When we had our first bundle of joy many years ago we were determined to save money. We wanted to get the most bang for our buck so to speak. We didn’t have a lot of money at the time and wanted to make sure we got everything that we needed for the baby. One thing I never thought of was a play blanket; I kind of figured that our blankets could do double duty. I was very wrong. The blankets seemed to fall apart faster because of all the wear and tear they were getting.
It wasn’t until recently when I was searching for a good play blanket that I ran across Oilo and I am so glad that I did. I am really excited to introduce you to this fantastic company. Oilo is a fresh new approach to style setting nursery décor, chic baby bedding and designer home furnishing that are absolutely stunning. They’re about turning your nursery into the most comfortable, clean and carefree sanctuary in your home. A more enjoyable nursery means a more constant and enduring bond between you and your baby.
My initial attraction to Oilo was their designs, they are fresh, clean, stylish, and modern. Their designs are simple but have a large pop to them with color. They are basic patterns that flair with color. Their products are truly breathtaking. I was very impressed with the variety of products as well. Normally crib bedding companies don’t have the versatility that Oilo has. If you are in the market for crib bedding their collections are beautiful, they even have diaper changing covers and organic layette. If you don’t have a child or know someone who does you can still find products for yourself. From their modern Cylinder Lights, gorgeous throw pillows, down to their Twin, Full/Queen bedding. They are bound to have something that you might just fall in love with.
Oilo was generous enough to send me one of their play blankets and this is my new baby go to gift for baby showers. They sent me their Modern Berries play blanket so I could test it out with my youngest one. I almost didn’t want to take this out and use it for my youngest. I wanted to keep it for myself to use. The blanket is a generous size at 40”x50” which allows quite enough play space as well as cuddle space for my little one. He loves to lie on the blanket and cuddle up with one of the ends of it. Some blankets don’t allow this but this blanket does and he loves it.
The blanket is made with a durable cotton duck cloth on the front which is soft enough for baby to cuddle up against as well as provide some interest because of the texture of the blanket. Cotton duck cloth is amazing for blankets because its soft and durable, my mom even made a comment. “Using duck cloth is genius.” And I couldn’t agree more, since my mom is a seamstress. The modern berries print is stunning and visually pleasing to the eye. It’s solid brown with a white background. The blanket is trimmed in solid brown. Each seam is stitched perfectly with no loose ends anywhere.
The back of the blanket is a gorgeous brown and white striped sateen fabric that is just as soft as a minky blanket. The contrast of the stripes on the back completes the look of this blanket. It makes it modern, functional and reversible.
With the weather being quite nice outside lately we have been using the blanket outside a lot so grass stains, which are tough to get out, were on this blanket. I just threw it in the machine and it was just like new. It washes very well and gets softer with each washing as well.
Overall I am very impressed with the Modern Berries in Brown blanket that I received from Oilo. It makes a great throw blanket for the chair or back of the couch as well as a play blanket for the kids. The blanket is versatile and functional not to mention gorgeous! It holds up well to the wear and tear of being a play blanket and still keeps its quality and beauty. This is one of my must haves for every new mom. While the cost might be a bit higher it is well worth it because I know this blanket will last for generations to come and its multiple uses make it a fantastic buy.
You can purchase the Modern Berries Play Blanket from Oilo for $65. If brown isn’t your color they have a variety of colors and styles available. Stay up to date with Oilo on Facebook for news on special offers, new products, and more.