Updated: Feb 11
We guarantee before you were pregnant the term muslin cloth wouldn't have been something you thought you couldn't live without. Now you have come to know they will be your best friend for many years to come.
Muslin cloths are commonly found stuffed in nappy bags, rucksacks, hiding in numbers in your washing basket or covering your little one. The famous muslin is now a staple in every parent's must-have guide. We aren't lying when we say you will never have enough. We can guarantee you will need an endless supply in the early months of having a newborn.
Along with swaddle blankets, soothers, comforters and baby blankets, the muslin is going to be your best friend! Why? Because this versatile piece of cloth has an extraordinary number of uses
Here’s what we think you need to know:
Muslin cloths have come a long way since they were first handwoven. Muslins have since become one of the most popular items amongst baby products.
Our Noonie Bamboo Muslins come in sustainable organic bamboo and organic cotton blend, which are produced in natural, chemical-free conditions and are perfect on your little loves delicate skin.
Our Bamboo muslins come with a variety of uses, which will see you have use for them for many years to come.
1. Burpy Bibs
Newborns are more than simply a bundle of pleasure; they also come with a bundle of fluids ready to burst out at any moment! Our XL bamboo muslins will be your best friend. Burping and releasing additional wind that they may have taken in during feeding are often needed encouragement by us to release the wind (tapping them on the back) which can also expel additional fluid. As any parent will tell you, have a muslin handy when it's time to "burp the baby."
Our XL muslins are perfect for the go-to multi-purpose muslins. To do this, you will want to fold your muslin over, placing the baby at the shoulder height of the fold. Arms should be positioned into a secure fashion, that even Houdini wouldn’t be able to escape from, before folding and tucking in place, allowing enough room to breathe comfortably. There are many self-help videos on YouTube to assist, including novel ways of wrapping your little one up like a burrito; what’s not to love! We also have a how-to guide on our swaddle packaging.
Our Noonie Muslins are large and in charge. As newborns are eating and sleeping on rotation for the first six months, you never know when they might need a top-up. When you’re on the go, it will be useful to have our XL muslin to hand for such moments. Doubling as a nursing shield, they are lightweight & breathable and large enough to offer you all the coverage should you want it. They also make great cloths for cleaning up any unexpected spillages too.
4. Weather shield
Come rain or shine, babies benefit from exposure to natural light. The problem is the unpredictable British weather. This is when our bamboo muslins can pay dividends. In the summer, they offer a soft cover for allowing the wind to blow into strollers while protecting from the harsh rays of the sun. If it’s a bit chilly they offer a good alternative to heavier baby blankets. Come winter, they offer an extra layer to keep babies snuggly in the colder months. Our super-soft deluxe swaddles are perfect for extra softness when layering up in a buggy.
5. Changing mat
In times of need, our bamboo muslin squares can offer a great alternative to a changing mat, if you’re stuck for options. Being sizeable, they offer plenty of room for the baby’s little bottom, providing a hygienic option.
Whether you’re at home, away or on holiday, babies need their sleep. But that shouldn’t limit you to being housebound. A muslin is a great go-to product, that doubles up as shade, wherever you are. This lightweight breathable fabric is perfect to offer protection and shade for your little one.
7. Teething comforter
Some babies dribble, others like to chew. Another versatile use for the muslin is that it can act as a comforter during the painful process of teething. Use the edge for the baby to chew on or suck, it also helps soak up all the dribble. With this being in direct contact with your child, it is best to opt for a muslin made from natural cotton, which is 100% organic. This means that the material is grown without chemical nasties.
You can even fold up a frozen ice cube to offer relief, or if they are weaning, or a frozen banana which the muslin can wrap around and hold (with adult supervision).
8. A washcloth
If your muslin square is made from organic bamboo and cotton, then there’s no better alternative for cleaning the baby. Soft and gentle, it makes the perfect material for washing down their neck and face, to help prevent ‘cheesy neck’.
9. A gift
You can expect to be showered with gifts as a new parent; mostly in the form of baby tops and soft plush toys. Muslins make the perfect gifts since you can never have enough. It’s a real luxury for a parent to receive high-quality organic cotton muslins, and there are a number of independent companies offering unique and bespoke illustrations to bring them to life.
Ever the helpful distraction, when it’s time to get creative, the faithful muslin can be the perfect child entertainer, offering a handy shield to play a round of ‘peek-a-boo’ with baby.
There are so many uses for the humble muslin cloth. These are just some of the benefits as a parent, it extends to many other walks of life too. As with all things for your precious baby, it is worth investing in high-quality ethically sourced products, which are kinder on their delicate skin