Time flies when you have a baby – they grow and change so much in their first year. Before you know it they're walking and talking. Blink and that tiny bundle that you first held in your arms will be all grown up. If you'd like to keep track of the key age milestones as your baby grows, baby milestone blankets are the perfect photo accessory.
Baby milestone blankets are a popular way to keep track of a baby's age. Blankets are a great way to create adorable Instagrammable photos. The blankets include numbers and some form of marker such as a ring to commemorate the weeks and months as they pass. Some milestone blankets also come with milestone cards to track memorable moments such as sitting up, first steps, first tooth and more.
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There are loads of designs available, from glittery unicorns to ultra-modern neutral tones. You can even personalise most designs for a truly unique item. These make a perfect keepsake for when they are older. This blanket will be used time and time again as your baby grows up. Baby milestone blankets also make a perfect gift for a baby shower or christening.
Here's a few of our favourite baby milestone blankets
Baby Airplane Monthly Milestone Blanket
This 47” x 40” blanket's made with a hundred per cent organic fleece. We love this airplane blanket which includes an aviator cap and picture frames. This will make the perfect prop for a mini photoshoot.
Safari Animal Milestone Blanket
This animal milestone blanket is bright, vibrant and colourful. This blanket features a premium no-fade print and can be machine washed. This quick-drying fleece blanket can be personalised with your child's name. The blanket has printing on one side. The blanket can be purchased in an array of sizes from 30" x 40" to 60" x 80".
Personalised Starry Sky Baby Milestone Blanket
Also available in baby blue with metallic silver, and sugar pink with gold metallic moon and stars – this baby milestone blanket is simply gorgeous. For an extra £4 you get a natural beech wood untreated 7cm wide teething ring and a 4cm wooden star (not suitable for teething) which you can use to mark the milestones. This blanket can also be personalised.
Unicorn Baby Milestone Blanket
Frame your little princess (or prince) with a unicorn, stars, flowers, and rainbows! Made from soft flannel and with a colourful design, your little one will surely love it too.
Owl Otter Personalised Milestone Blanket
This beautiful baby milestone blanket can be personalised with your choice of name and colour to capture those special early years. If you are buying for a baby shower, or the name hasn't been confirmed, then personalise the blanket with 'Today I am' so the gift can be used after birth. Or if you are buying for twins, the blanket can be personalised to include 2 names. Add the handy teething ring and wooden arrow to finish off this beautiful keepsake and stunning photography prop.
Butterfly Milestone Baby Blanket
Turn your baby into a beautiful butterfly with this stunning baby milestone blanket. Made from super-soft high-quality fleece, this blanket is also suitable to use as a playmat or nursery blanket.
Adventure Awaits Milestone Blanket
You get to choose which fabric you'd like this adventurous design to be in – pick from organic cotton knit, minky, or organic muslin. The design is also available in pink or blue.
Bubzi Co Woodland Monthly Milestone Blanket
Your angelic baby will look right at home among their woodland friends; a squirrel, deer, robin, and a bunny! Use the little green leaf and yellow circle to help mark time.
Baby Girl Rainbow Monthly Milestone Blanket
We love this sweet, more neutral milestone blanket with the beautiful watercolor rainbow design. Measuring 30 x 40", it comes in a range of materials, from jersey to swaddle to fleece. This is sure to be one for the keepsake box that'll be cherished forever.
What size milestone blanket should I get?
40x50 is the minimum size blanket we would recommend if you plan to use it past the first year of your child's life. Most babies will outgrow the 30x40 by one-year-old when they'll no longer be able to lay on the blanket. However, there is no rule for which size milestone blanket you should purchase. Always read the specifications to ensure you are making a purchase you are happy with.