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Aden + Anais Classic Swaddle Review

Soft and beautiful swaddling and multi-purpose blanket made with the finest materials
Aden + Anais Classic Swaddle
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Price:   $35 List | $35 at Amazon
Pros:  Highest quality, breathable and soft material; multi-purpose; large
Cons:  May be difficult to swaddle baby tight enough
Manufacturer:   Aden & Anais
By Juliet Spurrier, MD ⋅ Mom-in-Chief  ⋅  Mar 22, 2016
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Our Analysis

The Aden & Anais Classic Swaddle is the very best lightweight, breathable, swaddle blanket around, made of 100% cotton muslin. As soft as they are at first touch, they become softer and softer with every wash. Extremely multi-purpose, they are large enough for great swaddle but can also be used for changing baby, tummy time, nursing and as a burp cloth or cover to create shade and privacy for a stroller or infant car seat.

Safety Tip — Infants under 1 year of age should always be placed on their back to sleep and swaddling should be discontinued at 2 months of age with replacement of an infant sleep sack. This is due to an increased risk of SIDS with swaddled infants who end up rolling over onto their stomachs. In addition, we recommend that you read our article titled How to Practice Safe Swaddling to Protect Baby's Hips.

Classic swaddles come as singles or sets of 2, 3 or 4, with bundling discounts for the larger packs. Overall, these swaddle blankets are available in 2 varieties:
  • Classic Swaddle

Below CEO and founder of Aden + Anais, Raegan Moya-Jones, gives an overview of classic swaddling technique as well as Aussie technique. However, one thing to be aware of is that this video is dated 2010 and since then, the safety recommendation to discontinue swaddling at 8weeks of age (2 months) is important for SIDS reduction. Please keep this most recent advice in mind when watching this video below which gives a demonstration of two very helpful swaddling techniques but outdated and inaccurate information on recommended duration of swaddling.

If a swaddling blanket presents a challenge or you have a particularly squirmy baby who routinely breaks out of their swaddle, Aden + Anais has developed their Aden + Anais Classic Easy Swaddle which is available in small/medium and large sizes. Below is a demonstration of this style of swaddle:

Once baby is 8 weeks, it is important to discontinue swaddling and switch to a sleep sack. There are oodles of great sleep sacks available today which come in a variety of weights for hotter and cooler climates. A few of our favorites include:


The most commonly cited likes for the Aden & Anais Classic Swaddle are:
  • Breathable cotton helps avoid overheating
  • Perfect large size for multipurpose use
  • Makes swaddling easy
  • Comfortable for baby even as he or she grows
  • Great for Multi-purpose Use


Almost every reviewer absolutely loved the Aden & Anais Classic Swaddle. However, a couple of user reviews cited:
  • Difficulty with swaddling baby tight enough for soothing

Juliet Spurrier, MD