Category: Decorative

Baby Comforters

When looking for a baby comforter there are many options when dealing with materials, weights and, of course, designs. These blankets become very important to your little one as they spend a good portion of their life under, on top of and carrying around this blanket. They will quickly recognize it by sight, smell and feel and associate it with the safety and comfort of their crib.

Due to the fact that most babies will bond with their blankets, choosing the right one that is safe, comfortable and durable is very important. Some things to remember when buying a baby comforter are:

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Choosing the right size is probably the easiest part about buying a comforter. Generally you will want to get a crib sized comforter as it is not too big that it can swallow your baby in its folds, yet big enough to make sure their little toes are covered throughout the night.


You will want to choose a breathable, light-weight material on the outside as these will allow your baby’s skin to breathe to reduce the amount the sweat and will wick away what sweat they do produce.

If you live in a colder climate you may want to get a slightly heavier blanket or one with some fill. Avoid duvets or any blanket where the filling can pool as this can create a suffocation hazard.


This may be one of the most important features of a child’s comforter. As there will undoubtedly be things spilled and leaked on it you will want to make sure this blanket can be thoroughly cleaned easily and economically. Dry-clean only is inappropriate for a child’s comforter as the amount of money you will have to pay out weekly would be astronomical.


Making sure your child’s blanket is durable is very important as it will be put through a fair amount of stress. From being carried around, going through the wash multiple times a week (occasionally a couple times in a day) and a teething baby, this blanket will see its share of abuse.

You will want to get a comforter that has a high thread count to achieve this.


Making sure that the blanket does not have tassels, a loose weave, or anything else attached to it that can be pulled off or choked on is very important.

From design to material, there are many options and they can be purchased in any store which has children’s bedding such as department stores and linen stores.


A baby comforter is a must-have of any nursery and can even make a wonderful gift which will be there for the child as they grow.

Personalized Baby Name Plates

file0001975872957Personalized baby name plates and items like it are wonderful keepsakes for your children. They can contain the child’s name, date of birth, and any other information you want on there. Perhaps there is a quote that reminds you of your child every time you think of it, or you would like to put their birth time and weight on it. All of this is possible; you are limited only by your imagination and what you are willing to spend.

What can you put on a Personalized Baby Name Plate?

The most common items to put on these plates are:

  • Name
  • Birthday
  • Time of birth
  • Birth weight
  • A picture of the child

These plates are wonderful for putting on the child’s wall as they let everyone know that this is the child’s room, or if they share a room that it personalizes that side as theirs and gives them a sense of space. They can also be affixed to the child’s door, on a family wall or anywhere else you may want to display them.

These plaques can contain pictures as well and your child will truly appreciate them once they are older and they move out as it is a piece of their history and shows them what they were like as a child. One plaque I saw a mother do for her child was every year she would have a small plate made that would have the date, their picture, a small quote, their favorite subject in school and what they wanted to be when they grew up. It was fascinating watching this develop as the child got older and they could always look back and watch how he developed from a little boy who wanted to be a cowboy to a teen who was excellent with computers.

Design Decisions

These plates can be as big or as small as you like, and can be made for whatever milestones you want to immortalize from their first word to their first bike. They can also be made from many different materials from wood to glass to metals. Again, it all depends on what you want and how much you are willing to spend. Most of these plates are squares or rectangles; however, it is possible to have them made into any shape.

Where can I buy them?

These plates can be purchased from a number of retailers and most places that do digital printing can either do it for you or point you in the right direction to someone who can. They can range in price from inexpensive to fairly expensive depending on the materials, size, location, among other things. Local places such as WalMart can have these printed relatively cheaply and conveniently. You can design it online and have it shipped directly to your door making it ideal for those last minute Christmas gifts when the weather is bad out and travel is dangerous.

These are a great present for any member of the family for any occasion as they are so adaptable and can be completely customized. You can even have plates made to showcase a special drawing your child did.

You may also want to check out personalized photo frames.

Personalized Photo Frames

Photo credit: Virginia L.

Photo credit: Virginia L.

A common trend in baby gifts is personalized photo frames.  They work well as gifts for new parents who want to preserve the memories of their children. You can personalize these yourself by purchasing the frames and decorating it yourself.  For example, some people stencil the baby’s name on the frames while others put small rhinestones on the frames.

Neat Things You Can Put on Personalized Photo Frames

If you’re creating personalized photo frame for a baby, here are some ideas for putting messages or images on the frames. If you know the new parents are huge fans of a certain sports team, you can paint the frames in the colors of that team. Or if you feel that the new parents would want a theme that is religious based for the frame, you can engrave a favorite scripture of theirs on the photo frames.

Fabric Covered Photo Frames

Another thing you can do is purchase personalized photo frames that are covered in fabric all around the edges because this adds a decorative touch to the frames. If your baby has plenty of cotton clothing you can take pieces of cotton fabric to cover the frame and you can use colored pieces as décor for the picture frames.

Why Personalized Photo Frames Make Good Gifts

One reason why personalized photo frames make good gifts is that they are inexpensive to purchase and even more inexpensive to decorate. Another reason why personalized photo frames make good gifts is because it is something that the parents can use for additional children they may have and this personalized frame could be passed down from generation to generation.


If you don’t want the same boring picture frames to place the baby’s pictures inside, you should consider personalized photo frames because they add a special personal touch that can create memories that last a lifetime. Wooden or brass frames are especially good for personalizing with decorative items and you can decorate the frames with new paint, bows, rhinestones and even food labels. However, I don’t recommend putting too many things around the frame because you want the attention to remain in the photo itself. Another idea is to decorate the frame according to a certain decade such as the Roaring 20s or the 70s if the new parent grew up in that decade.