This mother’s email reveals a disturbing problem with some styles of security blankies.
I have the blanket Natalie is referring to (one of the Minky Dots type), but unless her child is not an infant I would not recommend it.
I have just returned from the hospital. My four month old almost suffocated on the satin side of this blanket. She was taking a nap with it, and when she woke up she pulled it over her head and sucked on the satin side and got it wet. It then stuck to her face.
The satin dot side and fuzzy side are not quilted together. We had to give CPR, and it was about 30 minutes before she could breath normally.
It is a beautiful blanket, and was her favorite, too. I found your web site while looking for the manufacturer of this blanket.
So please don’t help anyone find it!
I know that tiny babies are not supposed to sleep with any plush animals or other items that could cause suffocation. But I’m not sure how old a child has to be for such lovies to be safe in the crib. Sounds like this is something you need to ask your Pediatrician.
As far as I know these Blankets and Beyond Minky Dots style blankies have not been recalled, but they are not the only company that makes this type. Walmart also sells a blankie like this. A possibility this serious cannot be ignored, recall or not.
I inspected all the blankies that we have in stock right now, found several with the totally loose satin lining, and added a link to this warning to each blankie with a satin lining. The price and quality of the blankie varied, so I can’t suggest a brand to avoid.
What I would suggest is that you check your child’s blankie, if this is a concern for you because of your child’s age.
If the satin lining is loose, you might want to sew the middle of the Satin to the upper blanket animal, as that’s the way many of them are made.
I also found one of our larger blankies was stitched in the middle, but, because of its size, the loose satin might still be a problem. So that one might need some additional quilting stitches to avoid this possibility.
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Originally posted 09/24/2008