Baby quilts and blankets made from fabrics like muslin that can be breathed through are a better option for little ones than thick, quilted blankets. Weighted blankets that are sometimes used for older children with sensory concerns are not safe for use with infants.
You may be tempted to offer your baby a soft, warm blanket to help comfort them at night. However, blankets are not recommended until your baby reaches at least 12 months old because they can increase the risk of accidental suffocation
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends keeping the crib free of blankets, pillows, toys and other items until the baby is 12 months old, as these can create a suffocation hazard and increase the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
Organic cotton quilted baby blanket is recommended as it is more breathable and baby-skin friendly.
The size of baby quilts and blankets will depend on the size of the baby. Average newborn baby blanket dimensions should be 28 x 34 inches or 30 inches all around if a square blanket is what you desire. You may also use a 30-inch square quilt or a 30 x 40-inch quilt as well.