A friend of ours gave me one of these Aden & Anais cotton muslin swaddle wraps before my first son was born, and she said that it was her favorite swaddling blanket for her daughter. We used it, loved it, and ended up getting several more. We have just had baby #2 and I'm glad that we will be able to use these with him too. Here's why we like them: - The cotton is very soft, and it just gets softer and softer the more you wash it. - The fabric is gauzy and open, and I feel very comfortable keeping this in the crib with my babies. Even if it accidentally covers his face, he can breathe through it. - The designs are cute. I have bought these in several different patterns and give them away as gifts. - Since they are cotton, they are very low maintenance to clean. - My babies love the soft texture of the fabric. In fact, my almost 2-year-old never went for a silky security blanket, but he got really attached to these blankets. He sleeps with one every night and rubs it against his face. I am happy that he doesn't care which blanket it is out of the 5 we have, but he definitely can tell the difference between these and other blankets! The only thing we don't love about them is that the blankets with more color on them (the striped ones, or ones with big blocks of color) are not quite as soft as the ones that are mostly white with little designs. So when I buy them I make sure to get a white background design.