I managed to get two blankets made before baby #2 came. We used the pink one to bring her home from the hospital.
this stitch on the border is my favorite. Using embroidery thread.
Original swaddling blanket how to HERE
*****The instructions say to use a 45" square piece of fabric, but since I wanted to use what I had in my stash these blankets are 36" x 45". Plenty big for a newborn. The 45" square blankets would be even bigger. I'd say you could use them for toddlers.