Thursday, August 5, 2010
Jack loves to snuggle up with something at nap time. For the past few months it has been a thin burp cloth. It's cute to see him all cuddled up to his cloth and since it's so thin I didn't worry about him smothering himself in his sleep. The burp cloth, however, was not remotely cute. In fact it was kind of ugly. I had no idea what to upgrade him to that would still be soft and light while being much, much cuter.
Then BabySteals had Aden & Anais Issie Security Blankets.
Each issie™ security blanket is made from aden + anais®’ signature fabric – natural cotton muslin – and lined with an ample strip of soft satin. Muslin is breathable, and the fabric’s light, open weave construction allows liberal airflow that helps prevent overheating. Measuring 16x16 inches, the issie™ is designed to be portable and the ideal size for cuddling. Each pack contains two identical issies™, so there is always one available for snuggling while the other is in the wash. Playfully designed in our exclusive, modern prints, the issie™ is available in several different patterns.
Not only are they a million times cuter than a washcloth, but they are thin muslin making them even less to worry about when he is sleeping. I thought they were worth a try so I clicked "Steal Me" and a 2 pack of Duke the Giraffe were headed my way.
The day my Issie's arrived was a rough one for Jack. For some reason he was having a hard time napping and I took a minute to walk out to the mailbox to get a break from his crying. I opened the mailbox and there the Issies were. I quickly opened the package and rushed in to give one to Jack. He immediately stopped crying, snuggled up to the Issie and fell asleep.
Assessment: Jack and I are happy with his Issie's and I think they would make a special and unique baby shower gift as would any of the Aden & Anais collection. Would I have bought them at full price? Maybe, they are nice, but I think Jack would have been just as happy with the old burp cloth.
To Buy: The price for Issie's is the best at BabySteals, but you'll have to wait for them to come up again. They can also be purchased for under $20 at Amazon.com or directly from Aden & Anais.