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15 Best Baby Girl Blankets

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Baby blankets are one of the most gifted items that are usually given to expecting moms as a blanket for your baby girl can serve many different purposes (other than being super cute): from a receiving or swaddle blanket to wrap your newborn in, to a cover to protect your baby from the cold, sun or wind, or a cover for the ground when you out at the park.

Sometimes the blankets are gifted as new blankets or ones that have been passed down through generations. And it’s not surprise really. They can also be perfect pacifier alternatives if you are tying to get rid of or you don’t want to use a pacifier, as they provide comfort and safety to your child.

However, there are so many choices out there it’s hard to understand what product is best to buy or to add to your registry. So, whether you are expecting or you want to buy a blanket to one of your friend who’s expecting a baby girl, I have gathered here a list of the best baby girl blankets out there.

I am also highlighting here everything that you need to know to choose the perfect baby blanket for your baby girl, such as considerations on material or size. Or what baby blankets are best depending on your budget.


Best baby girl blankets

When can your Baby Girl Sleep with a Blanket?

While a blanket might be the first thing that people want to buy to you and possibly the first thing you are going to add to your hospital bag checklist or newborn baby checklist, it’s important to remember that loose blankets shouldn’t really be used for when babies are sleeping until they become a bit older.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) actually recommends keeping loose bedding out of the sleeping area for at least the first 12 months of your baby’s life to avoid suffocation. This recommendation is based on data around infant sleep deaths and guidelines for reducing the risk of SIDS.

You can find lots of information on how to dress your baby for sleep here, both to keep them warm and safe. However, as a general guideline:

  • Before your infant starts to roll (usually around 3-4 months), they can either sleep with a swaddle blanket or a sleeping bag/sack.
  • Once your baby starts to roll a swaddle becomes unsafe, so you can transition your baby to a sleeping bag/sack, which allows their arms to be free and for them to move around easily without getting cold.
  • When your baby can put a blanket back on themselves (usually closer to 2 years old), then they are ready to transition to a blanket / duvet.

A lot of people (midwifes, pediatricians, sleep consultants, etc.) recommend a swaddle for the first few weeks of life. However, know that every child is different and not all children like to be swaddled! My kids, for example, never really liked it other than for the first few days after birth.


The Different Types of Blankets

There are also different types of blankets out there that serve slightly different purposes, so it’s important for you to understand what these are to know what you want to buy. In fact, most parent end up having a combination of different blankets.

  • Receiving and Swaddle Blankets: these are very similar and often used to refer to the same thing – a blanket that’s used to swaddle your newborn in. However, in theory, receiving blankets are designed in a square or rectangular shape, whereas swaddle blankets are usually smaller and with two wings on the sides to make swaddling your baby easier.
  • Wearable Blankets: this term is sometimes used for sleeping bags or sleep sacks, so I won’t include them in this article. If you want to find out more about these, you can check out my lists of best baby sleep sacks for summer and for winter.
  • Traditional Blankets: these are usually quite large rectangular or square blankets used to keep baby warm and not with the purpose to swaddle your baby.


Best blankets for baby girls

The Different Blanket Materials

One last thing I want to mention before I dive into the best baby blankets for girls is the different kind of materials/fabrics that could be used for baby blankets, as I think this is quite important for you to know. Mainly because babies, especially infants, can’t regulate their body temperature very well and can get cold or overheat quite easily.

Also, babies have sensitive skin, so lots of parents prefer to look for blankets that are organic or chemical-free to minimize the risk of irritation.

That said, baby blankets can be made from a wide variety of fabrics, such as cotton, muslin, wool or different types of polyester (fleece, minky, plush). What option is best comes down to your climate and whether you prefer a natural fabric (cotton, muslin, bamboo or wool) or you are happy with a synthetic fabric.

In general:

  • Cotton, bamboo and cotton muslin: these are light and breathable materials that are perfect for warmer months or if used as swaddlse or receiving blankets. They can be machine washed and are safe for baby’s sensitive skin.
  • Polyester: all forms of polyester (minky, fleece, etc.) are very warm and soft to the touch. However, they are not breathable fabrics at all, so are best suited for colder months and/or when going out for a walk in the stroller. Polyester is also not a natural fabric, so not ideal if you are looking for something natural on baby’s skin.
  • Wool and Merino Wool: wool is a very warm material perfect for winter months, but merino wool is actually one of the best all-year round fabrics as it can keep baby both cool in hotter months and warm in colder ones. The main disadvantage of wool is that it’s very delicate and, even though it doesn’t need to be washed often, it usually requires to be washed by hand or on a gentle wash cycle.

Best Baby Blankets for Girls

Without further ado, here’s the list of the best baby girl blankets that you can choose from, with their features, pros and cons. The summary table below will give you information about their dimensions and key features that make them the best, but you can scroll further down to read more details about the products.

Price guide:

  • $$$$ – < $15 USD
  • $$$$ – $16-25 USD
  • $$$$ – $26-40 USD
  • $$$$ – >$40 USD

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Baby Girl Receiving Blankets

Let’s start with receiving blankets for baby girls. These two options are made of polyester, so not a natural material, but the fabric is very stretchy, making them the perfect solution if you are looking at a square or rectangular blanket to swaddle your baby girl in.

1) Brown Floral Baby Girl Blanket

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It’s also of a generous size, definitely enough to swaddle babies that are 0-3 months, and to be able to be used for multiple purposes, such as a nursing or stroller cover.

  • Size: 32″ x 32″
  • Materials: Polyester, Spandex
✅Very affordable
✅Includes a headband
✅Generous size
❌Made of polyester and spandex

2) Pink Floral Baby Girl Blanket

Personalized baby girl swaddle blanket

What I love about this Floral Baby Girl Blanket is the fact that it can be personalized with your baby’s name on it and that you can choose the material. It can be the perfect gift for a friend who’s expecting a little girl!

You can choose between all these different options:

  • Swaddle: ultralight, breathable and very stretchy, perfect for swaddling
  • Lightweight jersey: lightweight, breathable and also stretchy, perfect for as an everyday blanket
  • Plush fleece: super soft plush fleece, which is perfect to keep baby warm in winter
  • Plush sherpa: super soft plush fleece, backed with a grey or pink sherpa, that your baby will also love when cold outside

Unfortunately, this is still not the best option if you are looking to wrap your baby into something natural and organic, as it’s made of synthetic material. But if that’s not a problem for you and you are just looking for something super cute and snuggly, you might like this option.

  • Size: 30″ x 40″
  • Material: Fleece (Polyester)

✅Different material options available
✅Personalized with baby’s name
✅Generous size
❌Made of fleece
❌A bit expensive, particularly the plush options

Baby Girl Swaddle Blankets

These, on the other hand, are baby girl swaddle blankets, made of 100% cotton and with wings that fold around baby to make swaddling so much easier.

3) The Peanutshell Baby Girl Swaddle Blanket

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If you are looking for lots of pink, then you might like these Pink Baby Girl Blankets. They are perfect if you are looking for a swaddle blanket, but are worried about all the folding involved with a traditional receiving blanket!

These swaddles have a particular shape that allows you to secure your baby with adjustable fabric wings, which fasten securely with Velcro to create the perfect fit. The swaddles are also soft, being made with 100% cotton, and they come in two different sizes, so you can choose the best one for your baby.

The main con is the quality of the fabric, which is quite thin, so not ideal if you are looking for something particularly cuddly or of superior quality. They are very cheap though, so the quality reflects the price.

  • Size: 20″ x 19.7″ (0-3 months) or 25.2″ x 21.6″ (3-6 months)
  • Material: 100% Cotton
✅Pack of 3
✅100% cotton
✅2 different sizes
❌Very thin fabric

4) SwaddleMe Easy Change Swaddle

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This Baby Swaddle is very similar to the previous one, though you might prefer it to the other one if you are looking a color that’s not just pink for a girl. Plus, it’s got an extra feature that might be a game changer for many parents: a zip at the bottom that allows you to change your baby’s diaper without having to open the swaddle and wake baby up!

I personally know how convenient it is to be able to change your baby’s diaper without having to take the swaddle or a sleeping bag off. It might not be enough to save you from a diaper blowout, but will definitely do the trick for a simple diaper change in the middle of the night, particularly if it’s winter.

They are made of 100% cotton and close with a Velcro like the one above. One of the main con is that they seem to shrink a little in the wash, so it can be a bit hard to get the Velcro in the right place after washing them the first time (it’s fine once baby starts stretching it out after a few days).

  • Size: the exact size is unknown, but it should fit a baby approx. 0-6 months
  • Material: 100% Cotton


✅Pack of 3
✅100% cotton
✅Zip for easier diaper changes
❌Very thin fabric
❌Shrinks a bit after the first wash

Personalized Baby Girl Blankets

If you are looking for other unique baby girl blankets with name, then these are the two cutest and best options I found. Both options are made of polyester (minky and fleece), making them very soft baby girl blankets perfect for the winter months.

5) Personalized Minky Baby Girl Blanket

Minky Personalized Baby Girl Blanket

If you are looking for superior quality in your baby girl blanket, then you should definitely check out this Champagne Pink Minky Baby Girl Blanket. You can buy this blanket either from Etsy, or from Emmiebel’s online shop: if buying from the shop, you can get 15% off your first order just by signing up to the email list.

This blanket for baby girls is a bit pricy, but you get what you are paying for with this super soft and high quality product. All the reviews speak for themselves. I also love the fact that you can choose different dimensions, as well as the back color.

The main thing that would put me off from this blanket is the fact that it’s made of synthetic instead of natural material. But that might not be an issue for you.

  • Size: 17″ x 17″, 26″ x 34″, 34″ x 52″, 52″ x 52″
  • Material: Minky (Polyester)

✅Superior quality
✅Choice of different sizes and back color
✅Personalized with baby’s name
❌Quite expensive
❌Synthetic material

6) Pink Personalized Baby Blanket

Personalized Newborn Baby Girl Blanket

This Pink Personalized Baby Blanket is another great option if you are looking for a blanket with your baby’s name and something that is still quite affordable but good quality. What I love about it is it’s simplicity and the fact that the blanket also includes baby’s birth date.

It comes in different colors as well, so you are not necessarily stuck with pink, and it’s super soft, being made of fleece with a satin trim.

  • Size: 39.4″ x 29.5″
  • Material: Fleece (Polyester) backed and satin trimmed

✅Great quality
✅Choice of different colors
✅Personalized with baby’s name and birth date
✅Quite large
❌Synthetic material

Crochet Baby Girl Blankets

Are you looking for a gorgeous and warm crochet blanket for your baby girl instead of a more traditional baby blanket? Then this options are just for you!

The last one is just a pattern for those keen moms (or grandmas) out there that are keen to make their own baby blankets!

7) Handmade Crochet Baby Blanket for Girls

crochet baby girl blanket

This Crochet Baby Blanket is beautifully handmade and I absolutely love the combination of the different colors in one blanket. You can actually choose amongst different color combinations, so you are not stuck just with this one.

This unique blanket is slightly smaller than other baby girl blankets listed above, and it’s one of the cheapest, but the reviews are raving about it. So, if you are looking for a crochet blanket for your little girl, I would definitely consider this one.

  • Size: 24″ x 28″
  • Material: super-bulky 100% Polyester Yarn
✅Great quality
✅Choice of different colors
❌Synthetic material
❌Not too big

8) Lawkul Crochet Baby Girl Blanket

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This Crochet Baby Blanket is another good option is you are looking for something elegant and not too expensive. It is quite large and it is made of acrylic, perfect for all seasons.

  • Size: 40″ x 30″
  • Material: Acrylic
✅Quite large
✅Choice of different colors
❌Synthetic material

9) Crochet Personalized Baby Blanket Pattern

personalized crochet baby girl blanket

I find this personalized Baby Blanket Pattern to be absolutely stunning. Obviously it’s not just for a girl, as you can choose whichever color you want and make one for a boy as well, but I swear I would have done one like this if I had known how to knit!

The pattern is super cheap and you can purchase it from Etsy. Then you can choose any material or color you want to do it with. It also includes the pattern for the hat and bunny lovie.

  • Size: 45″ x 58″

✅Very large
✅You can choose any color or material
✅Includes hat and bunny lovie pattern
❌You need to do it yourself

Other Best Baby Girl Blankets

Muslin Baby Girl Blankets

I have listed these baby girl blankets separate because of the properties of the muslin material, which make it one of the best choices for baby swaddles and blankets, particularly if you are trying to stay clear of synthetic materials.

First of all, muslin fabric is lightweight and very breathable, preventing your baby from overheating. It also becomes softer with each wash, making it perfect for your baby’s skin.

10) Muslin Baby Swaddle Baby Girl Blankets

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Other than their material, what I love about these Muslin Baby Girl Swaddle Blankets is their size. They are the largest blankets in this list, making them perfect to use even when your baby is not so much of a baby anymore and transitions into the toddler years.

I also find the pattern adorable for a baby girl. However, there’s other patterns available that you can choose from.

  • Size: 47″ x 47″
  • Material: 70% viscose from bamboo 30% cotton
✅Pack of 3
✅Quite large
✅Available in different patterns/colors
❌Not warm enough for winter

11) Aden and Anais Classic Swaddle Blankets

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Aden and Anais is quite a well known brand with lots of different good quality products, and I have listed their sleeping sacks amongst the best baby sleeping bags for summer. Their Swaddle Blankets are also some of the best merino baby blankets, and would be perfect for a baby girl.

They come in lots of different patterns and colors to choose from, they are very affordable (considering they come in a pack of 4), and they are one of the largest blankets in this list.

  • Size: 44″ x 44″
  • Material: 100% Cotton Muslin

Related: 10 Best Baby Sleep Sacks for Summer (0.5 & 1 TOG)

✅Pack of 4
✅Quite large
✅Available in different patterns/colors
❌Not warm enough for winter

12) 100% Organic Cotton Muslin Baby Swaddle Blanket Set

organic cotton muslin blanket

Are you looking for an organic product to make sure that your baby’s skin doesn’t get in touch with any chemical? Or are you looking for an eco-friendly choice? Then this 100% Organic Cotton Muslin Baby Swaddle Blanket might be for you!

The color is slightly brown more than pink, so it is a unisex color, but I personally think it would look prettier for a baby girl. The blanket is very large as well and it comes with a hat.

  • Size: 47″ x 47″
  • Material: 100% Organic Cotton

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✅Organic material
✅Quite large
❌Not warm enough for winter

Baby Girl Blankets Perfect for Winter

I have added these baby girl blankets towards the end of the list because I find these to be perfect for colder temperatures in winter. Merino in particular is one of my favorite materials for all year round: it has an incomparable ability to maintain a comfortable micro-climate between body and bedding, keeping you baby cool when it is hot and warm when it is cold.

My daughters had both Merino blankets and Merino sleep sacks when sleeping and I was always so happy with the Merino products.

Related: 8 Best Baby Sleep Sacks for Winter (2.5 & 3.5 TOG)

13) Stokke Merino Wool Blanket

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This Merino Wool Blanket is made of 100% pure Merino wool, hence the reason I really like it. It is not as big as other blankets in this list, but it’s sure to keep your baby both very warm in winter and cool in summer.

Unfortunately Merino is quite expensive but, in return for the investment, you get a blanket that is of very good quality and durable.

  • Size: 31.5″ x 31.5″
  • Material: 100% pure Merino wool.
✅Made of 100% Merino
✅Perfect for all seasons
❌Very expensive
❌Hand wash or delicate machine wash

14) BlueSnail Baby Minky Blanket with Plush Shepra Fleece Layer

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This Minky Blanket is made of a layer of soft gentle minky dot fabric and another layer of super soft plush shepra fleece, making it ideal if you are looking for a baby girl blanket that’s both warm and extra soft. The reviews speak for themselves!

This is also a cheaper alternative to the minky blanket listed above, with the only disadvantage that this one is not personalized with baby’s name.

  • Size: 40″ x 30″
  • Material: Minky and Plush (Polyester)
✅Super soft
❌Synthetic material

Baby Girl Blanket Perfect for the Stroller

15) Non-Slip Stroller Baby Blanket

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Finally, this specific Baby Blanket made it to the list because it’s the perfect blanket to put on baby when on a stroller. The blanket as holes that allow the buckles to go through and keep the blanket in place and, trust me, if you have experienced trying to keep a blanket still when you have a wriggly baby on a stroller you know how amazing this is!

As you can see, the color is quite gender neutral, so this would be perfect for a baby girl as much as it would be for a baby boy. The main disadvantage is it’s size as it’s quite small, so its use is probably limited to the stroller.

  • Size: 10.4″ x 8″
  • Material: Plush (Polyester)
✅Perfect for use in stroller
✅Very soft
❌Quite small
❌Synthetic material

Best Baby Girl Blankets: Final Thoughts

Here it is mama or mom-to be: my list of best baby girl blankets if you have or are expecting a baby girl. I really hope you have found what you are looking for in here and that you are ready to add your chosen blanket to your hospital bag checklist, newborn baby checklist baby registry!

If you are still a bit indecisive, remember the two most important things to consider:

  • The climate you live in and whether you want a summer or winter blanket (or something that works for all seasons)
  • If you want a blanket for swaddling or a blanket to keep baby warm when going out and about or when baby is sleeping (if baby is over 12 months old)
  • The material of the blanket and if you want a natural fabric or you are happy for a synthetic fabric to be in contact with you baby’s skin

I personally had a few different blankets for my daughters, including cotton, merino and polyester ones. Plus a few crochet baby girl blankets that were gifted to us from family. We had some swaddle blankets for when the kids were very little, and bigger blankets for when they were older. And we used each one of them and were grateful for all the ones that we were gifted at the baby shower!

For more tips and checklists on what to do and get to prepare for baby’s arrival, also check out these posts:

Are you an new mom or expecting mom and have any question about anything that you’ve read above? Or do you have any other baby girl blankets that you think should be added to the list? Then please let me know – I’d love to hear from you!

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Monica Greco
Monica Greco
Monica is the founder of Conquering Motherhood and a proud mom of two beautiful kids. As she says, giving birth to my second daughter was one of the most wonderful and empowering events of my life. That’s what’s inspired me to start this journey and share my story with you. Also, being a mother of a baby and a toddler, I know mom’s life is not always easy. Finding comfort in knowing you are not alone has always helped me. So, I’d like to pay it forward and share with other moms what I have learnt along the way providing tips, suggestions and recommendations on how to tackle motherhood.


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