I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for nice baby blankets – which is why you see a lot of them around here. Especially handmade ones. I mean, what’s more sweet than wrapping your little newborn up in a soft bundle that’s one-of-a-kind, too?
For lightweight baby blankets, I always find myself turning to tried and true favorites like aden + anais so I’m psyched to share a new source for lightweight, handmade baby blankets with a completely different look and feel from anything I’ve personally found. Designed more like a flat sheet than a thick blanket and made with three layers of organic cotton, these, handmade baby blankets from Naaya by Moonlight are available in four sweet and simple animal prints.
What a cool baby shower gift idea that the parents are sure not to get 16 of. Especially because they come packaged in a cute little drawstring pouch perfect for gift-giving (and for the gift-wrapping challenged like myself).
Each lightweight blanket features a hand-block printed center fabric with sheer cotton layers on both sides. I haven’t washed mine a thousand times yet, but I’m guessing the smart design prevents those adorable purple owls or pink elephants or blue whales from fading to little amorphous blobs of color over time.
I think they’re great for layering or for cool autumn days when a quilt or flannel blanket might be a little much. Although they do make pretty lovely handmade baby quilts too for when the weather starts to turn..
Of course all the designs are on the spendy because they’re all totally handmade in India from a high-quality organic cotton. But I can admit it; it’s always nice to have someone stop you on the street, look in your stroller, and say, “wow, where did you get that cool blanket?”
Find these lovely handmade organic baby blankets, quilts and more at the Naaya By Moonlight web shop.
By Esther Bedding + Blankets, Burps + Bibs September 26, 2014