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I bought a Taggie blanket for all of my grandchildren and find that some of them became very attached to them whilst others were not that bothered.
Taggie blankets are lovely fleecy blankets which have beautiful tags of ribbon in loops all around the edges. You can buy small comfort ones too. The patterns on the fleecy are all different. We have a really bright orange one with polka dots on for one grandchild and a more sedate blue one with clouds on for another... they do vary so there is usually something for all tastes.
The loops of ribbon have different patterns and textures on them. It gives babies something to explore and feel so helps to develop their sense of touch.
These taggies are lovely. Two of my grandchildren adore theirs and have to have them with them at night time and snuggle underneath them. They became attached almost immediately and like to stroke the ribbons and feel them. My other grandchildren have never shown any interest in them. They will use them as a blanket but don't see them as being any more special than the other blankets they have.
I do think it depends upon the baby you have as to whether they will be attached to it or not.
In terms of quality they are very good, they wash well and are very soft even after being in the washing machine a few times. I think they are a lovely idea, nice and bright and a bit different too.
We received a lot of lovely gifts when my daughter was born two years ago and one of my favourite items was this Taggie fleece blanket. I love blankets myself and am always wrapped up in one on the couch and so loved the fact that I could carry my little girl around all wrapped up in a pretty blanket too. Also, given the fact that she was born in winter time the fleece blanket was a great item to carry with us and very versatile as we used it to cover her in the car, in her pram and also in the house and out and about.
I wish I had been the smart mind who came up with the Taggies idea. I find that whenever you give a toy to a baby they are more interested in the tag than the actual toy itself so some wise soul actually harnessed this idea and turned it into a vast array of products all with little tags on them that resemble a manufacturers tag. Each of the tags is brightly coloured with different patterns on it and made out of a shiny silky fabric. I found when my daughter was little it was these little tags that really attracted her attention and she loved to feel them between her fingers and pull them/chew them etc.
This blanket is a lovely light pastel pink colour with lots of white hearts and the word hugs written on it. It is amazingly soft as it is made out of fleece and keeps my little girl, and me for when I come for a snuggle underneath it, incredibly warm.
There are 24 little taggies all spaced out around the edge of the blanket and they are all different colours, bright and very eye catching. The blanket is a big square and measures 18" by 18". These generally retail in the £15 region and you can find them in John Lewis, nice baby stores or online.
I had heard about Taggie blankets from others but to be honest they didn't sound that appealing to me, i thought well what's the big deal it's just a little blanket! But my son received one for christmas and it's actually really lovely.
The Taggie Blanket itself is all soft and fleecey on one side just as you would expect a blanket to be, then there is a colourful pattern on the opposite side - my son's has pictures of brightly coloured cars, and the blanket has little colourful tags all the way round.
I've found that the blanket actually has very many uses. First of all my sons loves rubbing his face into something soft when he gets tired, which before he had his taggie was usually the sofa or a pillow. But now he will hold this blanket to his face and rub with this instead which seems to be very soothing for him. For when my baby is more wide awake, the colourful pictures on the reverse side catch his attention and he seems to really enjoy looking at them. The tags themself are useful at helping teach my baby to grab his blanket, he is only 5 months old so he can't grab onto things very well just yet, but because the tags are so small he can finger them quite easily and bring his blanket up towards him.
I have actually been really pleased with this little blanket, such a simple but perfect desgin. You can even get them personalised, my son has his name stitched onto his which will make it a nice thing to keep when he grows up. You can buy them for £14.99 on Amazon but i've seen them even cheaper on Ebay and i think that's where my sons grandma had a lady stitch his name on for him.
The Taggie Blanket is definetely a much appreciated gift.
My daughter was given a Taggie when she was 3 months old. I wasn't sure what the purpose of this blanket was. It had lots of little tags sticking around the edges. I thought it was a little odd to be honest. As if she didn't have enough blankets! It turns out that Taggies are a different range of blankets made just for babies and toddlers in lots of different colours and sizes to be a sort of comfort blanket. It says that the Taggies help to difine motor skills but I really cannot see how this blanket can be said to be stimulating and defining motor skills. The tags on the edge can be grabbed but that is all. Taggies are suitable from birth but I would recommend starting with a smaller one for newborns as the big ones are quite large.
The little tags around the edges were all different colours and very soft. The blanket itself was very soft too and I discovered it was made from 100% polyester. My daughter was given the biggest Taggie available which measured at 145cm x 45cm. The bigger the Taggie, the more tags there are on the edges. Taggies have a design on one side and then a solid pastel colour on the other so are reversible.
These are machine washable and I did wash it a few times as my daughter got milk on it and it washed up nicely and still looked new. It didn't bobble or anything like that.
It is a nice warm blanket and snuggly but definately no more snuggly and warm than a normal fleece blanket.
Having had a look around at Taggies, I found that the big ones cost up to £17 which I think is an awful lot for a blanket. Especially when my daughter just tossed it aside in favour of a fleecier Noddy blanket when she reached 7 months old. She was never particularly fond of the blanket and was more than happy to be without it. She has never been a comfort needing sort of child. I know alot of children love these blankets and sometimes take to chewing or sucking the tags for comfort but my daughter just never did so for us, it was a bit of a waste.
I wouldn't really recommend getting this if you are just wanting a blanket as they are so expensive. I don't really like the idea of comfort blankets but if your child likes them then it is definately a nice idea.
I have rated this as one star as my daughter just wasn't interested in it so the rating is purely based on our experience.
Taggies are lovely blankets that come in a wide range of colours, specially made for babies and toddlers. My daughter received one as a gift and we can't go anywhere without it, it is the perfect comfort.
A good question is what makes taggies different, well they have soft tags attached around the edge in different patterns and colours. I personally think this makes them slightly unique compared to your standard blanket from Mothercare.
The blankets are made out of 100% polyester, which makes them very soft and well suited to young skin. My main priority with blankets and clothing is the ease of washing, I don't want something that needs to be dry cleaned or hand washed, as to be honest I don't have the time to do that, especially when my little one manages to get dirt over everything! I bought an extra taggie to alternate with my daughter's gift, when washing it, I just throw it in the washing machine and I find that they wash well, the colour hasn't faded and they are still as good as new.
Taggies come in different sizes - the small blanket is 11 inches by 11 and has 20 tags attached, whereas the large is 17 inches by 17 and has 24 tags on, when my bubba was little, I found the large one a nice size to put over her and keep her warm.
I think they are a little expensive for what they essentially are but they do make a lovely present and I don't know what I would do without our trusty blanket. I found our second blanket in a little baby boutique near to where I live costing about £15 but I believe they can be bought online and Amazon stocks them.
Taggies are gorgeous blankets made for babies and young children to use as a comfort blanket. My sons have them and wouldn't go to bed without theirs. They make beautiful gifts that anyone would be pleased to receive.
Taggies are made from 100% polyester and are extremely soft which is what attracts little ones to them. That and the lovely silky tags attached to it. As you can imagine they can be put in the washing machine, a must when it belongs to one of my sons who always seem to be coming down with something! They wash well and haven't faded or got bobbles on it and mine have been washed most weeks.
Taggie blankets come in lots of different colours and shades suitable for boys or girls. You can get the pastel colours or the bright colours. We opted for the bright colours. I was concerned the pastel colour may fade over time. Thankfully as they do lots of styles and colours I was able to get two different ones for the boys so they wouldn't be any fighting! The blanket has soft silky tags around the edge of it which are different colours and patterns but it all ties into the style of your particular blanket. My youngest son loves to suck the tags on his.
Taggie has different sizes of blanket the large is 17 inches by 17 inches and has 24 tags on it and the small is 11 inches by 11 inches with 20 tags on it. As well as the blanket they have a range of other products out soft animals, balls, small take along triangles to attach to prams and car seats, rattles and more all which have the trade mark tags on. They all make lovely presents for any taggie fan.
Value for money? Well they are a little expensive but for me they are well worth the money. My sons love their blanket and love the tags that are on them. They wouldn't go to bed without them. They are widely available so I'm sure you will be able to find a shop near you that stocks them. If not there is a wide range of taggie products on Amazon.
When I had my first baby, I quickly discovered how they find the most interesting part of any toy to be the label!
So when my 2nd baby was born I bought a Big Taggie. It's a big piece of thick fleece matrial about 17 inches by 17 inches. There are lots of different patterns so you can buy them suitable for girls, boys or in neutral tones. All around the edge of the fleece are little labels most of which are about an inch thick. There are 6 labels per side, so 24 in total.
Each label is made of ribbon and has a different pattern, texture or colour. Babies are just fascinated by the tags and will mess with them for ages, just rubbing them between their fingers and examining them. It's also lovely as a comfort blanket and very snuggly just to tuck over your newborn baby.
The fleece is machine washable and can be tumble dried. It's perfectly safe to leave in your baby's cot and mine will often fall asleep whilst messing with the tags.
I think we paid around £15 for our taggie, which is quite expensive, but we are now using it with our 3rd child (who loves it!), so I feel we've got our money's worth.
This would make a great newborn gift as it's a great idea and something a little bit different that babies will love.
This is a great multifunctional blanket!
I was given this as a gift from another mum who said that tags are very popular with babies for both sucking and playing with.
When my baby was a newborn we used this as a pram blanket and for floor time when visiting relatives and unable to take the playgym. It was a lovely warm blanket due to it being fleece and was easily washed when it got dirty.
As my baby got older he loved to suck and chew the tags on the blanket. It soon became his comfort blanket and would go everywhere with him it was that popular.
One thing I loved about it was that it did the job of keeping my baby warm and occupied but it also looked nice and funky. They have so many patterns available so there should be something for everyone. If you do not require a large taggie they also do smaller ones.
It also comes in handy when going to the supermarket as it can keep the seat warm and cover the trolly handle.
I now always buy this as a gift whenever a friend or relative has a baby.
My 9 month old daughter never took to having a dummy,and instead decided to copy her 10 year old sister in sucking her 2 fingers,they both like to rub a label whilst doing this when they get tired,so after spotting these fab looking blankets i new i had to get them one.
The blanket its self is made from fleecey material and come in a range of colours and patterns,i purchased the starry night taggie as it has a great bedtime theme with stars and moons,you can buy taggies in different sizes and i went for the larger size which measures 18"x18"(45cmx45cm)
each blanket comes with different pattered ribbons/labels stitched around the edges of the blanket.
I purchased my taggie from ebay for £15.99 (buy it now price),and although this does seem quite expensive they are worth every penny,you can buy smaller blankets and also taggies to hang on your babys buggy.
WHAT I THOUGHT
I think that taggies are a great way to comfort and help your baby to relax at bed/naptime,they are made really well and you have no worrys that the ribbon/labels will fall off as there so well made,there are a lot of "fake"taggies being sold so i would always look for the taggies logo before purchasing one,i just wish i had brought one for my eldest child when she was younger as this would have made a great blanket to pass down through the children,and would make a nice gift for a newborn baby
my little girl was given a big taggie as a christening gift, its excellent.
the fleece is so soft is lovely and a great pattern too ours is big pink and yellow flowers.the ribbons around the edges are all different sizes, patterns, textures its great. ours gets used for all sorts,teething,snuggle blanket, dollys blanket and numerous other things depending on how my little one wants to use it.
I think the price for one of these is a bit high really but the quality of them is really good so it kind of balances out really well.
Theres no chance of the ribbons coming off or been loose so im happy for my little one to chew away on it and play till shes ready to give up and be a big girl.
Defiantly a good buy for a little one as its multipurpose so deff worth the price and will last ages.you may want to buy 2 though as they need going in the wash every few days if your little one is anythin like mine
When I had my first baby I had spotted these interesting looking comfort blankets, from what I could see there were a square of soft fleecy material which had colourful label tags sewn along each side. They did seem quite interesting as I had heard from friends that most babies seem to love label tag but the price really put me off.
They seemed to me to be incredibly expensive, this large size costing about £17 and the smaller about £12. I simply wasn't going to pay that much much for one so instead I purchased a much cheaper comfort blanket without the tags. She became attached to this and seemed more than happy with the choice I had made, so I took the viewpoint that the taggie blankets were vastly overpriced and just targeting first time mums who want to buy the best option for their babies.
When my second daughter was born, I did actually receive a taggie blanket as a present and I was quite curious about whether my little bundle would take to it....... she did! After only a few weeks she seemed to become really soothed by the taggie blanket, she little fingers curled around the tags and stroked the soft fleecy material. As the weeks passed, she bacam more and more attached to it, and most of the time just passing it to her in her cot would soothe her cries and send her off to sleep.
I really can't praise these blankets highly enough, they have become completely indispensible and 18 months down the line, it is still her favourite thing and is cuddled every night as she goes to sleep.
The only downside for me, is the price. With my other daughter I had unfortunately fallen into the tricky postion of only having one of her type of blanket, it has been cuddled and loved so much that it now resembles a rag and is completely irresplaceable. I was trying to avoid this with my second daughter and therefore when I realised she was becoming attached to her taggie I quickly went and bought another one, so I could rotate them in the wash and avoid the nightmare of losing one. She has lost one however and therefore I have spend quite a considerable amount of money on what is quite a simple product.
They also don't stay quite as soft and fluffy as you would like for all that long. After a few washes they do start to bobble and can began to feel a little rough. You can know buy a super soft version however I believe that these are even more pricey.
So all in all, I truly believe that the taggie blanket has been hugely instrumental in soothing my gorgeous little bubba and although they do cost a lot of pennies, I think that they are worth it!
This lovable, soothing fleece partner is large enough to keep baby or toddler covered and warm.