Organic Baby Comforters
Comforters made with 100% organic cotton and safe dyes. Super soft cute designs, suitable from birth. Ideal baby gift.
Organic bunny comforter
With friendly faces, big silk, label-like ears and super soft materials, your baby is not going to want to put them down.
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Our cleaner oceans pledge
With each comforter purchased, we will remove 14 grams of plastic from our shores and oceans. That’s equivalent to 1 plastic bottle or 44 plastic straws! Read more about our Cleaner Oceans Pledge here.
Why our organic cotton comforters are so great
We think it’s so important for baby comforters, and all soft toys, to be organic and natural fabrics with safe dyes. Inevitably they will end up being sucked, and better to have natural fibres ingested than microplastic particles from polyester alternatives.
Breathable Comforter For Baby
Safe for your baby to hug, play with, and chew, a comforter helps your little one to feel safe and secure. Great for self-soothing too, it’s a useful tool to have in the parenting toolbox to help them to fall asleep. Through extended use, they’ll associate their snuggly comforter with time to sleep. This will help them to transition from needing to be rocked or cuddled.
That’s why we’ve made it our mission to find the best baby comforters to keep your little one feeling calm and happy, and to help them develop their own independence.
At what age can a baby have a comforter?
Many comforters are suitable from birth. However, many parents find that at around nine months old is the best time to get one. Babies often become very clingy to their mums as they realise they are not part of their mothers and are individuals.
A comforter can help with this transition. It can also be a good alternative to a dummy if this is something you are wanting to avoid.
How to choose a baby comforter
Most little ones tend to choose their comforter naturally, but there’s nothing wrong with buying a toy or blanket with the intention of it being your baby’s comforter. The good news is that providing it’s soft and cosy, they’re likely to love it.
Ideally, you want a baby comforter that can easily be washed as you’ll need to do this regularly. Our number one tip would be to buy a couple just in case one gets lost or a backup one while one is in the wash.
When choosing a baby comforter, remember that you should never leave your baby unattended with anything that has a ribbon or cord attached to it, or any toy with parts that may come off.
The best baby comforters
We’ve rounded up some of the softest, sweetest baby comforters on the market.Mouse ComforterPrice: £12www.jojomamanbebe.co.ukVIEW OFFER
This adorable mouse comforter is soft and cuddly on one side with an engaging floral design on the other. Designed to soothe children, this friendly little mouse can even be personalised with your baby’s name.
- Super soft
- Print can fade over time
One parent wrote: “I bought two mouse comforters, as needed back up for a different one. I was a tad anxious after reading they don’t wash well on other reviews but I have never had any issues. I wash them at 40-50 degrees and no higher, and they have not lost any of their colour. My little girl has decided these are better than the original as the feet are nice and big to inspect and rub on her face.”Rabbit ComforterPrice: £12www.jojomamanbebe.co.ukVIEW OFFER
Available in blue or pink stripes, this sweet bunny is a favourite on JoJo Maman Bebe. With the option to personalise, this comforter is sure to become a favourite with your little one too with the extra soft fabric, and ears and corner knots that were just made for chewing. It’s machine-washable and of great quality.
- Super soft
- Smaller than it appears to be in the pictures
One parent wrote: “These are beautifully made, I bought my six-year-old two when he was born and he has slept with them every night since and they are still in fantastic condition.”Sweet Dreamers Ewan Baa Baa BlankiePrice: £13.99VIEW OFFER
A comforter can be your baby’s most-loved companion and there’s certainly a good chance of that happening with the Ewan baa baa blankie. Made from snuggly plush with silk edging and featuring Ewan’s friendly face, don’t be surprised if you can’t prise him away…
- Snuggly and soft
- Well made
- Fades after washing
One review said, “My daughter is in love with her Ewan Lullaby sheep but it’s a bit big to take everywhere so we got her this bla joe and she loves it. Same familiar lovable face but soft and cuddly enough for her to hold and take with her everywhere.”Peter Rabbit Comfort BlanketRRP:
£15.99Price: £14.26VIEW OFFER
We all know and love the Beatrix Potter books and this gorgeous Peter Rabbit comforter is made from premium soft fabric to ensure he is as gentle against your baby’s skin as possible, with cute embroidered facial features. This comforter is machine washable so it can be taken everywhere with your little one.
- Adorable design
- Easy to clean
- Good gift
- The material underneath isn’t as soft
Mum Lorna, said, “Absolutely lovely! It is my son’s favourite. Washes nicely in the washing machine. Great quality and value for money.”Cuski Baby ComforterPrice: £16.99VIEW OFFER
Made from soft cotton terry towelling, this uniquely shaped comforter which is used within the NHS helps young children transition from being away from mum, making them feel safe and secure.
- Suitable from birth
- A good alternative to a dummy
- We wouldn’t recommend leaving your baby unattended with this comforter
One happy reviewer, said, “We now have three of these in rotation/backups. My little one is 11 months and will only sleep with this at night, we never wanted to use dummies and a friend suggested this as a good option. He settles much quicker with this and amazingly it seems to be standing up well to chewing with his new razor-sharp teeth.”Mary Meyers Taggies Hedgehog Huggy BlanketPrice: £21www.jojomamanbebe.co.ukVIEW OFFER
There’s plenty to keep your baby entertained on this baby comforter which is edged with assorted cute design tags for a tactile experience. That, plus the huggable blanket and fuzzy long-pile plush on Heather Hedgehog, will keep your little one happy and stimulated.
- Washes well
- Good to cuddle
- Better designed comforters on this list
Dad Tom, said, “Great for honing baby’s pincer grip. Washes well (after being vomited and drooled on) and a favourite from the word go. My baby seeks out a label on any toy and this was no exception, he found the safety/washing instructions on this straight away but then he played with the others. He loves the rattle in the head and it’s so soft. A great product.”Jellycat Roy Baby Fox SootherPrice: £20.39VIEW OFFER
This rusty-red ranger is made to cuddle! Vibrant and plush with a big creamy tummy, Roy’s arms are wide open for hugs.
- Super soft
- Expensive for size
One parent wrote: “My son was bought this as a gift at a few days old, it is his favourite comforter and now at a year old he hugs it to sleep every night. I don’t let it out of the house for fear of losing it and have come on here to buy a second just in case!”Born in 2022 ComforterPrice: £12www.jojomamanbebe.co.ukVIEW OFFER
If your little one was born or is due this year, this comforter is not only perfect for soothing but also to keep as a moment for years to come. Extra soft and cuddly with a friendly little elephant character, ‘Born in 2022’ is delicately embroidered, and you can personalise with their name. It’s machine-washable and also makes for a great baby shower gift.
- Personalised to their birth year
- Super soft
- Does have as many features to chew compared to others
One reviewer wrote: “I bought the sleep hat and comforter as a present for my granddaughter who is expecting her baby in October. This is going to be her coming home outfit. Superb quality, so soft for a little newborn and the comforter is a must for any little one.”Elodie Baby and Toddler Comforter BlinkiePrice: £22.90VIEW OFFER
One for Scandi lovers out there, this comforter is made from smooth cotton muslin that will keep its softness even after washing. The Blinkie is foldable and will fit easily in a handbag or changing bag, so you can always have it with you when you and your baby are on the go.
- Beautiful option
- Available eight colours
Parent Hamila, wrote, “Great quality and design, our baby boy loves putting it in his mouth and soothing himself to sleep every night.”Winnie the Pooh Baby Comfort BlanketRRP:
£12.99Price: £12.42VIEW OFFER
Who doesn’t love Winnie the Pooh? Hand washable and suitable from birth, Pooh features beautiful embroidered detailing and multi-textured, tactile fabric to encourage sensory play.
- Lovely detailing
- Excellent present
One reviewer said, “Baby loves this! Has just turned one and started looking for this every night and carrying it from the cot in the morning. It is lovely and soft and has washed well. Have now bought a second one to leave at nursery.”Tommee Tippee Gerry Giraffe Soft Comforter ToyPrice: £11.99VIEW OFFER
This sweet comforter from Tommee Tippee has soft graspable corners for little hands and mouths and also includes a teether on one corner to soothe your little one’s gums. Made from plush soft velour, there are other cute animal characters to choose from and the comforter can be used as a puppet to amuse and engage your baby.
- Good for teething infants
- Loses softness after washing
One parent said, “These Tommee Tippee comforters are just fantastic! This is the second one of the line we bought. Lily Lamb for creche and Ernie Elephant for bedtime at home. She wouldn’t sleep without them. We have also attached a soother to one of the ends, so she can easily find it while asleep.”Organic Cotton Muslin ComforterPrice: £9.10 (was £14)www.laredoute.co.ukVIEW OFFER
Make room in your life for this cutie, made from ultra-soft, lightweight, and soothing organic cotton muslin. Ready to accompany your child everywhere, it’s machine-washable. The comforter makes for an adorable gift for a boy or a girl, and it has little paws for baby to chew.
- Cute design
- Lightweight and breathable muslin
- Not as cosy as some other comforters
Baby Comforter How To Use
Tugging at the heartstrings of parents, this can be distressing for mums, dads and babies alike. However, many families find that a baby comforter can be a useful tool, offering reassurance and comfort.
This is why baby comforters are professionally referred to as ‘transitional objects’ – as babies are able to transfer feelings of attachment from their carer to the object, helping them feel more secure in their environment.
What is separation anxiety in babies?
First of all, separation anxiety in babies is perfectly normal. It often manifests as clingy behaviour, crying, and/or a fear of strangers, when babies and toddlers are separated from their carers – even for a short period.
This also includes separation anxiety in babies at night time. According to experts, this is a normal part of child development, typically occurring from six months to three years old.
The good news is that this is usually a phase that children grow out of. In the early days it may be as simple as a parent going in another room that may cause upset, whilst in toddlers this may evolve to drop off’s at nursery.
This is all part of a child’s realisation of their co-dependency on their carer, and growing awareness of the world around them. This all results in infants feeling unsettled in new situations or around new people, especially when you’re not by their side.
What is a baby comforter and how can it help?
Research suggests that a comforter may help with separation anxiety in babies. One such study by baby whisperer Tizzie Hall of Save our
Sleep concluded that a baby comforter can be used as a great aid to get baby to sleep.
There’s a few reasons for this. Firstly, it may be comforting for a baby to have something that they positively identify with you close to them. Secondly, it can be reassuring and familiar too. Finally, the soft texture and familiar smell of mum or dad, may bring them added reassurance when apart.
On that note, if your child is particularly attached to a comforter, do bring it along to immunisation, weigh-in’s, or other events that are stressful.
How to choose a baby comforter
You probably received a ton of stuffed toys and plush comforters when your child was born. It’s important to check these for age suitability and UKCA/CE markings, avoiding any with ribbons, cords, or parts that could come off. Choose a comforter that can be washed too.
There are various baby comforters on the market. The best comfort objects for babies are organic muslin comforters, which are easy for little hands to grip and cuddle up to. Plush toy comforters are also popular, especially the soft fabrics used.
While it’s fine for little ones to use a baby comforter to help them doze off, it’s important to choose one that is safe to do so. And, once they’re asleep, it’s a good idea to remove it from their sleeping area. It’s advised that babies under six months should not be left with a toy or comforter unsupervised.
Breathable toys, and soft baby comforters made are ideal – better still if they’re organic. As with all things parenting, consistency and routine is key – the more exposure baby has to the object at sleep times, the more likely they will associate it with sleeping.
If you’re not sure which to choose, we recommend our Into the Woods pattern organic cotton muslin comforter security blanket. Made with 2-layers of luxuriously soft plush organic cotton muslin, this beautifully illustrated woodland comforter security blanket is perfect to soothe your little one.
Also see what one parent had to say about the comforter security blanket:
“My little boy is so in love with his comforter. The print is beautiful, the material is so soft and it’s the perfect size. My son has formed a real attachment to it and will not take any naps or go to bed without it. Thank you so much littlebluenest for giving us the best quality and most beautifully designed products!” – Ashleigh
When and how to introduce a baby comforter
When babies are very little, they won’t have the capability to tell you’re their favourite toys, although some parents might have a hunch! So, it’s fine for you to pick a muslin comforter baby blanket, or soft toy with soother on their behalf.
A muslin comforter baby object is a good choice, as you can wear this on your person, or put down your top for a few hours or longer, to help transfer your comforting smell. This is optional, but preferable.
It’s advisable to introduce a baby comforter before ten months, after which they’ll have likely found another source for self-soothing that can be hard to replace.
You might decide to introduce this as part of your nap-time or bedtime routine – whatever works for you. When your child gets older, they will probably pick a comforter themselves – it’s quite common for separation anxiety to rear its head again at 18 months for instance.