One of Lexie's first blankets was actually one I got in a hamper from my sister. I loved it as it was so soft and it was huge. It was great for the Moses basket, cot, pram and as she got older for wrapping her up on the sofa or using it as a toy mat. I used to call it her blobby blanket as it was pink with yellow spots a bit like Mr Blobby.
Dettol has teamed up with celebrity mum, Rachel Stevens, to launch the Dettol Baby Blanket Donation charity campaign by donating the first blanket to the cause.
The campaign aims to promote the dangers of bacteria on blankets and highlight the shortage of baby blankets available to infants born to disadvantaged families.
You can donate a blanket via Freepost and share your special recollections and photographs of your babies blanket on social media. Once collected, the baby blankets will be hygienically washed with Dettol Anti-bacterial Laundry Cleanser before being re-distributed by Dettol to families in need.
Dettol Anti-bacterial Laundry Cleanser has also pledged to donate £1 for every blanket collected to children’s medical research charity, Sparks, to raise much needed funds for UK families with children who are affected by serious illness or disability.
Blanket donations will be collected until the end of December. Memories can be shared with @DettolBlanket #sharethememories or on Dettol’s Mission for Health Facebook page. For full details on how to donate visit www.dettol.co.uk/donate
To donate a blanket, please post to the this address. Its Freepost so you don't need a stamp!
Dettol Baby Blanket Donation
The Hay Loft
Balcombe Place Stables