Hello all–my husband and I are gearing up to start a family, and since I like to sew and knit, I want to make some things like baby blankets, burp cloths, etc. I know it isn’t economical or practical to be making fancy burp cloths, but you know, babies aren’t economical or practical either…
Anyway, I am wondering what the ideal dimensions are for the blankets and the burp cloths. It seems that a lot of patterns assume blankets will be 36" x 36". The fabric I’ll be making them from comes in 44" widths, though, which tempts me to make them a generous 44" x 44". Would this end up being inconveniently big?
And about burp cloths–is it better to have them bigger or smaller? On the one hand you don’t want to be lugging a big blanket of a thing around on your shoulder, but on the other hand, I’ve heard my cousins with babies rave about the extra-big burp cloths from Target.
Also, changing mats. Like the kind you stick in a diaper bag, so you have something to put between the germy shopping mall bathroom changing station and your precious snoogums’ toocus. What size is good for that? Yes, I’ll be making it from laminated fabric for convenient wiping-clean.
Lastly… what’s with the baby legwarmers? Are they really that great?