I’ve been eyeing the Organic Cotton Blanket on the Honest Company website for quite some time, and finally decided to take the plunge and order it this summer so I could try it out and tell you all my thoughts.
Here’s the short version: it’s a beautiful, but awfully tiny little blanket that won’t “grow” all that much with your kid.
Now let’s dig a little deeper, shall we?
First, let’s take an up-close look at this blanket that retails for $64, but that Honest company members can snag for $48.75.
It is an absolutely beautiful blanket. I will certainly give credit where it is due, friends. It has a gorgeous, creamy gray color that is truly gender neutral and even color scheme neutral so that it will look great in most any nursery. It is as soft as soft can be, and according to the Honest Company, it is handmade, which does help explain the price tag.
That’s really something you just have to keep in mind when buying from The Honest Company. You are certainly getting high quality products that are made with the environment in mind. They are also made with the employees and craftsmen in mind, too. The Honest Company pays a living wage, and that means that prices are going to look different from what you will find in the aisle of Walmart, plain and simple.
So what’s my beef with this blanket? Well, it’s just so darn small. But let’s be fair to Honest Company for a minute: they advertise this as a blanket for babies and nothing more. The truth is simply that I was hoping that it would be big enough for me to use as a throw. And it isn’t. I wanted it to deliver more than it promised, simple as that.
I think this would be an outstanding gift for a mother-to-be, but I will qualify that statement with this simple truth (at least it’s true here in the South): people LOVE to give handmade baby blankets (and even store-bought ones) as shower gifts. So it is not uncommon for a new mom to find herself with over a dozen blankets, and half of them have been lovingly knitted or crocheted by someone she knows. This could make this beautiful blanket fail to be the standout gift it could be if you knew that the parents weren’t getting any other blankets.
Since I don’t have a baby anymore, and since I happen to know that my little niece has an overabundance of blankets, my plan for this blanket is for it to become a throw at the bottom of my youngest’s bed, which is a twin. I think we can get a few years of decorative use out of it, and it certainly can serve as a throw for little kids. But once they are a bit bigger we’ll need to pass this on to others.
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