Tips on Buying the Best Baby Blankets

Baby blankets range from ten-dollar cotton play mats to two hundred dollars for those made of minimink fur. They can be used to wrap up a baby for feeding or sleeping, to put down on a public changing table or as a baby's security blanket. Choosing the right one is very important because babies tend to grow extremely attached to their blankets and cry out for the comfort. It can be heartbreaking when a blanket disintegrates in the wash, or becomes ruined. Since there is such variety, it is a good idea to do some research first.

When shopping for a baby blanket, look carefully at the packaging to see the size and dimensions. Nothing is more disappointing than getting a night time baby coverlet home, only to find that it barely covers the infant. "Well it looks like I have another dust rag," you may think. Often, when you purchase cheap three-packs, you will find these are small and of poor-quality. However, these bargain bin blankets for newborns do come in handy for mopping up vomit, as burping cloths, change table blankets or sick baby mattress pads. Keeping a few of these handy will be extremely helpful for those little, messy emergencies.

Maybe you have come to the Internet in search of unique baby blankets gifts or to find special blankets to list on your baby shower gift registries. The "Teddy Toes Blanket" from GoBaby is less than twenty dollars but is absolutely adorable, with little bear feet and arms, stretching out in a light pink, light blue or red star shape and can swaddle a baby in five different ways for every circumstance.

If you are looking to spend a hundred dollars or so for luxury bedding and the ultimate in quality comfort, then check out the "Ultra Soft Baby Fur Blanket" from MiniMink, which will make that special infant feel as though he or she is sleeping on a baby seal. Do not worry, it is faux fur and it will last for ages! The "Green Little Beans" company offers unique, hand-knit blankets for eighty dollars.

In a lower price bracket, MFG's "Rosebud Blankie" is uniquely wrapped up in a decorative tin can for easy gift giving. The "Cuddle Bug Quillow Fleece Blanket Throws" are full-sized polyester infant blankets that come with sewn-in pockets to keep the baby's feet warm or to wrap the colorful patterned blankets up into a travel pillow.

If you're looking for the Rolls Royce of the baby blankets world, then you will want to buy the Dwell baby blanket, a classy cashmere swaddler, available in subtle shades of pink, blue, brown and green.

Little Giraffe, Pashima, Mairzey Dotes and Baby Bean Sprout are other noted baby blanket makers that you should definitely check out. While they may seem a little pricey, you will soon realize that buying one fifty dollar blanket that rejects all stains and survives years of constant washing machine tumbles is better than buying a new ten dollar blanket several times each year.