What type of blanket should you get your baby? Cotton, wool, acrylic? How large should it be? Should a baby even use a blanket to sleep with? Unless your baby is at least 12-months-old, it’s best to just have your little bundle of joy wearing long-sleeve pajamas to bed.
Anyways, sleeping babies require special blankets to stay safe and warm during cold nights. There are tons of blankets out there that claim to be “specially” made for babies who toss and turn, wet themselves, drool, etc., but choosing the right one is trickier than it may seem. To make the task just a shade easier, we’ve compiled a list of some of the safest, most popular baby blankets to choose from that both you and your baby will enjoy.
New parents will discover that their sleeping child will have a tendency to try and free their arms from whatever wrap or blanket you put them in. If this is a problem, then the Miracle Blanket is the perfect solution to keep their arms warm during the night. It has two flaps that wrap and secure your baby from moving around too much. There are several colors and designs to choose from, but it’s sold in only one size. This means that your baby will outgrow the Baby Swaddle in only a matter of months. The blanket holds up extremely well in the washing machine so your baby wetting the blanket isn’t too much trouble.
Pottery Barn’s Chamois Blanket is the perfect solution to keep your child warm during the chilly winter months. It also doubles as a stroller blanket to keep your child away from harmful sun rays when the stroller visor just doesn’t cut it. One of the hardest things to decide is which design and color blanket to get, but with this Pottery Barn blanket, you get both stripes and polka dots. These blankets look great, feel soft, and keep your child toasty without the risk of unwrapping him or herself during the night.
This baby swaddle has to be the softest cover for your baby that you’ll ever find. It’s made of 100% cotton so it breathes easy, ensuring that your baby is comfortable and not too hot when wrapped in this blanket. It even has leg pouches so you can change your baby’s diaper while they snooze in the swaddle. Summer Infant produces four different swaddle sizes, and this is the second smallest size so you may need to upgrade in a couple months after purchase.
Little Giraffe’s Luxe Stroller-Blanket is a little bit different from the other items on our list. First of all, it’s shaped like an actual blanket so you can drape it over a stroller and car seat. Unlike the previous models, this blanket is made of microfiber polyester. This material naturally breathes a little worse than cotton but for the cold, wintry months, this blanket will be extremely useful in keeping your baby wrapped up like a burrito. Little Giraffe knows that babies tend to spill and make messes wherever they go, so the company has made this blanket easy to wash. Simply put it in the washing machine and give it a quick wash in cold water and it’ll be ready to use when dry.
Amber Hagen’s cashmere blanket is just one of those blankets that your child would love to keep with long after they’ve outgrown using it. It has a classic design that matches most baby outfits so your child can take the blanket with them to all sorts of outings. Apart from being insanely cute, it works extremely well as a baby swaddle, and it’s large enough to for your baby to use when they’ve become toddlers. It’s a bit on the expensive side, but considering your child will love using it for many years, it’s definitely a worthy investment.
This comfortable and stylish baby swaddle from aden + anais is made of 100% cotton. Apart from covering your baby during cold nights, this blanket is also designed to cover mothers while they nurse, cover stroller beds and car seats, and cover changing tables. This versatile blanket is made of 100% breathable cotton that your child will thank you for during warm nights.
This best-selling baby blanket is definitely a classic. On one side of the blanket is an adorable printed design while the other side is covered in wool-like silk that’s super-soft to the touch. The edges of this blanket are made of satin piping. Your child will never want to share this blanket with anyone else, even when he or she has outgrown the need for a baby blanket. To wash this blanket, put it through a gentle cycle in your washing machine but use cold water only since hot water can damage the delicate satin and silk. This blanket is large enough – 58 x 70 inches – that even adults can use it as a daytime blanket when reading a book or watching TV.
This stylish baby blanket is made of 100% polyester which is smooth in the fingertips. However, polyester retains a lot of heat so the manufacturer recommends using this blanket for the autumn and winter seasons only. It has a satin trim that your child will absolutely adore; maybe so much so that he or she will gnaw on the blanket at every chance they get. This blanket is available in a wide range of colors, but we absolutely love the green tea color. However, the blanket is rather small, so after a few months, your child will end up using the blanket to cover his or her dolls. It’s still a lovely piece that’s worth the money for the months of use you get. We highly recommend this silky blanket to any parent with children over 12-months-old.