How the Bunnytail Blanket Cured Our “Blanket Overload”

The Bunnytail Blanket, invented by a mom of twins and made in Maine, is a multipurpose, indoor-outdoor wonder. Yes, it’s just a simple rectangular blanket, but it has windproof, water-resistant nylon on one side, warm Polarfleece on the other. It also has sturdy reflective tape sewn down the center (making it a natural to pop onto the jogging stroller) and a handy snap joining two of the top corners (so older tots can sport it as a superhero cape). It’s tough enough to work as a small picnic blanket or ground cover (the nylon side), yet it’s gentle enough to snuggle up to a baby’s delicate skin (the fleece side). And when a mom finds something like this, she can finally clean out that overstuffed blanket drawer/shelf/bin/trunk and recycle the ones that never made the cut–simplifying her life, and doing something good in the process. (We gave our old blankets to our local animal shelter.) Now we can all sleep easy. Thanks Bunnytail Blanket!

Bunnytail Blanket

All-Weather Baby Blanket

How the Bunnytail Blanket Cured Our “Blanket Overload”

The Bunnytail Blanket, invented by a mom of twins and made in Maine, is a multipurpose, indoor-outdoor wonder. Yes, it’s just a simple rectangular blanket, but it has windproof, water-resistant nylon on one side, warm Polarfleece on the other. It also has sturdy reflective tape sewn down the center (making it a natural to pop onto the jogging stroller) and a handy snap joining two of the top corners (so older tots can sport it as a superhero cape). It’s tough enough to work as a small picnic blanket or ground cover (the nylon side), yet it’s gentle enough to snuggle up to a baby’s delicate skin (the fleece side). And when a mom finds something like this, she can finally clean out that overstuffed blanket drawer/shelf/bin/trunk and recycle the ones that never made the cut–simplifying her life, and doing something good in the process. (We gave our old blankets to our local animal shelter.) Now we can all sleep easy. Thanks Bunnytail Blanket!

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Emily
    Emily
    10/15/2008 10:00 AM

    I hope you enjoyed my story today. Every word is true. My little one loves this. She rubbed the silky nylon side against her face, and also seemed to enjoy chewing on the Polarfleece! So it kind of kept her occupied while keeping her warm on our walk.

    I'd love to hear your comments and find out what blankets have worked for you, whether you somehow wound up with way too many blankets (like us), and what else you'd like to know about this blanket.

  • Jules
    Jules – Special Guest
    10/15/2008 1:45 PM

    Welcome to Daily Grommet! This is our quiet soft launch so you are on the inside of the birth of this site and company. We know there must still be a few random bugs on the site so please bang it around and tell us if you find anything that seems awry. Just leave a comment here, or email me: [email protected]

    You'll see that we leave the Bunnytail Blanket product up for a few days...until we are ready to start our 24 hour product cycle. You can really buy it if you like, of course.

    We are so excited to be at this point. Thanks for visiting!

  • Emily
    Emily
    10/15/2008 1:57 PM

    Here's a nifty trick, the snap at the top of the Bunnytail Blanket allows you to use it over a Baby Bjorn or similar carriers. (My baby has a daily walk with Dad using the Bjorn, and I'm always looking for ways to keep her warm and snuggly as it gets colder outside, so I was especially excited to figure this out.)

  • Jessica @ JessicaKnows
    Jessica @ JessicaKnows
    10/15/2008 4:23 PM

    I love that you can turn it in to a super hero cape later on! It's so simple yet has all the bells and whistles. My son isn't a baby anymore but I'm adding this to my suggested baby registry for expecting parents at www.Wishpot.com

  • Jules Pieri
    Jules Pieri
    10/15/2008 4:33 PM

    Jessica...you will always be very special to us as our very first person to post a comment on our site....THANKS...we just went live. Quietly. You can see my post on that below.

  • Shannan P
    Shannan P
    10/15/2008 4:53 PM

    I love it, love it, love it! I'm poking around and so far, everything seems in order! I'm beyond the need of a stroller blanket but will be back often to check out what else is in store!

  • Jules Pieri
    Jules Pieri
    10/15/2008 5:13 PM

    Shannan, thanks for showing up and for the words of encouragement. They mean a lot.

  • J
    J
    10/15/2008 7:42 PM

    Emily - I have a sister Brigid who LOVES soft blankets, she folds the fabric around her hands and just rubs it to feel the smoothness and warmth, and this sounds like the perfect one for her. Even though her kids are 6 & 9, I'm confident this will get us

  • Lula
    Lula
    10/15/2008 8:18 PM

    Congratulations all on your fabulous site. I just love the blanket. Never have I seen a baby blanket so perfect for the active parent! The reflective stripe just tops the cake. Looking forward to my daily dose of the Daily Grommet!!

    Cheers!

  • J
    J
    10/15/2008 8:55 PM

    Lula - Thanks for visiting, we hope you found this a nice discovery spot... come back often.

  • Barbara
    Barbara
    10/15/2008 10:06 PM

    Emily -- how wonderful to know it works with a Bjorn! This blanket looks like a perfect baby gift, and I'm thrilled to learn that something like this is available for Bjorns, jog strollers, picnics and more. My wonderful nephew, Brad, and his wife, Ambe

  • julie stevenson
    julie stevenson
    10/16/2008 8:23 AM

    I am trying to buy 2 blankets but the buy button has been disabled. Help???

  • Jules
    Jules
    10/16/2008 9:54 AM

    Yeah...we know. Sorry. Eric, our software developer was here straight from Sunday to Wednesday and he is getting some much-needed sleep. I know he will jump on that as soon as he is vertical.

  • Maureen McPoland
    Maureen McPoland
    10/16/2008 10:23 AM

    Hi Jules and Jeanne... Greetings from Dublin Jules. Many congratulations on the launch of the company. Your site looks great, love the videos you have posted. Such a lovely, personal, warm feeling you have created. Best of luck and we will keep our eyes o

  • Rick Schiffmann
    Rick Schiffmann
    10/16/2008 11:05 AM

    Jules - Very cool concept. Do you need people to test facebook links, email forwarding, etc.? Great product choice for your launch...of course, as Joy's husband, I'm a bit biased about Bunnytail Blankets. Kids absolutely love them and once you use one

  • Jules
    Jules
    10/16/2008 12:00 PM

    Rick--So nice to see you here. We have to get Joy up and going on posting by Monday (which is our "real" Bunnytail day... And yes...need help testing everything so we are bulletproof by Monday. I will take all the help you can offer.

  • Katherine
    Katherine
    10/16/2008 2:30 PM

    It's so true what was said about having so many blankets! Most of them are sentimental having been knit or sewn by a loving relative or friend, but often they aren't practical! We all know the wonderful characteristics of Polarfleece fabric. Soft, durable

  • Joanne
    Joanne
    10/16/2008 4:14 PM

    Katherine - Thank you for being a friend of Daily Grommet! ...and you know a thing or two about Polarfleece! Katherine is an expert on this subject because she worked at Malden Mills the inventor of Polarfleece.

  • Carter
    Carter
    10/16/2008 4:29 PM

    Very good initial effort. I particularly like the Inventory Status. The website seems to work well and it is a fun site. I wish you all the best with your business. Congratulations on getting it officially started.

  • joanne
    joanne – Grommet Team
    10/16/2008 4:48 PM

    Jules and I met Joy Pratt years ago when we all worked together at Stride Rite. Joy is the type you want to hate.....too tall, too beautiful, too capable and too thin! We love her though, in spite of all her perfectness because she's also brave! Our first Grommet....the Bunnytail. Thanks, Joy!

  • jeannette
    jeannette
    10/17/2008 2:26 AM

    congrats on the site. Looks fab. I too am beyond strollers, however will check back often. Hey, is that Joanne DM by any chance?

  • Jules
    Jules
    10/17/2008 7:13 AM

    Jeannette--it is indeed! We are having a blast working together. Hey--try out subscribing to our daily emails and let me know if they show up well on your computer. Start next week.

  • Tat
    Tat
    10/17/2008 7:32 AM

    Greetings and congratulations to all involved from the budget busted Irish economy! - world domination has to start some place! Consider sending to each of your presidential candidates - the loser can wrap himself in the warm cuddly side and the winner c

  • Jules
    Jules
    10/17/2008 8:33 AM

    Nice to hear from you! I noticed that your comment got cut off on our site...don't take it personally....we just need to fix a little bug there.

  • Emily
    Emily
    10/19/2008 11:38 PM

    The folks at Bunnytail call it "tropical punch," but I would call it orange and bright pink, and it's a really cool color combo. I wanted to mention this because I notice that the color in the picture above is just a little more washed-out than it really appears.

    I've always loved orange. It's in my daughter's nursery as an accent color, and apparently it's really hot this year in celebrity baby rooms.

  • Jules
    Jules
    10/20/2008 9:36 AM

    Thanks for pointing that out Emily....the blanket was hard to capture in photography. Both the colors but also the scale. And most especially, I think the photo makes it look stiffer and heavier than it is in real life. It really is soft and lightweight. I think you can kinda appreciate that better in the video.

  • Maria
    Maria
    10/20/2008 10:04 AM

    This is so exciting! Great to see Daily Grommet up and running :) The bunnytail blanket looks great.

  • Jules Pieri
    Jules Pieri
    10/20/2008 12:52 PM

    It's funny how we found Bunnytail Blankets. Joanne was cruising around LinkedIn, figuring it out for the first time. She saw that Joy was on it--LinkedIn told her about that because they worked at the same company. Just to be friendly (and out of curiousity) Joanne checked up on Joy and lo and behold we knew we had found our first Grommet product.

  • Jules
    Jules – Special Guest
    10/20/2008 2:58 PM

    So we spent the last five days with the site up but doing lots of tweaking. As of today, we will start really operating by changing the product every weekday at noon. We popped the champagne about an hour ago.

    Our software dude Eric was up all night (again) so we might have the random sleepless-at-3AM-created bug or two. Please let us know if anything is awry and we will fix it right up.

    And please tell us what you think--in general. We are learning so fast, thanks to people chipping in with advice and observations.

  • jorge
    jorge
    10/20/2008 6:00 PM

    Hello grommet ladies, want know how to play the video on my blackberry?

    Thanks

  • Jen
    Jen
    10/20/2008 6:59 PM

    Jules, you are right we are learning so much from all the great comments we are getting. The [email protected] is working just great and new ideas are starting to come in. Thanks to all our fans. What a great product to start with. It really is bunny tail soft. I was thinking about how handy that reflective strip is now that it is dark by 5 pm.

  • joanne
    joanne – Grommet Team
    10/20/2008 8:08 PM

    Well it is for me too! Actually, it's not as scary as getting in front of a video camera but that's another post. Many of us are learning how to converse in this forum....the rule that I am following is: be yourself, be honest and try to be helpful. Thanks for stopping by. Thanks for commenting. And come back tomorrow.

  • Barbara
    Barbara
    10/20/2008 10:53 PM

    Well, yes, it is kinda new and scary to lots of us! I have many friends who email constantly, but who are unsure about commenting on a post. It's fun, it's easy -- and it can be so helpful (like Emily's scoop about using this wonderful blanket with a Bjorn).

  • Caroline Weld
    Caroline Weld
    10/30/2008 6:08 PM

    Hi,

    I am a friend of Joy's from Newport, RI. I bought one of Joy's Bunnytail Blankets for a friend of mine. My friend sent me a sweet note saying how much she loves the blanket, especially that it is both warm and repels water. Kind of like a cuddly windbreaker in cool colors.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Bunnytail Blanket

All-Weather Baby Blanket

How the Bunnytail Blanket Cured Our “Blanket Overload”

The Bunnytail Blanket, invented by a mom of twins and made in Maine, is a multipurpose, indoor-outdoor wonder. Yes, it’s just a simple rectangular blanket, but it has windproof, water-resistant nylon on one side, warm Polarfleece on the other. It also has sturdy reflective tape sewn down the center (making it a natural to pop onto the jogging stroller) and a handy snap joining two of the top corners (so older tots can sport it as a superhero cape). It’s tough enough to work as a small picnic blanket or ground cover (the nylon side), yet it’s gentle enough to snuggle up to a baby’s delicate skin (the fleece side).

And when a mom finds something like this, she can finally clean out that overstuffed blanket drawer/shelf/bin/trunk and recycle the ones that never made the cut–simplifying her life, and doing something good in the process. (We gave our old blankets to our local animal shelter.)

Now we can all sleep easy. Thanks Bunnytail Blanket!
Read More Read Less
  • All-Weather Baby Blanket
  • All-Weather Baby Blanket
  • All-Weather Baby Blanket
No longer available

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Emily
    Emily
    10/15/2008 10:00 AM

    I hope you enjoyed my story today. Every word is true. My little one loves this. She rubbed the silky nylon side against her face, and also seemed to enjoy chewing on the Polarfleece! So it kind of kept her occupied while keeping her warm on our walk.

    I'd love to hear your comments and find out what blankets have worked for you, whether you somehow wound up with way too many blankets (like us), and what else you'd like to know about this blanket.

  • Jules
    Jules – Special Guest
    10/15/2008 1:45 PM

    Welcome to Daily Grommet! This is our quiet soft launch so you are on the inside of the birth of this site and company. We know there must still be a few random bugs on the site so please bang it around and tell us if you find anything that seems awry. Just leave a comment here, or email me: [email protected]

    You'll see that we leave the Bunnytail Blanket product up for a few days...until we are ready to start our 24 hour product cycle. You can really buy it if you like, of course.

    We are so excited to be at this point. Thanks for visiting!

  • Emily
    Emily
    10/15/2008 1:57 PM

    Here's a nifty trick, the snap at the top of the Bunnytail Blanket allows you to use it over a Baby Bjorn or similar carriers. (My baby has a daily walk with Dad using the Bjorn, and I'm always looking for ways to keep her warm and snuggly as it gets colder outside, so I was especially excited to figure this out.)

  • Jessica @ JessicaKnows
    Jessica @ JessicaKnows
    10/15/2008 4:23 PM

    I love that you can turn it in to a super hero cape later on! It's so simple yet has all the bells and whistles. My son isn't a baby anymore but I'm adding this to my suggested baby registry for expecting parents at www.Wishpot.com

  • Jules Pieri
    Jules Pieri
    10/15/2008 4:33 PM

    Jessica...you will always be very special to us as our very first person to post a comment on our site....THANKS...we just went live. Quietly. You can see my post on that below.

  • Shannan P
    Shannan P
    10/15/2008 4:53 PM

    I love it, love it, love it! I'm poking around and so far, everything seems in order! I'm beyond the need of a stroller blanket but will be back often to check out what else is in store!

  • Jules Pieri
    Jules Pieri
    10/15/2008 5:13 PM

    Shannan, thanks for showing up and for the words of encouragement. They mean a lot.

  • J
    J
    10/15/2008 7:42 PM

    Emily - I have a sister Brigid who LOVES soft blankets, she folds the fabric around her hands and just rubs it to feel the smoothness and warmth, and this sounds like the perfect one for her. Even though her kids are 6 & 9, I'm confident this will get us

  • Lula
    Lula
    10/15/2008 8:18 PM

    Congratulations all on your fabulous site. I just love the blanket. Never have I seen a baby blanket so perfect for the active parent! The reflective stripe just tops the cake. Looking forward to my daily dose of the Daily Grommet!!

    Cheers!

  • J
    J
    10/15/2008 8:55 PM

    Lula - Thanks for visiting, we hope you found this a nice discovery spot... come back often.

  • Barbara
    Barbara
    10/15/2008 10:06 PM

    Emily -- how wonderful to know it works with a Bjorn! This blanket looks like a perfect baby gift, and I'm thrilled to learn that something like this is available for Bjorns, jog strollers, picnics and more. My wonderful nephew, Brad, and his wife, Ambe

  • julie stevenson
    julie stevenson
    10/16/2008 8:23 AM

    I am trying to buy 2 blankets but the buy button has been disabled. Help???

  • Jules
    Jules
    10/16/2008 9:54 AM

    Yeah...we know. Sorry. Eric, our software developer was here straight from Sunday to Wednesday and he is getting some much-needed sleep. I know he will jump on that as soon as he is vertical.

  • Maureen McPoland
    Maureen McPoland
    10/16/2008 10:23 AM

    Hi Jules and Jeanne... Greetings from Dublin Jules. Many congratulations on the launch of the company. Your site looks great, love the videos you have posted. Such a lovely, personal, warm feeling you have created. Best of luck and we will keep our eyes o

  • Rick Schiffmann
    Rick Schiffmann
    10/16/2008 11:05 AM

    Jules - Very cool concept. Do you need people to test facebook links, email forwarding, etc.? Great product choice for your launch...of course, as Joy's husband, I'm a bit biased about Bunnytail Blankets. Kids absolutely love them and once you use one

  • Jules
    Jules
    10/16/2008 12:00 PM

    Rick--So nice to see you here. We have to get Joy up and going on posting by Monday (which is our "real" Bunnytail day... And yes...need help testing everything so we are bulletproof by Monday. I will take all the help you can offer.

  • Katherine
    Katherine
    10/16/2008 2:30 PM

    It's so true what was said about having so many blankets! Most of them are sentimental having been knit or sewn by a loving relative or friend, but often they aren't practical! We all know the wonderful characteristics of Polarfleece fabric. Soft, durable

  • Joanne
    Joanne
    10/16/2008 4:14 PM

    Katherine - Thank you for being a friend of Daily Grommet! ...and you know a thing or two about Polarfleece! Katherine is an expert on this subject because she worked at Malden Mills the inventor of Polarfleece.

  • Carter
    Carter
    10/16/2008 4:29 PM

    Very good initial effort. I particularly like the Inventory Status. The website seems to work well and it is a fun site. I wish you all the best with your business. Congratulations on getting it officially started.

  • joanne
    joanne – Grommet Team
    10/16/2008 4:48 PM

    Jules and I met Joy Pratt years ago when we all worked together at Stride Rite. Joy is the type you want to hate.....too tall, too beautiful, too capable and too thin! We love her though, in spite of all her perfectness because she's also brave! Our first Grommet....the Bunnytail. Thanks, Joy!

  • jeannette
    jeannette
    10/17/2008 2:26 AM

    congrats on the site. Looks fab. I too am beyond strollers, however will check back often. Hey, is that Joanne DM by any chance?

  • Jules
    Jules
    10/17/2008 7:13 AM

    Jeannette--it is indeed! We are having a blast working together. Hey--try out subscribing to our daily emails and let me know if they show up well on your computer. Start next week.

  • Tat
    Tat
    10/17/2008 7:32 AM

    Greetings and congratulations to all involved from the budget busted Irish economy! - world domination has to start some place! Consider sending to each of your presidential candidates - the loser can wrap himself in the warm cuddly side and the winner c

  • Jules
    Jules
    10/17/2008 8:33 AM

    Nice to hear from you! I noticed that your comment got cut off on our site...don't take it personally....we just need to fix a little bug there.

  • Emily
    Emily
    10/19/2008 11:38 PM

    The folks at Bunnytail call it "tropical punch," but I would call it orange and bright pink, and it's a really cool color combo. I wanted to mention this because I notice that the color in the picture above is just a little more washed-out than it really appears.

    I've always loved orange. It's in my daughter's nursery as an accent color, and apparently it's really hot this year in celebrity baby rooms.

  • Jules
    Jules
    10/20/2008 9:36 AM

    Thanks for pointing that out Emily....the blanket was hard to capture in photography. Both the colors but also the scale. And most especially, I think the photo makes it look stiffer and heavier than it is in real life. It really is soft and lightweight. I think you can kinda appreciate that better in the video.

  • Maria
    Maria
    10/20/2008 10:04 AM

    This is so exciting! Great to see Daily Grommet up and running :) The bunnytail blanket looks great.

  • Jules Pieri
    Jules Pieri
    10/20/2008 12:52 PM

    It's funny how we found Bunnytail Blankets. Joanne was cruising around LinkedIn, figuring it out for the first time. She saw that Joy was on it--LinkedIn told her about that because they worked at the same company. Just to be friendly (and out of curiousity) Joanne checked up on Joy and lo and behold we knew we had found our first Grommet product.

  • Jules
    Jules – Special Guest
    10/20/2008 2:58 PM

    So we spent the last five days with the site up but doing lots of tweaking. As of today, we will start really operating by changing the product every weekday at noon. We popped the champagne about an hour ago.

    Our software dude Eric was up all night (again) so we might have the random sleepless-at-3AM-created bug or two. Please let us know if anything is awry and we will fix it right up.

    And please tell us what you think--in general. We are learning so fast, thanks to people chipping in with advice and observations.

  • jorge
    jorge
    10/20/2008 6:00 PM

    Hello grommet ladies, want know how to play the video on my blackberry?

    Thanks

  • Jen
    Jen
    10/20/2008 6:59 PM

    Jules, you are right we are learning so much from all the great comments we are getting. The [email protected] is working just great and new ideas are starting to come in. Thanks to all our fans. What a great product to start with. It really is bunny tail soft. I was thinking about how handy that reflective strip is now that it is dark by 5 pm.

  • joanne
    joanne – Grommet Team
    10/20/2008 8:08 PM

    Well it is for me too! Actually, it's not as scary as getting in front of a video camera but that's another post. Many of us are learning how to converse in this forum....the rule that I am following is: be yourself, be honest and try to be helpful. Thanks for stopping by. Thanks for commenting. And come back tomorrow.

  • Barbara
    Barbara
    10/20/2008 10:53 PM

    Well, yes, it is kinda new and scary to lots of us! I have many friends who email constantly, but who are unsure about commenting on a post. It's fun, it's easy -- and it can be so helpful (like Emily's scoop about using this wonderful blanket with a Bjorn).

  • Caroline Weld
    Caroline Weld
    10/30/2008 6:08 PM

    Hi,

    I am a friend of Joy's from Newport, RI. I bought one of Joy's Bunnytail Blankets for a friend of mine. My friend sent me a sweet note saying how much she loves the blanket, especially that it is both warm and repels water. Kind of like a cuddly windbreaker in cool colors.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.