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    The Best Baby Blankets

    02.28.2013 / ARCHIVES, decor

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    Bee officially turned seven months old this week and her obsession with fabric continues to grow stronger than ever, so my thoughts keep turning to security blankets and such. Of course, a forever blanket is a big deal (I can’t help but think of how many future photos it will be in, or if she’ll want to pass it on to her own children?), so I’ve been shopping around with a very selective eye. Here are some lovely options I’ve spotted (31 of them!) – just in case your little ones are in the market for a few of their own!:

    1. Once Upon A Crib Quilt ($99) at Land of Nod
    2. Alpaca Bunny Blanket – Aqua ($200) at 2Modern
    3. Garbo & Friends Minty Blanket ($180.52) at Smallable
    4. Sherbet Stripes Crib Quilt ($89) at Land of Nod
    5. Marine Queen Crib Quilt ($119) at Land of Nod
    6. Lale Suzanne Printed Blanket (£52.50) at Little Fashion Gallery
    7. Pastel Dot Blanket ($59.99) at AllyZabba
    8. Bonnie Baby Juicy Blue Two-Color Blanket (£52.15) at Little Fashion Gallery

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    9. Babe & Tess Striped Quilt Cover ($127.27) at Smallable
    10. Auggie Everyday Blanket ($78) at Fawn & Forest
    11. Aden + Anais Bamboo Blankies ($24.99) at Magic Beans
    12. April Showers Grey Stars Blanket ($75.32) at Smallable
    13. Cross Stitch Baby Quilt ($150) at Giggle
    14. April Showers Nude Cover ($75.32) at Smallable
    15. Grey Silk Blanket ($75) at My Little Square
    16. Stars Blanket ($94.80) at My Little Square

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    17. Ferm Living Happy Harlequin Blanket ($81.95) at Fawn & Forest
    18. Le Petit Lucas du Tertre Double-Sided Star Blanket ($129.87) at Smallable
    19. Ferm Living Rush Hour Blanket ($81.95) at Fawn & Forest
    20. Mustard Yellow Tatami Blanket ($94.81) at Smallable
    21. Organic Cotton Striped Receiving Blanket ($36) at Giggle.com
    22. Beacoup de Fraises Crib Quilt ($79) at Land of Nod

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    23. April Showers Diabolo Plaid Blanket ($75.32) at Smallable
    24. DwellStudio Play Blanket ($88) at Tottini
    25. Cashmere Plaid Blanket ($120.78) at Smallable
    26. April Showers Dots Plaid Blanket ($75.32) at Smallable
    27. Sonny P Polar Coverage (£84.50) at Little Fashion Gallery
    28. Olio Sticks Play Blanket ($64) at Fawn & Forest
    29. Ferm Living Little Remix Blanket ($81.95) at Fawn & Forest
    30. Lucky Boy Sunday Baby Bobby Blanket (£167.50) at Little Fashion Gallery
    31. Anita Riga Blanket (£32.55) at Little Fashion Gallery

    I’m curious – at what age did you mamas give your babies a blanket in their crib? I have the most irrational fear of suffocation, so I’m hoping you’ll calm my nerves?

    p.s. #7 above are my friend Jill’s blankets and they have the craziest story! She started making them when she was pregnant with her first daughter (who I actually used to babysit when I lived in California), and after she was born, her doula friend stopped by and commented on how great it was that the blankets were so silky. She’d learned in her classes that, apparently, newborns tend to calm down faster when they feel silky materials because it reminds them of the uterus lining! Isn’t that nuts? But it totally works – Jill’s always getting emails about how her “magic blankets” make babies less fussy.
    p.p.s. Just for fun: The multi-tasking blanket!

    • jenni o

      I’d like to give a shout-out to the Aden + Anais Bamboo Blankets. I have the swaddling versions (6 in all!), and already, I can tell my babies are going want these as their lovies—since they bounce up and down when they see one coming their way. Didn’t realize they made a smaller version for toddlers to carry around!

      • @Jenni O – I totally agree! We used these as swaddles, too, so I can’t help but think Bee might already have a special association with them. :)

    • Great overview! I love the bunny one.

    • I agree about the Aden + Anais blankets. We LOVE them. They’re the only blankets we can swaddle with. My daughter busts out of everything else! Have you seen the A + A dream blankets? I’ve had my eye on those for awhile. :)

      I’m totally paranoid about suffocating too. My daughter is only four months old, and we still swaddle her. I’m always afraid that she’ll suddenly learn to roll over in the middle of the night in her crib while swaddled. Completely unlikely, I know! Ha! She’s still not ready to be weaned, but when she is, we have an Aden + Anais sleeping bag for her.

      • @Jasmine – LOVE those blankets! We transitioned to an A+A sleep sack around 4 months and the sleep didn’t phase her a bit! I suppose we were one of the lucky ones. ;)

    • I might be paranoid, but I still won’t give my 15 month old a blanket in his crib. He sleeps in a sleep sack to keep him warm and has two small blanket loveys in with him (an Ambajam – so soft! and an Angel Dear owl). He moves around SO much and I just don’t feel comfortable with him having a big blanket in there quite yet.

      • @Rhi – I completely understand! It’s been so interesting listening to the stories of different moms and their comfort levels. I’m terrified of choking/suffocating, but less scared of bumps/bruises from babyproofing. It’s all a matter of personal preference, yes? :)

    • These are gorgeous! I have to say though, my kids LOVED the textures of crocheted and knitted blankets. (Plus they are breathable) I know they aren’t always as cool looking, but I bet she would love the texture of a nubby knitted blanket as well. (Etsy calling!)

    • […] very special thank you to Erin Loechner of Design for miniKind for including AllyZabba in her “Best Baby Blanket” […]

    • Joanna

      Baby blankets are wonderful and comforting but 200 dollars is just insane. My favourites were made by my grandmother and now used by my daughter. So much better than anything I could buy in a store.

      • @Joanna – Yes, some of the prices are pretty crazy! I don’t have an heirloom blanket to pass down, so I’m comfortable purchasing something that will last for my own future generations. :) Luckily for me, the one I ordered was just $40. :)

    • baby blankets need to be big enough to wrap around the little one. They should be soft and simple and affordable. I would humbly recommend the ones I make and sell. They are patterned from my all time favorite baby blanket. https://www.etsy.com/your/listings/109932538?ref=vl_edit_item

    • angie

      henry has a A+A dream blanket in his crib, which he got for Christmas this past year and he and i both completely love it. after he transitioned from swaddles, he was in a sleep-sack forever until one day he just said “uh-uh” to me putting it on him and that was that! (perhaps at about 17 months?) i also loved David Fussenegger Blankets when he was small, and think they make wonderful gifts.

      http://www.mysweetmuffin.com/item/David-Fussenegger-Baby-Blanket—Deer-Red/978/c31

      • @Angie – Oh, I LOVE that blanket – thanks for sending! :)

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