SwaddleDesigns was founded by Lynette Damir, a registered nurse and mother of two young children. While visiting families with new babies, Lynette found that parents struggled with swaddling because they didn’t have the right kind of blanket (most were too small or too thick) and they could not remember how to make a good secure swaddle. Lynette wanted to share her knowledge of proper swaddling because she understood that parents needed help when trying to learn how to swaddle. Lynette designed The Ultimate Receiving Blanket® with 123 Swaddle® instructional tag sewn to its edge. Lynette’s blanket has helped hundreds of thousands of new parents learn how to swaddle to calm and comfort their newborns.
Lynette’s passion for helping new parents combined with her design background enabled her to develop the Ultimate Swaddling Blanket with its patent pending innovation. When she designed her award winning product in 2002, many people did not know what the word swaddling meant. Since that time, Lynette has received recognition for helping to build the awareness of the many benefits of swaddling. The SwaddleDesigns blanket is truly a great value and keepsake that will be used and treasured for years.
While there are many swaddlers and swaddling wraps on the market today, SwaddleDesigns is regarded as the gold standard in swaddling blankets. SwaddleDesigns blankets are made from premium preshrunk cotton flannel which are lightweight and breathable. Our flannel and marquisette meet Oeko Tex Standard 100 which mean no harmful chemicals next to baby’s delicate skin.
Every baby born in a US hospital is wrapped in a flannel receiving blanket. Babies are unable to regulate their temperature and it is important that baby is kept warm, but not too warm. Hospitals trust and use cotton flannel for swaddling newborns. Many hospitals use SwaddleDesigns blankets to teach swaddling to their new parents and give their new parents an Ultimate Receiving Blanket as a new parent gift.