7 Great Uses For Receiving Blankets #DisneyBaby

Before my little miss was born, I remember walking through the fabric store and picking out some wonderful flannel prints for my Mom, so she could sew receiving blankets for her soon to be first grandbaby.  She made so many, and we used them and used them - they were my favorite baby "accessory."  The great thing about having a large stash of receiving blankets is how multifunctional they truly are. 

Disney Baby agrees and they've come up with a great list for all of the clever things you can do with this baby necessity!  Make sure you always keep one or two spares in the diaper bag, just in case. 

7 Great Uses for Receiving Blankets

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. 

What's your favorite way to use these little blankets?