One of the most important and needed items to buy for moms to be is baby blanets. Part of the decision is about the colors and patterns; however, this is only a very small portion of the decision making process. Blankets for babies, especially new born infants, must be soft, cuddly, and safe. Safety includes the material the blanket is designed from and whether it is flame retardant. Two other very important elements when choosing baby blankets stain resistance and wash ability.
The SwaddleMe set includes two 100% cotton, cozy infant wraps or they may be purchased in a six count set. The adjustable, secure design uses hook and loop attachments to warmly snuggle baby. The wings are made of ultra-soft fabric and wrap around baby to prevent the bothersome startled reflex that often disturbs sleep. The infant wrap features leg pouches to allow parents to easily change diapers. It also has useful slits in order to fit into most harness restraints such as those for car seats. The cozy SwaddleMe wraps are available in small/medium, which fits infants 7 to 14 pounds, and large, for babies that are 14 to 20 pounds, or until they begins to roll over.
Aden & Anais
These swaddle baby blankets are designed from breathable 100% cotton Muslin material. They are offered in a 4 pack multiple use set which is great for swaddling, nursing, and changing among many other handy uses. There are two print sets available called Jungle Jam and Safari Friends each containing 4 different adorable prints. Each blanket is lavish, measuring a whopping 47 square inches. The material used in creating these blankets is like that of cloth diapers, but is actually a much higher quality and thread count. The higher thread count allows designers to produce blankets that are thinner for easier swaddling. These cute little blankets are great to keep baby cozy in the winter while providing breathability in during the warmer months.
This Luvable Friends baby blanket set includes four extremely soft, cotton, flannel blankets which measure 28 square inches each. The print set is blue and includes two solid blankets as well as two blue themed prints. The cozy receiving blankets are packaged with a cute ribbon tying the set together. The blankets in this layette collection are great for nursing covers, burping, or simply to snuggle baby in snuggly comfort. The Luvable Friends blankets are also 100% machine washable.
Luvable Friends Six Count Gift Set
The Luvable Friends gift set includes six 100% soft cotton flannel blankets. The baby blankets measure 28 square inches and are machine washable. These are nice for diaper changing, cuddling, and nursing. They also make a wonderful baby show gift for expectant moms. The print set has a unified pink theme including one embroidered blanket and five different pink prints. These soft blankets are ultra-soft to keep baby cozy and warm. The set is packaged in a vinyl, zippered pouch featuring a carry handle making it a cute gift and makes travel easy.
The JJ Cole all-purpose baby blanket is 100% polyurethane on the outside and 100% polyester on the inside. The filling material is 100% polyester foam. This durable blanket measure 5 square feet. This versatile blanket is great for indoor or outdoor play. Outside it can protect little ones from cold, hard surfaces and inside it can protect floors from messes. The blanket is waterproof and the inner lining wipes completely clean. It may also be tossed into the wash on a gentle cycle then aired dry. This all-purpose blanket features a strap that is detachable and folds into the shape of a messenger bag creating the perfect travel companion for baby. It is an ideal gift for any mom to be.
Carter’s Snuggle Me
The Carter’s Snuggle Me Blanket is 100% soft polyester and measures 30 by 40 inches. It is made of an extremely soft boa fabric and features a cute Luxe elephant icon. The Snuggle Me baby blanket is 100% machine washable and is designed with a sage/chocolate print. It is an adorable match to the Carter’s Elephant bedding collection. Carter’s blankets are reputed not to pill, shrink, or fade. The Snuggle Me blanket is great for the stroller, the crib, or as a baby shower gift.
The Halo SleepSack is an extremely soft, 100% polyester micro-fleece swaddle. The 2 in 1 swaddle is adjustable and features a 100% cotton interlock. It allows baby to feel more secure and sleep sounder. It wraps around baby snuggly and comfortably with the choice of wrapping his/her arms in or leaving them free. The fasteners are strong and adjustable securing baby in a few simple steps. Just zip baby up, wrap, and it is off to nighty-nighty land. The Halo Company also supports non-profit organizations like The Canadian Foundation for the study of Infant Deaths and The First Candle/SIDS Alliance to ensure its products are truly safe for baby.
Muslin Dream Blanket
This warm and comfy Aden & Anais dream blanket is 100% Muslin cotton. It is extremely plush and extra comfortable for a gentle night’s sleep. This cute blanket is designed with four layers of breathable Muslin cotton. It measures a generous 47 square inches providing comfort for baby through the toddler years. The Muslin dream blanket is lightly quilted for warmth, yet still breezy enough for mild autumn nights. It is available in several styles including Medallion, Lovely, and Night Sky.
American Baby Company
The American Baby Company receiving blanket is created from 100% organically grown cotton and is offered in a beautiful neutral mocha color. The organic cotton interlock is guaranteed free from pesticides. It features a cuddly embroidered teddy bear in one corner making it a perfect shower gift. This organic dream baby blanket measures 30 by 40 inches. It is machine washable with like colors on a warm, gentle cycle.
The Skip Hop Central Park outdoor blanket is both versatile and durable. It is created from polyester with a polyurethane. This towable blanket is machine washable and the cushy surface wipe completely clean. It is great to take on outdoor adventures or simply to the neighbor’s house. The blanket includes a detachable, insulated cool bag and a messenger bag which totes the blanket. All of these have a durable, canvas, water resistant outside layer. This is a wonderful gift idea for busy moms to be.