Swaddles! As a first time pregnant mother I knew I needed them but I didn't know just how amazing and multi-purposed they really were!
From wrapping my cherub tight at night so I was sure she would not roll over or roll onto her side to an on the go change mat, to pram cover, teething rag, nursing cover in public, burp cloth and even a towel- muslin swaddle wraps are an essential for any parent!
The bonus factor is how beautiful the patterns are and how soft the organic bamboo muslin wraps are! Our Bubba Bump muslin wraps are even better- they are a large 120cm x 120cm making them absolutely amazing! My pet hate was small swaddles which hardly had enough fabric to wrap my newborn, let alone as she grew at a rate of knots the first few months!
A lot of parents stop swaddling their baby around the 3-4 month mark. I stopped around then but have recently started again (we're at the 6 month mark). My gorgeous girl would not stay asleep when I put her down in her bassinet to sleep, she would wake up straight away and only sleep on me or her dad.
I started swaddling her again and abracadabra she is sleeping in her bassinet! It just goes to show how amazing swaddling is for babies to feel safe, secure and content- and sleep longer! (What all of us parents want and wish for at one point or another!)
I always have a few swaddles strewn around the house- amazing for emergency clean ups, accidents and the one hundred other circumstances that calls for a muslin wrap!
There is nothing more adorable than a baby swaddled in a beautiful wrap. They look and feel so peaceful, and sleep so well!! Whenever people ask me what they should get a beautiful expecting mum for a baby shower gift or a new mama as a congratulatory baby gift I always recommend the muslin swaddles as one of the baby products they should get. You really can never have enough of them!