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7 Different Uses for your Receiving Blankets

It’s time for another fun post from my friends over at Disney Baby. As a mom ambassador, I certainly appreciate the fun tips they offer as well as the amazing quality of product they represent. I know anything that has been provided to me has been awesome! Local peeps…Disney opened a new store here in the last month…just saying ;)

There is also no giveaway with this month’s info post. Stay tuned though because Disney isn’t done with the swag just yet!!

We have these and they are ridiculously soft, even after multiple washes.

We have these and they are ridiculously soft, even after multiple washes.

Moms are creative by necessity. Getting through daily tasks with little ones in tow often requires resourcefulness and some imaginative solutions. To support that ever-present mom-genuity, Disney Baby has put together a list of the many ways you can use one of the most ubiquitous of baby products: the receiving blanket. Because when it comes to taking care of babies, there are always more ways than one.

USE #1: Nursing cover

Lightweight and easy to fold up and store, receiving blankets make excellent nursing covers. Tie a knot in one corner and rest it over baby’s head to help keep the blanket in place. Plus, when you’re done, a slight adjustment turns it into a….

USE #2: Burp cloth

Throw a receiving blanket over your shoulder to wipe your baby’s face and protect your clothes from post-feeding spit up.

USE #3: Coverlet

If your baby is chilly, receiving blankets are the perfect way to add a quick layer. They can also be used to soothe your little one, as something to hold, snuggle or chew.

USE #4: Changing mat

Receiving blankets make great changing mats, especially when you’re out in public. Simply fold the blanket and lay it down on a flat surface to create a soft, easy-to-clean changing station.

USE#5: Play mat

Lay a blanket on the ground to give baby a clean surface to play on. If your little one is playing with lots of toys, keeping them on the receiving blanket also helps to make clean up a breeze: just gather the corners together to pick everything up at once!

USE #6: Sunshade

Drape a receiving blanket over the front of your stroller to create instant shade, or block the sun from your car by tucking one into the top of the window. In both cases, the blanket will cut the glare and help keep baby nice and cool.

USE #7: Dress-up

When your baby is a little bit older, you can use your receiving blankets in play. Throw them in the toy box, so your little one can use them as veils, capes, scarves or to swaddle their own baby dolls.

Did you know? Disney Baby makes some adorable receiving blankets, including this “Peek-a-Boo Pooh” set (picture above. They are fabulous and so, so, so soft! Even after multiple washes and many, many, MANY baby spit-ups!)

Your Turn: Do you have other creative ways to use your receiving blankets?

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