Elli writes…Everyone remembers their ‘bankie’. Mine was paleÂ yellow waffle with a satin trim and now lives in the airing cupboard back at my family home, with the frayed edges to prove how much it was loved.
My little girl likes to sleep with her blankie pinned either side of her face with her fists, achieving total darkness and warmth, even though it looks a little alarming. Her fixation with her blankie has made me more aware of security blankets and theÂ Swankie Blankie caught my eye.
There are a whole host of prints and satin trim colours to choose from. I especially like theÂ giraffe and cheetahÂ animal prints but my favourite is the zebra design with pink trim pictured above, or to give it its full name, theÂ Swankie Blankie Zebra Minky Security Blanket Hot Pink Satin.
They’re handmade in Texas, machine washable and I think they would make a cute but sassy gift for a newborn.Â They come in security blanket size (13.5 x 16 inches) at Â£20.24 or in a larger receiving blanket size (27 x 32 inches) for Â£39 from Mum Said.