15 Newborn Baby Blankets Reviewed

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So, you’re looking for the best baby blanket for your little one, and you’re having issues with some questions. What material should you pick? Should it be acrylic, wool, cotton, or something else? What’s the best size? Don’t worry; we’ll figure it all out together, that’s why we’re here.

We all know babies need special blankets to keep them warm, safe, and comfy and help them fall asleep faster. Therefore, getting a baby blanket is never easy. So many blankets and baby sleep sacks flood the market, and deciding which one to go with can be quite tricky.

We’ve sought to make your job a bit easier by creating a list of fifteen of what we think are the best, most breathable, most comfortable and softest blankets out there.

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Very soft
Wonder Miracle Blanket

0-24 monthsCheck Price


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Value pack
Luvable Friends Blanket

0-12 monthsCheck Price


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Safe and breathable
aden + anais Swaddle Blanket

0-24 monthsCheck Price


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Durable
Little Giraffe Luxe Stroller Blanket

0-24 monthsCheck Price


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Poly microfiber thread
Little Giraffe Luxe Birdsong Baby Blanket

0-24 monthsCheck Price


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All-purpose
Large Premium Knit Swaddle by Copper Pearl

0-36 monthsCheck Price


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Double-layered
BORITAR Super Soft Minky

0-24 monthsCheck Price


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Organic cotton
Touched by Nature Organic Cotton Blanket

0-24 monthsCheck Price


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Cute design
Rosie Pope

0-24 monthsCheck Price


Small Product image of Towin Baby Arrow Minky

Great as a gift
Towin Baby Arrow Minky

0-36 monthsCheck Price


Small Product image of aden + anais Silky Soft Dream Blanket

Comfortable
aden + anais Silky Soft Dream Blanket

0-36 monthsCheck Price


Small Product image of Hudson Baby with Sherpa Backing

A variety of design choices
Hudson Baby with Sherpa Backing

0-24 monthsCheck Price


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Satin patch
Barefoot Dreams

0-24 monthsCheck Price


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Affordable
Simple Joys by Carter's Baby Girls

0-24 monthsCheck Price


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Cute prints and colors
Simple Joys by Carter's Baby Boys

0-24 monthsCheck Price

Wonder Miracle Blanket

When it comes to softness, it doesn’t get much better than the first item on our list, the amazing baby blanket from Wonder Miracle. It is one of the softest baby blankets that you could buy right now, and we simply could not ignore it for this list. But the appeal of this blanket goes beyond the softness. 

Another thing to love about it is the wide range of colors available. There’s a total of ten different color options to choose from, so it is not difficult to find one that will fit your (and your baby’s) taste.  Especially because the color choices vary widely from deep, bright, and vibrant colors, to more pastel and softer colors. Use this blanket on colder nights, since the fabric is quite thick.

Benefits:

  • Very soft
  • Ten color choices

Luvable Friends Blanket

At the other end of the thickness spectrum, we have these adorable receiving blankets from Luvable Friends. If you’re preparing for the arrival of your baby, it’s a good idea to get a good set of receiving blankets because you will use these for a wide variety of purposes. 

So, we thought we’d look for a set that gives you all the receiving blankets you need in one pack, and that’s precisely what this does. With seven sheets in the same box, you won’t have to worry about this particular type of blanket again. Especially if your carrying your pack n play crib, you can tuck these in.

These are made of cotton flannel, making them very soft and extremely lightweight. At 30×30 inches, they are also relatively small, so they may not do that well when it comes to swaddling.

Benefits:

  • Breathable and soft
  • Machine-washable
  • Value pack

aden + anais Swaddle Blanket

Here at Funtastic Toy, we like to imagine that most of our beloved readers come to us for some unique and unusual products that may not be found on other lists. However, sometimes, we have to go with the obvious picks because they are simply that good. When it comes to this item, that’s precisely what happened. 

You’d be hard-pressed to find a list of best baby blankets that doesn’t contain the Classic Swaddle blanket from aden + anais. And this blanket is so famous for a few good reasons, but mostly for its versatility and durability. Although there are many great blankets out there, a number of parents swear by these muslin blankets, saying that they are the best on the market.

Benefits:

  • Safe and breathable
  • Versatile
  • Large

Little Giraffe Luxe Stroller Blanket

This high-quality blanket is so soft that your baby is going to feel as if they are floating enveloped in a cloud. The premium material this blanket is made of is 100% poly microfiber. It is gentle and buttery soft on your baby’s sensitive skin. It is also made to last, and will most certainly stand the test of time.

Measuring at 29 x 35 inches, the Luxe Stroller is perfectly sized. It can cover the area of a crib, car seat, or stroller easily, so it will fit perfectly no matter where you decide to put it. If you want your baby to have comfy naps and you also like a touch of luxury and elegance in your home, this is an easy pick.

Benefits:

  • Extremely soft
  • Elegant
  • Durable

Little Giraffe Luxe Birdsong Baby Blanket

As you might have gathered from the previous item on the list, also made by Little Giraffe, they are a company who pride themselves in creating the most exclusive, modern, luxurious baby products available on the market today. They have established a name for themselves as a top-of-the-line baby blanket and newborn essentials company. 

All of their products contain only the softest, highest quality textiles, which helps calm and soothe your baby for restful and comfortable sleep. They find their fabrics worldwide and settle for nothing less than their immaculate standards. This also means that their products are quite a bit pricier than the competition, and whether that price difference is justified is entirely up to you.

Benefits:

  • Poly microfiber thread
  • Made in the USA

Large Premium Knit Swaddle by Copper Pearl

Get ready for this, because we have uncovered the newest obsession among young moms, in the form of the Copper Pearl Swaddle. It’s easy to see why this product has exploded onto the market with such power. As soon as you’ve laid your eyes on it, it becomes evident that this is a high-quality product. It has one of the most gorgeous floral patterns in any blanket, and it is very soft and comfy. 

The fabric is stretchy and lightweight, yet made from the most premium, softest fabric, and it is formed into a huge blanket, perfect for wrapping up your little burrito. Because of the size, there’s a lot of versatility in this blanket, so it can be used as a playmat or a blanket for baby’s stroller.

Benefits:

  • All-purpose
  • Large
  • Gorgeous design

BORITAR Super Soft Minky

Another great option, especially if you’re a fan of blankets that offer custom sizes, comes from Boritar, and it is called simply the Baby Blanket. The double-layered polyester blanket comes with differently textured sides, meaning that the side that is intended to touch your baby’s skin has soft dots all over, making it extra comfy and soothing. There’s a wide variety of patterns in terms of style, targeting both boys and girls. 

What’s unique about this particular blanket is that you can order it in different sizes, the two options being 30 x 40, and 50 x 60 inches. A lot of parents get both sizes immediately, which is what we would recommend as well because that way, you can avoid needing to order one when your child grows out of the smaller version.

Benefits:

  • Two sizes
  • Double-layered
  • Textured

Touched by Nature Organic Cotton Blanket

This company offers baby products that are made from 100% organic cotton, of superb quality. Their Organic Cotton Blanket is another example of their approach, and it is terrific. Ideal as a car seat cover, or for tummy time or swaddling, with a generous size of 40×40 inches. Your baby will stay warm and safe on cold nights thanks to the premium fabric. 

One reason you will like this blanket is that it is perfectly safe to wash using a washing machine, there’s no risk of shrinkage or loss of quality, no matter how many times you wash it. Touched by Nature has a strict rule about not using any harsh or toxic chemicals in their products, including synthetic fertilizers or pesticides ever touching the cotton itself.

Benefits:

  • Organic cotton
  • Super soft
  • Machine washable

Rosie Pope

These blankets are great for swaddling your newborn. Many parents report that this is their child’s favorite blanket, even though we’re not quite sure how they know that, we believe them. Parent’s intuition, probably, or the fact that babies cry less when they are swaddled comfortably in one of these. Whatever the case, these are very popular, and it’s easy to see why. 

They are quite soft and comfy, with enough elasticity for your little one to wiggle around a bit, but they are stiff enough, so you never have to worry about them shaking out of it and putting themselves in an unsafe situation. The prints are adorable, and maybe one of the main selling points of these blankets.

Benefits:

  • Cute design
  • Multiple uses

Towin Baby Arrow Minky

A cute and light blanket with a beautiful and subtle pattern that provides plenty of warmth despite its lightness comes from Towin Baby in the form of their Arrow Minky. It has multiple color options, our favorite being the white with grey arrows on one side and a lovely shade of grey on the inside, but the combinations include colors like deep blue or striking red. It’s perfect if you’re looking to buy it as a present since it comes gift-wrapped. 

The size is not too big, only 30×30 inches, meaning it will do fine in the first couple of months, but not much longer than that. The blanket is made from polyester, and according to the manufacturer, the fabric will not fade or shed over time.

Benefits:

  • Great as a gift
  • Double layered

aden + anais Silky Soft Dream Blanket

We mentioned earlier that aden + anais makes one of the most popular swaddle blankets for babies, and now they’ve come up with a larger version for toddlers as well. We all know that toddlers still love an excellent blankie even if they are not babies anymore, and they often take the blanket with them everywhere and treat it as a friend. 

This blanket is once again a massive hit from this company, with a super cozy and soft fabric; it is the perfect companion for any toddler. The material is durable muslin, which weirdly seems to get softer the more you wash it. One thing to keep in mind is that the Dream Blanket is quite a bit thicker than the Classic Swaddle blanket – four times, in fact.

Benefits:

  • Comfortable
  • Large and versatile

Hudson Baby with Sherpa Backing

Just when you started to think that this fantastic brand wasn’t going to find its place on this list, here they are, with another great product. Hudson Baby makes some of the best baby products out there, baby blankets included, so it would be a huge mistake not to put at least one of their products on this list. 

The best thing about this plush blanket is that it comes in a wide variety of cute and exciting designs, twelve of them in total for you to choose from. That means you can fit them perfectly with the theme and colors of your baby’s nursery, or be a bit selfish about it and pick the one you like best; it’s not like your little one is going to notice.

Benefits:

  • Good size
  • A variety of design choices
  • Easy care

Barefoot Dreams

Probably one of the softest blankets you’ll ever come across comes from a company called Barefoot Dreams. The blanket is large, making it perfect for swaddling, but other uses like a mat for tummy time as well. The bamboo fiber is quite dense, and that’s what makes the blanket so soft. There’s a satin patch that draws attention and will probably make your baby curious about it as well. 

The thickness poses no issues when it comes to washing this blanket with any other laundry, so you can pop it in the washing machine and the dryer with no reservations. It’s quite a unique little blanket for your 1-year-old baby boy or girl.

Benefits:

  • Soft and thick
  • Satin patch

Simple Joys by Carter's Baby Girls

We are all well aware that babies are messy creatures, so it’s a good idea to have quite a few baby blankets on hand at all times. If you want to achieve this without breaking the bank, you’ll want to go with an affordable set of sheets that can still provide an excellent level of quality where you don’t feel like your compromising much. 

One of the most comfortable blankets on the market comes from Carter’s, and it’s named Simple Joys. They are very comfortable and have a premium feel even for those on a tighter budget. This is a set of seven blankets for girls, and as any experienced parent will tell you, it will come in handy to have that many early on.

Benefits:

  • Very breathable cotton flannel
  • Affordable

Simple Joys by Carter's Baby Boys

Rounding off our list is the same product as the one just above, only this one is explicitly aimed at baby boys. Naturally, all of the things that we mentioned about the company and the product itself still apply here, only the colors and patterns are a bit different to suit little boys more. 

As mentioned before, these blankets offer incredible value, and we’d go as far as to say that they are unbeatable in terms of value for money. You will sacrifice very little for a considerable price dip compared to many other products in this category, so we think that this blanket is something you can expect a lot from. The only issue with these blankets is probably the small size as they measure at only 30×30 inches.

Benefits:

  • Cute prints and colors
  • Versatile

How to Choose a Good Infant Blanket?

Ideally, for the first few weeks and months of their life, your kid is going to be sleeping quite a lot, especially if you use good baby sleep aids. That’s why picking the right blanket for them is critical, not only in terms of their comfort, but also their security. Each family is different and every baby has a different set of needs, but there are some things that most people agree are important to keep in mind as you select your first baby blanket.

Probably the most important factor and the thing you should always consider is that blankets which come in contact with your baby’s skin should always be made of gentle and breathable materials, to allow your little one to sleep comfortably. If you’re not sure whether a blanket is breathable, a simple test you can do is to hold it up next to a fan – if you can feel a breeze, the blanket lets air through, meaning it should be fine. 

If you’re ordering online and can’t do the test before actually getting your hands on the blanket, look at what other parents are saying. Cotton is usually a safe bet when it comes to breathability, so if you’re not sure which way to go, cotton is a good choice.

Criteria We Used

Safety

You already know that safety is an absolutely essential factor here at Funtastic Toy, whatever it is that we may be reviewing, and there was no difference this time. It could in fact be said that we took extra care of safety this time due to the fact that baby blankets can be quite dangerous if they are not breathable enough or are handled improperly. 

We’ve selected blankets with the highest safety ranks across the board, actively avoiding those that have ribbons, fringes or tassels as it is easy for babies to get tangled up in those. When your baby gets a bit older, this becomes less of an issue, so you can start experimenting some more later on.

Size

Size is another criterion which is more important when it comes to blankets compared to some other baby products. You’ll want a blanket that will keep your baby warm, while remaining small enough for them to handle without being overwhelmed. We’ve provided a wide selection for you to choose from, so decide based on your baby’s age, height and weight.

FAQ

Are baby blankets dangerous?

If you’re not careful about the way you use the blanket with regards to the age of your child, baby blankets can be dangerous. For newborns and babies under twelve months of age, it is not recommended to use blankets to cover them at night, due to an increased risk of suffocation. 

Instead, it is best to keep the room at a temperature that is comfortable for your baby – somewhere around seventy to seventy-two degrees Fahrenheit – and put on their onesie, baby pajamas or other nighttime clothing. It is also important not to overdress your baby, and make sure that any fabrics you’re using are breathable and soft, ideally cotton.

How many blankets do I really need?

There isn’t an exact answer to this question, and it mostly comes down to your personal situation and preferences, regarding how much you plan to use a blanket, how often you plan to wash them and what kind of weather you expect in your area. 

One thing to note is that most parents are surprised at how quickly you can go through something like receiving and swaddling blankets, so you’ll need at least seven or eight of each.

Conclusion

Caring for your baby is a lot of work and a lot of careful preparation. A huge part of that is choosing the best products for them, and even though that may sound like the easy part, it is often not the case. There are so many different materials, shapes and sizes of something as seemingly simple as baby blankets that you can get paralyzed by the amount of options. 

We’ve worked hard to give you our recommendations in a comprehensive list, as well as our ideas on what to pay attention to when taking your pick, so hopefully this article will make your quest easier.

Author: Stan Marsh
Author: Stan Marsh

Hi all, I’m a toy reviewer, a father, programmer and an occasional sketch artist from Washington D.C where i live with my wife and wonderful 4-year-old daughter. Although i have a bachelor’s degree in Child’s Psychology, i didn’t pursue a career in that direction. Nonetheless, the experience and knowledge i gathered during my studies helped my tremendously with life challenges.

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