It goes without saying that for most of us an extra blanket or layer has definitely come in handy lately. As crazy winter weather continues to plow on, keeping our little ones extra cozy is at the forefront of our minds. These organic blankets, for the smallest newborn up to toddler and preschool sized children, will keep your tot looking cool while keeping warm. So whether you are buying a blankie for the baby of your trend-obsessed BFF who insists on color-coordinated everything or your sister-in-law's baby-to-be (with gender TBA), we've found 6 handmade blankets from etsy that will definitely fit into everyone's style profile. In addition to using eco-friendly organic cotton, each of them has a little something extra as well, such as being hand-printed or using shop-exclusive graphics. And they're super soft, which is all that really matters to your tot anyway.
These machine-washable blankets bring bright pops of color to any nursery. NewMomDesigns owner Elvina designs and produces her own organic fabrics in vibrant, graphic prints (we also love the octopus!) and creates these cute blankets in baby or toddler sizes. Bright colors and busy prints will help to mask everyday stains, making these blankets perfect for mess-prone kids!
2. Taj and Me
Everyone loves a baby blanket with sweet little woodland creatures on it, but Taj and Me designer veers into some seriously stylish territory with her teal chevron blanket and her funky floral print cuddler. Even the sheep print has a little spunk that brings the blanket from cutesy to cheeky. Taj and Me uses organic cotton fabrics and backs them with a cush organic flannel.
3. Juniper Wilde
The designs on Juniper Wilde’s super versatile swaddling blankets are hand drawn and exclusively printed for the designer on GOTS certified organic cotton. Juniper Wilde’s popularity since the company’s start in 2010 has grown greatly, but designer and mom Nicole Vandentoorn keeps it local by hiring a local seamstress to help keep up with the demand. We especially adore the dreamy cloud design, available in multiple colors.
Luckypalmtree is another company with serious design cred: founder Kate Lee is a 15 year veteran of the NYC fashion industry, and her candy-colored blankets are as cozy as they are eye-catching. The organic cotton flannel swaddling and receiving blankets are printed with low-impact and non-toxic dyes and feature bold graphic prints (many of which are exclusively printed for the brand) from poppies to bunting to elephants.
There’s nothing more pure and sweet than a new baby, and this simple, cozy, and elegant baby blanket by MilliLee is a timeless example of maintaining that purity. Homeschooling mom Milli does all the sewing herself, making each piece seem like a keepsake or heirloom from a beloved relative. Made with USA-made organic milled fleece, the blanket will keep baby warm without overheating and is affordable enough to become a repeat baby gift for everyone you know who is expecting.
6. Oncle Hope
Oncle Hope’s handprinted baby blankets add a touch of whimsy to their basic background. Two moms with design pedigrees met when their children were in the same school class together: Oncle Hope is their homegrown collaboration. Their baby blankets feature simple yet eye catching prints, such as stars, kissing fish, and a tranquil little village scene. We want to get our hands on some of their onesies too.