I bought this as a gift for a coworker's baby shower for a baby boy. She LOVED the robe, and the quality was very nice. I would highly recommend this as a baby shower gift for all genders of newborns and wish they made an adult size accompanying version! **UPDATE** I came back and bought another for my cousin (Blue Elephant) same great quality and cozy little robe. Photo attached of the blue one.
If you are worried about the waist rope - it does not wrap completely around the robe and cannot be detached. I think this makes it much less of a hazard.