Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Lambie and Me Organic Muslin Cotton Swaddle Blankets: Review and GIVEAWAY!

I love natural products. I always choose cotton when at all possible as it is durable, breathable, easy care, and super comfortable to wear. I recently had a baby boy, he is now 11 weeks old and has been swaddled since his first night in the hotel. We used those rather unattractive striped blankets they wrap little ones in while in the hospital, we have about 2 or 3 of them here at home. They are comfortable and lightweight, however they are as I said, unattractive. I usually use the SwaddleMe brand wraps that have velcro tabs to close.

I had always been interested in using an Organic Muslin Cotton swaddle blanket, but never had tried one. I was recently contacted by the Lambie and Me company and asked to review a set of their muslin swaddle blankets.

Muslin cotton swaddle blankets are a 100% natural cotton mesh. I was sent their "Just Dots" which is a white blanket with red and grey polka dots on them. When you look closely, some of the dots have smaller dots on them. It is a very classy and unisex pattern. I have a baby boy and see so many blankets that have either trucks, trains, or some sports theme on it. It is nice to have a neutral pattern in a nice color scheme. I always have loved polka dots, so of course I liked this right away. Opening these out of the box, they are already super soft, however, I decided to wash these in the washer on delicate (with only these 2 blankets in the washer for the first wash, so as not to have any color bleed of the red) with baby soap. I put them in the dryer on low heat and they came out really fluffy and even softer than before.

The muslin is a mesh or gauze-type open weave, and this material allows for your baby to move naturally with the security of being swaddled and it is lightweight and will not make the baby too warm. It is summer weather here, and this can be used at night or during the day. If it is overly warm, I put baby in his cloth diaper and wrap him in just the diaper and this wrap.

These receiving blankets can also be used as a Nursing Cover if you accidentally leave your cover in the car (this happened to me when we were at PF Changs restaurant a few weeks ago), stroller blanket, play mat, travel blanket, and so much more. They are a nice generous size at 47 inches x 47 inches. They are great for wrapping a newborn or infant. When I use it as a nursing cover, I use a mitten clip (one with plastic teeth) to clip the blanket around me so it does not fall off.

My little fella likes being swaddled and this is very comfortable for him. He sleeps better while swaddled. He has had acid reflux since about 3 weeks go and this would keep him (and us) awake through the night with screaming and squirming. Swaddling has definitely calmed him and also keeps his hands and fingers out of his mouth as he has lately been showing early signs of teething. He is now able to sleep normally at 3 hour stretches between feedings.

For more information visit the Lambie and Me Website These retail on the website for $26.99. You can also find them on Amazon: 2 Pack Organic Muslin Baby Swaddle Blankets

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