Best Kids Blankets Reviewed for Comfort in 2018

The huge variety of children’s blankets today is enormous and widely varied in colors, shapes, designs, sizes, and patterns. There are thick blankets to use for cold weather and climates, thinner blankets for cool temperatures and snuggling, and even blankets with well-known characters depicted on them for the fans that love them. These can be used as blankets or for decorating a child’s wall. There are even weighted blankets to give comfort to those suffering from anxiety, autism, insomnia, ADHD, and stress. They give the child a feeling of being hugged or held because of the weights put in the layers of the blanket material. Blankets are needed for almost everywhere we go. They can give warmth on road trips, while visiting family and friends, while reading or watching TV on the sofa, or just lounging on the living room floor. Of course, they are most suitable on the bed alone or as an added layer to a larger comforter or bedspread.

The blankets on this page are used for snuggling and keeping warm in all of these places and are great for toddlers, little kids, big kids, and teens. Some of them are luxury throws, while others sport well-known character personalities such as Spiderman, Moana, and the Paw Patrol. There are one weighted blanket, a stuffed animal blanket, and two Blankie Tail products featured. Those are the Mermaid Tail blanket and the Shark Tail blanket.

The other items are a wonderful mixture of soft, comfortable blankets perfect for children of all ages. These blankets have all received the best and most reviews of items in this category from online purchasers. The ratings are all positively overwhelming from buyers. Here are the best kids’ blankets rated and reviewed in 2018.

1. Sherpa Throw Silver Grey

The positive reviews for this terrific blanket are by far better than any other blanket online. It is a wonderful design of soft flannel and plush Sherpa that is reversible. Available in several bed sizes and many gorgeous colors, this blanket will certainly keep your child warm.
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The colored, flannel top is made of 100% microfiber. The fluffy underside of Sherpa is cozy, soft, and lightweight. This blanket is not bulky and does not have a scratchy texture. It can be washed in a machine on a cold but is best air-dried. Pet hair will not stick to this wonderful blanket, and toenails will not get caught on the soft textures. It is perfect for snuggling on a comfortable couch or in a favorite chair, in addition to using on a bed. This fantastic blanket has wrinkle-resistant features and will conform to your body shape and not leave air pockets around you. It is warm, breathable, and anti-static, plus it is lighter than an ordinary cotton blanket. The feel and look are luxurious because of the decorative edging of knit-trim. This great blanket has neat stitches that strengthen the seams and provides a better look. It is wonderful for travel and naps also.

Benefits
This is a reversible blanket that can be used in two ways. The colored side is a flannel and the other is made of Sherpa. Depending on how cold you are, you can make a choice of the warmer Sherpa or the cooler flannel.

What We Like About It
The selection of colors for this blanket is fabulous! So many beautiful colors make it very hard to decide which one will be the most perfect for your child. There will certainly be a color to match their room perfectly.
Pros
  • Many beautiful colors are available
  • Design is reversible
  • Will conform to your body shape
  • It is warm, breathable, and anti-static
  • Wonderful for travel and naps

Cons
  • Some buyers received the wrong items
  • May be thinner than expected

2. Blankie Tails Mermaid

The original Mermaid Tail Blanket is available in many, bright neon color combinations, and even in a stunning, rainbow ombre mixture. This wonderful blanket is great for everyday use and is machine-washable. The material it is made out of is extra-plush, Minky fabric that is double-sided and has top-quality stitching.
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It is perfect for kids that are three-years-old and older but no taller than five feet tall. The company offers a teen size for bigger kids and adults. The child’s feet go into the tail sections for the best fit. This blanket makes a perfect gift for kids that love mermaids, or very colorful, vibrant blankets. It is a cozy fun, super-soft and award-winning design that is fabulous for at home or on the go. If you have a mermaid enthusiast in your family, then this eye-catching blanket made of soft, snuggly fabric will be a big hit.

Benefits
Compact-sized blankets like this one can be used almost anywhere for sleepovers, naps, or even in the car. Once it becomes your child’s favorite, they will want to take it everywhere.

What We Like About It
The excellent mixture of bright, neon colors for this unique blanket is unbelievable! The rainbow is an ombre mixture of the most beautiful colors that would make a child squeal with delight.
Pros
  • Available in many bright color combinations
  • Great for everyday use
  • Is machine washable
  • Makes a perfect gift for kids
  • Fabulous for at home or on the go

Cons
  • A few buyers received the wrong size
  • May tear at the seams easily

3. Balichun Luxury 330 GSM

This wonderful fleece blanket is available is over fifteen fantastic colors for you to pick from and in several bed sizes. It is ventilated and very soft, plus it is easy to store because it is so lightweight. This super blanket is very durable and super warm but is not too hot.
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Use it anywhere in the house or for backpacking, camping, or traveling. It is made of 100% polyester and summer light and winter warm. Perfect for year-round use, this fleece blanket is great for snuggling while doing relaxing activities such as watching Tv or reading. It can be machine washed but must be air dried. The fabric will not shrink, and it is suitable for both boys and girls.

Benefits
A lightweight blanket is a versatile blanket. This one can be used in a multitude of places, such as while traveling, camping, or just lounging around the house.

What We Like About It
It may seem like a minor thing when considering blankets but having a blanket of fabric that will not shrink can be a concern. Blankets that are supposed to fit a certain size bed should fit it well and not be too short to reach the edges.
Pros
  • Over fifteen fantastic colors to pick from
  • Easy to store because it is so lightweight
  • Very durable and super warm but not too hot
  • Perfect for year-round use
  • Made with fabric that will not shrinks

Cons
  • Blanket can shed if not cared for properly
  • A few thought it was thin and not warm

4. YnM Weighted Gravity 2.0

A weighted blanket may be just the thing your child needs if they have sleeping troubles or are afflicted with autism, anxiety, insomnia, ADHD, or stress. It is comfortable for any time of the year and will promote a restful sleep. This blanket will relax nerves by giving the user a feeling of being hugged or held.
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It is a premium-grade weighted blanket for therapy that captures the power of deep stimulation to softly distribute pressure across the body.it does this by means of hundreds of small glass beads that are in compartments of the blanket layers to give the weight. These beads are non-toxic, hypoallergenic, premium-quality, and odorless. The glass beads will not make noise when the child turns over, plus they are not bumpy like plastic pellets that are usually used for weighted blankets. A duvet cover for this blanket is available separately to make cleaning the blanket easier and less frequent. The inner layer that is weighted is machine washable but dry cleaning is recommended.

Benefits
A duvet cover is available separately for this blanket making washing easier, but this inner blanket is easy to wash on its own. It can be machine washed and air dried simply.

What We Like About It
Glass beads used for small weights in a blanket is a fantastic idea! These will gently soothe even the most restless sleeper, so they can get a sound deep sleep.
Pros
  • Available in a few color choices
  • Great for sleep therapy for those with sleeping troubles
  • Helps those with autism, anxiety, insomnia, ADHD, and stress
  • Relax nerves by giving the feeling of being hugged or held
  • Will promote a restful sleep

Cons
  • A few said the beads were not evenly distributed as specified
  • Some buyers used the blanket and woke up to the beads loose on the bed

5. Blaze Children's Cartoon Printing

Featuring Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Frozen, Spiderman, Winnie the Pooh, Barbie or the Minions, this fabulous fleece blanket is suitable for all seasons. It will not fade, shed, or wrinkle, plus it makes a wonderful gift for kids for holidays or birthdays.
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This great fleece blanket is made of 100% superfine fiber that is very soft, lightweight, durable, and high-quality. It can be used for traveling, camping, playing, napping, sleeping, and reading. Machine washing is possible, but direct heat must be avoided for the best care. For the Disney fan in your family, whether they are a boy or a girl, this would be a terrific surprise present or everyday item.

Benefits
This super soft blanket is so versatile because of its perfect size and its light weight. It can be used at home or when away from home to give that added level of comfort and coziness.

What We Like About It
The available characters for this fleece throw blanket are just terrific! Kids can choose from seven different popular Disney characters to put on their bed and cuddle with.
Pros
  • Will not fade, shed, or wrinkle
  • Is suitable for all seasons
  • Can be used for many purposes
  • Can be machine washed
  • Makes a wonderful gift

Cons
  • Some say the quality is not the best
  • May be thinner than expected

6. Blankie Tails Shark Gray

Blankie Tails is the original creator of this type of blanket for kids and adults. This one is for kids aged five to twelve-years-old. They are the perfect size to fit inside the blanket and have their feet fit well into the tail parts.
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There are a few choices for different colors in this soft blanket that works much like a sleeping bag. It is a fabulously cute design of a shark and the opening for the child to get in is in the shark’s mouth. Add some excitement to a child’s bed for a new twist on the old blanket. Made of double-sided, extra-plush, Minky fabric and having the best-quality stitching, this blanket has soft fins, a tail, and even fabric teeth. It can be enjoyed and used all year long and is machine washable. It makes a wonderful unique gift and can be used for sleepovers, movie night, road trips, camping, and hanging out with family and friends.

Benefits
The features of this cute blanket are so enjoyable. The shark has fins, a tail, and even teeth made of the blanket material. They make the shark so charming and lovable.

What We Like About It
This award-winning design will delight kids with its unusual twist of a shark’s open mouth. They just get inside the mouth to feel the comfort of the soft plush inside.
Pros
  • Works much like a sleeping bag
  • Is machine washable
  • Can be enjoyed and used all year long
  • Makes a terrific unique gift
  • Is an award-winning design

Cons
  • Seams came unsewn for some buyers
  • A few of the colors are smaller than the others

7. Genteele Super Soft Sherpa

The manufacturer describes this wonderful blanket as super soft and luxurious, which is an accurate description according to the many buyers who are very happy with their purchase. This terrific blanket is available in five gorgeous colors and is made of super soft cashmere microfiber velvet that is reversible.
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The underside is faux-sheepskin that is ultra-plush making it perfect for cuddling in a chair or on the sofa. It makes the best gift for anyone for any holiday or birthday. This blanket will fit in any room of the house and is great for away from home or traveling. Either way, the blanket is turned it is very soft and comfortable. It gives terrific warmth and soothing softness and is hypoallergenic. The top-quality construction and expert stitching make this item long-lasting and durable. It is machine-washable and will not fade or wrinkle.

Benefits
A double-sided soft blanket is a treasure to have, especially on cold days and nights when you want to snuggle up with a cozy, plush blanket. This one is perfect for that.

What We Like About It
This is one of the thicker plush Sherpa blankets that are available on the market currently. Some of these can be thin and not so thick, but this one is a nice thickness and very warm.
Pros
  • Makes the perfect gift for anyone
  • Is hypoallergenic
  • Is long-lasting and durable
  • Will not fade or wrinkle
  • Is breathable and warm all year long

Cons
  • May be smaller than expected
  • Some thought it would be thicke

8. EASELAND Soft Travel Size

Warmer and softer than similar blankets, this microplush fleece blanket will not shrink or fade. Available in eight great colors to match any bedroom décor, the plush throw is super soft and made of top-quality microfiber.
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It has an elegant and simple design of rich, solid colors that are great for all seasons. Easy to store and carry for travel purpose, this blanket is perfect for camping, couch, and bed. It is comfortable and warm in an air-conditioned room or in cold weather. This product can be machine washed, plus it is lightweight, durable, and hypoallergenic. Give this extra-soft fleece blanket a try for your child’s room to keep them warm on those chilly days and nights.

Benefits
Older kids will appreciate the solid, gorgeous colors of these blankets for their room and to use around the house. At least one of the several colors should match their room perfectly.

What We Like About It
Fleece blankets, like this one, are very versatile because of their smaller size and medium thickness. They can be used anywhere you need some extra protection from the cold air indoors.
Pros
  • Much warmer and softer than similar blankets
  • Will not shrink or fade
  • Great for all seasons
  • Can be machine washed
  • Lightweight, durable, and hypoallergenic

Cons
  • Stitching around edges may come undone
  • A few buyers said the blanket sheds after washing

9. Nickelodeon PAW Patrol All Paws

This Disney/Pixar Finding Dory Plush Throw is made of 100% polyester and can be used all year long. It is super comfortable plush material that will be welcomed by any child for their room, sofa, or for traveling in the car. This blanket will go great with other Finding Dory products from this manufacturer that they offer.
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Create a gorgeous themed room for your child with the matching pillows and sheets. The beautiful design on this blanket is excellent and eye-catching. It can be machine washed and tumbled dries, plus it is easy to store and carry for traveling purposes. Use it over other blankets on the bed or for lounging in a chair while reading or watching TV. The synthetic material is easy to care for and hypoallergenic. Those with skin issues will have no problem with this lovely blanket.

Benefits
Plush blankets in these sizes are in high demand because they can be used in so many places and by anyone. Use this soft blanket at home, in the car, or when with friends and relatives at their homes.

What We Like About It
The maker offers other Finding Dory bedroom products such as matching sheets and a variety of pillows to make your child’s room look great. A whole bedroom theme can be assembled with these matching items.
Pros
  • Made of 100% polyester
  • Can be used all year long
  • Other Finding Dory products are available to match
  • Beautiful design of the Finding Dory characters
  • Easy to care for and hypoallergenic

Cons
  • Some buyers said it sheds after washing it
  • May be thinner than expected of a throw blanket

10. Jay Franco Spiderman Astonish

From Marvel, this Spiderman Plush Throw is made of 100% polyester and is hypoallergenic. It goes well with separately offered matching sheets and will make a perfect gift for the Spiderman fan.
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Kids can use it on the bed sofa, or favorite chair to keep warm and snuggle in cool or cold environments. It can be used all year long, even during summer when air-conditioned rooms are too cold for some individuals. This great blanket can be machine washed and tumbled dried for the easiest care. Use it for travel purposes too, when going on long car rides or when away from home at friends and relative’s houses.

Benefits
This Spiderman blanket is fabulous by itself, but with the matching sheets that the manufacturer offers, the set would make your child’s bed look terrific.

What We Like About It
Anyone that loves Spiderman should go crazy over this fabulous plush blanket! It is absolutely fantastic with a huge image of the character, and the colors used are super bold. It can be used just for decorative purposes because it looks so wonderful.

11. aden + anais Zutano Dream

Made of super soft pre-washed cotton muslin that gets softer after each washing, the Dream Blanket is available is twenty-six adorable designs for kids. The outstanding colors and patterns will please any child. It is four layers of comfortable cozy and breathable soft muslin fabric that is great for boys and girls.
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This blanket aids in preventing overheating of the child and is gentle to the skin. The print on the blanket is reversible and it is machine washable. For cuddling on a cool or cold night, this soft blanket is also perfect for naptime and playtime. It also makes a wonderful gift or present for holidays or birthdays.

Benefits
Long-lasting blankets like this one are perfect for gift-giving to children because they can use them for many years. The Dream Blanket is one that kids will really love to use for snuggling and sleeping.

What We Like About It
How will you choose just one of these designs? We could not pick just one of these because they are all so cute! With twenty-six designs, you will certainly find a favorite for your child.
Pros
  • Twenty-six adorable designs are offered
  • Made of super soft pre-washed cotton muslin
  • Aids in preventing overheating
  • The print of the blanket is reversible
  • Great for boys and girls

Cons
  • Is thicker than some expected
  • A few remarks about the seams in corners coming apart

12. Jay Franco Finding Dory

This Disney/Pixar Finding Dory Plush Throw is made of 100% polyester and can be used all year long. It is super comfortable plush material that will be welcomed by any child for their room, sofa, or for traveling in the car.
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This blanket will go great with other Finding Dory products from this manufacturer that they offer. Create a gorgeous themed room for your child with the matching pillows and sheets. The beautiful design on this blanket is excellent and eye-catching. It can be machine washed and tumbled dries, plus it is easy to store and carry for traveling purposes. Use it over other blankets on the bed or for lounging in a chair while reading or watching TV. The synthetic material is easy to care for and hypoallergenic. Those with skin issues will have no problem with this lovely blanket.

Benefits
Plush blankets in these sizes are in high demand because they can be used in so many places and by anyone. Use this soft blanket at home, in the car, or when with friends and relatives at their homes.

What We Like About It
The maker offers other Finding Dory bedroom products such as matching sheets and a variety of pillows to make your child’s room look great. A whole bedroom theme can be assembled with these matching items.
Pros
  • Made of 100% polyester
  • Can be used all year long
  • Other Finding Dory products are available to match
  • Beautiful design of the Finding Dory characters
  • Easy to care for and hypoallergenic

Cons
  • Some buyers said it sheds after washing it
  • May be thinner than expected of a throw blankets

Criteria Used In Evaluation of The Best Kids Blankets in 2018

Suitable and appealing for kids of many sizes and ages

Toddler, little kids, big kids, and teens will all love these blankets that will appeal to them because of their compact size, bright colors, famous images, and soft material. Whether the blanket will be used for their room or on the go, children will become attached to these wonderful blankets on this list.

Has the best-ratings and was the most bought kids’ blankets

Each item listed currently has fantastic reviews and high ratings as a superb product that was purchased online. Buyers have tremendously chosen these blankets as the best that manufacturers are offering for children. We search through all of the reviews and product listings of an item to bring you only the best products that others loved and wrote about.

Made of soft, durable, warm materials

Most of the blankets highlighted are made of soft polyester, fleece, and washed cotton. The plush on some is thick and others feature a microfleece for a thinner warm blanket. Some buyers complained about the stitching on a few of the character blankets, but how they cared for the blankets was not explicitly mentioned. These are all durable, as the many positive reviews attest to this fact. The luxury blankets will have a thicker plush layer than some of the others, but they will all provide a layer of warmth for your child as they snuggle under the blanket.

Are easy to care for and store

These are all machine-washable unless stated otherwise and can be tumbled dry in a dryer. Their compact sizes make them easy to fold, transport, and carry for road trips or when at homes of others. The Stuffed Animal Blanket even folds into the animal head to make a charming pillow for the child to tote and play with.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What age group are these blankets suitable for?

A: These blankets are for toddlers, little kids, big kids, and teens. There is a wide range of colors, designs, styles, and sizes to fit all of these age groups in this list.

Q: What is the best way to wash and care for these blankets?

A: Most of these blankets can be machine washed and tumbled dry. We noted the care directions from the manufacturer for each item if they were given online.

Q: Are any of these blankets just for girls or boys? Which ones are great for both sexes?

A: All of these are wonderful for boys and girls both. However, some boys may not prefer the Mermaid Tails Blanket by Blankie Tails. They can choose the shark blanket which is about the same blanket except for the tail design, colors, and animal pattern.

Q: For a compact blanket to keep in the car or use for away from home, which ones would be the best?

A: Any of these blankets would be wonderful travel blankets for road trips or any time away from home. They are all compact, not too thick, and provide warmth in an instant.

Q: Which blanket would be the softest, most plush, and the warmest?

A: The blankets by Genteele, Balichun, Bedsure, and Easeland are the plushest and softest of the blankets listed here. They do not have the character designs that kids want, but according to the buyer’s comments, these are very nice.

Q: Which of these blankets have matching items offered separately for a child’s bedroom?

A: The Moana, Spiderman, and Finding Dory blankets all had matching sheets and/or pillows that could be bought separately for a great bedroom set.

Q: Is lint after washing a problem with any of these blankets?

A: Yes, some buyers did comment on the lint that came off of some of the blankets. These were mostly the character blankets at the end of this list. These are somewhat thinner than the others and are made of polyester.

Q: Which of these blankets would make the best gift for a child?

A: This really depends on the child, their age, the décor of their bedroom, and if they like any of the characters on some of these blankets. If it is an older child, it may be best to go with one of the thicker, plain blankets without an image on it. Younger kids would like the character blankets better. If the child’s room is themed in a certain color or favorite character, that would be a good choice for a gift.

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