There is nothing sweeter than a new baby, swaddled up like a little burrito. Especially if it gets the kid to sleep at last. (You know what I mean.) Not surprisingly, the baby swaddling blanket market is heavy on patterns of precious teddy bears and rubber duckies, so I’m happy to find swaddlers for modern mamas in the market for something a little different.
There is hope out there for those of us interested in baby gifts that are more chic than cutesy. Etsy’s Wren & Rumor shop has baby blankets in amazing fabrics that have turned our heads. They’re so beautiful that they’ve already got me thinking of uses other than swaddling. In fact my toddler would happily carry one of these blankets when he’s sleepy, just in case he feels some thumb-sucking coming on and needs something (really pretty) to love on.
Each swaddler is made from custom-designed organic cotton by mom-owner-designer Jill Patterson. They’re lightweight, with rounded edges, and they’re serged with light grey thread to finish them off. Plus the reviews rave that they’re super-soft and durable, too.
Don’t you just love baby gifts that you know the mom won’t have three of already? No offense, Goodnight Moon.