When it comes to Baby, parents rarely scrimp, and with good reason: it’s not for very long that we have our brand-new, fresh-from-the-oven, sweet, soft loves to snuggle up with. For the special quiet moments you share with your little one—either cuddling with her or simply watching her sleep—use a baby blanket that is every bit as sweet and soft as your pride and joy. Here are five great baby blankets to get you started!
Soft yet sturdy, the Bella Tunno Stroller Blanket is both bright and beautiful, yet hardy enough to withstand even the most trying toddler conditions. It’s the go-to blanket for keeping warm on a cool fall stroll or curling up with Mom and Dad for a cozy Sunday snuggle. Available in bold stripes or whimsical dots, six patterns and color combos await at bellatunno.com for $45 each.
Trend Lab Swirl Velour Matte Satin-Trimmed Receiving Blanket
For the tiny person who is perhaps the softest thing you’ve ever felt, there’s only one blanket soft enough to place on her skin. Measuring 30-inch-by-40-inch, the Trend Lab Swirl features smooth, soft swirls framed by an equally soft satiny trim. It’s the perfect selection to keep your little love warm as she snoozes away on your chest for a quiet afternoon nap. Available in three colors in two trim styles for $27.95 at amazon.com.
For a lighter-weight naptime cover, the Aden + Anais organic dream blanket is the way to go! The organic cotton muslin blanket is fabulous on its own; add the fact that it features beautiful, colorful dragonflies, and it’s bound to be the coveted conversation piece at your child’s next playdate. By nature, the 47-inch-by-47-inch blanket continues to get softer with each wash, and the quality craftsmanship ensures it’s the baby blanket to last a lifetime. Available at adenandanais.com for $69.95.
A soft blanket and being wrapped in love … two of the most wonderful things in life! Get them both in one with Little Giraffe’s Dolce LOVE Blanket. Crafted from the most incredibly soft Dolce knit yarn, the uber-cute blanket comes in both pink and blue, each featuring the word “LOVE” (with a heart-shaped “O,” no less) in white. Measuring 29-inch-by-35-inch, this blanket will be Baby’s first love! Available at littlegiraffe.com for $78.
New moms and veteran moms alike know (or learn quickly) that the key to getting your newborn to sleep is the perfect swaddle. Zen Swaddle takes it a step further by adding light weights to their cotton swaddling blanket that mimic the feeling of being held securely in grown-up arms. Snug and secure, Baby will be off to dreamland in no time! The Zen Swaddle also features two pockets—one for the earliest newborn days, and one for when Baby has grown into her legs and needs a little extra length. The icing on the babycake is the super-cute chick embroidered on the blanket. Available at nestedbean.com for $39.99.