For my first baby I just used the standard “Mater Mothers” hospital blankets in the cot to cover the mattress (photo in comments). Most of the time I was stuck in my room and didn’t go anywhere so I just thought it was normal….
But on my final day in the hospital I went to a group class with other mothers. The other mothers all walked into the class with beautiful baby blankets. It was so lovely to see and I felt a bit jealous that I didn’t have something nice for my baby.
One Mum had a gorgeous pink blanket… it was soooo pretty I asked her where she got it from. She mentioned it was Sheraton. I googled it and fell over by he price. Way too expensive for me!!
This time round I knew I wanted to take along my own blanket. I was still on the hunt for something nice but Nia came early so I didn’t get a chance to buy one yet.
Then, my husband surprised me with a beautiful pink Sheridan blanket (even though it was totally out of our budget) It is divine. And then my mother in law got one for me too. So now Miss Nia is pimped up in a very luxurious cot to roam around the hospital.