People love buying anything soft for a newborn baby – clothes, stuffed animals, blankets – and having a baby in the dead of winter in the midst of record-breaking snowstorms certainly made me appreciate all the warm, snuggly gifts. I don’t think a day went by in the month of February where I wasn’t using at least two baby blankets at a time: one wrapped around Gianna and the other wrapped around me! While the spring and summer months have brought us beautiful weather as well as some record-breaking temperatures, Gianna still loves cuddling in her thick, plush blankets; the more snuggly the better. Right now she has two favorites: her Luv My Woobie blanket and her Little Giraffe blanket. They both have silky, satin edges that are always in her mouth. That’s why snuggly, silky baby blankets are #7 on my list of newborn neccessities.
Gianna has the Brooklyn infant blanket from Luv My Woobie – a 36×29″ chocolate brown and pink flowered blanket. The patterned front is made of cotton and the back is a pale pink paisley chenille with a small velcro pocket perfect for storing a pacifier. The whole blanket is framed in a fuschia satin trim – Gianna’s favorite part. She’s at the age where everything has started to go in her mouth, and her Woobie is no exception. She loves to suck on the satin edges. Even at 5-months, Gianna can be wrapped in this large blanket. Recently, I’ve been using it to keep her warm in the air conditioning while she’s nursing. We take the Woobie with us wherever we go, though Luv My Woobie sells smaller, travel size blankets better suited for this purpose as well. The Woobie infant blankets can be purchased at Luv My Woobie’s site and prices start at $64.00. Enter code JUL15 at checkout and receive 15% off .
When the Woobie is in the wash, Gianna also has the soft, snuggly Little Giraffe blanket to keep her warm (it also has the satin edges to put in her mouth). She has a pale yellow Luxe blanket - a 29×35″ blanket made with Luxe fabric with a shiny, satin trim. She loves snuggling with it and I love that it has kept is plushness even after several washes. I also think it’s fun that several celebrity babies carry a Little Giraffe like Gianna’s, including Suri Cruise. Little Giraffe blankets can be purchased at high-end retailers such as Nordstrom’s or from a variety of boutiques and online stores with prices starting at about $50.