Best Baby Milestone Blankets

Last Updated: Sep 1, 2020 @ 7:30 pm.  Milestone blankets are a fun way to photograph your baby as the weeks and months go by, documenting all those little changes and sharing with your friends. We tried out a dozen baby milestone blankets to come up with these picks. We looked for the best comfort, quality and background design. Here are the best bets.

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Best Blanket Overall

Luka&Lily Baby Monthly Milestone Blanket for Baby Girl, Photo Blanket for Newborn Baby Shower, Baby Girl Milestone Blanket for Baby Pictures, Month Blanket, Includes Headband, Wreath and Frame 60″x40″

Includes matching bib for extra cuteness
We loved the handprinted watercolor style design. Super soft fleece blanket has two frames to highlight numbers/days/weeks/months. Adorable shower gift.

Best Milestone Blanket Overall: Luka & Lily Baby Monthly Milestone Blanket

What We Liked

• Tops in softness. We loved how soft this blanket is.

• Two frames to spotlight numbers. Some blankets don’t include this—it’s nice to have. Of course, you can also use your phone to draw circles/arrows pointing to the day/week/month . . . so that’s an option as well.

• Includes matching bib.

What Needs Work

• 40 x 60″ horizontal orientation. It’s easier for sites like Instagram to use a square-shaped blanket—but this can work.

Best Blanket for Boys

MeBlanky Baby Milestone Blanket–3X Fluffier Newborn Monthly Milestone Blanket-2in1–Swaddle ‘n’ Photo – 47”x47” Super Soft Fleece First Year Baby Blanket–Blue Photo Blanket for Baby Boys or Girls

Square format sized right for Instagram
We liked the two-sided design on this super soft blanket. The matching bandana is a nice touch. Great affordable shower gift.

Best Milestone Blanket for Girls: Kiddy Bliss Baby Monthly Milestone Blanket

What We Liked

 Square format works nicely for Instagram.

• Plush blanket is very soft.

• Includes pink headband. 

 

Best Blanket for Boys

MeBlanky Baby Milestone Blanket–3X Fluffier Newborn Monthly Milestone Blanket-2in1–Swaddle ‘n’ Photo – 47”x47” Super Soft Fleece First Year Baby Blanket–Blue Photo Blanket for Baby Boys or Girls

Square format sized right for Instagram
We liked the two-sided design on this super soft blanket. The matching bandana is a nice touch. Great affordable shower gift.

Best Milestone Blanket for Boys: MeBlanky Baby Milestone Blanket

What We Liked

• Two sided design. This blanket has milestones on one side and a simple pattern on the flip side. That gives the blanket extra use, beyond documenting milestones. Nice!

• Extras are nice—three felt frames and a felt arrow, plus matching bib.

• Machine washable. 

 

Best Blanket for Techies

Baby Monthly Milestone Blanket, Includes Mobile App, Double-Sided with Magical Green, Organic Soft Fleece Baby Milestone Blanket, for Baby Girl and Baby Boy, Large 60×40

App-enabled, clever tech
This milestone blanket has a clever techie twist—turn it over for a green screen that adds backgrounds via free app. And yes, it worked in our testing!

Best Milestone Blanket for Techies: GreenBaby Monthly Milestone Blanket

And now for something different: this blanket is a clever mash up of a milestone blanket on one side and a green screen on the other. The green screen allows you to project backgrounds behind your baby, via the company’s free app. We loved that extra feature, even though the app is still a work in progress.

What We Liked

• Stickers that can be used to mark milestones, such as first walking, first words, etc.

• Very soft to the touch. 

• Two sided, with green screen backing. You use the app to project different backgrounds behind your baby. And yes, it worked well in our testing.

What’s Needs Work

• Only months. We wish the milestones included days and weeks.

• Wrinkles can mess up the green screen effect. You have to make sure the blanket is fully flat for it work well.

• App is a bit glitchy. Sometimes the backgrounds can appear a bit fuzzy or out of focus.

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Why Trust Us

We’ve been rating and reviewing products for the home and families since 1994. We do hands-on testing—we buy the products with our own money and evaluate with an eye toward quality, ease of use and affordability.

Here's another key point: we don't take money from the brands we review. No free samples, no sponsors, no "partnerships." Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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