A baby blanket for every developmental stage
Babies of different ages have different needs for blankets. Smaller ones need to be wrapped tightly, while bigger ones might move a lot during their sleep.
We don’t want them to get into trouble, covering their nose or being unable to get out of a blanket in the middle of the night. It is important to keep your baby safe. For that reason, let’s look at different blanket options by your baby’s age and development stages.
Baby comfort: pay attention to the blanket materials
Who doesn’t want to wrap their babies in the softest materials ever? Soft blankets help babies relax, feeling like they are surrounded by touch, and sleeping better at night. All of this is determined by the blanket materials. Below are the best materials for softness:
Natural materials: wool, merino
Some wearable blankets will come with a TOG score. This helps you determine the best temperature to use them.
Price: What is your budget?
Of course, the safety and comfort of your baby are important, but it also has to fit your budget. Natural, organic materials tend to be more expensive. A highly advertised brand blanket, made from Australian wool merino, may set you back by $100. Is it worth it?
It is tempting to buy cheaper blankets, but the decision should be driven by utility. How long can you use it for? If a high quality blanket lasts for years, from your first baby to second and third and more, then maybe it is not as expensive as you thought.
On the other hand, maybe you don’t need it to last for years. You might live in a place with mild temperature and the baby only needs the blanket once in a while. Then it might not make sense to invest in something that stays in the closet the majority of the time.
A mid-range blanket will cost you around $50-60. We think that this is the right investment for the blanket.
How to take care of your baby blanket?
As with other beddings in your home, baby blankets need to be washed regularly. In fact, in the earlier days of their lives, babies might burp, or spit milk into their beddings. You might want to wash the blanket as soon as possible when these incidents happen, otherwise, the blankets, especially natural materials will absorb the smell and become smelly.
The material of the blanket will determine how to take care of your blanket. Please read about the blanket’s material carefully.
Use baby detergent to make sure that harsh chemicals are not leaving residue during wash.