Crib Bedding brand review: Aden and Anais Aden + Anais crib beddingWeb site:

Who they are:

Aden and Anais first came to our attention with their muslin swaddle blankets. Parents love them, so that made us curious about their crib bedding line as well.

What they make:

Aden and Anais (A+A) make crib sheets, towel/washcloth sets, changing pads and sleep sacks (called sleeping bags). They make their classic crib sheets with cotton muslin ($30); their organic sheets are certified organically grown cotton muslin ($40); and they make the bamboo sheets (called Silky Soft) of rayon derived from bamboo fiber ($28).

A + A started out with muslin swaddling blankets, so we’d be remiss to leave them out. They have five lines: White Label (independent baby stores and Nordstrom only), Aden + Anais, Aden (Target and Buy Buy Baby), Ideal Baby (Walmart) and Disney licensed blankets.

What we think:

Patterns are simple including leaf prints, dots, stars and dragonflies plus a few solid sheets. Swaddling blankets come in sets of three or four (or as singles) in prices ranging from $18 for a 3-pack in the Ideal line, to $18 for a single White Label blanket. A+A don’t offer bumpers (yea!), but muslim quilted blankets (“dream blankets”) are available in cotton or rayon from $40 to $60 each. What’s the feedback from parents? Universally, A+A are praised for super softness and cute patterns. They wash well too although we hear a few complaints that they can snag in the wash. They are a bit expensive, especially if you choose the organic cotton option. However, if you’re looking for super soft, adorable prints, A+A may be the perfect option.

Rating: A-