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Baby’s Best Blankies

Blankies, lovies, night-nights, security blankets, woobies, dee-dees….most kids end up hanging on dearly to one of their baby blankets. My own favorite “blankie” was a white thermal blanket with a thick satin white edge. I loved the corners to death. My mom always tells me a story about how we went to visit my grandparents in another town, and we forgot it at their house. I couldn’t sleep until it arrived via FedEx the next day. I guess you could say that I was slightly attached. I finally gave it up at a late age, after being bribed with a Cabbage Patch Kid.

Barefoot Dreams ~ Barefoot Buddies ~ Nordstrom

For my first child’s baby shower, my brother and his wife sent the sweetest monogrammed pale blue blankie with a little puppy attached, made by Barefoot Dreams. This blankie even made it into my son’s newborn hospital photo. He ended up loving it (I promise, I gave him other options) and we ended up with 3 of them that were rotated for washing. When he started talking, he lovingly named it “night-night”. We have no idea where that came from, but it was sweet, nonetheless. His night-nights are now saved in his memory box and I pull them out once in awhile to show him. Even though he’s 4 1/2, they always bring a sweet smile to his face.


Before my daughter was born, I decided that she had to have the Barefoot Dreams blankie, too. In pink, of course, with the little bunny instead of the puppy. I’m a little particular and when I get ideas in my head, I usually see them through. So, without fail, her sweet little pink blankie made it into her newborn photo. She also fell in love with her little blankies, and they quickly became known as night-nights, as well. She still cuddles and sleeps with her night-night every night.

I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorite blankets that I’ve purchased in the past for baby showers {top collage}, including cozy ones made by Little Giraffe, Petunia Pickle Bottom, My Blankee & Swaddle Designs. I also did a little searching today on Etsy, and found adorable ones made by My Wooby & Me, Mod Baby, and Rags & Ribbons {collage below}.

My Woobie & Me ~ Minky Lovey in Tweet Tweet
Rags & Ribbons ~ Brown & Blue Chic Cheetah Lovey
Mod Baby ~ Bella in Hot Pink & Lime
My Woobie & Me ~ Chocolate & Aqua Damask Little Woob

My Blankee ~ Classic Collection Pinstripe
Petunia Pickle Bottom ~ Receiving Blanket
Little Giraffe ~ Chenille Duo Blanket
Swaddle Designs ~ Baby Lovie Blanket in Blue

Does your baby/child have a favorite blankie?
We would love to hear about your favorites!

Jesusita Winzelberg

Wednesday 6th of July 2011

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Wednesday 7th of April 2010

I gave my baby niece (she's 7 now) a pink Little Giraffe Blanket for Christmas when she was a couple months old. (I actually got hit by a yellow cab that was backing down Post Street in the middle of the crazy 4 days before Christmas, shopping insanity while trying to pick it up before the store closed LOL. I HAD to have that blanket from Gumps!). Anyway, so when my nephew was born, I had to get him a blue one. He hasn't touched the blue one because he took his sisters haha. Her's (now his) is so worn out after 7 years of washing. It's falling apart, but he loves it. It's his blankee, never mind that it was his Sissy's and he has a blue one haha. I just love it.

I give them at all the baby showers now.

My Blankee | Project Nursery

Tuesday 6th of April 2010

[...] think I am in love with a new blanket. We’ve polled readers about their favorite blankets before and for some reason it’s still a topic that make us moms a little giddy. Probably [...]


Thursday 28th of January 2010

An old friend just sent me a Little Giraffe blanket as a gift, it is about the softest thing ever and I can't wait to use it!


Wednesday 27th of January 2010

My now four year old daughter received a Little Giraffe blanket from my former boss's mom and dad right after she was born. It's the one with the chenille on one side and the satin on the other, with the satin trim. I was afraid to give it to her for awhile because it was so soft and I was afraid if she spit up on it and I had to wash it, the softness would go away too quick. But once I did finally let her have it, it quickly became a favorite. She turned four in December and to this day, it is still her favorite blanket and a must have for couch lounging and bedtime. She calls it "Cold Blankie" because of the satin side, and when she is using it to cover, the satin side MUST be the side that touches her. She also has "Bear Blankie" which is a formerly white, now kind of gray, little blanket with a bear head and arms. She's had that ever since she was born and it is also one of the items she must take with her and have at bedtime. She has been so attached, that for her second birthday I baked a cake and made her bear blankie out of fondant to put on top (and it was pretty cute, if I do say so myself). The third is "Yellow Blankie" which is actually more of a cream, and is the Classic Pooh blanket my brother and s-i-l got her when she was born.

As for my son, who is now 10 months old, he also received a Little Giraffe blanket (this time from my former boss instead of his parents), however, I haven't really let him use it yet :) He sleeps with his Puppy blanket, that his sister picked out and is like her Bear Blankie. So far he isn't attached like she is!