Carousel Designs Gray Zoology Crib Blanket Review & Giveaway

Born over 22 years ago, Carousel Designs never liked to compromise. A boutique design studio, we made our mark in the baby bedding business not by gobbling up market share, but by creating the most gorgeous crib bedding collections from the highest quality fabrics.

And while other baby bedding companies began to slowly, but surely, send their production overseas, Carousel Designs resisted. Besides being unwilling to compromise our commitment to quality, we also offered our customers unmatched personalized service and the ability to custom design their baby’s bedding — neither of which is possible unless your product is made right here in the U.S.A.

So we stayed focused and concentrated on being the best at helping the discerning expectant mother outfit her perfect nursery.

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Gray Zoology Crib Blanket

Crib blanket in Gray Zoology. Reverse side in a cozy Silver Gray Minky.

Our soft and lightweight crib blanket is just the thing to wrap your baby up, snug as a bug in a rug. At 34″ x 43″, it’s the perfect size for the newest addition to the family.

Made in the USA by Carousel Designs

What the momma thinks…

Over the last two years, I have had a watchful eye on Carousel Designs, the baby bedding company. Their ever-changing designs of pure modern luxury always had my interest peaked. Then it was finally time to add a piece of theirs to our home, the Gray Zoology Crib Blanket.

The print side of the blanket patterns a jungle scene splashed with the most basic deep natural coloring. The darkness of the color pallet gives a manly feel to the design while the shapes of the flowers and blossoming trees lighten the mood making it a lovely addition to my toddlers room.

The opposite side is a solid sheet of grey minky. This is not the typically thick minky fabric I have seen in the past which can be heavy and cause the body to overheat when used for long periods of time. I am fond of this quality of minky used on the Gray Zoology Crib Blanket and believe it to be the smarter choice when selecting a blanket that will be used continuously for nap time or even for overnight sleep. Also being light weight my son has the ability to carry this around with him wherever he may go.

Now while I am taken away by the design and minky softness, I did notice a few open strings at the seams. We have been using the Gray Zoology Crib Blanket for nearly three weeks and have washed it twice. A few of the frays have disappeared and luckily there has been no opening of the fabric closure. I expect this is just a rare flaw and it is nothing to be concerned about. After all I have found lesser quality items perfectly sewn together come apart in the first round of the washing machine.

Aside from the Gray Zoology Crib Blanket itself, Carousel Designs offers a unique matching system to help you select the right pieces from the start. This prevents worry, disappoint and even unsightly returns. They recognize trying to match fabrics online can be difficult. Colors and textures may vary slightly than as depicted when viewing on the computer monitor. So they offer swatches for you to “touch and feel” the product before placing an order. They also offer a very unique feature call the nursery designer. You can design a stylish, custom crib bedding set in minutes using Carousel Designs’ Nursery Designer tool. Mix & match fabrics and component styles, design a virtual nursery, and share your designs with family and friends. This is a great way to get that one of a kind look that every new addition deserves.

BUY IT: Purchase the Gray Zoology Crib Blanket from for $49.00.


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About the author
Mrs. Hatland is a 30-something married, mom of 7 and the face behind the popular online publication, Motherhood Defined. Known as the Iowa Mom blogger by her local peers and “The Fairy Blogmother” worldwide. She has professional experience in working closely with clients on brand ambassadorships, client outreach services, content creation and creative social media advertising exposure.

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