A blanket is a garment of cloth that is used as part of a bedding set. It is used over a person to cover the person and keep warm while sleeping or lying down. Blankets generally are used over the bedsheet and are thicker. They provide warmth as well as comfort. Duvets, quilts and comforters are included within blankets.
Blankets have originally been made by wool, while sheets are made of cotton. Now-a-days, blankets are made of synthetic material that are more breathable and comfortable on the skin.
Blankets for children are made in various decorative prints to cater to their interests and liking.