There are many different options available for various types of baby blankets, which makes it is difficult at times to know how to know what to use them all for. Baby blankets come in all sizes, shapes, sizes, fabrics and colors. There are also blankets that come with personal touches that make them unique. Some blankets come with fun or exciting patterns, some with stuffed animals and many other details that make them unique. You can even get your blanket personalized specifically for your baby if you choose.
It is important to be aware of the uses of each type of blanket and to pair each blankets with its correct use. There are four main types of baby blankets. These include swaddle blankets, security blankets, crib blankets and receiving blankets. When buying a blanket for baby or as a gift for a baby, it is good to know the unique needs of baby and what blanket would fill the need. It might be important to know function and size of the baby blanket but also it is good to know that comfortable and familiar items will begin to hold a great deal of significance to your baby.
Swaddling blankets are similar to security blankets in that they help provide calmness, relaxation, and comfort for baby by keeping him enveloped. It simulates being in the womb for the baby. However, they differ because they are bigger making it easier to swaddle the baby and are usually made of a muslin cotton material which is breathable yet durable so the baby does not get hot and the swaddle blanket will last as long as you need it for your baby. There are different types of swaddling blankets however I have found that the large muslin cotton ones are the most versatile and do a great job. They are my favorite blanket as they can be used for many other needs besides swaddling, which include a burp cloth, a nursing privacy cover, a cover for the stroller or pram, to put down on the floor or grass outside as a play mat. A muslin swaddle blanket is so soft and will keep the baby feeling safe and cozy while they sleep. I really do love them!
Parents might consider purchasing a security blanket for their baby because they can provide a form of comfort for baby. They are typically made of soft materials and many come with 2 identical blankets in case one is in the wash or if one gets misplaced or lost, you have a spare one. They need to be made of durable materials, as children tend to hold on to them and take them everywhere far into the toddler age. Since these tend to be the blankets that people hold on to through their lives as a memory of childhood, you should consider one that is unique and original.
Receiving blankets are versatile and multi functional. These lightweight and simple blankets typically measure about one square yard and serves many purposes. The blanket can be used to lay baby down on the grass outside or unfamiliar surface, to provide a buffer between baby and the outside world, to swaddle, as a burp cloth, and as many other uses you could think of.
Finally, the last blankets to look at for baby are crib blankets. There are many types of these available, including crib sheets, crib bedding sets and blankets. There are a lot of different styles to choose from. It is good to base your choices of crib bedding first on comfort and safety and second on the style. With such a wide range available now, there is no need to sacrifice either of these characteristics. There are also sleep sacks for older babies which keep the baby warm and safe as blankets should not be covering the baby’s face while they are sleeping.
There are several blanket choices for the baby for you to consider. Keep in mind what the purpose they will serve when purchasing blankets for your baby or as a gift for a mother-to-be, and shop accordingly. With the wide array available today, you will no doubt be able to get exactly what you have in mind.