What It Is: Plenty of people will tell you to get blankets for your baby, but be sure when you stock up you don’t forget to pick up some blankets designed specifically for swaddling, like the Aden + Anais Swaddler.

Why swaddle? Because when you wrap your baby up snugly in a swaddling blanket you help them self-soothe, and get them ready to drift off to la-la land faster. Did you get that last part? It helps them calm down and fall asleep faster!

The thought process behind swaddling is that it reminds your baby of being back in the womb. Whatever the reason, we tend to think that any product capable of getting baby to sleep faster is worth its weight in gold. Which is why we think you should try out a swaddle blanket.

Why We Like It: What made us recommend the Aden + Anais Swaddler? It’s large, lightweight and made using 100% cotton muslin (the perfect choice for a swaddler). The fabric is soft, breathable and the blanket’s larger size makes it versatile.

In addition to swaddling, you can use it as a stroller cover, burp cloth, nursing cover, or a tummy time blanket. We like products that can be used in more ways than one, and this fits the bill.

Plus, if you need a little help in the swaddling department, Aden + Anais have an instructional video right on their site to show you how it’s done.