Beginnings: Pregnancy, Childbirth and Beyond

Wrapped In Memories: Baby's First Blanket

When we asked you for photos of your newborns swaddled in a familiar pink-and-blue-striped receiving blanket, we never imagined such an amazing response. We received nearly 2,000 photos featuring your precious little ones, most of them with that same iconic blanket. We had submissions from 45 states, including Alaska and Hawaii, plus D.C. and military hospitals overseas. Thanks to all of you for sharing your photos and stories. You've provided us great insight, not to mention hours of delight. We're only sorry we couldn't feature every single photo on this page.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.