20 Best Summer Blankets For Kids

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Best Summer Blankets For Kids

When choosing a blanket for a baby or young child, you want to look for materials that are gentle on the skin, as well as comfortable and breathable. Going for cotton is often a good bet, and so is bamboo. 

But you also want to make sure your blanket is right for the season. While blankets are often used for warmth, the same blanket you’d use in December would be way too much during warmer months.

For summer nights, you need a thinner blanket in case there’s a chill, but not one so heavy it'll end up uncomfortable or leave you with night sweats. That's why a summer blanket is the perfect choice. It combines the warmth of heavy blanket with the comfort of a cooling blanket.

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1. Hiseeme Cooling Weighted Blanket

Hiseeme selects the softest and breathable fabrics with great care for children's tender skin, and provides better temperature control. Keep your children cool all night and prevent them from tossing and turning in their sleep due to sweat. 

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2. Starry Sky Muslin Stroller Blanket

Both babies and parents will love the Starry sky Print. Bamboo is the safer alternative to other fabricsdue to its breathability, which helps regulate your baby's body temperature and prevents overheating.

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3. Marchpower Cool Throw Blanket

This cooling blanket is made of revolutionary fabric with latest Japanese cool-to-touch technology, bringing you all the comfort and coziness you want without making you sweat throughout the hot summer nights.

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4. LittleJump Unicorn Print Baby Blanket​

This unicorn design is perfect for both babies and parents. You'll love the unisex neutral color and pattern.

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5. Mom's Love Oversized Muslin Toddler Blanket

An organic cotton baby blanket provides five soothing layers of the high-quality muslin cotton for your baby to cuddle with in a secure and soft environment.

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6. NTBAY 3 Layer Toddler Blanket

Muslin cotton is very soft, cozy, breathable, and hypoallergenic. It prevents skin irritation for your newborn's sensitive skin, and is designed reversibly.

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7. TILLYOU Micro-Fleece Plush Fuzzy Baby Blanket

This blanket is a great size for a young kid, baby or toddler. It's easy to fold and pack away, and its perfect length can be used as a swaddling/cuddling blanket, travelling blanket, throw blanket, crib quilt or toddler comforter.

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8. DANGTOP Air Conditioning Cool Blanket with Bamboo Microfiber

The breathable SMART Fabric and Moisture Wicking Management helps hot sleepers stay drier and cooler, and cool sleepers to stay cozy. Cold to the touch bamboo fabric features high-specific heat capacity, which will keep you cool through the night. 

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9. Pink Princess White Polka Dot Blanket

What goes better with a summer blanket than polka dots? Not much, we say. This poly fleece blanket with an acrylic Belgium border comes in blue and pink, and is as comfy as it is stylish! 

(Pink Princess, $16.99)

10. Forestar Glow in the Dark Kids Throw Blanket

This special blanket could be the best guardian for your kids at night. It's not just soft, warm, snug, but also gives your kids a brightly glowing protective shield, which makes them feel more secure while falling asleep.

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11. Kids N' Such Minky Baby Blanket 

The super soft mink material is comfortable on newborn skin. It's perfect for tummy time, bedtime, swaddling, or as a play mat.

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12. Niuniu Daddy Cellular Baby Blanket 

The soft micro fleece knit blanket feels nice against the skin and is perfect to put over your baby when it's time for bed. It gives a comfortable sleeping temperature to your child, no matter the season.

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13. Exclusivo Mezcla Luxury Reversible Quilted Throw Blanket 

This premium quilt set is designed to be exotic with exquisite printing, which, combined with multiple elements and vibrant colors, makes it unique and decorative. The quilted throw is reversible, prewashed and preshrunk to be maximum durable and cozy.

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14. Furrific Faux-Fur Throws

This ultrasoft and shaggy faux-fur throw is made of 85 percent mod-acrylic and 15 percent polyester. The yarn is dyed for vibrant, lasting color.

(PB Teen, $99-$129)

15. Monique Lhuillier Cable Knit Pom-Pom Baby Blanket

This luxurious cable-knit design paired with fluffy pom-poms add a dose of style to any chilly adventure. The collaboration with renowned fashion designer Monique Lhuillier invites magic to the nursery and bedroom. 

(Pottery Barn Kids, $59.50)

16. Ebern Designs Richy Ultra Velvet Plush Oversize Throw

Richy Ultra Velvet Plush Oversize Throw is so soft, plush and comfortable, it’ll become their new favorite blanket. It’s even oversized for extra warmth and coziness. This throw blanket is machine washable and pill resistant for long-lasting use and enjoyment.

(Wayfair, $18.99)

17. Cuddl Duds Cozy Soft Throw

Bask in the softness of this Cuddl Duds Cozy Soft throw during your next movie night.

(Kohl's, $29.99)

18. Mermaker Burrito Blanket 

This giant burrito blanket with a super realistic pattern has a comfortable single-layer design that will be adorable and cozy.

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19. aden + anais Dream Blanket 

This pre-washed soft 100 percent cotton muslin gets softer wash after wash. Four layers of breathable and comfortable muslin fabric helps prevent overheating and is gentle against baby’s sensitive skin. 

(Target, $28.49)

20. Naaya by Moonlight Dohar Organic Blanket

Three layers of organic cotton make up these beautifully soft and lightweight blankets. Hand-block printed center fabric with sheer cotton voile on both sides gives a subtly sweet design. Each blanket is elegantly packaged in a drawstring pouch and is available in 6 different animal collections.

(Naaya by Moonlight, $70)

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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer who focuses on health, wellness, and relationships. Her work appears in dozens of digital and print publications regularly. Visit her on Twitter or email her.

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