C is a blanket baby. He has snuggled with the same blanket since the day he was born and absolutely will not sleep without it. It’s cute and annoying at the same time. God forbid this thing has to go in the washing machine and isn’t dry by the time he needs to take a nap; it’s like World War 3 broke out. I’ve tried tricking him with other blue blankets with no avail. So for that reason, I am going to leave out C’s feelings for the blanket in order to make things a little more fair.
Muslin is the “in” thing nowadays. GentleGiants Co. was nice enough to send us their muslin blanket to test out. Cutting straight to the chase the blanket is huge, fairly thin, white, but reasonably priced for the type of blanket it is.
The blanket is huge! It stretched out to almost 4ftx4ft. This makes it very versatile but not very transportable. I typically carry C’s blanket in my backpack diaper bag when we are out, and found that this blanket, even rolled up or folded, took up over 1/2 of the bag. At home, it was great… on the go, not so much.
The blanket is advertised as being 4-layers thick, but I have to say it does not seem that way at all. It is very, very thin and I was able to separate the fabric into 2 separate layers, not 4. I expected a little more thickness out of the blanket, but it would definitely be good for covering up while breastfeeding, covering a carseat or stroller or as a “safe” area while non-mobile babies during tummy-time.
I wasn’t impressed with the color. Now don’t get me wrong, the elephants are adorable and I love the unisex-ish colors and their cute little patterned ears but I don’t think white was a wise choice. I also, however, despise everything white when it comes to the kiddos, so take my opinion on the color lightly.
Price wise you’re looking at $24.99, over $30.00 with standard shipping. Compared to other muslin blankets I found that this is the median price for this size of a patterned muslin blanket.
The blanket itself is of good quality. After a washing, the edges stayed in tact and there are no holes or tears in the blanket. I was quite impressed due to how thin the fabric is. Oh, and it gets even softer after each washing.
I would rate a 4 out of 5 stars. I was expecting something a little thicker, and I would change the white to something that would conceal stains a little more.
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