Receiving blankets are a diaper-bag staple -- so handy for catching spit-up, giving you privacy while you nurse, or covering the floor so baby doesn't have to touch that dried-up gum in the carpet (ick!). You might not think there's much difference from one to another -- until you try these.
Make like a celeb mommy and try Aden + Anais muslin wraps, seen swaddling the babes of Julia Roberts, Naomi Watts, and Tori Spelling. With its semi-sheer weave, these 100 percent muslin cotton blankets give opaque cover but are wonderfully breathable too, so your baby can be completely wrapped up without getting overheated. They're huge, making them perfect (folded) as a little pillow in the stroller, or (unfurled) as a light sheet for an impromptu nap on the go. They are amazing for swaddling. They're also soft as a... well, let's just say they're super-soft. The wraps come in mod dots and stripes, even camo, but we love them in white. They go with everything -- and hey, since we know you'll be a huge fan -- they're gender-neutral enough to take you through the next kid too.
Aden + Anais Muslin Wraps retail for $29.95 for a pack of two or $44 for a pack of four.
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