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When I researched bedding before my daughter was born, I was well decided on using Grobags from day one (you can see my review on those - I love them!) but of course I didn't realise that most newborns are actually too small for Grobags, and it wasn't until she was around 3 months old taht we could begin to use them with her.
She was born in June, so we didn't need huge layers of blankets, we just wanted something light to give her a covering and that would be safe if she did manage to kick it over her face. We also wanted the reassurance that if it did go cold (well, it is the UK after all!) that we could layer up two or more of these and it would still be safe and breathable.
So cellular blankets were a natural choice as they have small holes in the genera design which means air is free flowing, so even if the blanket is over the baby's face, they can stil safely breathe (although I was always so paranoid about that anyway!). The material is cosy and soft without being too heavy, so perfect for a summer blanket and also layered up gices plenty of warmth. These blankets are a good size so we were able to swaddle our newborn in them easily and double up one blanket, instead of using two on chillier nights.
The colours are pretty and simple - we started with cream ones as we didn't know the gender of our baby and then couldn't resist pink once a girl came out!
The blankets wash really well, our daughter is almost two and putting a blanket on at bedtime is something she asks for as part of her routine. The colour on the pink ones has faded slightly and the blankets have lost their shape a little, but for two years of constant use at such a reasonable price, I have to say that is good going in my book!