Aden + Anais Dream Blanket Review {Lucky Clover Spotlight}

by Mama Chocolate on March 13, 2012

The Dream Blanket is not the first Aden + Anais product I have owned, and based on my previous experience, I knew to expect a quality product.

I was not disappointed! The Dream Blanket is made of quality, muslin material and it is so soft.

With Katie, our oldest, there never was a favorite “blankie”. She didn’t seem to have any preference whatsoever throughout her whole babyhood and even now into her toddler years, she switches “favorites” all the time.

Not so much with Victoria. When we got this blanket about two months ago, it did not take her long to latch onto it, and it is now very much her special blanket that she wants with her at bedtimes.

I love laying her down in her crib, draping this big, soft blanket over her and watching her little thumb go straight into her mouth. It definitely has a comforting effect for her.

From Aden + Anais:

“As a young woman growing up in Australia, our founder Raegan Moya-Jones was introduced to many traditional practices of motherhood. One of them in particular– swaddling babies in generously sized, gentle muslin sheets– amazed her. Even the fussiest babies seemed to sleep more peacefully in muslin. Despite the hot days and the cold nights, muslin swaddles helped keep babies comfortable. And, most importantly, the very act of swaddling seemed to build a bond between mothers and their babies.

When she moved to the U.S. and started her own family, Raegan couldn’t find any swaddles like the ones she remembered from home. The only swaddles available were too small. Or made of much-too-thick flannel. Or, simply, unattractive.

And so, aden + anais was born. And within months of hitting the market, aden + anais swaddles starting popping up in magazines, on blogs for new mothers, in virtually every celebrity gift registry, and in stores around the country.

Today, aden + anais, has brought the legacy of muslin together with fashion forward design to create a line of products that are as stylish as they are useful; and as simple as they are beautiful. We believe in muslin– the way it looks, the way it feels, the way it works– to improve the lives of babies and their mothers no matter who they are or where they live.

The proof is in every product we make.”

After using a few of their products, I cannot recommend muslin highly enough for baby at night. It is soft and gentle, breathable, keeps them warm in the chilly winter, yet cool during the summer heat.

While Victoria absolutely refused swaddling, it worked wonders for Katie’s sleeping habits when she was an infant, and I’m hoping that Baby #3 here cooperates better. The muslin swaddling blankets will be perfect for swaddling a little one during the August heat in our no-air-conditioning home.

"Star Light" Print

Features of the Dream Blanket:

  • Made of 4 layers of 100% cotton muslin
  • Generous size of 47″ x 47″, much larger than most baby blankets
  • Provides plenty of warmth without overheating
  • Available in 6 adorable prints

 

Purchase the Dream Blanket for $49.95 from the Aden + Anais website, or from Amazon.

Visit Aden + Anais on Facebook and Twitter.

Aden + Anais will be generously giving one lucky Mama Chocolate reader their very own Dream Blanket in their choice of print during the Lucky Clover St. Patrick’s Event coming up on Saturday, March 17th!

Be sure to come back to enter to win!

 

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Ashleigh Walls March 13, 2012 at 9:44 am

I LOVE the two swaddling blankets from them that I own. This blanket looks divine as well.
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The Maven March 13, 2012 at 11:01 am

Yay for favorite blankies!
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Mandi March 13, 2012 at 11:12 am

Oh my goodness! These are beautiful! And I love that they are breathable. I want to win one for my daughter.
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Lena - @elenka29 March 13, 2012 at 2:11 pm

These blankets just look so cozy – I could really use one right about now
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Amy March 13, 2012 at 2:57 pm

That blanket looks wonderful!!
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Megan March 16, 2012 at 9:42 pm

I want to try one of these so bad! I’d be snuggling our new baby on the way in one!
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Rebecca Parsons March 16, 2012 at 9:51 pm

I love the fact its made of 4 layers of Muslin Cotton!

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Kammie March 16, 2012 at 9:53 pm

Sounds awesome!

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Regan S March 16, 2012 at 9:59 pm

I love that it’s larger than most baby blankets. We’re at a point with my 16 month old son that baby blankets are too small but regular blankets are too big. This sounds like a perfect solution
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Kasee Johnson March 16, 2012 at 10:09 pm

The size sounds perfect! I’ve always found swaddling blankets too small once the baby passes the newborn stage. And all 4 of my babies loved to be swaddled. I would love to gift this to my cousin, for his firstborn due in July. If it’s as great as it sounds, it will become my go-to gift for baby showers!

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erica g March 16, 2012 at 10:12 pm

My 3 mo old wiggles out of all the blankets i have, I would love to have such a generous sized one.

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Natalie Derrigo McGilbery March 16, 2012 at 10:21 pm

I love that this blanket is made of four layers yet won’t
overheat the baby. My daughter is 15 months old and
loves to drag blankets all over the house with her. This
sounds perfect!

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Elissa Dinell March 16, 2012 at 11:06 pm

I love the brand Aiden and Anais! My daughter has been swaddled in their blankets since birth and she’s approaching 6 months. This would be great for her to have as her special blanket.

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{Not Quite} Susie Homemaker March 17, 2012 at 1:00 am

This is so cute! I need to get Shane something like this- he doesn’t have a “lovey” & when I was a tot mine was my blankey so Shane needs one too :)
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Sarah Jane March 17, 2012 at 6:16 am

If I win, I’d probably save it away for when I’m pregnant again. I have {yet} to try an Aden + Anais product, but right now don’t really have the need. I like how this is a bigger blanket. My daughter was almost 10 lbs. at birth, so if I continue to have bigger babies, I’ll want this.
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Michelle J. March 17, 2012 at 7:42 am

I would use it for my little bun in the oven!

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Alex Liz Robinson March 17, 2012 at 8:46 am

I love that it is made out of muslin. Great material!

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candice March 17, 2012 at 11:10 am

I love their products and would use this blanket as a stroller blanket for my little G!
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LaTanya March 17, 2012 at 11:51 am

This would be for my son.

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Amanda Alvarado March 17, 2012 at 12:03 pm

I love that it’s 100% cotton muslin! My dd would be cuddling with this blanket!

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meredith March 17, 2012 at 12:05 pm

cozy blanket – hopefully snuggling with a little one soon

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Eileen Burke March 17, 2012 at 1:32 pm

I love aden + anais, I have 3 of their swaddling blankets, amazing! If I were to win I’d be giving it to a family member who is expecting twins!!!

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Rita Spratlen March 17, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Thanks for the great review. This blanket sounds wonderful! I would love to win this for my grandson if I won.

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Connie Gruning March 17, 2012 at 1:41 pm

These are the cutest blankets!! They look so soft and cuddly!! I would love to wrap my Granddaughter Alice in one!
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amy pugmire March 17, 2012 at 1:42 pm

I love how soft these are. My 3 month old will be snuggling in this :)

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Lori Thomas March 17, 2012 at 2:02 pm

beautiful blankets, I`d be snuggling with my lil guy
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Joye Rast March 17, 2012 at 2:34 pm

This wonderful blanket would be for my new grandbaby due in August!

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Azslyn Cole March 17, 2012 at 2:34 pm

i love this blanket because it looks so snuggly and soft, i would be giving it to my sister for her new baby that is due in June it is my first niece =}

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Jan Messali March 17, 2012 at 2:35 pm

I love it that it’s soft and not too heavy. I’d love to get one for my grandson. I don’t like him to get overheated.
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April G March 17, 2012 at 2:47 pm

I would love to get one of these for our new baby girl! :)
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Jerri Davis March 17, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Family . Thank you, Jerri Davis

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Kristina S March 17, 2012 at 3:20 pm

I love how soft and snuggly these blankets are! I would love to win one for my daughter!!

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Julie G March 17, 2012 at 3:52 pm

My son will be snuggling with this blanket if I won :)

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Kelly A. Tanner March 17, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Great review! It does look so soft and full of quality! My baby boy needs one!

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Brittney Minor March 17, 2012 at 4:17 pm

I would love to win this blanket for my friend’s brand new baby!

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Teri H March 17, 2012 at 5:23 pm

We own a few of their blankets and towels as well and love them. Your little girl is so adorable with hers.
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Bekah Kuczenski March 17, 2012 at 6:00 pm

I love this blanket, my baby would love to snuggle this blanket!

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Robyn L March 17, 2012 at 6:39 pm

love the sound of these blankets; Mikey would be snuggling up with me if I win

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Melissa H. March 17, 2012 at 7:11 pm

I love the large size and that it’s made of muslin!

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Nicole @ Some Call It Natural March 17, 2012 at 8:23 pm

I want to win this for my newly preggo sis in law!
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fancygrlnancy March 17, 2012 at 8:59 pm

I love it is soft and that it is warm without overheating. I would use it with baby #2 on the way.
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Michele Behlen March 17, 2012 at 9:38 pm

The blankets are beautiful. A friend is having a baby this summer and the blanket would be a gift to her.

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Michelle Macaluso March 18, 2012 at 1:54 am

These are so lovely! If I win this will be going to my niece.

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Kristin Sawatzke March 18, 2012 at 11:02 am

I love that they are breathable and I would love to snuggle my little man with this!

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Sharon L. March 18, 2012 at 12:28 pm

I love this blanket! I want to win this for my baby girl who will be born in June
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Kathy S March 18, 2012 at 7:11 pm

i’d snuggle with my new grandbaby that is on the way!

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Delaniey Starks March 18, 2012 at 7:36 pm

These blankets are so cute! I’d love to get one for my son. I like that they’re breathable yet snuggly :)

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Nikole H. March 18, 2012 at 7:44 pm

I’d love to win this for Baby #2 due in July! ngiraldi at gmail dot com

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sarah carroll March 18, 2012 at 7:59 pm

I would really love to win this for my niece.
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Sarah Hull March 19, 2012 at 12:03 am

My son would be snuggling with this blanket and I love the star bright and jungle jame dream blanket!
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Hannah F. March 19, 2012 at 11:30 am

Love the size of this blanket, and it’s so soft and snuggly for a cotton blanket!

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Robin Sullivan March 19, 2012 at 7:15 pm

This would be wonderful for our first (after 2 boys) baby girl coming in May. There’s not a lot of pink in this house for her to call her own and this would be perfect.

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Sylvia Ortiz March 20, 2012 at 4:23 am

I know that my little grandson (6 months old) will just love the jungle jam – monkey dream blanket!

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Teresha March 20, 2012 at 7:46 am

I love the material… 4 layers of 100% muslin cotton is yummy! I would love to wrap my new baby in this!
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Christy Johnson March 20, 2012 at 11:33 am

Aden and Anais is my son’s favorite blankie to sleep with and come June, I would love for our newborn daughter to have this one to snuggle with. They make amazing products!

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Texas Momma March 20, 2012 at 3:29 pm

If I win, my youngest dd would be snuggling with this! She loves all her blankies!

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Carrie M March 21, 2012 at 1:47 pm

I would love to snuggle Baby #2 in one of these…it sounds perfect for a September newbie (not too hot or too cold).

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Tandra Ahrens March 21, 2012 at 5:04 pm

These look soooo nice! I would loooove to use it for the new baby on the way! It’ll be #3, so he or she doesn’t have any special blankets yet!

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telitha March 22, 2012 at 8:16 am

i would use this for my 1 week old baby Morgan!

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Mary Baker March 22, 2012 at 10:26 am

If I won This blanket, I would put it aside for the next grandbaby! Or Christmas, whichever comes first!

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Meghan March 22, 2012 at 11:20 am

I love the swaddlers we got from them so I’m sure this would be a favorite too!!
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Aranda Gibbs March 22, 2012 at 8:40 pm

I love the material, and this would be for my niece!

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Gianna March 23, 2012 at 12:16 am

These would be perfect for my baby, such beautiful designs!

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Karina Lee March 23, 2012 at 4:29 am

my daughter would love snuggling up to this

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Carrie Bayne March 23, 2012 at 11:03 am

I love that they are a larger size than most baby blankets. My toddler would love this.

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Missy Lynnh March 23, 2012 at 6:41 pm

These look perfect! I like how they are made of muslin and won’t overheat baby.

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April G March 23, 2012 at 8:03 pm

I love that it’s made from soft muslin, and my twins would be snugging with me under this. :)

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