A Minky Dinky Christmas


Our babies sure do adore their lovies, don’t they? My three-year-old has a special blanket that he pretty much always has to sleep with. It’s a quilt that I made him for his first birthday, so it makes me feel special to see that he treasures it so much.

When I decided to make a quilt for him, I actually tried to find patterns that were shaped like animals. I thought it would be adorable to make him a blanket that was shaped like a bear. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find a pattern, and since it was my first time sewing, I didn’t want to dive in with too difficult of a project.

When MiniMe baby gear contacted us for a review/giveaway of their Minky Dinky blanket, and I read that they were shaped like animals, I was very intrigued. The Minky Dinky blanket lovie is exactly what I had wanted to make for my son.


Shaped as owls, turtles, elephants and flowers, the Minky Dinky blanket will quickly become your child’s special lovey.

pinkowl-1I was sent the pink Minky Dinky Hooted Owl to review. It is adorable. Made from minkie fabric, the blanket is so very soft. I could see why babies would enjoy cuddling it up to their little faces.

The eyes are made of yellow, chocolate, and white minkee, topstiched together. The nose is made of blue and white dot minky, and the feathered wings are made of a contrasting chocolate dot minky.

I love that a little pouch is formed on the side of each wing, which I imagine would become the perfect place for a baby to place her hands or fingers while resting.

Right now the Minky Dinky Hooted Owl blanket is priced at $24.95, making this a unique and affordable gift for that special baby in your life.

We have one Minky Dinky blanket to give away. In the comments section, be sure to tell us whether you would prefer the owl, turtle, elephant or flower. Be sure to also let us know if the Minky Dinky blanket is for a boy or a girl.

Here are more details on how to enter this giveaway:

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Entries are open until Friday, December 4th at 12pm EST.

Our winner will be drawn randomly and we will announce the winner Saturday, December 5th. Please make sure to check our site and your email address to see if you have won a prize. We must receive your reply within 5 business days. (If you want your prize to arrive in time — the sooner we hear from you, the better!)

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*I received a Minky Dinky Hooted Owl blanket to review.

Written by 5 Minutes for Mom contributing editor, Erica.


  1. Jessica says

    I am due at the end of April and would love to have a blanket like this for our new baby. We don’t know if it is a boy or girl, but I do like the turtle. I do have a 3 year who would enjoy the pink owl too.

  2. Melissa Butler says

    I love the Owl ~ and it is for a little girl. She is due to debut in January ~ we only have 7 weeks left to go!!!


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