Looking for a soft, fuzzy bed blanket that does not ‘shed’.

In the winter I love having a soft, fuzzy blanket on my bed but the ones I have leave tiny bits/fuzzies all over the bed.  It 'sheds'.  I realize that breathing these in at night is probably not a good idea    especially with my asthma.  I've looked on the AAFA Certified products page and it lists sheets and a comforter.  Does anyone know of a warm, soft, fuzzy, washable blanket that would work?



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  • K8sMom2002

    Lisa, that's a good question! Have you thought about a microfiber blanket? That would be soft and (usually) washable. 

    Does it need to be fuzzy? 

    Whatever you get, if dust mites are part of your triggers, could you make sure that it's a material that can be washed in hot water?

    I'll be on the lookout for you!

  • Pljohns

    I have one that I got at walmart-it was sold with a pillow too-it's the softest thing I have ever owned  and it doesn't shed at all.  I would check there and see if they have one-mine is a pale blue.

  • LK

    Thanks, Cynthia and Lynn for the suggestions!  I thought one of my blankets was microfiber, but it sheds all over the place.  Didn't notice the 'shedding' until it had been washed quite a few times.  I guess my description as 'fuzzy' may not have been quite accurate!    The blankets are not fuzzy in a deep pile sort of way, just very soft and warm.  I wash the sheets and blanket weekly, so will definitely make sure it is washable. 

    Will look at Wal-Mart, too.  Thanks!

  • K8sMom2002

    Hmmm … the certified website does have this blanket – . (I hope the link works.) Not sure about the washing instructions, but I can't imagine an allergy-friendly blanket that isn't washable. 

  • LK

    Yes, I saw that down alternative comforter.  As far as I can tell it's only available from Bloomingdale's and for a queen size it's pretty pricey at $500.  I was hoping to find something a little less costly. 

  • K8sMom2002

    Sigh … I hate when the perfect thing is perfect in everything but price. Any luck finding anything else? 

  • Marie E Natzke

    LK, have you looked at a fabric store. They sell fleece by the yard. Sometimes they are sold in kits. It's called no sew fleece. Or store like Bed Bath and Beyond or Kohls etc sell fleece blankets. I have a few that I use and they don't shed.  Good luck in your search

  • LK

    Cynthia,  Thanks for asking!

    Marie,  Thank you for the suggestions!  I have not looked at those stores but will! 

    I tried using another blanket we had at home and it seems to be working well.  It's larger and heavier so a bit harder to wash and dry, but so far it doesn't shed!  It's this blanket:

    I appreciate everyone's help! 

  • K8sMom2002

    So glad you found something that works … shame it's harder to wash, but yay that it doesn't shed!

    Another thing you could do if you're handy with a sewing machine — could you sew a duvet cover for either of your blankets? That way you could strip it off and toss it in the wash.

  • LK

    Oh, Cynthia, I like the way you think!   I do have basic sewing skills so that sounds like a fun project!!  Awesome!  Will have to look into that!

  • K8sMom2002

    Yay! I hope it works out! You could zip up two of them, and then you'd have one to wash and one to, well, wear, I guess.

  • LK

    Cynthia,  Made me smile!! 

    K8sMom2002 posted:

    Yay! I hope it works out! You could zip up two of them, and then you'd have one to wash and one to, well, wear, I guess.