Review: aden + anais Snuck Up On This Mama

Don’t you just love it when you are introduced to a product or service that you had no idea even existed and before you know it, you’ve become a big believer and recommend it to everyone you know?

I was given a few aden + anais products as a baby gift last year prior to the birth of my daughter.  I had never heard of the brand and just thought they were your regular receiving blankets, bibs, and burp cloths.  Well, was I wrong!  They are the furthest thing from just a regular blanket, etc.  I fell in love with not only my newborn baby, but aden + anais.

When I was given the opportunity to review some additional aden + anais products, I jumped at the chance.  Already owning the amazing oversized aden + anais swaddlers, I wanted to see if the sleep sac and bathing products could live up to my already high expectations of the company.

Charlee - Monkey aden + anais sleep sacWe first started using the Jungle Jam Monkey sleep sac.  I think it looks pretty darn adorable on my lil’ one and her crazy bed-head.  What do you think?  The sleep sac is designed to be used in place of crib blankets and made of 100% cotton muslin.  I had never heard of muslin before aden + anais but I now love it!  The fabric is made of a light, open weave that allows air to flow through so that the baby’s body temperature can regulate naturally.   With each wash, the muslin material gets softer and softer…who knew?!   I also appreciate the inverted zipper on the sleep sac so that I don’t have to worry about my daughter chewing on it.

For bathtime, we have been using the aden + anais water baby hooded towel and washcloth set.  The set comes with a muslin facecloth and the plush terry towel.  The hooded towel is my new fave and I try to wash it as much as possible so we can use it again and again.  It’s a lot larger than the other hooded baby towels that we own and I can foresee my daughter using it for another few years as she grows.

Charlee - aden + anais bath towel

Lastly, my babe and I have been using the mum + bub skin care products made by aden + anais.  The Hair + Body Wash has a lovely sandalwood scent and is made without parabens, phytoestrogen, petroleum oils, phthalates, gluten and soy.  It’s great that it is tear-free because I tend to get a lot of soap on my DD’s face (not on purpose) when I’m rinsing her hair…poor girl!

I really enjoy the scent of the mum + bub Ultra-gentle lotion and use it daily on my legs and hands. It’s nice because it doesn’t leave my skin feeling greasy like some other lotions on the market.

a+a soothing ointmentThe mum + bub Soothing Ointment has been working like a dream as a diaper cream.   I feel a lot better using a naturally-derived diaper cream on my daughter’s bum rather than the chemical-filled stuff that you find at the drugstore.  Another use I have found for the Soothing Ointment is to use it on my cracking heels.  It sure makes my feet feel a lot smoother and more lady-like.

The Soothing Ointment is infused with fresh fermented pawpaw fruit, relieves, protects and cleanses skin.  Some other uses for the mum + bub Soothing Ointment are to relieve minor cuts, windburn, insect bites and chapped lips.

In my opinion, the mum + bub skin care line is an excellent complimentary line to go with the other aden + anais products.  And yes, my high expectations of aden + anais prior to my review have been met yet again.

PS.  How cute is Jessica Simpson’s adorable daughter, Maxwell, holding on to her aden + anais swaddle blanket?  Stunning.

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About aden + anais:
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. The company believe’s 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.

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