These are so easy and yet so practical and soft and nice for new babies, it's definitely my go-to gift. A great friend I met years ago in Spain just had her second baby. (well, maybe a month ago!) I found this flannel with pink animals with brown details on a cream background, and then some brown and cream flannel for the back that I loved. And that was probably the most time-consuming part. Someone gave my oldest a flannel blanket like this and it was great for swaddling her when she outgrew her bigger blankets but still wanted to be swaddled, and later it was a great blanket to have a day care as a special blanket from home.
Final product: Of course no baby gift is complete without a 'big sister' (or big brother!) gift to go with it!
It's supposed to be a kitty... hopefully the 3 year-old likes it!