It may take several tries to master the art of swaddling but a few weeks into parenthood, you’ll have the burrito wrap perfected. Sure, babies actually benefit from being swaddled — from being soothed to sleeping more to reducing the risk of SIDS. But they also look so darn cute all wrapped up. Plus, swaddle blankets have a multitude of purposes beyond swaddling. They can be used for a picnics in the park, extra shade during a sunny stroll or to breastfeed at brunch, if you feel the need to stay covered. In other words, you’ll want to keep at least one in your diaper bag at all times.
The best part about it? There are tons of cute options out there. Ready to work on your baby burrito wrapping skills? We’ve rounded up eight of our favorite swaddle blanket brands for your choosing.