Updated: May 15
After the birth of a baby, they are going to spend most of their time sleeping. Your baby getting adequate sleep during their first months after birth is crucial for proper growth and development. Therefore, you need to provide a calm and peaceful environment where your baby can sleep while giving proper attention to your baby's beddings especially the blankets.
Blankets are not a must-have baby nursery essential particularly when the climate is hot and humid, in this case, a bamboo swaddle or cotton quilt can do the trick. However, in a cold and chilly climate, you need to have safe baby blankets that are appropriate for the weather conditions.
There are some essential factors you need to take into consideration when choosing a baby blanket. With so much to consider in a blanket, we have put together some easy tips to serve as a guide and make the entire process easy and effortless.
The safety of your baby's blanket or any other bedding is a top factor you need to take into consideration. You need to ensure that any blanket you get does not have loose fringes, ribbons, and tassels. These features no doubt adds beauty to blankets but they are also potential hazards as they can tangle your baby or even cause greater harm.
Safety is also very important when choosing a swaddle. The best swaddle for a newborns sleep should not only be of the right size and prevent overheating, but also be constructed of fabric that is flexible enough to permit free movement of your baby's hip joints and legs while remaining intact to keep your baby safe and comfortable.
2. The Material:
The texture of the material used to make a baby's blanket needs to be gentle for your baby's mild skin while also providing them with sufficient warmth when it's sleep time.
Therefore, the material of the blanket is an important factor during a purchase. To ensure that your baby sleeps comfortably, the material of the blanket should be breathable by permitting air to flow through its surface. This allows for aeration to prevent your baby from overheating.
Also, it is crucial that the material of the blanket you buy suits the various seasons. A blanket should not be a one size fits all item. The best baby blankets for winter are constructed of materials with thicker yet breathable fabric, while baby blankets for warmer seasons are made out of a lighter fabric that does not generate too much heat or allow your baby to get cold.
Your baby needs to be comfortable at all times, most especially when he or she is sleeping. To ensure maximum comfort for your baby, you need to choose a blanket made out of organic materials that have been grown without insecticides, pesticides or any other harmful chemicals that could be harsh on your baby’s delicate and sensitive skin.
You can consider getting an organic bamboo baby blanket which is made out of bamboo known to be naturally hypoallergenic, antifungal, and antibacterial. An added bonus to this type of blankets is that they are soft, durable, and allow for proper airflow through its fabric.
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