Best Fabric for Baby Blankets & Clothes: How to Choose the Right Product for Your Baby

There are a wide variety of options when it comes to choosing the best fabric for baby clothes and blankets. It isn’t quite the same as choosing for adults for several reasons. For babies and children, you must take into account the quality and durability of a fabric because infants tend to have more sensitive skin than adults. At the same time, it’s important to consider how active and messy little ones can be.

With this in mind, the best fabric for baby blankets and clothes need to be durable enough to withstand the energy level of your child while still being soft enough to be comfortable and gentle on their skin.

Halo prioritizes the health, well-being, and comfort of babies in all of our products. This means careful consideration is given to every aspect of the process, including fabric choice. Here is an overview of the fabrics we chose to use in making our baby clothes and blankets to guide you as you make the best decision for your little one.

Ideal Temp

This is our own innovative fabric and one of a kind on the market. Our swaddles made with IntelliThread™ technology are a safe and comfortable choice for newborns. The fabric is made with a smart textile that absorbs heat, stores it, and then releases it back to your baby. This helps to maintain an ideal temperature and avoid overheating, which can be a contributing factor in SIDS.

Here are the baby clothes made with Ideal Temp fabric:

Swaddle Ideal Temp (available in three colors)

Pros of using Ideal Temp fabric:

● Reduce risks of heating spikes

Keeps the baby comfortable (which means less frequent waking!)

● Embedded fibers so they won’t wash out or fade

● Soft and gentle on skin

mom checking on baby wrapped in temperature regulating swaddlemom checking on baby wrapped in temperature regulating swaddle
mom checking on baby wrapped in temperature regulating swaddlemom checking on baby wrapped in temperature regulating swaddle

Ideal Temp

This is our own innovative fabric and one of a kind on the market. Our swaddles made with IntelliThread™ technology are a safe and comfortable choice for newborns. The fabric is made with a smart textile that absorbs heat, stores it, and then releases it back to your baby. This helps to maintain an ideal temperature and avoid overheating, which can be a contributing factor in SIDS.

Here are the baby clothes made with Ideal Temp fabric:

Swaddle Ideal Temp (available in three colors)

Pros of using Ideal Temp fabric:

● Reduce risks of heating spikes

Keeps the baby comfortable (which means less frequent waking!)

● Embedded fibers so they won’t wash out or fade

● Soft and gentle on skin

baby in cotton sleeping bag in jungle printbaby in cotton sleeping bag in jungle print

Cotton

When it comes to fabrics for baby clothes and blankets, cotton is always an excellent choice. In fact, it is one of the most popular options on the market and has been used for generations. One primary reason for this is how soft cotton is.

Studies show that babies have skin up to five times thinner than adults, which makes them much more sensitive to rubbing against rough fabrics. This can cause rash and irritation which parents want to avoid if possible! Since cotton is a natural fiber and not man-made, it is soft and gentle on an infant's delicate skin.

Here are our products made with cotton:

Wearable Blanket (available in a variety of colors)

Swaddle (available in a variety of colors)

BassiNest fitted sheet (available in four colors)

Easy Transition Sleep Sack (available in three colors)


Pros of using cotton:

● Breathable which reduces risk of overheating

● Suitable for all seasons

● Durable and easy to wash

● Moisture absorbent allows for proper perspiration

● Widely available in different styles

baby in organic cotton swaddle in greybaby in organic cotton swaddle in grey

Organic Cotton

For parents wanting to go the extra mile in regards to making sure their baby’s skin is protected, organic cotton is one of the best fabrics for baby clothes and blankets as well.

Cotton is a popular fabric--not just for babies. It actually accounts for more than half of all the fiber needs across the globe. To keep up with the high demand, cotton farmers must sometimes use additional chemicals which can cause skin irritation. That is why organic cotton is an excellent choice as it guarantees a higher quality fabric and protection!

Organic Cotton

For parents wanting to go the extra mile in regards to making sure their baby’s skin is protected, organic cotton is one of the best fabrics for baby clothes and blankets as well.

Cotton is a popular fabric--not just for babies. It actually accounts for more than half of all the fiber needs across the globe. To keep up with the high demand, cotton farmers must sometimes use additional chemicals which can cause skin irritation. That is why organic cotton is an excellent choice as it guarantees a higher quality fabric and protection!

Here are our products made with organic cotton: 

Swaddle (available in three colors)

Wearable Blanket (available in three colors)

2 piece gift box containing swaddle and wearable blanket (available in three different color sets)

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Pros of using organic cotton:

● Handpicked to preserve purity of fibers

● No chemicals used during the farming or picking process

● Environmentally friendly

Micro-Fleece

This extra fabric is made of synthetic fibres. Because of this, microfleece isn’t the best option directly on skin or used as a swaddling blanket. However, it is a great choice for an outer layer especially in colder climates as it is known for its heat retaining properties.

Here are our products made with micro-fleece:

Swaddle (available in a variety of colors)

Wearable Blanket (available in a variety of colors)

SleepSack® Early Walker (available in five colors)

SleepSack® Big Kids (available in four colors)

 

Pros of using micro-fleece:

● Long life-span

● Perfect for kids of any age

● Repels moisture

● Warm

baby in micro-fleece early walker in charcoal mini starbaby in micro-fleece early walker in charcoal mini star
baby in micro-fleece early walker in charcoal mini starbaby in micro-fleece early walker in charcoal mini star

Micro-Fleece

This extra fabric is made of synthetic fibres. Because of this, microfleece isn’t the best option directly on skin or used as a swaddling blanket. However, it is a great choice for an outer layer especially in colder climates as it is known for its heat retaining properties.

Here are our products made with micro-fleece:

Swaddle (available in a variety of colors)

Wearable Blanket (available in a variety of colors)

SleepSack® Early Walker (available in five colors)

SleepSack® Big Kids (available in four colors)

 

Pros of using micro-fleece:

● Long life-span

● Perfect for kids of any age

● Repels moisture

● Warm

baby in plushy dot velboa sleeping bag in creambaby in plushy dot velboa sleeping bag in cream

Plushy dot velboa

Plushy dot velboa is a medium weight and soft fabric for baby clothes and blankets. It’s made with 100% cotton which means it provides all the benefits of cotton (gentle on skin, breathable, etc.), but it has an extra layer for warmth!

Here are our products made with plushy dot velboa:

Swaddle (available in three colors)

Wearable Blanket (available in three colors)

Pros of using plushy dot velboa:

● Soft and gentle on skin

● Does not shrink in wash

● Durable

● Perfect for colder climates

Lightweight Knit

The word “knit” refers to how the fabric is made. In this case, it is a textile made from interlocking yarn together (or knitting). It can be made with a variety of fibers such as bamboo or cotton. A lightweight knit is an excellent choice for baby clothes and blankets because it isn’t too heavy. It allows for sleep that is both comfortable and safe!

Here are our products made with lightweight knit:

SleepSack® Early Walker (available in three colors)

SleepSack® Big Kids (available in two colors)

Pros of using lightweight knit:

● Light and breathable

● Wrinkle resistant

● Durability

● Soft

toddler in lightweight knit big kids sleep sack in bluetoddler in lightweight knit big kids sleep sack in blue

Every child is unique, and so are the different fabric options for them! Pay attention to your baby’s special needs--skin sensitivity, activity level, size, room temperature--to help you make the right choice of fabrics for your baby clothes and blankets!