Now its getting colder all our thoughts have started to turn to keeping warm. I know that when I go shopping and I am feeling hungry I end up buying too much food. Then the cold weather comes and I start looking for jumpers and warm winter rugs to curl up on the sofa with. Mums do the same thing for their children; they want to snuggle them up in a warm baby blanket especially when they are out and about.
If you are looking around for things to keep your children warm there are so many options. If they are still in the buggy you may want to look for a travel wrap or cosy toes. These can be a good modern alternative to the classic baby blanket. When your children are a bit older and are running about you will probably be looking for coats, hats, scarves and gloves and in the really cold weather you might want to think about ski trousers or even an all in one ski suit, although they can be a bit difficult when you are trying to get them off and on your children.
As well as baby blankets for the buggy you might also want to think about when you are going out in the car on an icy day, it often takes a while for the car to deice and warm up. This is a great time to look at car seat travel wraps because they allow you to wrap and unwrap the baby according to the temperature. Of course if they fall asleep when you arrive at your destination, you can wrap them up and lift the seat out without disturbing them.
People often use baby blankets at home even when their children have grown up, they can be great rugs to have on you when you are sitting on the sofa watching television or reading a book. Blankets and throws can make great Christmas present s for friends and family for people because they are especially useful at this time of year and if you already have plenty in your house, you can always use a spare one in the car for travelling.
Another great idea for baby blankets when you children no longer need them are to use the fabric for other things or if they are a bit worn out, you can cut them up and use them as rags for cleaning the car or wiping the windows. If your blankets are in great condition you can pass them on to other mums to be or give them to a local charity shop.
The most important thing is make sure you and your children wrap up warm so you can all have fun this winter, Autumn walks collecting conkers, kicking leaves, snowman building, snowball fights, splashing in the puddles. All important activities for families and for children to learn and grow.