A cellular blanket or cellular baby blanket is a blanket with thousands of tiny holes in it, often made of cotton and used in maternity hospitals and for babies.
Why use a cellular blanket?
The holes in a cellular blanket allow airflow, making them safe for babies to use (as demonstrated in the picture featuring Taiwanese blogger Bai’s beautiful baby). Translation is “I am here!” . The cell like structure allows air to be trapped and can be used all year round.
Cellular blankets have been used for hundreds of years.
When should I use a cellular blanket?
Cellular blankets can be used for your baby in a moses basket or crib, a cot or out and about in a pram. They can be used for swaddling in the winter (in the summer or warmer weather it is best to swaddle with something lighter like a muslin swaddle). You can read more about swaddling here.
Cellular blankets are often bought as a gift for a newborn or expecting parents.