Cellular Blankets

cellular blanket for baby in blue

Cellular blankets really are baby essentials, these blankets have a breathable weave that not only keeps your baby warm but also promotes airflow, which helps to prevent overheating. Made from soft cotton in the classic style we have a range of sizes available in white, pink, blue, grey or mint green.

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Cellular blankets are a popular choice for newborns due to their unique design and functionality which helps babies to regulate their temperature.

How Cellular Blankets Work

Structure and Design:

  • Design: Cellular blankets are made from cotton or other breathable materials and feature a distinctive woven structure with small, evenly spaced holes or cells. This construction is the key to their functionality.
  • Breathability: The holes in the blanket allow for better air circulation, making the blanket highly breathable. This helps regulate the baby's body temperature, preventing overheating and promoting comfort.

Temperature Regulation:

  • Insulation: The cells trap warm air, providing insulation to keep the baby warm during colder weather.
  • Ventilation: Simultaneously, the open weave design allows excess heat to escape, which helps to prevent the baby from getting too hot, especially during warmer months or in a well-heated room.
  • Safety: Reduced Risk of Overheating: Overheating is a risk factor for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Cellular blankets mitigate this risk by providing better temperature control.
  • Lightweight and Breathable: The lightweight nature of the blanket reduces the risk of suffocation and makes it a safer option for newborns compared to heavier, non-breathable blankets.

Importance for Newborn Baby Boys and Girls

Comfort and Safety:

  • Comfort: The breathable nature of cellular blankets ensures that babies remain comfortable, not too hot or too cold. This helps them sleep better and stay more content.
  • Safety: As mentioned, the design of cellular blankets reduces the risk of overheating and suffocation, making them a safer choice for newborns.


  • All-Season Use: Due to their temperature-regulating properties, cellular blankets can be used year-round. They provide warmth in the winter and allow for ventilation in the summer.
  • Layering: They can be layered with other blankets if necessary, giving parents flexibility in adjusting to different temperature conditions.

Ease of Use and Maintenance:

  • Easy to Wash: Cellular blankets are typically easy to wash and dry, which is essential for newborn care where hygiene is critical.
  • Durability: The materials used are generally durable, standing up to frequent washing and daily use.
  • Universal Appeal: Cellular blankets are suitable for both boys and girls, with gender neutral colours available as well as the traditional pinks and blues match any nursery decor.

Cellular blankets are an important accessory for newborns because of their ability to regulate temperature, provide comfort, and ensure safety. Their unique construction allows them to be versatile, easy to maintain, and gentle on a baby’s sensitive skin, making them a great choice as a newborn gift for parents looking to create a safe and comfortable environment.