15 Best Receiving Blankets

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:

  • Swaddling
  • 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.

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3.9 out of 5 stars

These blankets by Lovable Friends are made of super soft 100% cotton fabric in 6 adorable designs. They measure 28″ x 28″ and are machine washable. They also come in a neat little travel case that is perfect for stashing in diaper bag or storage. Read reviews

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4.4 out of 5 stars

This super comfy blanket has a reversible feature with a 100% cotton fabric print on one side and soft velour on the reverse side. It measures 30” x 40” and is great for playtime or tucking underneath the crib/bassinet mattress for covering at nap time to keep baby warm and secure. Read reviews

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4.5 out of 5 stars

Gerber flannel blankets are made with 100% brushed cotton and measure 30” x 30”. I can honestly say from experience that these are very durable blankets that hold up well after repeated washes through the years. They are a great size for wrapping and I’ve also used them for tummy time on the floor and quick diaper changes. Read reviews

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4.6 out of 5 stars

Hudson Baby uses only 100% organic cotton to manufacture blankets that are soft to the touch and gentle against baby’s delicate skin. These blankets are a generous size measuring 40” x 40” and substantial enough making them ideal for covering baby in the stroller. Bound edges keep it lasting a long time without fraying or loose threads after washing. Read reviews

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5.0 out of 5 stars

Nothing screams cuteness quite like a baby in a hoodie. These hooded blankets by Luvable Friends are extra large and ideal for wrapping up a newborn to reduce losing heat through their head especially when caps don’t stay put. They’re made with the softest 100% cotton for a soft feel on baby’s skin. Read reviews

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!

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4.0 out of 5 stars

This 4 pack set comes in a variety of different styles and patterns from cute trucks and cars to modern polka dots and monkeys. The blankets are made with 100% flannel for softness and are easy to care for. I’ve had a set of these as well and they were of decent quality although strangely enough I had two that were a little stiffer than the other ones. Still I loved them and the cute patterns. Read reviews

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4.2 out of 5 stars

This receiving blanket is made of 100% cotton thermal material and measures 28” x 40”. The camouflage military print sports a very masculine look that dads will like carrying around. Read reviews

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4.4 out of 5 stars

Designed by Jill McDonald, these blankets are set in adorable prints and patterns that coordinate well with nursery themes. They are made with 100% cotton flannel making it a great blanket as a light cover or for swaddling. Read reviews

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4.4 out of 5 stars

These blankets are duo-sided with a satin finish on one side and a textured dot polyester side on the other. It’s a great blanket for playtime and lightweight. I received one of these for each of my kids and they love them. It’s my daughter’s favorite ‘blanky’. Read reviews

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4.9 out of 5 stars

Made with a super soft 100% cotton interlock fabric that stretches, these blanets are perfect for swaddling. There are 2 different color choices for boys to choose from with puppies or little bear. They also feature bound edges to give them a great long-lasting quality. Read reviews

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.

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4.4 out of 5 stars

This is a really cute blanket made of natural fabric with 100% organic cotton interlock. It is grown free of pesticides and manufactured without harsh chemicals. It features a sweet little teddy bear embroidered in the corner and set in a nice neutral mocha color. Read reviews

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4.5 out of 5 stars

Luvable Friends flannel blankets with satin trim have two patterned sides for a reversible blanket in stylish patterns. They are made of a good durable quality that is still gentle and soft against baby’s skin. They come tied with a ribbon making them perfect baby gift ideas. Read reviews

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4.5 out of 5 stars

These blankets are made of soft preshrunk cotton flannel trusted by hospitals and generously sized measuring 42”x42”. They are very durable for long-lasting use through the years and great for multiple purposes. Read reviews

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4.6 out of 5 stars

This blanket is made with a soft velour side in a rich gender-neutral brown with ABC print on the reverse. It is very soft and cozy for babies made with great quality. Read reviews

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4.8 out of 5 stars

Made with 100% cotton muslin, these blankets are very soft and breathable to avoid overheating. I owned a few of these and they were awesome. They get softer after each wash! They’re also a great size for receiving blankets measuring 44” x 44”.  Read reviews

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?

Comments

  1. This is a great idea as a baby gift especially as a blanket you can keep in the car for when unexpected cold weather hits and you need something to keep little ones warm.

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