During the first few months of their life, your baby is going to be spending a lot of time sleeping. Because of this, choosing the right baby blanket is so important. The right baby blanket not only ensures their comfort, but also their security. To help you make this selection, here are some common factors to keep in mind as you think about which blanket to buy.
Choose Your Blanket Material Carefully
A baby blanket should be made out of materials that are gentle on sensitive skin and breathable to make sleep comfortable. The best way to do this is to think “Cotton”. Look for organic cotton and avoid synthetic materials.
You also want to make sure that you are buying a blanket that is appropriate to the season. You’ll want to have a heavier blanket for winter and a lighter one for summer. When you do purchase a heavier blanket for winter, do not get a quilt or one that is soft and heavy. These can contribute to SIDS – Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Remember, Safety First
Safety is absolutely essential when thinking about baby blankets. It might seem obvious, but definitely avoid blankets that have loose tassels, fringes, or ribbons. Your baby could get tangled in those and that could result in a choking hazard.
Ferm Living makes some very safe, visually appealing all-natural blankets that are some of our all-time favorite blankets.
Think About The Size Of The Blanket
When it comes to baby blankets, size is important. You want one that is big enough to keep your baby warm, but not so big that the size overwhelms them. A standard baby blanket size is 45″ by 45″ to 60″. A blanket this size has lots of versatility. It can be used as bedding, a floor mat, or even hung on the wall to decorate your baby’s nursery.