(Closed) Baby blankets

posted 4 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

kb7:  How old is the baby/has the baby been born yet? It’s not recommended for there to be any blankets in the crib until the baby is at least a year old (some say 6 months but it’s not your baby so I’d err on the side of older). It’s a suffocation hazard.

If you want the baby to be able to crawl on it, I think a standard rug size would be good, like 4×6.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Just took a look at my sons. The handmade blanket we used the most is about 40in x 40in. It’s a good size for using it on the ground, and it can grow with the baby. The smaller ones were only good for when he was really little… I have some that are 24in square. We used those ones too, but not often.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I make them for my baby and other peoples baby’s and I like to do a yard and 1/2 then I half that size for car seat blankets! The yard and 1/2 is perfect for so many things; play, floor time, swaddling, crib…

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

kb7:  Right, they sleep in zippered sleep sacks or something similar. Blankets in a baby’s crib are a risk for SIDS.

Still, blankets are great for snuggling and playing on, so a homemade blanket is still a lovely gift!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

kb7:  Infants tend to sleep in swaddles (40×40 is a great size for that actually), sleep sacks, or footed onesies 🙂

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

The ones we sell are 39×40 and 31.5 x 38.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

kb7:  I think the size you have in mind is perfect!  I made quilts of around 48×48 for my nieces and nephew when they were born, and I plan to make a similar size for my own baby.  When they were little, they just played on the quilts (they can’t sleep with blankets because of the risk of suffocation).  Now, at 2, 4, and 6, they love snuggling under them…and even the 6-year-old is nowhere near outgrowing her quilt! 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

I always buy 1 yard of fabric for a baby blanket, and !.5 yards for toddlers and throws.  2yards for adults.  

There is no wrong size, unless it is ridiculously small or large. LOL

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

kb7:  hmmmm yeah its not a perfect square but just have gotten feedback over the years that mom’s liked tha size best. I sell them on etsy and finished they come out about 321/2 by 421/2. I get cotton fabric and light weight fleece for the back.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

kb7:  I’m actually making a blanket that is flannel on one side and chenille on the other right now 🙂 I’m making mine 42×36. It is more to use as a receiving blanket. I’ve made my to-be son 5 so far, and they’re all made from 1 or 1.5 yard pieces of fabric. I bought him swaddling blankets, so these are his receiving/car seat blankets mostly! 

 

Also, if you’re interested… pick your plum has a great deal on minke fabric today! 5.99/yard from 17.99/yard!

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 4 months ago by  MadameHibou.
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Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Gorse Hill, Surrey, UK

I just crochet my first ever blanket for my friends baby due in October. It was about 1m x 1m in the end

She sent me a photo of it once she got it in the mail

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