Babies are so much fun. When you are planning for a new baby to come in the house there is so much to do. Sure you have about 40 weeks to get it all done, but most of us wait until we know what we are having before stocking up on the goods. We also wait until we have had a baby shower to see what is still needed. I dont know about you, but there seems to be a few items that you can never have too much of. And when I am preparing for a new baby, I tend to start stocking up on these items as I come across them, regardless of the babies sex. Diapers and wipes are one of those baby staples, that if I am at the store and I am thinking about it or if I know I have some extra money to spend, I might get a few packs. Bottles and pacifiers are another staple. I dont know how many times we would have pacifiers and bottles just end up walking away, lol. And the other big item is swaddle blankets. I learned after my daughter, that having a good stock in swaddle blankets is a must have!! With babies you get spit up and diaper accidents through out the day and night. Most of us do not want to wait around for a load of blankets to finish washing, so while you have a load of baby clothes and blankets washing, having extra on hand is a must have. I know I have had days where I might go through almost a dozen swaddle blankets. I of course use them for swaddling my babies, but I also use them to change diapers on, as a feeding cover, and burp rag. There are so many uses for a swaddle blanket. Swaddling a baby helps keep them warm and also helps them feel secure. I love having a good size swaddle blanket so it is easier to wrap the baby with. Well that is exactly what the blankets over at aden + anais are. They are the perfect size swaddling blankets, plus they are very soft and breathable, which makes them perfect for using on baby!! The light weight, open weave fabric, allows baby to regulate their temperature and to regulate itself without over heating. Also the more you wash the swaddles from aden + anais the softer they get! Since their blankets are 47″ x 47″, they make swaddling babies of different sizes very easy for mom!! Check out the great collection of swaddling blankets over at aden + anais today as you are preparing for baby!!!