Baby blankets are not just needed in your baby’s cot or bassinet. You will be using them on floors, in cars, prams and even at daycare. Some studies have shown that up to 70% of young children will develop powerful attachments to toys or blankets in western society.
This could be why parents and parents-to-be find themselves searching for the best baby blanket. Baby blankets become part of the family and a considerable part of your little one's journey through childhood. They are often passed down to younger siblings or cousins. You may even have memories of snuggling into your own childhood blankie.
We have researched and put together some of the best designer baby blankets to help you find the right one for your new baby.
Please Note: If there is a fabric that irritates your skin or causes an allergic reaction, please do not use it on your baby as a precaution.
So, What Makes a Good Baby Blanket?
We made you a list:
- Breathable fabric
- Washing machine safe
- Durable material
- Versatile design
- The softer, the better
- It folds up small for the nappy bag!
Blankets With Inspiring Prints
Oh, the picture opportunities will be endless! Bubnest has outdone themselves with this organic cot blanket range. Of course, these blankets are perfect for the floor, pram, car and other uses. They also make a lovely cot blanket with inspiring little quotes and simplistic picture designs.
We love that these blankets are produced using GOTS certified organic cotton grown without the use of toxic synthetic pesticides, herbicides or fertilisers.
Yes, these are machine washable blankets for your convenience.
Warning: You may want to buy the entire set once you click this link! https://bubnest.com.au/collections/cot-blankets/products/cot-blanket-reach-for-the-stars
Fine Detailed Diamond Knit, 100% Cotton Blankets
If you are looking for an affordable knitted blanket style with intricate details that won’t break the bank, this collection could be for you. Snuggle Hunny Kids has a lovely diamond knit range of baby blankets in a variety of colours, including this the hazelnut showcased above.
We like this blanket because it may look delicate, but it can be machine washed on a gentle cycle in cold water. We are also impressed with the earthy tones this blanket comes in.
Diamond Knit Blanket Earth Tones:
You can check out all these colours at Snuggle Huny Kids!
Seamless, Finely Knitted Pure Australian Merino Wool Blankets
These blankets are made of certified merino wool in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. So carefully produced, the final touches are done by hand, ensuring you get a top-quality product. Interknit Branberry is creating these designer baby blankets, and there are no shortcuts taken. Their website emphasises that their blankets will outlast the children they are bought for.
We have chosen to list this wool cot blanket range, not only for its top-quality Merino Wool reputation but because the design is seamless. Some children are very fussy about seams and if you end up with a “Princess and The Pea” situation, this blanket could be the one for you! We also love that it is reversible and comes in a versatile array of themed designs to suit any little personality.
Take a look at all the Interknit Branberry baby blankets here:
Layered and Textured Organic Crinkle Gauze Blankets
If you are looking for something, a little different, Susukoshi’s organic crinkle blanket collection could be of interest to you.
Assembled with 6 layers of organic cotton gauze, these unique blankets come in 4 cool pastel colours. Boasting excellent absorbency, these blankets are a perfect choice for snuggle blankies, newborn wraps, burping cloths, etc. The versatility and originality of this design make for a fun blanket choice!
You can check out this collection here:
Heirloom Style Blanket Designs
Heritage Blankets designs precious designer baby blankets that will melt your heart. We love that these blankets are hand-sewn by a small team of passionate ladies in the northern rivers of NSW. You can clearly see the care and love put into each blanket.
What we enjoy most about the Heritage Blanket designs is the classic look of handsewn lace trimming. They have a sense of history about them, and the colour and pattern options all follow a similar classic theme.
If you are looking for baby blankets that will become a keepsake or heirloom to be passed down, the buck stops here.
You can order one online: