Made of Okeo Tex Merino wool. No polyester, no vinyl. Simple, 1 layer, serged edges, interlock knit. Soft "feels like cotton" stretchy knit wool. Sizes are approximately 17"x28" before shrinkage for the changing mat, and 28"x30" for the swaddle blanket. Although we recommend hand washing all wool, it can be machine washed on gentle, lay flat to dry. It is a lovely changing pad, but it's so lovely you might use it for more than that. Use it as a newborn baby wrap up or get the larger one for a bigger wrap up. It might even become baby's favorite blanket to carry around. Or use it as a pad to keep the family bed dry. It's lovely wool. And after you are all done using it as a changing pad, remake it into something else (or even buy one for the purpose of custom sewing your own merino wool cover). Wool lovers will enjoy having this nice organic merino wool, no matter what you use it for. Made in USA.
8 weeks old, 9.5 pounds enjoying her swaddle blanket before mom wraps her in it over her Workhorse size newborn diaper without a cover. The wool blanket will serve as a wool "cover" for going coverless while mom feeds her. It's snuggly to be able to go without a diaper cover for a while.
A short video which shows the Babee Greens Swaddle Blanket next to a Disana Boiled Wool Children's Blanket.
We love this blanket (large size one) and use it all the time from birth till now (3 months old). Our baby was born in the winter and the cotton blankets weren't warm enough and the synthetic ones were too stuffy and hot. Wool is the best, warm and breathable, keeping baby at a very comfortable temperature. We wash it once a month, and spot clean it when needed. It dries very fast and doesn't need much care. It is perfect for someone who wants something simple and low maintenance. Though it is called a Swaddle blanket, I wouldn't recommend it for swaddling as it is stretchy and hard to get tight on baby, but it is a wonderful blanket, play mat, changing pad, burp cloth (when you forgot yours at home). This is one of our "baby must haves".
I purchased this swaddling blanket several months ago. We share the bed with our infant. In a feeble attempt to spare our bedding, I would lay a folded cotton receiving blanket under my breast to feed the baby. Since my supply is plentiful and I have a forceful letdown it nearly always leaked through the blanket and onto the sheets. It was exhausting washing sheets all the time. After suffering through it for the last 9 years I "splurged" and bought this blanket. I would have gladly paid double for it!!! I lay it under me and the baby, toped with a single thickness receiving blanket (to absorb the puddle of milk), and it never leaks through!!! I have used it without the cotton blanket on top and still no leaks (the milk will just bead up on the top). One of my all time favorite purchases! The wool is so soft, if I had another to spare, I would not hesitate to use it as a blanket as well.
The blanket is soft, breathable, warm and stretchy. We having been using the larger sized blanket everyday since we had our daughter six weeks ago. It's my go-to blanket for use with the car seat or as an outer layer for swaddling. Now that it is summer I still use it at night to keep her feet warm. I love natural fabrics and wool. I'm super happy I decided to get this even though at the time it felt like a splurge.
I love this wool blanket. I purchased the full blanket (not the smaller changing pad size) and it is awesome. My son is 3 weeks old and he has been my first experience with cloth diapering. I actually purchased this blanket about a week ago along with his yellow edge GMD pre folds, work horses, and new covers (he has out grown his newborn diapers already) and I wish I would have had it from the start. It is a great swaddling blanket, way better than the cotton muslin ones I was previously using. I intended to use it at night with a Disana cover and work horse diaper, but we use it all day long. This has actually replaced the snuggle wool changing pad I had purchased for him to sleep on. He started having really bad breakouts and the first time I used this blanket instead of having him sleep on the snuggle wool his face and back started clearing up right away. I recommend this to any one who loves to swaddle their little one or anyone who wants a breathable fabric to help their sensitive little one sleep through the night and wake up with dry clothes and a dry bed.