Snuggly cuddles: 11 special baby blankets

 There’s nothing better than afternoon naps cuddling your special blanket.

When it comes to picking a blanket for baby it’s important to think about it’s size. A cot blanket will still be used when baby moves to a toddler bed or for story-time snuggles on the couch. And the smaller sized bassinet blankets are perfect for throwing over baby’s legs in the stroller or car seat, long after they’ve bid the bassinet good-bye.

Here are a selection of our favourite baby blankets from here and abroad.

Kip & Co merino pom pom blanket

Kip & Co Merino Pom Pom Blanket

Kip And Co’s Merino wool blanket ($249) is incredibly soft with sweet pom poms adding an extra detail. A perfect size for the cot or just cuddling up on the couch. If you’re in the market for a different colour, it also comes in a pretty peachy pink and rusty marmalade.

Appi Studio Lion knitted baby blanket

Appi Studio lion knitted baby blanket

The warm lion knitted blanket ($195) from Appi Studio really makes us smile. A perfect size for babies through to younger kids, it’s great for the car, stroller, bassinet or cot. Hand knitted from wool and acrylic keeps it a lovely and soft.

Ferm Living little half moon blanket

Ferm Living little half moon blanket

Ferm Living’s knitted little half moon blanket ($99) is made of cotton and the jacquard knit inverts the colours, so each side looks different. A versatile blanket that can be used for many months of the year, style it with matching accessories from the half moon collection.

The Knit Studio merino personalised blankets

The Knit Studio Merino personalised blankets

Create your own unique Merino wool personalised blanket ($150). The quality blankets from The Knit Studio are a fun idea and make a great personalised gift. Plus you can choose from a huge selection of different colour combos.

Tiny Cottons love blanket

Tiny Cottons love blanket

Wrap bub up in love with a knit blanket from Tiny Cottons ($119.95), A not-too-thick blanket that’s perfect for snuggling all day long, or place on the floor for some comfy tummy time!

Donna Wilson bear mini blanket

Donna Wilson bear mini blanket

A lovely soft blanket for your little grizzly bear, the Donna Wilson lambswool mini bear blanket (£68) is not only super cute but just the right size for on-the-go warmth in prams, bassinets and car seats. Reasonable international shipping too.

Indus Design baby blankets

Indus Design baby blankets

The sweet Indus Design baby blankets ($70) are made from the softest cotton, have a neutral colour palette and come in a large range of cute unisex designs, making them a perfect baby shower gift

Wee Gallery counting sheep blanket

Wee Gallery counting sheep blanket

Made from the finest Australian Merino wool, Wee Gallery’s luxury baby blankets ($207.95) showcase imagery that relates to that thing new parents miss most … sleep! Three styles to choose from – counting sheep, forty winks and catching ZZZ’s!

Fine Little Day gran woven blanket

Fine Little Day gran woven blanket

Soft, thin and just lovely, the jacquard woven Gran blanket ($110) from Fine Little Day is made in Sweden from organic brushed cotton to keep little snoozers warm without overheating – and it’s reversible too.

Donna Wilson house mini blanket

Donna Wilson Mini House blanket

There’s no place like home. Donna Wilson always produces the most wonderful fun designs which makes her collections rather special and a bit unique. These lovely soft knitted mini house blankets (£68) are made from pure lambswool, perfect for baby’s delicate newborn skin. Choose from oatmeal and navy, pink and grey and green and red.

Huxbaby knitted bear blanket

Huxbaby knitted bear blanket

Luxuriously thick, this knitted Huxbaby bear blanket ($99) provides warmth and comfort and it’s the perfect size for stroller walks and afternoon nap times.