An Everyday Parent’s Advice for Buying the Perfect Baby Blanket – Choose a blanket that is big enough for swaddling and lets you know when the baby is wet
Heather, 28, Florence, KY
Proud mom of David, Marisa, Joseph and TBD
My favorite swaddle blanket
I think the blanket was purchased at Walmart, but I’m not sure. It is made of a very heavy, very soft cotton fabric and has a satin edging all around the blanket. One side is solid baby-blue, the other is patterned. This blanket is my favorite because it combines a lot of my preferences: the satin trim is snuggly, it’s a fairly heavy cotton fabric, it has a very dense weave and it is the perfect size!
Of all the preferences listed above, my FAVORITE feature of this blanket is that it’s slightly wider and longer than all my others! There seems to be some unspoken rule out there about the dimensions of a baby blanket. They’re all the same size–too small!
The small blankets are fine for the initial swaddling but there’s no extra fabric. This means that as soon as the baby starts to move its arms or legs the wrap comes loose, and within a minute they’ve wiggled themselves cold. The blanket I’m talking about is the only one like it that I have. It’s truly unique in that it’s just a bit larger, and tucks a bit further around the baby than my other blankets. It truly keeps my kids swaddled. This blue blanket has been my favorite for all three babies even though Marisa is a girl.
The solid color on the underside of this blanket means you can identify instantly if the baby has peed or spat up. Blankets that are all patterned hide so much that the baby might be wet and uncomfortable but you can’t see it. This blanket goes dark, so it’s obvious. I always wrap the baby so the dark side is outward and I can tell if my baby is wet right away.
I prefer cotton to fleece. Fleece fabrics feel dry to the touch no matter what, so it’s harder to tell when the baby has soaked the blanket.test Filed under Baby Blankets, Info, Interviews | Tags: Baby Blankets, baby pee, blue baby blanket, swaddle blanket, swaddling blankets, Unique Baby Blankets | Comment (0)