AllyZabba - Blanket Care
Why do we make all of our baby blankets with a silky fabric on one side?
Babies, especially newborns, love the feel of silk against their skin. We’re not 100% sure why, but we’ve been told that silk is very similar in texture to the lining of the womb! You will probably notice your baby reacting to the soft silky texture right away. Babies cuddle to sleep on a silky blanket like nothing else.
If your newborn needs some extra encouragement, we recommend letting mom and dad use the blanket for a few hours before baby does. The familiar scent should complete the illusion for your newborn and help them love their new blanket.
Of course, we also know new parents need a machine washable blanket too so all of our “silky” material is actually a special polyester satin that you can throw them in the wash (cold water please) and then line-dry.
Our blankets are made with plush polyester and polyester satin so they are machine washable and easy to care for. They are not delicate, but the fuzzy side is sensitive to heat. Machine wash in cold water and line dry your blanket. Never iron your blanket. Following these instructions, your blanket can be washed hundreds of times and feel just like new.
Some of our customers have had luck using their dryer with their blanket on the lowest heat setting. This works for some dryers but sometimes even the low setting can be too warm and can “melt” some of the fur on the soft side of the blanket, ruining some of it’s cozy goodness. In short, we don’t recommend it.