When documenting your baby’s first year of life, you don’t want to miss a moment. When your baby smiles for the first time or utters gurgles out their first word, you want to remember it forever. There are a lot of amazing milestones to hit in the first year, some for developmental reasons and some for personal reasons.
A way some people are choosing to capture this time is with milestone blankets. Milestone blankets usually have the months numbered out on the blanket or have cards to place on the blanket to note how old your baby is. Every month, some parents do a photoshoot with their baby on a milestone blanket. They dress their little one in their best onesie or outfit, place them on the soft photo-ready blanket and cajole them to look as cute as possible. These photos are sent to family members, friends and blasted out on social media.
A milestone blanket is a flat, soft photo studio, essentially. Instead of taking your baby to a photographer, you can now do it all at home. You can control how the photos turn out. You’re creative director, photographer, stylist and talent manager all in one. Being a new parent, you’re used to multitasking, so taking on these roles isn’t unusual for you. And as always, you are focusing and giving all of your attention to your bundle of joy.
This blanket, which is usually square-shaped but is also sometimes rectangle, was made for an Instagram feed. It’s the perfect shower gift and a must-add for a mom-to-be’s registry.
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1. Novo Baby Baby Monthly Milestone Blanket
Floral and bright, this baby milestone blanket from Novo Baby is the perfect backdrop for your little princess’s photoshoots. Made out of 100 percent organic fleece, which is 51 inches by 40 inches, your baby will enjoy wiggling around on this fluffy blanket while you take her photo every month. Your baby will be center stage, with the months to her right and a gorgeous floral pattern to her left. The blanket comes with a cute pink flower headline and a flower wreath to circle the month number.
2. Pondering Pine Organic Baby Monthly Milestone Blanket Boy
Capture the adventurous spirit of your baby boy with this mountain-filled milestone blanket. If you have a woodland-inspired nursery, this blanket will fit right in with your decor. The white blanket is made out of 100 percent organic muslin cotton, which will be gentle on your baby’s delicate skin. Your baby bear will be the center of attention during this recurring photoshoot with this blanket of contrasts. To mark the monthly milestones, there’s a gray, mountain-range ring included with the blanket.
3. lulujo Baby’s First Year Milestone Blanket and Card Set
The vibrant, rainbow blanket provides a bright backdrop for your little one. The 47 inches by 46 inches muslin blanket, which is made out of bamboo viscose and cotton, is soft and breathable. The blanket comes with seven reversible milestone cards. Unlike the other blankets above, this set includes a “1 Day” and “1 Week” milestones, so as soon as you bring your little bundle home, you can document their arrival. This milestone blanket can be repurposed as your baby’s blanket, a nursing cover or car seat cover when your baby has reached all 12 milestones.