A baby blanket is an essential item for babies, especially as they are sleeping, which is 14 hours overall per day. Parents keep their babies warm with a blanket, which is why they are very careful when purchasing one. There are many things to consider when buying a blanket for your baby.
You must know what the blanket is made of so you can narrow down any type of allergy or reaction the new infant might have. The blanket should be made out of cotton or other natural fibers so it can warm and cool your baby at the same time. Over heating has been linked to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, so why take the chance? It’s better to always be safe than sorry. Make sure that the blanket is woven properly so there are no potential hazards, preventing the baby from being choked by some of big loop holes of the blanket.
The cotton blanket has been the most popular and in demand blanket in the market for babies. The cottons that are produced are 100% pesticide-free making it safer in preventing allergies and irritation to the skin. The faux fur works for babies as well. This is made of mixes of nylon, which make the washing process easier, and the temperature more balanced. Such blankets are highly used and liked by parents because of the texture it has.
According to some research, children are attracted to the smell, texture, or color of a blanket. So buying all your blankets in pairs would seem like the logical option, having the extra one reserved when unexpected mishaps occur. But if you happen to find a blanket especially to your liking, one would often buy many to take the place of one getting ruined or cleaned.
Some blankets have been known to be passed on from one relative to another through the years. As the child gets older blankets will not be used as much, but you can buy a bigger blanket with a different print or color to accommodate the child. The blankets that are being passed on are those that are personalized. They create their own blankets making it an heirloom. Some sew their babies' names as well to be able to recognize who has used the blanket over the years. Personalizing a blanket with a name or birthday is a great and thoughtful gesture and is one of the many items that will be cherished through the years. They are pieces that won’t get thrown away, but packed away for the next time they can be used.
The blankets can have a touch of satin if you like or silk as well. This may cost a little more than your standard baby blanket but really there is no limit that one would spend when it comes to your baby and the beauty and feel of it is guaranteed.
Another purpose of blankets for babies is swaddling, which wraps the baby tight, making her feel secure, and giving her a sound night’s sleep. They say that babies love that tight feeling because that is the exact same feeling they felt when they were in their mother's womb.