Baby blankets are well accepted by the parents. Grand-parents, in particular, usually send blanket gift to their newborn grandchildren. Or by placing orders for photo-blankets to make children feel warm and cared.
Cuddly soft baby blankets are one of the most cherished and beloved baby gifts of all. Because it is one of the most important items you place next to your baby's delicate skin during his beginning stages of life. When choosing a baby blanket one should always look for a fabric that is really soft, easily washable, durable, and breathable.
There are a number of different materials to choose from and a lot of it depends on your location and the climate you are in, also, whether the baby will be inside or out. Babies do not have the ability to regulate their body temperate very well so it's imperative to keep them warm while making sure you don't overheat them which can be very dangerous.
If you are in a cool environment or planning on going outdoors a nice soft fleece blanket is great. Cashmere, chenille, and heavy cotton are also great choices when its cold and they also work well in medium to cool climates as cotton is breathable and can be airy. There are heavy blankets and thin blankets- meant more for swaddling baby. Some of the thinner cotton blankets are perfect for the summertime and if you are going out on a hot day. Remember that even if you are outdoors on a warm day the baby will still need protection from the sun and wind so keeping his body temperature constant is important.
Many new moms often receive special knitted or crocheted blanket as gifts and these are perfect for using as throws or laying gently over baby while on a walk or in her car seat. Its best not to use these blankets as swaddlers since the yarn can become entangled in babies hands and more if they try to wiggle.
When choosing baby blankets, just as with other items for the infant, safety should always be your first priority. Blankets should not have any holes or gaps that the baby might get caught on so always double check the blanket before wrapping or placing baby in one as even the washing machine can cause unknowing damage.
Baby blankets, as implied, is tailor-made for the babies to make them warm and comfort at all times. You will never be disappointed for your selection.