Quilt is decorated with embroidered large sized appliques of a parrot, giraffe, zebra, elephant, monkey, alligator, and tortoise. Quilt measures 46 inches H by 36 inches W. Coordinates with the Kidsline Zanzibar baby bedding collection. Please Note this … see full wiki
Pros: Very cute, neutral colors, multiple textures, quality construction, warm
Cons: Little wider than the crib
The Bottom Line: From decoration to warm blanket, the Zanzibar Crib Quilt does not disappoint in this drafty Michigan house.
With my second son, I knew I didn't want another "blue" room. My next favorite color is a sage, so I started looking for items create a "green" room. The Zanzibar pattern immediately jumped out as a very cute set. And since it is an extremely popular set, there are tons of accessories available to coordinate a room. The one piece I specifically requested was the Kidsline Zanzibar Crib Quilt as it was the one thing I didn't have to hand down.
Out of Africa The Zanzibar line is centered all around African animals. The animals represented are fairly realistic and not too cartoonized - they do have faces but are not distorted in shape. The main color scheme is sage green along with tans and muted reds making it a perfect uni-sex theme. This coordinated well with some awesome African safari pictures his aunt gave him for Christmas. The crib quilt itself depicts a variety of jungle animals including a giraffe, hippopotamus, a toucan and a very cute turtle. Each is set in a jungle like scene and constructed from a variety of different fabrics and sewing methods to create an array of textures for baby to experience. From corduroy to felt to fleece, each of these textures is very soft to the touch making a cozy blanket. The underside of the quilt is a tan with sage gingham pattern.
Measuring approximately 3' by 4', the crib quilt is quite large in area, which will make it great for a growing baby. Unfortunately it's just a touch large to actually fit the width of the crib. Not a big deal but it doesn't make for a smooth finish when making the bed. This will just make it fit the toddler bed that much better when the time comes. On top of the size, the Zanzibar Crib Quilt also has some heft to it. There is definitely fair amount of batting used in the quilting aspect for this blanket. All sewn together with quality stitching (as far as I can tell anyway) this quilt will last my little Squirt for several years - unlike the handmade one my first little guy had which is now in pieces. Use and Abuse Once winter started arriving, Squirt was getting old enough not to worry about blankets in his crib. (Prior to this the quilt was decoration primarily). Since the quilt has some heft to it it is a good comforting tool for a sleeping little guy. Plus with the amount of fill, it is definitely a warm blanket. I have not found it to be overly warm though as he doesn't wake up all sweaty. I recall in our midnight rendezvous, rocking days I would take this blanket and snuggle up with it as an attempt to keep warm in our drafty house. I couldn't tell you for sure if my son really enjoys the quilt but he doesn't hate it and that in itself says a lot coming from a one year old.
Overall the Zanzibar Crib Quilt is highly recommended from this house. The Zanzibar line is very cute and has a ton of coordinating pieces - right down to a Zanzibar bouncer seat.
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