Saturday, September 28, 2013

The BIG One with Aden + Anais! {Review + Giveaway}




Its our The BIG One! First birthday event, and we're celebrating Open Hand's Sweetie Pie and Buddy Doo's first birthdays with Aden + Anais!


I fell in love with Aden + Anais and their muslin swaddles when I had to borrow a friend's when Buddy Doo was a newborn.  I remember drooling over all of their gorgeous products online and spending a good hour arguing with myself over which I wanted more.  Even though we bought some and still use the swaddles regularly, Buddy Doo has outgrown the 'swaddling' usage from them. Never fear! Aden + Anais also makes sleeping bags out of their super soft and breathable muslin - in sizes small, medium, large, and extra large so one is sure to fit your little sleepy head!


Muslin is fantastic for babies and toddlers for its wonderfully breathable properties.  While many know that common risks for SIDS include placing newborn baby on their bellies and loose blankets in the crib, most don't know that overheating is also a big culprit.  Muslin greatly reduces the risk of overheating and keeps your little one cool in the summer and warm in the winter.  Plus, it has this magical way of getting softer with every wash.  That's right, no more worries of the fabric getting scratchy and irritating their skin over time.  Since its worn, the sleep sack eliminates loose blankets for a safer sleep; plus, the sleep sack keeps them warm and cozy without the risk of the 'blanket' being tossed off.


For our review, we received the large.  Its a little small for Buddy Doo, but that's completely my fault.  He's super tall and it seems I should have went with the extra large!  He does fit it fine for now, but I don't see him being able to last past another growth spurt. I just can't get over the 'Up, Up, & Away! collection! I wanted to keep it relatively gender neutral since we do plan on having another some day, and I love this collection so much I may even do the next nursery's them around it.


Something that caught my eye was how the zipper's end was wrapped over in fabric.  I sew quite a bit for Buddy Doo and the house, and I would have never thought to do this!  This is such a neat thing because it protects their skin from the zipper's irritation.  Considering it seems like Buddy Doo has a constant teething rash under his neck I'm sure he extremely appreciates this thoughtfulness.  It unzips upward for ease with those pesky nighttime diaper changes.  One of my favorite features is that there's a good three inches of fabric after the zipper to kind of keep the feet 'tucked' in nice and warm during diaper changes.  I do wish there was something like a snap or a hook (with fabric underneath for baby's skin) at the top to keep the zipper from completely unzipping, though.  We don't do too many nighttime changes anymore, but its not easy trying to get the zipper back through the other side in the dark. It hasn't really been that much of an issue and certainly not a deal-breaker, but it would be really helpful to have.

Overall, I love this sleeping bag.  It transforms the luxury and silky softness of the muslin swaddles into the older baby and toddler world.  The designs are to die for gorgeous and I'm slightly jealous of how comfy Buddy Doo seems to be in it. We use it many times a week and its not even showing any signs of wear. Its been through a good thirty washes already and the colors look brand new and the muslin is incredibly softer. Buddy Doo has woken with a leak or two and even when I didn't get a chance to wash it right away, there wasn't a stain or stench in sight.  Aden + Anais are known for their quality products and fabrics...the sleep sack is no exception!

Sweet Pie reviewed the Bamboo Sleeping bag! Here's the review of the Tranquility Leafy print:

 At the end of a long day, everyone is exhausted, little one's and mommy & daddy alike. In our home, routine is key to everyone settling down well at night. We always start with a nice bath...sometimes they even get bubbles ;-) Then we move onto story time, some songs & prayers. After tha,t and the kids are all in their cozy pajamas, the boys cover up with their favorite blankies. This is where things are a little different for Sweet Pea. With her being so little still, we don't like to put a thick, big blanket in bed with her. She has her tiny blankie to sleep with, but its more of a cuddle thing.

  For Sweet Pea's special day, aden + anais was kind enough to send us one of their sleeping bags. We received the Tranquility Leafy Bamboo Sleeping Bag and it is gorgeous! The pink and cream colored bag , with a feminine leaf print is perfect for our girl. I love everything about the look of this bag, even the sweet pink trim.



 Not only is the bag so sweet in style, it is amazingly comfy! Well..I mean, it feels great & I think if they made one big enough for me to try out, I would consider it to be extremely worthy of sleeping in. Sweet Pea was lucky enough to get the opportunity to sleep in this fabulous sleeping bag, and she loves it! After I put her in it, she rubs it the whole time she nurses before falling asleep, it is so precious!



 The bamboo sleeping bag is the perfect thickness to keep Sweet Pea warm, without being too hot. When paired with her jammies, she is the perfect temp for these cooler fall nights, with no fear of a blanket over her face or kicking off the covers. We adore of Sleep Bag from aden + anais, and can't wait to try out more of their products in the future.



Buy it: You can purchase sleeping bags from the classic, bamboo, cozy, cozy plus, and organic collections at Aden + Anais.

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WIN IT: One lucky reader of Buddy Doo's and Open Hand's will win a sleeping bag from the classic collection of winner's choice!! Which one would you choose?? Open to US legal residents 18 years of age and older.  Ends 10/19 at 12:00PM EST. All entries will be verified.  Good luck!!






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68 comments:

  1. I'd get the jungle jam - elephant sleeping bag.

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  2. I'd pick the night sky - owl!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. mod about baby - fish sleeping bag
    classic sleeping bags
    single

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  4. I like the lovely- ellie
    classic sleeping bags
    single

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  5. I'd choose the Up Up & Away Elephant. My daughter loves stars & elephants & it's neutral so I could use it for my son too. :)

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  6. I would choose the princess posie . :)

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  7. I'd choose the jungle jam - monkey sleeping bag classic sleeping bags.

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  8. "night sky- owl"
    "classic sleeping bags" is so cute

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  9. I would love the four the birds - medallion

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  10. I'd get "jungle jam - elephant sleeping bag"

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  11. jungle jam - elephant sleeping bag, love it

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  12. I'd pick the for the birds - medallion sleeping bag.

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  13. I like "up, up, & away - elephant"
    "classic sleeping bags"

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  14. I love the make believe- ragdoll

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  15. I would more then likely go with the up, up, & away - elephant.
    Thanks for the giveaway! =)
    JJs2468@aol.com

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  16. I would get the star bright print in Medium!

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  17. I would choose the Night Sky Owl in large or x-large :)

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  18. I'd pick either the night sky - owl or star bright.

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  19. Either the night sky owl or the for the birds

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  20. I would have to get the Mod About Baby - Fish print! I love the bright orange color. Size large.

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  21. baby cakes - fairies cozy sleeping bag!

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  22. i really like the up up and away - elephant sleeping bag!

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  23. So hard, I might choose the Mod about Fish sleeping bag!

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  24. star bright sleeping bag classic sleeping bag

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  25. Id get the star light sleeping bag

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  26. I would pick the up, up, & away - elephant classic sleeping bag.

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  27. my favourite is the organic starstruck sleep bag!

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  28. Love the liam the brave - medallion classic sleeping bag!

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  29. I would pick the "jungle jam - monkey sleeping bag"

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  30. I would pick the "up, up, & away - elephant" "classic sleeping bags"

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  31. I would choose the for the birds - medallion
    classic sleeping bag for my granddaughter. This would be really nice considering she had hip surgery and is in a body cast right now

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  32. I would choose the classic "up up and away".

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  33. I would choose the classic "up up and away".

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  34. I like the Jungle Jam - Monkey to match the swaddle blankets I have

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  35. I love the star light sleeping bag!

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  36. definitely up, up and away. I have been talking myself out of buying it for months!

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  37. Orchid Angel is really pretty, I definitely like that one.

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  38. I would get the Night Sky-Owl for sure. There aren't enough boy-related owl items in the world. Adorable!

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  39. I would get the star bright sleeping bag.

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  40. I would choose the Moo Cow Swaddle.

    Angela Rhodes Ingles
    nofearpapertiger AT Gmail dot com

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  41. I would choose lovely ellie classic sleeping bag. 1) my daughter's name is ellie and 2) i love elephants!! :)

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  42. I would choose the starlight sleeping bag :)

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  43. I like the Night Sky Owl Classic Sleeping Bag! :-) (shiloh K)

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  44. I would choose the Up, Up, & Away - elephant classic sleeping bag.

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  45. The up, up, & away - elephant classic sleeping bag is the one I would like if I won. Too cute.

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  46. I would choose the adorable up, up, & away - elephant one. I love the stars!!!

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  47. I love the up, up & away elephant bag! The colors are beautiful.

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  48. I love the "once upon a time swaddles"

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