My Favorite Blankie

There are a lot of options when it comes to the perfect baby blanket for your child.  As both a mother and owner of a specialty baby boutique I have become quite the “expert” on the topic.  Here are my top four favorites…and here’s why…

1.  Aden & Anais This brand deserves all the hype it receives.  The simple patterns on super soft muslin make for the perfect swaddle.  The lightweight muslin also permits air to circulate around the baby’s body, while still providing comfort and warmth without the worry that the baby may overheat in moderate weather. Cotton muslin is also a workhorse fabric. The wrap is woven from a natural fiber that stands up to repeated washings and only becoming softer — and better — with age.

2.  Little Giraffe This brand touts itself as luxurious, and I would most definitely agree.  One snuggle with one of these blankets and you will be hooked and so will your little one.  My favorite in the collection is the Luxe blanket.

3.  Swaddle Designs These swaddle blankets come in the MOST adorable patterns, made of cotton flannel.  The perfect square for easy swaddling they even come with simple swaddle instructions.

4.  Margery Ellen If you don’t have the time or the skill to knit your baby a home made blanket, then look no further than Margery Ellen.  Her hand knit blankets in perfect color combos are soft and sweet.  These fly off the shelves and make a wonderful baby gift.

Have a favorite baby blanket? Tell us about it by commenting on this post.


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    Angel Dear wins hands down! I’ve given each of my kids an animal blanky when they were born and each of them still love them more than any other toy. The cute faces and soft fabric make Angel Dear blanies favorite bed time buddies, and the collection also includes matching toddler sized pillows (highly recommended) and larger blankets for keeping warm. Plus, there are so many design options, you are bound to find one that matches any decor. Makes a perfect baby gift too!

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    Baby Dior. We received it at the baby shower. Of course, it is extremely soft twill like cotton and it only has a little lace and a mommy and baby bunny embroidered in the corner. It was my favorite one from jump streeet so, I feel so special our baby Bella picked it as her fave to drag around everywhere! =) we are over a year and half and still going strong w/it. We have not been able to find it anywhere but online so, here’s to never losing it!

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    The Aden & Anais are the best! Especially the new organic ones. I also love the luxe blankets by Baby Jar ( We carried them at my old store and always sold out. I have one for my son and it looks as good as it did when it was new 2 years ago! The bright colors really help avoid that grimy look that tends to happen after years with the Little Giraffe pastel blankets. Great post!

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    I would have to agree with your choice of Aden and Anais. Very lightweight! I used to swaddle my baby with this and they made a very snug swaddle! You’d love their wearable blankets too!

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    I love the Little Giraffe! look so warm and cute! I guess it is also very smooth! My baby will be happy with that on for sure! thank for sharing to everyone!

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    The last time I bought baby blankets was more than a year ago. Amber Hagen is a fave! It might be a little more expensive but I love their organic bamboo material! They also have the cotton cashmere blanket too!

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    My favorite blankets are Bearington Bear. The silky soft blanket is so similar to Little Giraffes’ chenille baby blanket that it is a natural for gift giving and it is a fraction of the price. This 29 by 36 inch blanket is so soft and at we embroider it with up to two free names. Available in pink, blue or cream for an elegant baby gift.Roz Stuzin [email protected]

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    I am big fan of Aden and Anais because I love how soft and breathable the products are especially if you have a baby that is like a little heater. I do have to say though I love all the great new soft synthetics coming out. They are just so yummy and great to use during the day for snuggling. I ordered one from a website called The offer several made in the USA options and you can get a custom monogram. When I got the blanket I realized they put the monogram on first before sewing the blanket. The monogram only shows on one side. It seems to be totally custom made, but somehow ships the same day! Has anyone heard of this?

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    We were given a bunch of blankets for my baby shower – and my mum bought me a Choofie baby blanket – WOW!! It was so soft – and classy. It’s the most upscale baby item I received. I want a big one for me!!!

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