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The lovely people at Tiny Chipmunk heard that Ted was on his way and kindly gifted us with some swaddles to review.
What I didn’t appreciate at first sight was the sheer size of them-they’re ginormous!
The pack of four swaddles came in lovely cardboard packaging which to me reflected their contribution to sustainability. Made from bamboo, these swaddles have less impact on the environment as bamboo grows so rapidly that its harvest delay regrowth, it needs just the third of the water to grow that cotton uses and has no natural pests. Bamboo is also known for its naturally hygienic properties and is naturally soft, which makes it perfect for using on delicate newborn skin.
Tiny Chipmunk are a new company founded in 2016 by a mama who understands the positive effects swaddling can have on little ones. “Swaddling is said to recreate the secure and cozy feeling of the womb. While being wrapped up tightly in a blanket might not sound appealing to parents, it can help babies sleep better and cry less. It also prevents unnecessary wakes ups due to the startle (moro) reflex.”
Plus they appreciate how versatile muslin cloths can be for a new parents. With all the sick ups and accidents that happen with a new baby, a large cloth that’s easy to grab out of an over-flowing changing bag is invaluable.
On that note we thought we would come up with a list of uses for these swaddles to show just how versatile they are, some of which you might expect and some a little more creative!
- Breast feeding cover
- Tummy time mat
- Burp cloth
- Changing mat
- Den cover
- Halter top
- Car seat cover
- Baby’s comforter
- Baby wearing sling
- Bed sheet
- Photography backdrop
- Picnic Rug
I don’t claim for this list to be exhaustive (its just a bit of fun!) but leave a comment if you can think of any other uses!
In the three weeks Ted has been around we have tried a lot of these ideas listed, thankfully I’ve not had to resort to trying to make a nappy out of one yet though – they’re far too pretty for that! They’ve been used so much and washed and dried and stayed beautifully soft but their main use is definitely swaddling. Ted loves to be swaddled and I love making him into a yummy burrito baby. He goes all serene and peaceful when swaddles and really really cute too – I’m sure you’ll agree!
If you would like to purchase the swaddles for yourself or they would make a perfect gift for someone expecting then you can buy them here.
* Disclosure – the swaddles were provided in return for a review. My review is honest an impartial. This post also includes affiliate links.