Review: aden + anais Dream Blanket

Anyone who knows me will tell you how much I love aden + anais products. The combination of soft muslin, generous sizing and funky prints has me sold before I’ve even realised it most of the time. I slept under their swaddle blankets for the first four months of my son’s life whilst we co-slept and I’ve used the muslin cloths on a permanent rotation for comfort, mopping up spills and wiping runny noses as time’s gone on. If it weren’t for the husband putting a ban on me buying more blankets (I can’t help it, it’s an affliction) I’d have invested in an aden + anais dream blanket a long time ago. So you can imagine how excited I was when we were offered a dream blanket to review. Even if it did take me far too long to decide on a design.

aden + anais dream blanket review

Who are aden + anais?

aden + anais was founded by Raegan Moya-Jones who was looking for a way to continue the practice of swaddling using muslin cloth. Unable to find anything suitable, she created her own muslin swaddle blanket and from there, aden + anais was born. Nowadays, aden + anais produce a wide range of cotton muslin products, from the original swaddle cloths through to blankets and even clothing, available in over 65 countries worldwide. Their classic design, funky prints and practical functionality has led to aden + anais becoming a firm favourite with parents around the world.

aden + anais dream blanket review

The aden + anais dream blanket – Leader of the pack

The aden + anais dream blankets are made from four layers of their well known 100% cotton muslin, ensuring they’re breathable, soft and durable. Available in a range of designs, from Disney through to classic aden + anais prints, the dream blanket retails at £44.95, rising to £58 for the silky soft or metallic versions. Whilst every design is oh so tempting (especially the Berry Shibori silky soft range!), I couldn’t help but fall in love with the ‘leader of the pack’ design featuring a beautiful large lion print. The reverse side picks out the colours from the lion’s mane and repeats them in a pattern of muted bright shapes making it a firm favourite in our household and wonderfully unisex.

The dream blanket is the same size as the muslin swaddles; a huge 120cm x 120cm. Not only does this make it larger than most other blankets on the market, it also means there’s plenty of space for snuggling down together. Trust me, I know exactly how much of your body you can fit under one of these and it really is impressive. As firm fans of sleeping bags for night sleeping, we tend to use blankets for all manner of other activities instead; laying them out on the floor for play time, taking them to the park with us, using them in the car or just using them as a literal comfort blanket. So far this blanket’s been a puzzle zone, a car track and an extra bit of padding for bare baby feet.

aden + anais dream blanket review

Let’s be practical

Children are messy creatures, especially now we’re in the toddler stage and he’s able to create his own mess! I know from previous experience how well the aden + anais muslin swaddles wash and I was pleased to find that this blanket is no different, just pop it in the machine and off you go. It’s this that makes the aden + anais products such a firm favourite for me; their products start soft, wear well and only get softer with age. Price wise, they’re at the upper end of baby blankets out there but to compare them, you’re doing them a disservice. This isn’t a baby blanket in the traditional sense, for a small baby I’d use it more as a padded mat for tummy time or floor play. As your baby grows into the toddler stage and beyond is where it’s ‘blanket’ uses come increasingly to the fore.

aden + anais dream blanket review

It’s soft and snugly, padded and practical and has plenty of room for growing children (and adults!) to wrap themselves in. It would make a great gift for new babies, offering a present that’s useful, beautiful and will last for years. That said, I’m also eyeing it up for myself; it’s lovely to drape over you in the evenings once the baby’s in bed!

Fancy getting your hands on one?

aden + anais dream blanket

Now’s your chance to win an aden + anais dream blanket to try for yourself. We’re very exciting to be giving away a leader of the pack dream blanket worth £44.95 to a lucky entrant. Thankfully it’ll be sent directly from aden + anais, so there’s no danger of me keeping two (phew!), just follow the directions below to enter!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Prize is 1 x aden + anais dream blanket in the ‘leader of the pack’ print. There is no monetary exchange available. The prize will be distributed by aden + anais direct to the winner, Devon Mama cannot be held responsible for lost prizes. All winner decisions are final, the winner has 48 hours to claim their prize or a new winner will be drawn.

Contest closes at 12.00am on Monday 5th June.  UK Entrants Only.

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This post was written in conjunction with aden + anais. I received a free dream blanket in return for an open and honest review and giveaway. All views, opinions and cute baby photos are my own, promise!

120 Comments

  1. 19th May 2017 / 7:10 am

    My son would love this. We call him the little lion because he’s always so brave x

    • DevonMamaOnline
      19th May 2017 / 9:49 am

      Ahhh, I’d love for him to get it just for that reason! He’s SUCH a brave boy. x

  2. 19th May 2017 / 8:17 am

    This looks so luxurious, you’ve got me sold with your comprehensive review. Definitely going to enter now to try to win one! Thank you for such a fab giveaway.

    • DevonMamaOnline
      19th May 2017 / 9:49 am

      It’s lovely, so soft and snuggly! Good luck, I’d love it to go to someone who’d love it as much as we do!

  3. 19th May 2017 / 9:28 am

    I love these blankets too, I prefer the geometric print.
    Not just for sleeping under as you rightly point out, I used mine all the time, it still comes out with us pretty much everywhere!

    • DevonMamaOnline
      19th May 2017 / 9:45 am

      They’re lovely aren’t they? The geometric print is my favourite but the boy LOVES the lion! I’m actually sat under it now whilst he has a nap!! x

  4. 19th May 2017 / 10:17 am

    I’ve got 3 friends all due a baby in July so I’d give it to one of them. Perfect for a light blanket in the summer months

    • DevonMamaOnline
      19th May 2017 / 10:19 am

      It’d be perfect for that. I think ours will last well in to toddlerhood, it’s absolutely huge! Such a nice gift to give someone x

  5. Jo Carroll
    19th May 2017 / 10:59 am

    My little fella would be using this lovely blanket. He’s had a favourite blankie since he was born but it really has seen better days as he takes it everywhere. This aden + anais ‘dream’ blanket would make the perfect retirement replacement…I can imagine him snuggled up in the car with it and taking it to nanny’s. x

    • DevonMamaOnline
      20th May 2017 / 9:59 am

      Ahhh lovely! My son has a favourite blankie as well but it’s also getting pretty worn so I’m glad he’s quite taken with this one now! This would definitely be a perfect replacement.

  6. Rich Tyler
    19th May 2017 / 11:14 am

    My little boy, he’d love the blanket 🙂

    • DevonMamaOnline
      20th May 2017 / 9:58 am

      It’s very lovable, he’d be a lucky boy! Good luck!

  7. 19th May 2017 / 11:17 am

    That blanket is gorgeous! Dino would love it 😀 although, we live outside the UK so we can’t take a part to this giveaway 🙂 good luck to everyone who can!

    • DevonMamaOnline
      20th May 2017 / 10:01 am

      It really is! Oh no, you should get it sent to someone in the UK who can forward it on to you! x

  8. stuart hargreaves
    19th May 2017 / 1:12 pm

    ON OUR SUMMER PICNICS, AND THEN IN THE WINTER ON THE BED

    • DevonMamaOnline
      20th May 2017 / 9:32 am

      Good choice! I can’t wait to take ours for a picnic, best thing is it washes so you don’t need to worry about messy children!

  9. 19th May 2017 / 2:19 pm

    This is such a beautiful blanket. I would love to gift it to my godson. If I could get it past my own kids that is!

    • DevonMamaOnline
      20th May 2017 / 9:33 am

      It’s fab isn’t it? I love the print so much! Fingers crossed for your godson, I reckon you’d have a fight on your hands because once you see it, you’ll want to keep it!

  10. Lorna Ledger
    19th May 2017 / 2:46 pm

    My BFF’s son Jake, I think he will use it as a snuggler, and a comfort, it looks lovely and soft xxx

    • DevonMamaOnline
      20th May 2017 / 9:35 am

      It’s wonderfully soft and the aden + anais items we own only seem to get softer over time… that’s the beauty of muslin!

  11. Carolyn Heyworth
    19th May 2017 / 6:50 pm

    My grandson Elijah would be making good use of this. Last him a long time, nice to snuggle up to !

    • DevonMamaOnline
      20th May 2017 / 9:34 am

      Ahhh lovely, it would be perfect for snuggling up to! It really will last, I’ve snuggled up under it a couple times and it covers the majority of my body (and I’m not THAT short!)

  12. 19th May 2017 / 8:18 pm

    This is lovely! It reminds me of a large muslin we had for Benjamin when he was born, but I think this is more padded? Never mind children, I want one for myself haha! X

    • DevonMamaOnline
      20th May 2017 / 9:31 am

      It IS more padded. It’s four layers of the muslin, which sounds like it would be really thin still but it’s a great thickness. Thick but not overthick!

    • DevonMamaOnline
      20th May 2017 / 9:31 am

      It’s gorgeous isn’t it? I prefer to think of mine as a medical disease rather than just a weakness for a funky print and a good snuggle factor

  13. Emma Whitworth
    19th May 2017 / 8:51 pm

    I have a weird obsession with blankets lol this looks A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

    • DevonMamaOnline
      20th May 2017 / 9:30 am

      I do too!!! I used to love them before but since becoming a parent I’ve literally become obsessed. We’re inundated with them!

  14. Anthony Harrington
    19th May 2017 / 9:09 pm

    This would be for our little Grandson, perfect for us to take out and about with us!

    • DevonMamaOnline
      20th May 2017 / 9:29 am

      What a good choice! Fingers crossed for you and your grandson!

    • DevonMamaOnline
      20th May 2017 / 9:29 am

      It is!! I love the bright design, it’s really fun without being in your face. Cosiness an added amazing benefit as well!

    • DevonMamaOnline
      20th May 2017 / 9:28 am

      It’s DEFINITELY perfect for snuggling, I can personally guarantee it!

  15. Lia Burns
    19th May 2017 / 11:59 pm

    I’d give it to my little girl due in July I think we’d use it a lot throughout the summer!

    • DevonMamaOnline
      20th May 2017 / 9:24 am

      Oh lovely!!! Congratulations on your little girl, what an exciting time for you… this would be perfect!

  16. Katie
    20th May 2017 / 8:49 am

    How cute! My nephew will be using it for sleeping, snuggling and playing 🙂

    • DevonMamaOnline
      20th May 2017 / 9:23 am

      All the best things to use it for!!

  17. Harline parkin
    20th May 2017 / 8:54 am

    This would be lovely for my new grandson so pretty

    • DevonMamaOnline
      20th May 2017 / 9:22 am

      Isn’t it? I love the design – good luck!

  18. 20th May 2017 / 9:50 am

    My little grandson would love this it’s a lovely giveaway. Thank you

    • DevonMamaOnline
      20th May 2017 / 9:57 am

      It’s a beautiful blanket isn’t it? I was so pleased to be able to offer one as a competition. Good luck!

  19. Sarah Mackay
    20th May 2017 / 10:18 am

    I would give this to my daughter as i know she would just love it.

    • DevonMamaOnline
      23rd May 2017 / 8:54 pm

      Ahhh, what a lucky daughter you have!

  20. Rachel
    20th May 2017 / 10:27 am

    I love Aden + Anais. I’d love to win it so my 2 can snuggle up on the sofa together!

    • DevonMamaOnline
      23rd May 2017 / 8:55 pm

      They have gorgeous stuff don’t they!! This is PERFECT for snuggling!

  21. jo liddement
    20th May 2017 / 12:03 pm

    I would love to give this gorgeous blanket to my granddaughter Freyja who is three months old.

    • DevonMamaOnline
      23rd May 2017 / 8:54 pm

      It would be perfect for her to grow up with – something to treasure!

    • DevonMamaOnline
      23rd May 2017 / 8:53 pm

      Thank you!! It’s a beauty!!

  22. Amber Morley-Trapnell
    20th May 2017 / 1:58 pm

    Great review! Beautiful product. And you are a local blogger so that makes it even more important!!

    • DevonMamaOnline
      23rd May 2017 / 8:53 pm

      Ahhh thanks Amber!!

  23. Kim M
    20th May 2017 / 3:26 pm

    Perfect to save for my daughter x

    • DevonMamaOnline
      23rd May 2017 / 8:57 pm

      Ahhhh that does sound like a good use!

  24. Kerry Taylor
    20th May 2017 / 5:33 pm

    I’d give this to my sister, who’s due in October. It would be used to cover baby at first, and then to lay them on when they’re a bit older!

    • DevonMamaOnline
      23rd May 2017 / 8:53 pm

      Ahhh good luck to your sister, what a lovely gift idea!

  25. Susan Smith
    20th May 2017 / 5:56 pm

    Will be using it for my new Grandchild when she/he appears, its a beautiful blanket

    • DevonMamaOnline
      23rd May 2017 / 8:58 pm

      Oh what a lovely use for it! It’s beautiful so fingers crossed!

  26. iain maciver
    20th May 2017 / 6:05 pm

    perfect for my niece

  27. Solange
    21st May 2017 / 4:49 am

    I love aden + anais, especially their muslin swaddle blankets. This dream blanket would be for my niece who has a four week old son. She’ll probably use it for sleeping.

    • DevonMamaOnline
      23rd May 2017 / 8:57 pm

      Their pieces are lovely, I agree the muslin swaddle blankets are WONDERFUL!

  28. Alica
    21st May 2017 / 3:31 pm

    My grandson would love this and would use it all the time to play on or sleep with 🙂

    • DevonMamaOnline
      23rd May 2017 / 8:55 pm

      It’s great for playing on!

  29. Nicola Johns
    21st May 2017 / 8:45 pm

    This blanket looks lovely. My little boy would love this, he has a safari themed bedroom and has just recently learnt how to “roar” like lion!

    • DevonMamaOnline
      23rd May 2017 / 8:50 pm

      Oh it would fit a treat in a safari themed room, ours is similarly themed and it looks wonderful!

  30. Ruth Harwood
    24th May 2017 / 9:11 am

    Thiswould be awesome for cold summer nights xx

    • DevonMamaOnline
      31st May 2017 / 9:19 pm

      It would be ideal!

  31. Judith Allen
    24th May 2017 / 6:18 pm

    A friend is expecting a baby boy very soon, I’m sure it will be well used and loved.

    • DevonMamaOnline
      31st May 2017 / 9:17 pm

      Ahhh how lovely, good luck x

  32. Hali Kinson
    24th May 2017 / 10:01 pm

    This blanket looks so cute and cosy, my first son is due august, would love this to be his first comfort blanket

    • DevonMamaOnline
      31st May 2017 / 9:16 pm

      Eeek super exciting time for you. This would make a lovely comfort blanket, the colours are perfect too. Will keep my fingers crossed for you x

  33. T Brailey
    24th May 2017 / 11:33 pm

    Review was great and I would love this for my daughter who is having her own daughter in June #excited to become a nanny.

    • DevonMamaOnline
      31st May 2017 / 9:14 pm

      Thank you!! How exciting for you, fingers crossed everything goes well for you! x

  34. 25th May 2017 / 8:43 am

    For Teddy who is almost one, he canplay on it and have it on his cot

    • DevonMamaOnline
      31st May 2017 / 9:14 pm

      Ahhhhh good lucky Teddy! It’d be great for playing on, we have ours on the cot at the moment and it’s the perfect thickness.

  35. Kirsty Ward
    26th May 2017 / 2:09 pm

    I would love this for my Baby Girl due in September! It looks great for snuggling!

    • DevonMamaOnline
      30th May 2017 / 10:02 pm

      Congratulations on your pregnancy, hope it’s all going okay so far!! It is PERFECT for snuggling under – trust me – I’ve extensively tested it!

  36. Tasha
    26th May 2017 / 9:49 pm

    I would give it to my best friend who’s expecting a little girl

    • DevonMamaOnline
      30th May 2017 / 10:02 pm

      How exciting!! It would make a lovely gift! Good luck x

  37. Katie Skeoch
    27th May 2017 / 12:53 am

    It would cover my 3 week old baby boy, a proper snuggly blanket

    • DevonMamaOnline
      30th May 2017 / 10:01 pm

      Ahhh how lovely. Congratulations on the birth of your little one and GOOD LUCK!

  38. adeinne tonner
    28th May 2017 / 11:54 am

    I would give it to my friend for her toddler as i think she would use it in the living room as she has wooden flooring so would use it for him to sit on and play with his toys on too.

    • DevonMamaOnline
      31st May 2017 / 9:21 am

      It’s a great size for playing with toys on! It’s HUGE!

  39. Ella L
    29th May 2017 / 5:12 pm

    I have a friend Sarah who is due next month this would be lovely to give to her

    • DevonMamaOnline
      30th May 2017 / 9:58 pm

      What a perfect gift for her. Fingers crossed for you!

  40. 31st May 2017 / 2:30 pm

    These are absolutely gorgeous and so practical! Alfie makes such a mess, even at 2, they look like they’d be the perfect picnic blanket for a little one too! x

    • DevonMamaOnline
      31st May 2017 / 9:13 pm

      It’s so lovely, it’d make a great picnic blanket, it’s definitely big enough!

  41. 1st June 2017 / 9:56 pm

    my baby girl and i would sit together in the park admiring our beautiful blanket

    • DevonMamaOnline
      3rd June 2017 / 8:25 pm

      Lovely, it’s a great size for sitting on… especially in the park!

  42. Pamela Gossage
    2nd June 2017 / 1:36 pm

    My grandson will be using it

    • DevonMamaOnline
      3rd June 2017 / 8:24 pm

      Lovely!

  43. Amanda Gregory
    2nd June 2017 / 4:34 pm

    My great-nice would love this. I think it would end up going everywhere with her.

    • Amanda Gregory
      2nd June 2017 / 4:35 pm

      Great-Niece even lol!

    • DevonMamaOnline
      3rd June 2017 / 8:24 pm

      It does look like a classic comfort blanket, perfect for pulling over heads and pretending to use it as a cape as well! Good luck!

    • DevonMamaOnline
      3rd June 2017 / 8:22 pm

      Lovely! Good luck!

  44. donna l jones
    2nd June 2017 / 11:14 pm

    it would be for my daughter whose expecting

    • DevonMamaOnline
      3rd June 2017 / 8:22 pm

      Oh congratulations! Fingers crossed for you

  45. Claire glace
    3rd June 2017 / 10:12 am

    Beautiful for summer family picnic s thankyou

  46. Susan B
    3rd June 2017 / 2:55 pm

    We are thrilled to have two new little people in the family whose cots would look gorgeous with this blanket thrown over.

    • DevonMamaOnline
      3rd June 2017 / 8:19 pm

      Congratulations!!! This is great for newborns, plenty of room for them to grow! x

  47. Lesley Bain
    3rd June 2017 / 8:34 pm

    My daughter gave birth to my grandson Max just 3 weeks ago <3 She would love this as she has found that swaddling works well to settle him. I'm sure they would get many years use from it too.

    • DevonMamaOnline
      3rd June 2017 / 8:39 pm

      Oh congratulations!!!! Enjoy this special time x

  48. Melissa A.
    3rd June 2017 / 10:12 pm

    My son would love this blanket for extra cuddle time!

    • DevonMamaOnline
      4th June 2017 / 11:50 am

      Anything that get us parents a little extra cuddle time, eh?!

  49. ellie spider
    3rd June 2017 / 11:16 pm

    I’d gift it to my friend shes got twins so this would be lovely for them to snuggle up on

    • DevonMamaOnline
      4th June 2017 / 11:50 am

      Plenty of room for twins on there! Good luck!

  50. Pauline Dring
    4th June 2017 / 2:01 pm

    My great nephew, who was born in February

  51. Kim Neville
    4th June 2017 / 3:23 pm

    My daughter is expecting so would save for her. Aden + anais are so wonderful and soft. Perfect for baby 🙂

    • DevonMamaOnline
      5th June 2017 / 9:26 am

      Very exciting!! They are amazingly soft, and so warm, I’m tempted to go get ours now to snuggle under!

  52. Maria Jane Knight
    4th June 2017 / 4:52 pm

    I would use this as a tummy time blanket for my little boy x

    • DevonMamaOnline
      5th June 2017 / 9:25 am

      It’s great for that!

  53. Fiona jk42
    4th June 2017 / 9:27 pm

    this blanket would be used by my granddaughter, and by me when I lie down to take a nap with her!

    • DevonMamaOnline
      5th June 2017 / 9:25 am

      Ha! That’s exactly what happens in this house as well!

  54. 4th June 2017 / 9:42 pm

    My friend’s new grandson who was born on Friday morning

    • DevonMamaOnline
      5th June 2017 / 9:24 am

      oh congratulations to them! What a lovely idea.

  55. Tee Simpson
    4th June 2017 / 10:26 pm

    My 1st nephew would use it at bedtime

    • DevonMamaOnline
      5th June 2017 / 9:24 am

      Ahhh good luck to him!

  56. Natalie Crossan
    4th June 2017 / 11:54 pm

    Fantastic for the summer – thanks so much for the chance!!

    • DevonMamaOnline
      5th June 2017 / 9:24 am

      Good luck!

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