I was given this blanket as a gift. Since I’m a blanket person myself (slept with my blankie all the way through college), I was super excited for Adelaide to have one of her own. What I like about this blanket is that it is tiny (14 in x 18 in), perfectly sized for a baby. I’m not concerned about leaving it with her either, because it’s fabrics are breathable.
I basically wanted to find her a “lovie,” so that she’d have something to take with her to the babysitter’s house. This was probably more for my comfort than hers at this point. Our Parents As Teachers Educator told me that research has shown children who have a lovie, handle new situations and transitions better. I’ve looked for the actual research or citation in regards to this, but I haven’t found it. However, I trust our PAT educator, I don’t think she’d make stuff up.
My daughter is only 4 months old, so this won’t be like Linus’s blanket yet. But, I did want it to at least smell like home. I snuggle with it while she nurses, so that it picks up my scent. I also buckle it in with her in the car seat since she’s not a fan of confinement. The truth is that I do not know if it provides comfort since she is only four months old, but using it makes me feel better. As she grows, I hope this will be something that she can snuggle with when she needs some reassurance.
This blanket comes in many colors. It is made of flannel on one side and satin on the other. If you order from the company, you can have it embroidered too. I think this is a great baby gift for someone.
With the Comfort Silkie on her way to the Babysitter's house for the first time.
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. This item was purchased by a friend and given to me as a gift.