It's easy to make baby bedding special by personalizing it. Many companies specializing in baby bedding and some big box stores offer personalization options. These can include embroidered names, initials, and birth details as well as appliques and other textile techniques.
Giving a personalized baby blanket to a new mother conveys the time and thought you put into the gift to make it special. There are several options when it comes to this type of personalization.
The luxurious All About Baby Girl or Baby Boy Personalized Fleece Blanket makes an adorable gift. The design offers a fun and sentimental personalization that will quickly become a cherished gift.
Personalization includes the baby's:
- Full name
- Date of birth
- Time of Birth
- Weight in pounds and ounces
- Length (number plus six characters)
- Photo of baby placed in the center of the blanket
The back of the blanket is white. There are several color choices for the blanket front for each gender:
- Girl: Light pink, purple or fuchsia
- Boy: Light green, light blue or dark blue that is more of a royal blue than a navy
- Size: 30" x 40"
- Fabric: 100% cozy, polyester fleece
- Care: Machine washable on gentle cycle. Use mild detergent and tumble dry.
- Customer Reviews: Personalization Mall customers are very pleased with the quality and overall look of this blanket. Most customers purchased as a gift and commented how pleased the recipients were.
Gifts For You Now
Gifts For You Now offers an Alphabet Tapestry Throw Blanket that gives you the option to personalize with baby's first name. Colorful alphabet blocks with graphics create a border around the center of the blanket that is a light pink polka dot. The example girl's blanket shown on the website reads, "O is for Oliva". The letter and name are in a darker pink color. It's also available for a boy baby featuring a light blue polka dot center.
Other features of the blanket includes:
- Size: 38" W x 54" L
- Fabric: Woven 50/50 poly-cotton blend
- Care: Machine washable in cold water. Tumble dry low heat. (Should not be dry cleaned.)
- Customer reviews: Gifts for You Now customers remark on the blanket quality being nice with some customers purchasing more than one blanket. A couple of customers remarked that the blanket colors are as vibrant as the photo. Another customer stated that the photo doesn't do the blanket justice.
This Honeycomb Cotton Baby Blanket offered by Personal Creations is available in soft pink or blue. It can be embroidered with the baby's name (20 characters maximum) and birthdate (20 characters maximum) diagonally across the honeycomb hearts design.
Customers might also be interested in this information:
- Size: 36" W x 50" H
- Fabric: 100% cotton
- Care: Washable
- Customer reviews: Overall Personal Creations customers love this blanket. Many of the customers state it is their goto shower/baptism/baby gift for anyone in their family or for friends. Customers like that the blanket is big enough to be used for years. Other qualities are softness and able to be used year round.
Quilts With a Personal Touch
Quilts are another great bedding option that can be personalized for a baby.
A bright and colorful hand-quilted baby quilt is offered by Personal Creations with the option to add a baby's first name. There are several styles available, including jungle and princess. The name embroidery can be a maximum of 12 letters.
Additional personalized product specifications include:
- Size: 51½" L x 42½" W
- Fabric: Hand-quilted of 100% cotton
- Care: Machine washable
- Customer reviews: Overall, the majority of Personal Creations customers are pleased with their purchases or gifts. Many stated they "love" the quality and beauty of the quilt. One customer complained there wasn't room enough for any other birth data, but still loved the quilt. A couple of customers weren't pleased with the fabric, one stating that it pilled.
Another quilt choice is a Personalized Baby Alphabet Quilt that's embroidered with the baby's name (up to 18 characters). It's available in vibrant primary colors or soft pastel colors. Alphabet blocks also feature various animals embellished with yarn tails and patchwork.
The quilt also features:
- Size: 32" W x 42" L
- Fabric: 100% cotton with 100% polyfill
- Care: Machine washable
- Customer reviews: Overall, Walmart customers are pleased with their purchases. Several customers mention they have purchased more than one and given as gifts or kept for themselves. Customers comment on the quilt being made from "high quality" fabric(s). Others comment that the quilt became a keepsake for the baby.
Crib Bedding Sets
There are some available crib bedding sets that offer ways to personalize.
Pottery Barn Kids
Pick up the Little Lion Organic Nursery Bedding Set from Pottery Barn Kids for your favorite little guy or gal. Pieces, including the personalized quilt, can be purchased individually or as part of a three piece set (quilt, crib fitted sheet, and crib skirt). It features gender neutral colors like orange, yellow, and gray, and a cute lion print with stripes.
More information on the three piece set includes:
- Sizes: Quilt (36" x 50"), fitted crib sheet (27.5" x 52"), skirt (28" x 52")
- Fabric: 100% organic cotton
- Care: Wash in cold water in the machine
Customer reviews aren't available on their website, but an independent review of fitted sheets notes that Pottery Barn fitted sheets are among the best available.
The aBaby Personalized Mellow Yellow Crib Bedding is a trendy chevron featuring retro circles in yellow and gray. This is an ideal choice for a gender neutral nursery. The set includes, one crib sheet, slip covered bumper and crib bumper.
Monogramming for the bumper monograms, the initials must be in the exact order you wish them to appear. The middle initial can be a different color if desired. If you opt for a name instead of initials, the maximum is 10 characters. Additional specs on the set include:
- Size: Standard
- Fabric: 100% cotton
- Care: Machine washable
Customer reviews for the product aren't available, but the company has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.
The Liz and Roo four piece Customizable Navy Monogram Basics Crib Bedding Set sold by Amazon is hand-sewn. The option for monogramming is available for the crib rail with a maximum of 12 characters.
The set includes solid-colored navy crib rail cover that can be monogrammed with either a name or initials, one Egyptian cotton crib sheet, navy Tristan crib skirt and a faux fur blanket (minky) with reversible backing in all cotton navy cabana stripes.
A few additional details to know include the size and fabrics used in the set:
- Size: Standard 17" drop crib skirt
- Fabric: Faux fur (minky) and other fabrics, such as Egyptian cotton
- Customer reviews: Customer reviews are not available
Add Style With Personalized Baby Bedding
You can enhance the look of any nursery furniture with personalized bedding. There are plenty of styles and types of personalization and monogramming to fit every nursery design while providing a cherished keepsake for a baby.