No baby shopping list is complete without baby blankets. Baby blankets play a meaningful role in the early life of every baby. From serving as a cover for your little baby’s body to making them feel secure, the importance of baby blankets is undeniable.
Blankets are more than just pieces of cloth made to keep your baby warm and cozy. For some babies, blankets are extensions of you. Sometimes called “loveys,” blankets can give your baby a sense of security when you are not around. In the presence of another guardian, your baby’s lovey will remind them of your presence.
But your regular loose blanket is not the only kind of baby blanket that can fulfill these purposes. Another type of baby blanket is the wearable blanket, which means exactly as it sounds.
What is a wearable blanket?
Basically defined, a wearable blanket (also called a sleep sack) refers to a type of blanket that you wear instead of put on top of your body. A wearable blanket can be used in addition to a regular blanket. Or if you prefer, it can replace the latter all together.
A good wearable blanket will fit your baby’s little body loosely but comfortably. Your baby’s arms will go through the armholes, which add ventilation to the inside of the blanket.
Now that we have established what a wearable blanket is, you might be wondering why exactly your baby needs one if they already have a regular blanket. We are certain that your baby loves his baby blanket. But there are good reasons why you should also consider adding wearable blankets to your growing list of baby must haves.
5 Things to Love About Living Textiles Wearable Blankets
At Living Textiles, there are plenty of options to choose from. We have muslin jacquard blankets, chenille blankets, and even sherpa blankets. But aside from loose baby blankets, we also have wearable blankets in our baby product arsenal.
Here are the reasons why you and your baby will love them.
1. Made of premium material, Living Textiles wearable blankets are soft and breathable.
Our wearable blankets, just like many of our well-loved baby products, are made of 100% premium quality cotton. Cotton is non-toxic and hypoallergenic, ensuring that your baby’s skin will not get irritated even if they wear the blanket all night. It is safe even for the most delicate skin.
Cotton is also a lightweight and breathable material, resulting to a wearable baby blanket that allows air flow. Because of this, your baby can use their wearable blanket even during the warmer months and will not get soaked in sweat.
2. Living Textiles wearable blankets fit just right.
It is important to choose a wearable baby blanket that fits securely but comfortably. It should be the perfect fit for your little one. This means that the blanket should not be too loose that it gets undone in the middle of the night.
This also means that the right wearable blanket should not be too tight that it will restrict your baby’s movements. Living Textiles wearable baby blankets do not zip. Instead, they have four click-together buttons at each side, securing your baby but allowing them to move freely as well.
3. With Living Textiles wearable blankets, you don’t have to worry about missing blankets.
Have you ever experienced waking up in the middle of the night to a crying baby – who is crying because they feel cold? And then you wonder why, because you clearly remember tucking them into a cozy blanket at bedtime.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise, though, as it is really easy to get a loose blanket undone. With a wearable blanket, you won’t have to worry about a blanket getting loose. It will stay in place, from the time you put your baby to bed until the time they wake up.
4. Living Textiles wearable blankets keep your baby’s temperature at just the right level.
Consistent temperature is essential in helping your baby sleep through the night. We discussed how important it is to keep your baby warm as they sleep. But it is also important to keep your baby from getting overheated.
With a wearable baby blanket, it’s not hard to keep your baby’s temperature at the most ideal level. Because it has holes for the head and arms, air flows freely inside the blanket, allowing your baby to sleep peacefully. And a well-rested baby means a well-rested parent! It’s a win-win situation from all angles.
5. Finally, your baby will feel safe and secure in a Living Textiles wearable blanket.
Letting your baby use a Living Textiles wearable blanket will remind them of the safe and warm feeling of being inside the womb. Akin to being swaddled, being wrapped in a comfortable wearable blanket will help them feel secure and learn how to self-soothe.
A wearable blanket will help improve the quality of your baby’s sleep because it keeps them in a calming position. It prevents the Moro or startle reflex from happening. And more importantly, it will always remind them of your reassuring presence.
Wearable blankets are an important addition to any baby shopping list. It is comfortable and easy to wear, and it helps maintain your baby’s optimum temperature, improving their quality of sleep.
However, it is still very crucial to note that a wearable blanket – or any baby product for that matter – is no replacement for you and your supervision. Never leave your child unattended and always maintain a safe and secure environment inside and outside the home.
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