Update July 2015: Aden and Anais recently debuted their new Layette Collection featuring their signature 100% cotton muslin and adorable styles for your baby.
When other moms or moms-to-be ask me what baby products I can’t live without, Aden + Anais is one of the first brands that comes to mind. They have been a staple in our little family of three since my daughter was born, literally. Reese made her Facebook debut on the Magic Beans page in a swaddle from their Mod About Baby collection. I will never forget that picture of her at just a few hours old.
In those first few months as a Mom, I always had an Aden + Anais swaddling blanket within arm’s reach. I used them for everything: as a swaddle for Reese, a nursing cover for me, a car seat cover, a burp rag, to cover the spit up stains on our couch…. you name it, we used it for that! Their products are so versatile, which is one of the many things I love about them.
As the head buyer at Magic Beans, my favorite part of my job is getting sneak peeks at new products that companies like Aden + Anais are designing. It is so cool to see them go from concept to reality! Let me tell you, they have been busy, and 2015 is going to be a year full of cool new products and beautiful new prints! Here’s a sneak peek:
Baby Bath Wrap
I would have been in love with this product if it has been around when Reese was an infant. It can be hard to keep squirmy, wet infants in a traditional hooded towel after bathtime. Aden + Anais has added a simple belt to the hooded towel to keep it snug around baby while she dries off. Genius!
Is it just me, or do other moms go through that sad feeling that your baby is growing up too fast when they don’t fit in their infant things anymore? I can specifically remember when Reese grew out of her Bathing Beauty towel. When did she get so big? Now, Aden + Anais has a 50” x 30” toddler towel in cozy white terry cloth, with muslin accents. It is Reese’s new favorite towel for sure!
Toddler Bed in a Bag
Speaking of growing out of baby things… I’m dreading the day when my little girl leaves her crib for a big girl bed (although I think we still have a while). But Aden + Anais’ new Toddler Bed in a Bag will certainly make the transition easier! These 4-piece bedding sets come in 100% cotton muslin and contain the following: a toddler pillow and pillow case, a fitted+flat combo sheet, and a toddler Dream Blanket. With 8 prints to choose from, there is one to go with any style. My favorite is the Fluro Pink stars – I’m sure you can understand why!
The patented combo sheet is super cool. With a fitted and flat sheet sewn together, this unique design ensures that your little one will stay cozy, and not get all tangled up in sheets when they are off in dreamland. (Note: I’ve requested an adult version. My husband kicks sheets off like no other!)
This summer, Aden + Anais is going to be launching a brand-new category. I can’t say too much at the moment, but have you ever wondered why they don’t use all that super-cute and breathable muslin to make layette? Maybe you won’t have to wonder much longer…