#Sharethememories Baby Blankets, donate to a great cause.

When I was a child I had a blanket which I could not fall asleep without, it went everywhere with me and I snuggled up to it each night. This was the same blanket my parents had loving me wrapped me in as a baby and settled me with each night. When I grew to old to carry it around, it stayed in my bed ready to comfort me after a tiring day, and when I got to old for that and the blanket had become very worn, I kept a small piece which I still have today.

When each of my children were born, I gave them each a special blanket, I wanted them to feel the same security that I had as a child. Both my boys have now “outgrown” their blankets, though if they’re feeling poorly, we still get them out to lay on the sofa with. A blanket to feel warm and secure wrapped up safely in is something every baby should have the chance to have, yet children from disadvantaged backgrounds may not receive one.

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Dettol have launched a campaign to collect baby blankets to donate to disadvantaged children, people are being asked to donate their blankets using a freepost address (see below) and Dettol will wash them in Dettol Anti-bacterial Laundry cleanser before handing them to those in need. Dettol commissioned Lab tests to see what nasty germs lurk on a baby blanket, even after they’ve been washed at 40c, and they discovered that a third of blankets carried bacteria linked to those which are found in poo. Dettol Anti-bacterial Laundry Cleanser kills 99.9% of bacteria, even when the washing is done at a low 30c temperature. So, you can donate a blanket for a baby from a disadvantaged family and Dettol will make sure it is really clean, oh and they’ll donate £1 to Sparks for each blanket they receive (up to 5000 blankets) too, so it’s a really great cause! Do please consider sending a blanket and making another parent and baby, some very special memories.

Read about donating a blanket here.