Polyester Is Made From Petroleum – Oil
The popular fleece so loved for baby blankets is made from a nonrenewable resource - oil. The very same expensive product we pay so much for to fuel our cars and keep our homes warm when it is cold. Think about the density of oil. Can you imagine air getting through it? It is thick, sticky, and when there is a spill the birds can only be helped by being caught and washed off by human hands or they will lose their lives.
A Natural Alternative
In contrast cotton flannel fabric is made from a renewable resource, a plant. It is grown each new season to be harvested and processed for making into comfortable, breathable fabrics. When they make it into the cotton flannel it is brushed for a soft surface to provide the warmth we need but yet it will breath to let air move through it.
If you research SIDS, Sudden Infant Death Syndrom, you will read that babies need to be snuggly wrapped into a swaddling blanket but it is very important for the blanket to be made of a fiber that will breathe to keep the baby cooled when necessary. A natural fiber blanket from cotton or wool is the best to use. Stay away from polyester and acrylic, both man-made fibers. The swaddling blanket should be lightweight and other quilts and pillows should be kept out of the crib.
Your Best Source Of Cotton Flannel Fabrics For Baby
Flannels4baby.com has been an online business since 2005. We have a selection of 100% cotton flannel fabrics that are cute, comfortable, and will keep your infant wrapped snuggly and stay cool as well. You can purchase our flannel fabric in a full size square to make a flannel receiving blanket or buy a finished flannel swaddling baby blanket for yourself or a gift.