Baby blankets are great to snuggle up your baby and keep them toasty warm. Baby blankets are ideal for when it’s time to put baby on the floor for tummy time or play time. A baby blanket is also good to have when feeding or to use as a receiving blanket. They can also come in handy at change time if you need to change baby on a bed or the floor and don’t have a change mat or towel. Blankets can also be useful when out in the pram or stroller to cover an older baby or toddler’s legs to keep them warm. Older kids might like to snuggle up in comfort with blankets on the couch at home or in the car and may feel secure when they do so.
Baby blankets come in a wide colour range with lots of cute patterns. The material of the blankets can vary within a brand collection from organic cotton to easily-washable synthetics. A fleece baby blanket or a fluffy baby blanket work well as baby winter blankets whereas light cotton blankets are more suitable when the weather is warm. Choosing the design of baby blankets depends on personal choice—a more classic style may feature a satin border or for customers who are looking for something to add texture to the nursery, a cable knit blanket or receiving blanket might be a good buy. If you are shopping for baby blankets online for delivery in Australia, we have a great range of newborn blankets in our collection.
Is it safe to cover baby with a blanket?
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends keeping a crib free of blankets, toys, pillows, and other items until baby is 12 months old. This is because these items can become a suffocation hazard and increase the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
It is very important to reduce the risk of overheating or suffocation. It is recommended that newborn babies or any infant under 12 months do not have any loose items in their cot or bassinet. This includes baby blankets and any other type of cover and soft toys as well as cushions and pillows. This is because a baby may get entangled in baby blankets and other items and does not have the motor skills to pull them off.
All-in-one suits and baby sleep sacks, especially organic cotton sleep sacks, are excellent items that can keep your baby warm if the weather is cold. These are recommended as the safer alternative to baby blankets for newborn babies.
When using a pram outdoors, do not cover the pram with a baby blanket or any type of cloth as sun protection as this may prevent air from circulating. Also, if using baby blankets or other bedding in a pram or stroller, make sure to keep an eye on your baby and never leave them unattended, even when they are sleeping.
Another factor to consider with baby safety and baby blankets is that the blanket is free of any embellishments. Baby blankets that feature ribbons or tassels as part of the design can present a choking hazard, so a blanket that is simple in style is the best choice. Size is also important as a large blanket may be overwhelming to a small child.
How do you keep baby warm if blankets aren’t allowed yet? Babies tend to sleep best when the temperature is cool and consistent. It would be best to keep the temperate between 20 and 23 degrees Celsius. To avoid drafts, position the crib in a location that isn’t in the direct path of air-conditioning or heating vents or situated too close to a window.
How to wash baby blankets?
Life with a baby or a toddler can be messy, so baby blankets need to be easily cleaned. As some baby blankets may take a while to dry because they are of a thicker quality, having more than one blanket on hand is also useful. A selection of baby blankets in different materials and patterns is ideal to add to your collection of baby items or to give someone as a gift.
When you have a young baby or toddler, you don’t want to be handwashing delicate items, so choosing a blanket that is machine washable will save you the hassle and time. Baby blankets that can be chucked in the machine and then hung out to line dry will be the most convenient. Different materials do have different care instructions, so make sure to check the care instructions so that you treat your baby blanket with the love it needs.
If you are looking for baby items, we have a great range available. Want something else to add to your cart along with the baby blankets? Look no further than our essential baby sets, baby wraps or baby bibs for more practical everyday items. We also have a range of baby gift ideas including adorable baby outfits, baby shoes and baby knitwear. Top those off with something from our collection of baby accessories.