Baby in a beige merino baby blanket

The Ultimate Guide to Baby Blankets: Warmth, Comfort, and Safety for Your Little One

Welcoming your baby into the world means stepping into an arena of endless choices. Among these, the humble baby blanket often emerges as a surprise contender for careful thought. After all, these snuggly essentials can spell the difference between a peaceful sleep and a restless night.

Embracing Safe Sleep Essentials

Before diving into the world of baby blankets, it's crucial to understand why they matter. Safe sleep practices are not just about comfort – they are instrumental in preventing risks like Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The right blanket maintains your baby's body temperature without overheating, providing an embrace of safety and snugness.

Delving into Textile Tales: The Best Material for Baby Blankets

Bamboo Baby Blanket

An eco-friendly marvel, bamboo stands out for its exceptional qualities. Bamboo baby blankets are breathable and naturally thermal-regulating, ensuring your baby stays comfortable. As a fibre, bamboo is hypoallergenic, resisting allergens and bacteria – making it an excellent choice for sensitive baby skin. 

Browse our 100% Bamboo Blankets here.

Baby in a beige bamboo baby blanket

Merino Wool Blanket

A gem from nature, merino wool possesses an innate ability to regulate body temperature. This ensures your baby stays warm during chilly months and cool during warmer times. It's also naturally fire-resistant and doesn't retain odours, offering extended freshness. And the best of all, merino wool is non-itchy (unlike standard wool). 

Browse our merino baby blankets here.

Baby in a merino baby blanket

Cotton Blanket

Evergreen and trusted, cotton is gentle on the skin and incredibly durable. Cotton blankets stand the test of time, making them heirloom pieces passed down through generations.

Blended Natural Blanket

In order to create a versatile, durable, extremely soft baby blanket, materials can be blended like for example the All Season Baby Blankets. These are made from a blend of bamboo viscose and cotton, bringing the best of both materials together in one blanket that you can use throughout the year and it will grow with your baby.

Browse All Season Bamboo Blankets here.

Synthetic Blanket

While synthetic materials might be easy on the wallet and tempting with their "plushy" soft texture, they don’t provide the natural benefits of their counterparts. Synthetic blankets can trap heat, leading to discomfort, and might not be gentle enough for baby's delicate skin. For long-lasting comfort and safety, natural materials remain unparalleled.

Baby Blanket Categories: Finding the Right Fit

Universal Pram Blankets

Whether you're out for a stroll in the park or just enjoying a quiet evening in your backyard, pram blankets ensure your baby remains snug.

They are the most versatile baby blankets that can also be used for day naps, bedtime or just to provide your baby with warmth when they are playing or relaxing on their play mat. 

They will also come in handy during baby classes, you can use them as a mat for your little one.

Standard pram blankets come in variety or materials and designs, 

  • All-Season Bamboo Blankets: Durable and versatile, these blankets are perfect for any weather. And they become softer with each wash!
  • Merino Wool Blankets: Ideal for cooler climates or chilly nights. The natural properties of merino wool guarantee warmth and comfort without overheating. Perfect for winter babies. 

Cellular Blankets for Newborns

Specially designed for newborns, cellular blankets have tiny holes that increase airflow. This ensures better temperature regulation – making them perfect for your little one’s first weeks.

More than ever, with cellular blankets, the choice of material is crucial - we always recommend to choose either bamboo or cotton.

Browse All Cellular Blankets here.

Swaddle Blankets

The art of swaddling dates back centuries. Swaddle blankets are designed to recreate the snugness of the womb. Not only do they can help babies sleep longer and sounder, but they also keep those tiny arms and legs safe from startle reflexes.

Browse All Swaddles here.

Weighted Blankets

Though we don’t offer these, it's worth mentioning for your knowledge. Weighted blankets apply gentle pressure evenly, which can be soothing for some babies. However, always consult with a health visitor or GP before opting for this kind of blankets.

Final Thoughts

Picking the perfect baby blanket goes beyond aesthetics – it's about choosing a protective shield for your precious one. Whether you opt for a bamboo baby blanket or a merino masterpiece, prioritise natural materials and cater to your baby's unique needs. It's more than a purchase; it's a testament to your love and care.

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