Babies are a huge part of our lives once they are delivered. They should be treated with the best care possible, and where they spend the majority of their time should be the best possible.
If you are wondering what we are talking about, it’s the blanket. A healthy child grows in and under a well-designed cover. There are many options available, including the type, color, and material used, and all of these factors should be considered while looking for a blanket for your bundle of joy.
This article will inform you as to what some of the best baby blankets are. Also, we will help you understand what your baby needs in a blanket so that you can assist your child’s growth.
Best Baby Blankets: Top Picks
This set is made from 100% polyester and is sized at 30-36 inches. This feature does not detract from its value. This item was made with a cozy plush fabric; the blanket has increased functionality for children with the fun options that come with it.
It comes in a variety of fun colors such as blue, brown, and pink. Each design has its pattern, and the security comes in fun animal design, such as a unicorn, elephant, or monkey.
You can wash the Hudson Baby Baby Plush in a washing machine, which makes it ideal for constant usage. Also, it’s quite affordable compared to some of the other options available.
- Low Price
- Playful design
- Large variety
- Mediocre quality
- General use
Buyers loved this specific option giving it a high rating. They found it to be a perfect compliment for their children and useful in keeping the little ones happy. Also, some even used it for their dogs and found it lasted well under harsh conditions.
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This is a 100% cotton blanket, which scientists consider to be one of the best fabric choices for babies. Also, compared to similar products, this is priced quite well, and it’s a durable product.
It’s lightweight yet cozy, making it a great option for infants to snuggle in without the blanket coming off of them. This option is known for its breathability, which is key to helping a little one fall asleep quickly.
- Well reputed brand
- Large following
- No design variety
- Larger than other alternatives
Overall those who have purchased it have loved the product. One thing that was noted by a client was that washing it a few times will increase the softness of the dream blanket. For the rest, the reception was high.
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This incredible option sells itself primarily as a low priced alternative to the many more expensive 100% cotton blankets. It’s the most inexpensive option, but the Touched by Nature product is rather thin.
Nature Organic Receiving Blanket also is machine washable, which is always a nice feature to have. Also, it has several options for style, they are not that special, and it lacks color.
- Soft of the wallet
- Good quality
- Excellent size
- Somewhat thin
- Low protection offered
Honestly, the majority of the recipients loved it. They found it perfect for their needs and used it for a while before having to discard it from usage. Many of them found other alternatives for blankets when they no longer needed it for children.
Of all the options we have and will look at, this one has the highest reviews. Also, it comes with a decent variety of stylish designs. Also, this blanket can either be 30 by 40 inches or 50 by 60 inches.
It’s known for being a multi-use cover, perfect for babies for sleeping or burping or feeding. For adults, when the young ones have grown, it’s ideal for covering your legs on a cold winter day, or for your child to take to preschool as a naptime necessity.
Also, Boritor's Baby Blanket comes with a satin trim roll up, making the blanket easy to take around. Another benefit is it has dots on one side and is smooth on the other. Finally, the product is washing machine safe.
- Easily transportable
- Ideal for multiple uses
- Good customer support
- Not very thick
- Not heavy enough
Customers overall loved Boritor Super Soft Minky, noting that it was incredibly exact that the blanket was ideal for several uses. The stitching of the fabric was noted by many to be excellent and durable over the long haul.
Little Giraffe is the most expensive option out of the five; however, it’s the most durable one, as well. Unlike our other ones, it’s made of Poly Microfibers with a Satin Border to provide maximum comfort to the child.
This is an exceptionally stylish option, sacrificing childlike whimsy for a more sophisticated look. Also, it’s just the right size coming in at 29 x 35 inches.
One thing about it to consider is the need for a delicate cold wash cycle. Also, this product must be air dried to maintain the subtle soft texture. Remember, the blanket is still incredibly durable.
- Great design
- Doesn't stain easily
- Careful washing required
All the customers said the Little Giraffe Luxe was worth the price. Several said that it became their children's favorite blanket as it has lasted them through the years. Some expressed that the sheet still was usable after being dried in a dryer, but lost its initial softness.
Baby Blanket Buying Guide
Types of Blankets
Unknown to many, there are many types of blankets that have a unique purpose. To raise a little one safely, it’s wise to ensure that they’re comfortable.
This kind of blanket is made for maximum comfort for the baby. It’s used to protect the little one from the dangers of hard floors or to wipe up a little spit, or merely covering him.
These blankets are firm yet soft to ensure not only security but also comfort. If you know how to do it right, receivers can also be used for swaddling the baby. Make sure it is easy to wash as they will be the recipients of a lot of messes.
Unlike the others, you are not meant to use them on the baby, but over him or her. This one is intended to keep the sun or snow off the baby while they are in the stroller. Many baby carriages don't come with adequate protection, so it’s a good idea to find a good blanket.
Also, with this style, they are quite useful for trips to the park. If it has the right amount of thickness, it's perfect for giving your child a bit of extra padding on the hard ground.
Sudden Infant Sleep Death is one of the biggest dangers to babies. A bad blanket can be the unfortunate cause of this. Therefore, designers have made wearable blankets fitted to cover the baby and ensure that the chance of SIDS affecting your child is lessened.
These are for as the name suggests, swaddling babies. They come with specialized folds and fastening that make it easier to wrap the baby up in that loving, protective cocoon.
Also check out our article on baby sleep sacks, which help mimic the swaddling process.
Securities are not meant to cover the infant. However, they play a crucial role as they are designed to be held and squeezed by the baby providing comfort to the child.
It’s important that your child is completely safe. Many things go into considering the protection of your child. The fabric should not be too heavy as it might smoother the child.
Another consideration is not to have anything that can be bitten or chewed on separately by the baby. No tassels of any sort should be on the blanket.
This factor might not seem apparent, but a blankie needs to be the right size for a baby. Too small, and it will roll-off. Too big, and it raises the risk of smothering the baby.
The standard size for a good one is 45 by 45 inches. Anything around this measurement should be a good match depending on the size of the child.
Choosing the Material
Another important consideration is what is the material used for the blanket. Cotton muslin is a popular option. However, it’s not the only one to consider. Some soft, well-made synthetic one will also protect your baby just as well in different situations.
It depends on precisely what you need out of the blanket, but any durable soft material should be ideal. Always make sure the fabric is breathable even for a thicker coverage for the winter times.
Remember to consider the season. As mentioned above, the thickness of the fabric should always be checked. With the thicker ones for winter, make sure to check if they will allow at least some air to pass through them to prevent a baby from overheating.
FAQs about Baby Blankets
What Kind of Baby Blanket Do I Need?
It depends on how old your child is. Check out the previous list about the different types of blankets. However, it would be wise to have a receiver or a multi-purpose one on-hand for any occurrences.
What Do You Use Receiving Blankets For?
These are the ones primarily used to protect the infant from the ground. Also, they can be used to clean up the child. Mostly, these types are perfect for heavy-duty work.
Is There an Age Limit on When an Infant Should Stop Using Baby Blankets?
They should be safe to use them at the age of one and over.
Are Fleece Blankets Safe for Babies?
Yes, they are safe for infants. Although they are 100% Polyester, fleece is very breathable and comfortable
Are Cellular Blankets Safe for Babies?
Yes, these are definitely perfect for infants. They’re soft and allow the baby to stay warm without overheating.
What is a Baby Receiving Blanket? What Can They be Used for?
Receiving blankets are about a yard long and rather dull. They are used for protecting babies from the ground or cleaning them off.
There are a lot of things to consider when looking for a baby blanket. However, they are your best friend when taking care of your child. A proper blankie can aid a child in falling asleep, secure them from unfavorable weather, or be the little one's favorite object.
Out of all the different options, the BORITAR Baby Blanket is our best in class. It may not be the heaviest of blankets, but it’s versatile and portable, making it a must-have item for any parent of young children.