We have #3(a surprise) coming in August – this would be perfect!

  120. Oh I’m due around Memorial Day and I would love to have this for my little guy.

  121. I have a newborn! I would love this for him.

  122. Love these blankets and would love to have this one!

  123. I adore these blankets! Thanks for the chance to win!

  124. adorable!

  125. Just had a baby! It would be perfect to try!

  126. Preparing for adoption of my first and would love this kind of swaddle swag!

  127. Would love to win this.

  128. OMG, my 10 week old is 15lbs (!!!) and I’ve been needing a new swaddler! What a timely give away!!

  129. I would love this!!

  130. love it

  131. Oh! I’m having a baby in just a couple months and that would be perfect for the summer!

  132. My baby is nine years old…but this would be great for one of the endless number of baby showers I get invited to!

  133. My adorable niece, Nola, loves to be swaddled but has outgrown her hospital issued swaddler. Would love to have one that would fit and not overheat her (she’s a warm baby but this is Minnesota so she still needs something to keep the frost bite off her adorable pudgy toes!)!

  134. I would love to win

  135. Have a new niece or nephew arriving this month. What a perfect gift this would make!

  136. I hope its me! For a good friend who just gave birth after 10 years of fertility struggles. 🙂

  137. So sweet!! We have a new baby expected on May 21st.

  138. Pick me! I have a brand new baby who needs them!

  139. My best friend is having her 6th baby in April. She could really use this!

  140. That would be a great shower gift!

  141. No babies now, but my nieces and nephews are working on it. This would be a great gift.

  142. This would be great!

  143. My soon-to-be granddaughter would love this. And so would her mom. Thanks.

  144. my niece just had a baby and would love this!

  145. I have a new grandbaby coming; I’d love to win!

  146. I loved those with my first! They are the best blankets ever!

  147. All of my friends are having babies, I would love to give this at a shower, thanks!!!

  148. My baby loves to be swaddled. Would love this. Thanks.

  149. We have so many new babies in the family! I could definitely use one of these as a gift!

  150. New baby due this summer! Thanks.

  151. New niece or nephew on the way who could really use this!!

  152. I’m pregnant with my first baby and I would LOVE to win free baby stuff!!

  153. Thanks for bringing these back Mir!

  154. I would love some swaddlers for a shower gift.

  155. Number five is on her way, and she’ll arrive in the height of a desert summer. Those blankets look amazing.

  156. Love these blankets. Can’t recommend them enough.

  157. Would be perfect for “Ashley Lynn” who is due to arrive June 1….c’mon random number…..

  158. Oh this would be great to send to my oldest friend who just had a baby TODAY!

  159. Need some good summer swaddlin’ fabric! Thanks – Jessica

  160. I would love to win this!

  161. sounds awesome!

  162. Our friends are trying to kill me with all the new, squishy babies being born. Seriously; the cute overload is too much. I would love to gift this to a new mommy.

  163. I’d like this for a shower gift please!

  164. Funny how each new baby has new gadgets for them!

  165. sadly, too late for me. However my sister in law would love one. Count me in!

  166. Baby is coming in July – wouldlove new snugglers for him or her!

  167. There are babies, babies everywhere around here – this would make an excellent shower gift 🙂

  168. awwwwww, swaddle blanket. Y. E. S! ! !

  169. I’ve got a new niece on the way – count me in!

  170. I have a new baby on the way… 7 weeks to go!!!! I would love a light-weight swaddler for him 🙂

  171. My new grandbaby (due in June) would love this.

    Thanks, Mir!

  172. I absolutely love these swaddling blankets and my best friend just adopted a newborn baby boy. This would go to her with love and hope. 🙂

  173. My sister just had a new baby. I would love to give her something soft and cuddly. Then maybe she won’t notice if I sneak the baby out and take her home with me for a while. Just kidding!

  174. Would love to try this brand.

  175. Need baby gifts!

  176. this sounds just wonderful. . .

  177. Pick me! I have a 1 week old! She LOVES to be swaddled! Thanks, pretty, pretty Mir!

  178. My baby girl loves to be swaddled!

  179. Awwwwww!!!

  180. So fun!

  181. No babies for me, but I have a friend that is expecting so if I will, it will go to her.

  182. I would definitely swear by swaddling. It’s the only thing that kept my little guy asleep and allowed me to get some rest!

  183. Gear first, baby second?

  184. Oh, please pick me!! My niece is having a baby and I’d love to get one of these for her. She’s going to need it, being a first time mommy!

  185. I’m due with my 3rd this summer, and I’ve tried a few swaddlers with my other babies, but never found The Right One. So I’d love to give this one a try 🙂

  186. me me pick me

  187. If I win this it will SO get me out of crocheting a baby blanket!

  188. ohhh count me in count me in…

  189. This would make an excellent shower gift–TIA!

  190. Perfect for our newborn…

  191. Oy, after the day we’ve had with our 2 month old having problems sleeping, this sounds like just what we need!

  192. Our daughter is almost 4 months and is still swaddled!

  193. Love this for my 8 week old!

  194. Ooh, I hear these are the best! Baby boy is due in 2 months from today so this would be perfect!

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