My daughter was only 4 months old when we took her to the beach for our family vacation. I was worried since she was too young for sunscreen but this blanket saved the day! It is soft, lightweight, and breathable! It is perfect for hot days. I didn't worry about her getting sunburned or overheated. I still use it on sunny fall days for walks in her stroller or anytime I am taking her out in the sun. This is the perfect gift for any new mom!