About Swaddle Designs
Lynette Damir, RN, CEO and Creative Director, founded SwaddleDesigns in 2002. The inspiration for SwaddleDesigns was sparked when Lynette visited families with new babies in their homes and she noticed they struggled with swaddling for two reasons. First, the blanket they were using was too small or too thick, and second, they could not remember how to make a good secure swaddle. The parents consistently asked her to share the secret of the hospital nurses - how to swaddle.
Lynette used her medical background and design education from the Art Institute of Seattle to develop the Ultimate Swaddling Blanket - large and square with swaddling instructions sewn to the edge of the blanket, so parents have an effective swaddling technique at their fingertips (patent pending). SwaddleDesigns first customer was a major hospital that purchased 4,000 blankets! They understood the importance of swaddling and the educational value of Lynette‛s blanket.
Supine swaddling is important because it helps babies transition from womb to world, reduces incidence of SIDS, helps babies sleep better and longer, and decreases awakenings due to the startle reflex. By helping parents master the art of swaddling, the Ultimate Swaddling Blanket is a great confidence builder for new parents.
Over the past several years, SwaddleDesigns product line has grown significantly. Lynette designs all of SwaddleDesigns products and exclusive prints, and she selects every component based on its color, texture, durability and quality. She designs with baby‛s best interest in mind and to help new parents.
I absolutely adore the NEW Angry Birds Baby Line from SwaddleDesigns. My youngest son looks absolutely stunning and of course trendy. The teachers and staff at the daycare were all wanting to know where I had found the Angry Baby gear for Liam. I had told them all about SwaddleDesigns and the many products they have to offer.
Liam isn't much of a "swaddler", but he loves to be cozy. This is is fave blanket right now. I think it's because it is soft and well.. cozy. I wish that I had a blanket like this especially now that the weather is getting warmer. We had crashed together and shared this blanket. It keeps you warm, but cool at the same time. Basically it's like Goldilocks and the porridge. This blanket keeps you "just right" temperature wise. We use this in his crib, stroller, car seat, swing, and bouncy chair (which he has recently outgrown). It also makes for a great play mat too since we have hardwood floors it gives him something nice to sit on.
He loves the blanket. The Angry Birds Red Marquisette Swaddle Blanket is the bomb! He actually drags the thing around the house frequently which is what he was doing when I caught him off guard and snapped the above picture. Hence, the squint-y eye. We also love the Angry Birds Short Sleeve Bodysuit, but the only pitfall I have found with it are the button snaps. They are very tiny and hard to line up and fasten on a super wiggly baby. I do wish the snaps were larger, but other then that it's awesome. The onsie is definitely one of the softest ones we own. I love the breathability (soft 100% cotton) and flexibility of the fabric because it moves with him not against him. It also coordinates well with the zzZZipMe sack, burpie, lovies, and more.
This swaddle blanket is marquisette style which is a very light weight open weave cotton (very much like muslin or gauze), but made with high quality finer threads for warmer environments. This blanket too is very generous in size and will be able to be used well into the toddler years, just like the Peace, Love, & Swaddle Design. The blanket itself measures out to be 46 by 46 inches square. This is another very versatile item from SwaddleDesigns. Use this as a sunshield for the stroller, a playmat on the floor for tummy time, or even as a privacy throw for breastfeeding.
The Angry Bird blankets are available in 4 designs so there's one for every bird fan:
They also feature Ultimate receiving blankets in Red Bird, Yellow Bird, and Blue Bird designs as well as short and long sleeved bodysuits, Swaddle Duo Wraps, Baby Lovies, Burpies, zzZZippMe Sacks, and plush toys. So don't hesitate to check out the entire collection.
Many celeb moms & dads love SwaddleDesigns including: Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Affleck, Tori Spelling, Bridget Moynahan, Marcia Cross, and Mariska Hagitay!
I wish that could paste a sample of fabric on my blog and your could actually feel it so you could REALLY understand where I am coming from, but until the day that they make that possible you can learn more about SwaddleDesigns or purchase their products online by visiting:
SwaddleDesigns on Twitter
SwaddleDesigns Official Website & Online Store
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