Baby blanket sizes

 Baby blanket sizes

As a rule, young parents strive to give their children the best. In preparation for the birth of the baby, they make repairs, carefully choose a stroller, cot, highchair and much more. In a word, they do everything to make the crumbs comfortable and cozy.

A healthy full sleep - one of the most important components of the regime of the child in the first years of life. He needs a baby to grow and develop harmoniously, to be active and to make new discoveries every day. The quality of a child’s sleep is influenced by many factors ranging from room temperature to the correct mattress and bedding.

Why is it important to choose the right size?

One of the components that should be given special attention is the correct choice of blankets.

It must meet the following requirements:

  • high thermal conductivity (quickly warm the child's body, but do not overheat it, ensuring the correct heat transfer);
  • “Breathe”, this term refers to the ability of the blanket to pass air;
  • release moisture away from the child’s body (hygroscopicity);
  • hypoallergenic properties.

It is important that the product is easy to wash, not being deformed in the process (after all, children's clothes have to be washed very often), it dries quickly and does not require additional care.

It is very important to choose the size of the blanket for the baby, which will be convenient to use not only the child, but also his mother. An unnecessarily large blanket can be heavy for the baby’s tender body, take up a lot of space in the crib, restrict movement. Too small option may also not be quite convenient. It will be difficult to completely cover the baby, reliably blocking the access of cold air, In addition, the child can unfold at the slightest movement. Below are the recommendations of experts in choosing a baby blanket.

Standard sizes

Manufacturers of bedding try to adhere to certain standards in determining the size of products. These numerical parameters are optimal, in terms of convenience and practicality, during operation. As a rule, the sizes of blankets correspond to the standards of manufactured bed linen.

The following is a table of bedding sizes:

Common designation

Sheet size, cm

Duvet cover dimensions, cm

Pillowcase sizes, cm






50x70, 70x70






50x70, 60x60, 70x70





50x70, 70x70






50x70, 70x70







For newborns





35x45, 40x60

It can be noted that the standard does not imply a large variety of sizes of baby bedding, however, the choice of options presented on the shelves of stores is much larger. When choosing bedding it is very important to pay attention to the fact that the size of the duvet cover matches the size of the blanket as closely as possible. If the duvet cover is too large, the blanket will constantly get off. Moreover, using a blanket that is not appropriate for the size of the duvet cover can be life-threatening.The baby may become entangled in such a duvet cover and get scared or even suffocate.

On the market you can find children's sets, which immediately include not only bed linen, but also a blanket. The choice of this option is the most simple, since it guarantees full compliance with the sizes. However, it should be remembered that bedding for a child requires frequent washing, so you still have to pick up an extra set to replace.

A good way out will be to purchase a quality blanket of a convenient size, and to sew a set of bed linen to order or independently. This will avoid problems finding the right size. And with self-tailoring, you can also get significant savings. Young parents can often have a desire to choose first of all beautiful bedding, and only then pick up a blanket suitable for him. However, experts recommend to pay more attention to the choice of a convenient and practical blanket.

Blanket on the statement

Today, manufacturers offer a huge number of options for blankets and envelopes for discharge from the maternity hospital.As a rule, the main aspect when parents choose such an accessory is its design. However, usually beautiful envelopes are quite expensive and impractical.

You can replace them with a regular blanket. Nurses in the maternity hospital will certainly help to beautifully swaddle the child, and in the future you can use this accessory for a walk in the stroller. In this case, it is better to purchase a square version with dimensions of 90x90 or 100x100 cm. Moreover, such a blanket will later serve as a comfortable warm mat for laying out the baby when he starts learning to crawl.

When choosing the type and thickness of the product, it is necessary to take into account the season and weather conditions, which account for the solemn event and the first 3-4 months of life of the baby. Small children grow up fairly quickly, so you should not look for an expensive exclusive option, it will be enough to choose the right size and quality filler.

Moreover, a blanket envelope can be sewn with your own hands. And what could be better than things made with love for a baby? How to do this is described in detail in the next video.

How to choose a crib by age children?

A blanket in the crib should provide the baby with maximum comfort during day and night sleep. Incorrectly chosen blanket can cause anxiety to the child. The internal size of a standard crib for a newborn is 120x60 cm; therefore, choosing a blanket, experts recommend focusing on these characteristics.

If the child often turns over in his sleep, then it is better to choose a blanket a little more than the width of the bed. This reserve allows you to tuck it under the mattress and eliminate the possibility that the baby may involuntarily reveal itself in a dream, and the mother will not worry that the baby will freeze. For restless children who do not sleep well and often wake up, experts often recommend arranging a cozy cocoon from a blanket, tucking it from three sides. This may require larger bedding.

Table of recommended sizes of blankets, depending on the age of the child and used the bed.

Age of child

Bed size, cm


blanket size, cm

Cot for a newborn

0-3 years



100x118, 100x120,100x135,

100x140, 100x150

110x125, 110x140


Children's bed

3-5 years






Teenage bed

5 years and older




140x200, 150x200

These recommendations are approximate, based on average data. The boundaries of the age framework may vary slightly depending on the height and weight of the child. As can be seen from the table, the bed sizes for a child over 5 years old correspond to the size of an ordinary single bed. Accordingly, starting from about this age, for the child can be considered a variant of the usual one-and-a-half quilt.

Which filler is better?

Natural fillers

In order to provide the child with the greatest comfort during sleep, it is important to choose the right filler for a baby blanket. The type of filler determines the heat-saving properties and affects the price. Traditional natural fillers are breathable, allowing the body to breathe. However, when choosing an option for a child, it should be borne in mind that such a filler is a favorable environment for the reproduction of the tick and may cause allergies.

There are many varieties of natural fillers:

  • Downy. In such blankets, natural down (goose, duck, swan) is used as a filler.These products are very warm and at the same time light, which is especially important for kids. Downy bedding perfectly tolerates washing and retains its shape;
  • Woolen. Natural wool has long been used for the production of blankets. In this case, the product can be either woven from wool, or quilted, with a filler made of wool. The latter type is perhaps the warmest and is recommended for use during the cold season. For warmer weather, it is better to choose a wool blend (wool with cotton). Separately, it is necessary to provide blankets with a filler of camel wool, which has a warming effect. The child’s own thermoregulation system is poorly developed and finally formed by three years, so it is important not to overheat the child;
  • Biking. Blanket made of organic cotton. Ideal for warm summer weather. Well passes air, takes away moisture. Easy to wash and dry quickly;
  • Fleece. Thin and light fleece blanket is convenient to use for walking. This material has a sufficiently low hygroscopicity and does not allow air, therefore it is not recommended to use it for sleeping in a baby cot.However, such a blanket is indispensable as an additional protection against cold in the wheelchair, especially in windy or frosty weather. And the small weight and compact dimensions allow you to always carry it in a children's bag in case of a cold snap;
  • Bamboo. Bamboo fiber has sufficient characteristics for strength and elasticity, so it is used only in a mixture with artificial fiber. Although consumer quality, products with the addition of bamboo are classified as natural. They have excellent hygroscopicity and are very comfortable to use. However, it must be remembered that bamboo blankets are not very warm and take this fact into account when choosing such a blanket for a child;
  • Silk. Blankets filled with silkworm fiber have very high consumer qualities. Under such a blanket it is warm in winter and not hot in summer, it is breathable, does not absorb moisture. It does not start ticks. Its only drawback, in addition to the high price, is that such a blanket cannot be washed. Therefore, given the high cost, among the range of children's bed linen silk quilts are quite rare;
  • Cotton. This type of blanket in recent years is practically not used, because it has a number of significant drawbacks. A product filled with cotton wool is too heavy for a small child. In addition, cotton wool quickly accumulates moisture and dries slowly, which contributes to the formation of an environment conducive to the growth of mold and mites. Experts categorically do not recommend the use of cotton blankets for children.

Synthetic fillers

Modern synthetic fillers also have excellent consumer qualities. Unlike natural, they do not reproduce dust mites, so products with such fillers are especially recommended for children prone to allergies, as well as children suffering from bronchial asthma. In addition, bedding with artificial fillers are much cheaper. Given that children grow very quickly and the period of use of the blanket is not so great, the price plays a significant role in choosing. Consider all kinds of more:

  • Sintepon. Synthetic filler of the old generation. Bad breathable, not allowing the body to "breathe."Products made of synthetic winterizer quickly lose their shape during operation, especially after washing. The only advantage of this filler is low cost. If there is an opportunity to refuse such an option, then it is better to make a choice in favor of more modern fillers.
  • Holofiber. The filler of the new generation. Possesses excellent consumer qualities, easy and soft, perfectly keeps heat. Products made from holofiber keep their shape well even after numerous washes. Given the not very high price for products from holofiber, such a blanket is one of the most optimal options for children.
  • Swansdown. Artificial filler, which by its properties imitates natural down, but is devoid of the disadvantages inherent in natural fillers. It is also an excellent choice for use in the children's bedroom.

How thick is the blanket to choose?

When choosing the thickness of the filler, it is necessary to take into account not only its heat-saving properties. It is also recommended to pay attention to such a characteristic as the ratio of thickness and size.

A too-thick blanket of a small size is unlikely to be comfortable to use.In this case, it is better to choose a product with a smaller amount of filler, or even a woven version with no filler at all. The degree of heat is determined not so much by the thickness of the filler as by its composition and quality. For example, even a thin blanket of camel hair will be much warmer than a thick bamboo one.

Summarizing, we can conclude that the choice of a baby blanket is an important point that should be given increased attention. However, following the recommendations of specialists, it is not difficult to choose such bedding that will ensure a comfortable sleep and proper development of the child in one of the most important periods of his life and make the baby and mother happy for a long time.

Information provided for reference purposes. For construction issues, always consult a specialist.

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