When it comes to buying the best baby blankets, of course you want to find one that will comfort and soothe your little one the most. There’s nothing more precious than a sleeping, snuggly little baby wrapped up in a cozy blanket. And you may not realize it, but there are many different baby blanket categories out there. There are swaddling blankets, wearable blankets, sleep sacks, security blankets, quilted blankets, milestone blankets and the list goes on. It can be overwhelming. But we’ve gone and selected the best from all categories. And we have options for every single budget—from ultra-affordable to luxury, keepsake blankets.
No matter how many baby blankets you may have, one thing is certain: moms could always use more. They also make a perfect baby shower gift because they’re thoughtful and practical. Some blankets you’ll have forever—even into adulthood—as a special item to pass down to your children’s children. And then some are meant to be more utilitarian. Whatever particular style you’re looking for, we’ve found the best of every category.
Below, see our picks for the coziest, comfiest, snuggliest baby blankets.
Best Swaddle Blankets
A “swaddle blanket” is a blanket that is meant to snugly wrap your baby so they feel soothed and secure. Swaddle blankets are some of the most popular style of baby blankets, and the practice of swaddling babies has been used for centuries. With over 2.6K reviews and a 5-star average rating, these muslin swaddle blankets come in a set of 4 and three different print/color options. Said one happy customer, “These blankets have a tiny bit of stretch to them, so it’s easy to get a cozy and tight swaddle around my little one.”
This darling swaddle blanket from Loulou Lollipop has a really unique llama print, and its extra-breathable muslin material makes it perfect for swaddling, burping or as a stroller cover.
This swaddle blanket set comes in a pack of 2, and the superhero print is perfect for all the tiny future wonder women in your life.
Best Multi-Purpose Blanket
This reversible blanket tops our list for the best “multi-purpose” blanket. At just under 3 square feet, it’s perfect for swaddling, nursing, learning to crawl on or sleeping with when they get a bit older. It’s also eco-conscious and made from 100% organic cotton.
Best Wearable Blankets
Maybe you thought Burt’s Bees only made lip balm, but they actually have a really fantastic line of organic baby clothes. With 6.3K reviews and a 5-star average rating, this wearable blanket is a #1 bestseller on Amazon. It comes in 11 pattern options, and it’s a great pick if you buy exclusively organic products and don’t want any synthetic fabrics.
This baby sleeping sack comes in 19 different color options, and its plush fabric is cozy and perfect for wintertime. Says one happy reviewer, “I highly recommend this sleep sack, especially for the cold months. The price is beyond amazing.”
Sometimes Baby needs a little *extra* soothing, and for that, there’s the Snuggy Buddy. This wearable blanket is made with a plush bead-filled butterfly and has the same soothing qualities for your LO as a weighted blanket has for adults. But since regular weighted blankets are extremely dangerous for babies (read: never use one on your BB), this lightly weighted, wearable lovey is specially designed with little bodies in mind. The Snuggy Buddy is winner of the Gold Mom’s Choice Award and is made with breathable, soft muslin for year-round comfort. Plus, snaps on the shoulders and zips on both sides allow for easy on/off and an adjustable fit.
Note that the Snuggy Buddy is designed for babies who are at least 6 months old, 16 pounds, and are able to push up and sit. If you have any questions or concerns, we recommend consulting with your pediatrician before use.
Best Budget Blanket
At just $12 for 7 blankets, this bundle gets our pick for best budget buy. This is a great set for stocking up on extra blankets, and it comes in over 26 different style/pattern options. Said one satisfied customer, “These designs are so cute, and the price for a pack of 7 is quite a deal! Highly recommend, would buy again.”
Best Security Blankets
Security blankets are typically smaller and travel-friendly since they are meant to be carried around. Also sometimes referred to as “loveys,” they’ll often have a plush stuffed animal attached at the top. This pack of 2 blankets (you’ll get the fox and the owl) is billed as a “boys’ security blanket,” but it’s equally perfect for any baby girl.
This plush, ultra comfy security blanket will be your little one’s new best friend. Along with the gray elephant, there are featured animals such as the duck, fox, and unicorn.
Start ‘em young on their fruits and veggies! This adorable avocado security blanket is super unique and a fun alternative to your typical bunny rabbit or teddy bear baby gifts.
Best Luxury Blankets
Barefoot Dreams makes extra-plush, luxurious blankets and this Bambi blanket makes the perfect gift for any Disney lovers.
The price of any blanket, baby blanket or otherwise, has to do with the fabric quality. This gorgeous cashmere baby blanket is chic, timeless and a beautiful choice if you’re looking for a very special keepsake item. It’s monogrammable too for a little extra personalization.
Best Milestone Blanket
“Milestone blankets” have been gaining popularity recently, and they’re a great photo backdrop and an easy way to track your little one’s growth. This one that says “Love you to the moon and back” makes a very thoughtful baby shower gift.
This milestone blanket from PipsyShop is personalizable, making it extra special for your little oen. The Eucalyptus design is adorable and big enough to watch your baby grow!
Best Personalized Blanket
This charming Winne the Pooh blanket from Pottery Barn Kids comes with the option to add the child’s name or initials at the bottom, making it a lovely personalized gift.
Baby quilts can be a bit pricier since the fabric is more substantial, and so they make a great keepsake gift. This elephant crib quilt is unique, but still neutral enough to work in most nurseries.
Best Outdoor Blanket
This outdoor blanket is waterproof, and so it’s ideal for trips to the park or while on a picnic. And it makes an especially great gift these days when people are following safety protocol and spending more time outside.
Best Toddler Blanket
Once in their big-kid bed, get your tot a cozy blanket they’ll actually keep forever (with little chance of it disintegrating). ChappyWrap was founded by a mother-daughter duo in New England and feature heirloom-quality blankets made in Germany. That means this durable blankie won’t just survive years of snuggles, it’ll keep your kiddo toasty, too. In addition to this reversible star motif, you can get the midi blankets —the perfect size for toddlers —in a handful of other patterns.
Best Weighted Toddler Blanket
First, let’s preface this by saying it’s best to consult with a pediatrician before tucking in your child with a weighted blanket — if your child is too young or the blanket is too heavy, it can actually be dangerous. But once given the a-okay and a weight recommendation by the doc, the Sivio Kids Weighted Blanket is a fantastic option. In addition to coming in 18 adorable prints like dinos, unicorns, and zoo animals, you can also choose from four different weights from 3-10 pounds. Filled with nontoxic glass beads, this is a comforting sensory blankie not just for sleeping, but for sitting and reading or watching TV, too.