Cozy blankets designed to help babies discover new materials have loops of ribbon with different textures sewn around the edges. And at just 12 inches square, they are perfectly sized for little hands.
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Yes, they start out as swaddling, but the four lightweight cotton-muslin blankets in this set can be used for so much more (burp cloths, car seat liners) as the little one grows. And the more you wash them, the softer they become.
So Mom and Dad don’t feel left out, give them Lane Walker Foard’s book of all the “truly astounding accomplishments” they’ll experience as new parents (the first time they keep a shirt clean, the first time they manage to brush their teeth, etc.). Think of it as a baby book, but in reverse.