Baby blankets remain and a popular choice. How could they not? They provide so much to a growing infant, from practical benefits like warmth, to a familiar object to provide a real sense of security. They also look adorable. But with a range of blankets on offer, how does the new parent make the best decision on getting the best baby blanket?
Well, the first thing to realise is that the aspiring parent is looking for a cotton blanket. There are many good reasons for this, but the first being that it is a very comforting material. It is soft to the touch and feels nice and whilst it will keep a little one warm, it is highly breathable. This means that the little one won’t get too hot or too sweaty and this is critically important when it comes to comfort. It also takes a little bit of pressure off the parents.
However, perhaps the most important factor is that it is hypoallergenic. This means that it doesn’t hold spores or pollen, or give bacterial a place to grow and thus, no material which is likely to cause any allergy related problems can live or grow in the blanket. This is great, because it means that the blanket will stay cleaner and not smell so bad, but it’s particularly important as babies have weak immune systems and a hypoallergenic blanket will make their first few months a little bit easier.
Cotton is a great material, but like with anything, the quality matters. Some cotton is better than others and when it comes to caring for little ones, most parents opt for the best. The top end of cotton when it comes to baby blankets is cashmere, which is particularly soft, particularly lightweight and particularly breathable. One of the great advantages of cashmere is that it is particularly breathable, this means that it can be used well in the winter as it will certainly keep a baby warm, but it is also usable in the summer because it won’t let too much heat build-up.