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Please help me find this blankie!

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I know moms everywhere will be able to relate to this plea!

Do you see this adorable little girl in the picture?  She is my oldest daughter, Julia, 17 months old.  She is very loving, caring and has a cute sense of humor.  Except when it comes to her blankie…

As you see here in the picture, she’s wearing it like a shawl.  But it goes beyond that.  She carries it all around the house and CANNOT sleep without it!  One time, I washed it and it wasn’t quite dry yet when she was ready for her nap.  (When I pulled her blankie from the dryer, it was still pretty damp so I knew I couldn’t give it to her. ) I put her down anyway, and gave her another blanket that was just as soft, and 100% cotton.  She cried for over 20 minutes …non-stop.  When I went in to check on her, she threw the blanket at me.  Oh yeah, she is adorable!

Needless to say, I got her out of the crib and sat with her quietly until her blankie was dry.

Here’s my dilemma…I cannot find this blanket anywhere!  I’ve checked every store I go to, Target, WalMart, Sears, Marshall’s, Bed, Bath & Beyond,  Babies ‘R Us, ebay, Amazon.com, catalogs…and nothing.  I can’t even find the company online!  I have endured funny looks by the salespeople at the stores.  The rolling eyes of a teenager with a summer job.  The pathetic  empathetic  looks.  And, my favorite, “That lady is crazy” look.

Originally, I wanted to get another one, exactly the same, as a back-up for Julia, and 2 more in a different color for my new daughter, Olivia.   Now I’m worried I won’t be able to get even one!  This blanket was a gift from a very gracious teacher at my Dad’s elementary school where he was principal.  And, we just found out recently it was purchased from the now defunct, Mervyn’s.  Oy!  :(

So, I need to ask all you busy moms for a favor.  If you see this blanket , please let me know!  Leave me a comment (I check the website daily) and tell me what store you found it at.  I would appreciate any leads.  I’m desperate!  I promise I will be eternally grateful for any help you can give me.  It’s OK if it’s not pink, just need to be the same blanket with the magic ruffle.

What is the magic ruffle, you ask?  Well, it is magic because it’s the only  thing that calms my daughter down.  She does this whole little ritual where she takes the ruffle and brushes it lightly across her face and neck until she’s nice and relaxed.  If she’s having a rough day, we just give her that blankie and she is better.

I can’t take the chance of losing this blanket without having a back-up.  Julia’s world has been turned upside down the last few months.  She has a new baby sister (4 months old,) now she has to share her Mama, her routine has changed, she can’t go for walks after dinner because it’s too hot, etc.  Her world will be rocked again in a few weeks when her baby sister moves into her room…

See, she needs her blankie!  And in some ways, I do too.

Here’s a few close up pictures so you can see the details.  It really is a cute blanket.  Very girlie!  Thank you for your help!

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Comments

  1. Ivette Muller says:

    Oh My Lauralee – thanks so much for all your help! Sending virtual hugs :)

  2. Lauralee Hensley says:

    At sears check on this page and see if this is it
    http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_02932041088P?mv=rr
    Item # 02932041088
    Model # 029B2072000
    100% cotton machine washable cost $8.98
    Little Wonders Newborn girl’s receiving blanket
    I don’t know if this is it, because I don’t know the size of your blanket and the sears site doesn’t give size in inches or other either. I can’t tell if the edge is ruffled or not, but the pattern on the material looks kinda like one side of it matches what you have.

  3. Lauralee Hensley says:

    At shop.nordstrom.com you might want to type in the search box Item #184406 it’s a blanket in the baby/children’s apparel section. Anyways, the blanket doesn’t have the ruffle, but one of the prints looks kinda like yours. It is suppose to be a layette organic cotton receiving blanket (infant) and it’s size is 40″ x 30″. I didn’t read the whole description, so I’m not sure it is cotton jersy, it just kinda looked that way to me.

  4. Lauralee Hensley says:

    Sorry for all the typo’s. I took migrane medicine earlier, and I think it causes me to get brain glitches. I know how to spell, I’m just not doing it correctly when I type it for whatever reason. I know it’s the medication.

  5. Lauralee Hensley says:

    Oh, if she toddling around, did you look under mattresses. I just remembered one time a little tot we were babysitting must have slid his tiny little arm under the mattress and his little blanket got pushed under there. It wasn’t found for a few days until tucking under new clean sheets on the bed. Do you have cabinet doors under your bathroom sink? Could it have gotten in there somehow? Do you have a china cabinet with lower doors? Could it have gotten in there somehow? Tots are fast and they can put things places no one dreamed of. I’m sure you already checked your vehicle all over, under sheets, between seats etc.. I hope you find it, or can find a replacement she’ll love as much.

  6. Lauralee Hensley says:

    There are loads of baby and security blankets at http://www.thefind.com/family/info-striped-blanket#page=7
    there are about tons of pages too,
    I listed page 7, because about a third of the way down on that page, if you list 20 items per page there is a pink blanket with a striped ruffle edge, and also page 34 if you do 20 items per page has the blanket like under the nile I mentioned in another post, but it costs less here, it doesn’t have a ruffle and is being sold by Atlantis Natural and it’s on sale for $7.69.
    Anyways I think this is an affiliate listing site, because numerous babysites are selling goods through here, or it’s a link through and they get paid that way.
    I thought it would give you names when you look at the blankets of various online stores that you could put in your search engine to go to them and look around.
    I mean they have velour blanket, cotton, jersey etc.. Some blankets there are shown by different online stores and some of the same blankets can be $10 or $20 cheaper just depending on where you buy them.
    I didn’t see anything on http://www.thefind.com/family/info-striped-blanket
    that exactly matched you blanket though. I didn’t go searching the individual stores by doing searches of their names either. Sorry, but I have to go and get caught up on some things in the house right now. Maybe, I’ll have time to look more later. Good luck.

  7. Ivette Muller says:

    Lauralee – thanks for your tips! I had not thought about searching under jersey knit – good point. Sent an email to Sears and linked this post too, so one more step! :)

  8. Lauralee Hensley says:

    It really looks like
    http://www.babysteals.com/wp/?p=364
    might have a pink blanket like yours,
    but it’s in a giveaway I think.
    Maybe go and take a look at it,
    and then maybe somehow contact them and see if they could look at yours on your blog and tell you if it’s close or not,
    and where they got there’s from for the giveaway.
    Just a thought.
    I’ll keep looking.

  9. Lauralee Hensley says:

    The closest thing I’ve found online so far has been at
    http://www.babylulu.com/Ruffle-Blanket_p_1564.html.
    I did a search on Ruffled edge Jersey Baby Blanket.
    Most jersey is 100 percent cotton.
    Anyways it is a floral print in pink with the ruffled edge, but it’s not exactly the same print pattern.
    I’ll keep looking though. Good luck.

  10. Ivette Muller says:

    Hi Sandy – yes, I have tried to find the manufacturer to no avail. They might be a subsidiary of a larger company that I can’t seem to find. Sears hasn’t been helpful yet… Thanks for the ideas though!

  11. check sears, but also have you tried the manufacturer directly- heck they might even send you one if they have an odd one stashed somewhere. If not contact sears/kmart and see if they can put out locaters for you. Good luck.

  12. Ivette Muller says:

    WOW Barbara – I have tears of happiness for your gracious offer! I might have to take you up on it! :)

    Thank you so much – I will keep everyone posted. I’ve already tweeted this article out and posted it to my FB page. Hopefully, the story will make its way through the power of social media! :)

  13. If you can’t find it, let me know and I’ll make you one. The print probably won’t match exactly but I could embroider her name or a design if that will make up for it.

  14. Ivette Muller says:

    Hi Sarah! Yes, the Little Wonders brand is sold at Kmart/Sears, but I have not been able to find this style. It is probably in a clearance bin somewhere! :) Thanks so much for checking — I am confident we will get a lead soon!

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