Receiving blankets are a common gift given to new parents. A typical receiving blanket is lightweight and is designed for wrapping a baby, though most parents use them in a number of ways. They also work well for layering or draping as a light cover to keep newborns warm. These blankets can serve many purposes including:
- Cover from the elements
- Nursing cover
- A clean surface for diaper changes
- Burp cloth
Their all-purpose uses make them the one item every new parent cannot live without. Personally I could never have enough. I always kept one or two near the playpen, in the bedroom, one in each of the diaper bags (because my husband and I each used our own) one in the car, a few that stayed at the grandparents’ for sleepovers; plus it’s always good to have extras for spit ups and messes. If you are looking for that perfect gift for a new mom-to-be then you will want to check out these cute blankets that received the best ratings of 2013 by other moms.
Adorable Girls Receiving Blankets
Thinking pink? These are some of the best rated girls blankets with adorable designs that will make your heart melt from cuteness overload.
Best Baby Boy Receiving Blankets
Here are some cute designs and prints in blankets for the little guys you’ll just go ga-ga over!
Gender Neutral Receiving Blankets
For the expectant parents that like to keep baby’s sex a surprise, these cute unisex blankets make great shower gifts.
Whether you are shopping for a shower gift for an expectant mom or just in need a good all-purpose blanket, these are some of the top sellers that had the best ratings for boys, girls, or unisex. I’ve even owned a few of these myself and haven’t been disappointed yet. If I had to choose my favorite I believe it would be the Aden blankets. What are your favorite receiving blankets?