One of the best gifts you can give to your baby is his or her very own baby blanket. This piece of cloth is often times essential in promoting a good sleep on your baby. But if a baby blanket is uncomfortable, expect you baby to be crying at times and skin rashes to appear at some areas of his delicate body.
There are many types, designs, and colors of baby blankets that are available in the market today.The most common material used on blanket that most moms purchased for their babies is cotton. The material itself is soft, comfortable, and does not shed off tiny strands of fibers. It is also effective in thermo-regulating the baby s temperature, especially when room temperature is low.
Another popular type for baby blanket nowadays is the swaddling baby blankets. It is very effective in promoting a sound and uninterrupted sleep on babies, especially on long hours of the night. This type of blanket is also durable and warm.
Other designs of baby blankets include a built-in pocket that serves as a warm pouch for baby s feet, and other blankets having feet that wraps the baby in different types. These special baby blankets are ideal especially when taking the baby out in a stroller or inside the car.
If you want to make your baby's blanket a piece of memorabilia, you can also personalize it with his or her name or nickname. Personalized baby blankets are ideal for those who cherish their baby years.
Choosing the right color for the blanket is up to you. But usually, if you have a baby girl, the colors you should opt for are pink and yellow, and if you have a baby boy, you can choose colors, such as blue and green. White baby blankets can be used for both genders. It is also recommended that you should choose pastel colors, or light shades of colors rather than dark colors, because it adds to the comforting ambiance, and is not delicate for your baby s developing vision.
Sizes of baby blankets also vary. But if you are going to public places, you can bring only those that have smaller dimensions, so that it won t be a heavy load in your part. Small baby blankets are ideal for a lying place for your baby in changing his or her diaper in public spots.