Why do you need a cellular blanket for your baby? You may have heard of a cellular blanket but not know what exactly it is or why they are recommended or used. They often feature on lists of essential items for your newborn. The reason for this is that cellular Blankets are the safest type of baby blankets. They have been around for hundreds of years and are used in hospitals and recommended by midwives and healthcare professionals for newborn babies and beyond.
The cell like structure or little holes in a cellular blankets allow air to flow, meaning that even if your baby got their blanket over their face, they will be able to breathe. This is what makes them safe.
An additional benefit of the structure of these cotton blankets is that can work to keep babies cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
Mama Designs cellular blankets are 100% organic cotton and are now made in the UK. Our cellular blankets come in two sizes pram blankets / crib size (70cm x 90cm) and cot blankets 120x 100cm.
The good news is the cellular blankets aren’t just for newborns or little babies. You will use them for your toddler, you pre schooler and even beyond this. Lots of our lovely customers use their cellular blankets on their children’s beds, as their blanket for sofa snuggles, in the car…
So when would you use a cellular blanket?
Cellular blankets are ideal as a newborn blanket to be packed in a hospital or birth bag as your babies first blanket. You might want a pram size blanket for this purpose.
The pram or crib sized can also be used out and about in the pram on walks or on your baby in their car seat and for travelling home from hospital. You can also use the cot sized blanket for this and fold it over. We used both sizes from birth.
They can be used to swaddle your baby in the colder months (the larger cot sized is great for this). During the summer months you may want to swaddle in a large muslin.
Mama Designs cellular blankets are perfect at home for daytime naps on older babies (once they are passed the swaddling stage) and then you may choose to use a Babasac, multi tog baby sleeping bag for nightime.
These blankets are so versatile, they can be used for cuddles with your baby, to cover you both during feeds or any other time you might use a blanket. We often find our customers use the larger cot sized blankets on their children for years, having become their favourite blanket, they have them on their bed as an extra layer or for sofa snuggles! We love seeing these pics and hearing these stories!
Our cellular blankets are now all Organic cotton and are made in the UK, so not only are they free from chemicals and pesticides but you know that you are making a sustainable choice with an ethically made blanket for your baby. You can read more about organic cotton here.