Surround your Petit Royal in “the first sacramental”, the blanket worthy of Baby Jesus himself.
“And she gave birth to a son, her first-born. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger…” Luke 2:7
“And here is a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.” Luke 2:12
Wrap your precious little one in a luxuriously-soft bamboo Sancti Infantis blanket, a constant, loving reminder each child is truly royal at heart. This double-paneled heirloom blanket, offered in the purest white, is embroidered with the Royals crown and Sacred Heart, and the words Sancti Infantis and I am a royal child of God.
We believe each and every person is created in God’s own image and likeness, and as such has infinite dignity and worth. Far beyond other earthly kings or what we imagine royalty to be like, our heavenly king is close and loving, a king of hearts. As members of his royal family, we are all royal sons and daughters of the king, regardless of heritage, race, social standing or personal gifts and flaws. This voluminous blanket reflects the everlasting loving birthright we possess within us, with all its dignity, rights and responsibilities. Your Petit Royal is beginning his or her great life adventure surrounded by love, beauty and reminders of such incredible grace! Aware of the protection of our Heavenly King, Jesus, His Queen Mother, Mary, and all the angels and saints, take deep comfort and solace in wrapping your baby in this beautiful swaddle.
The Sancti Infantis swaddle fulfills the wishes of every mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, godparent, aunt, uncle, sibling, and friend…it’s so eminently giftable. The Sancti Infantis swaddle is particularly helpful as a baptismal blanket and draped over a bed, and for royals young and old who long to keep their Lord close.
“When we had our babies, we really wanted to surround our children in products that were safe, functional, beautiful and meaningful – particularly their blankets. As a first time mom or dad, the one thing that you can hold onto is that you really want to give your kids the best you can in areas that matter. I went looking for something that would support my child in gradually discovering her dignity and calling, and options were scarce. I wanted something that evoked the sweet Spanish language prayer, “Que descanses con los angeles.” (Sleep with the angels, my love.) I wanted to somehow surround children in heavenly protection, or wrap them in Mother Mary’s mantle, or, like Mary wrapped Jesus, bind them in swaddling clothes… I would lie awake at night worrying while my babies slept and I wanted a physical assurance that heaven would watch over them. I worried not only about my own children, but also for all the children who had not known love.
At the same time, beautiful, safe, organic muslin blankets were on the rise, so I wanted to guarantee that anything we created could be best in class as well. What is a spiritually-grounded swaddle that doesn’t reflect equal or greater excellence than others? This collection is our first design: the dress and mantle of Our Lady of Guadalupe on the night she appeared to Juan Diego on Tepeyac Hill. A heavier ply pure white design is a neutral and so baptismal. Every night when we bless our kids, I make the sign of the cross on each of their foreheads and I pray, “Angel watches over you, Jesus is in your heart and Mother Mary covers you in her mantle…” and one of my kids used to say, “Like a blankie!” so now we end it with “like a blankie blanket…” (and lots of giggles).
To be honest, my own childhood is permeated with cherished memories of my parents’ and grandparents’, godparents and friends’ prayers and devotions, that, when you get into teen years can start to seem old-fashioned, until you have time to mature a little and go back to your roots, only to find that those devotions are rooted in something true, good and beautiful – and absolutely relevant. My hope is that these heirloom quality swaddles and blankets will basically provide people who appreciate timeless luxury and who are also people of faith, with new avenues for grace and sacred art in their lives and the lives of those they love, and a way of updating devotion while preserving the heart of treasured tradition, and connecting with the future generations.”
Bamboo is the silkiest, softest and most anti-microbial and temperature controlling fabric that can touch a baby’s skin. Although bamboo can sometimes be blended with cotton for durability and pigment retention, we chose this time to keep them 100% bamboo, because we think you will love its luscious feel, wellness properties, and sustainability just as it is, pure and organic. For longevity, machine wash your bamboo swaddle cold with like colors, and if you dry it, go easy on temperatures. Some fading is natural with organic materials and pigments, but the benefit is the one of the coziest and healthiest swaddles for your Little Royal.
The Sancti Infantis blankets are available in White with White Embroidery, as well as White with Rich Gold Embroidery here.