What can I do with it?
What CAN you do with muslin?.. I mean what CANT you do?!
You can use it:
…to wipe up spills, dribble, drool, pee, poo….basically anything that comes out of your child and lands on the furniture, floor, walls.
…as a bib: excellent for those ‘raspberry’ food-blowing moments.
…as a light-weight swaddle blanket, perfect for those hot, summer naps.
… to lie on, on the change mat, as a soft, warm layer between the chilly plastic mat and baby (also to mop up any mishaps or leaks).
…as a boy-pee parent protector: we all know what happens when you take a boy’s nappy off. Just place a folded muslin in the right place and all that golden sprinkle will get absorbed instead of showering you.
…to pat a bottom dry after you have cleaned it with a wet wipe.
…as a mattress protector. Tuck one over the mattress and reduce how many times you need to wash cot sheets or the actual mattress.
…a cot sheet. You can even swaddle you baby in one, and then tuck him in under another, they are so light.
…as a makeshift sun shade on your baby’s head, over a pram or moses basket. Baby stays cool but the sun’s harsh rays are blocked out.
…as a car window shade: tuck one end up into the window and wind up.
…as a comforter: many babies love the texture of a muslin cloth, rubbing it against their faces as a soother. And you can save many tantrums by having a stack of spares for when one needs a wash, gets left behind, eaten by the dog…
…as an over-the-shoulder burp cloth.
…if you want to cover up while breastfeeding in public.
…to play peek-a-boo: careful once you start this game, you need to be prepared for the long-haul.
…as a picnic blanket.
…as a toy blanket. Unfold and spread the toys out to play and when playtime is over, simply gather the corners, tie together and hang off a hook. Easy-peasy, tidy-up time.
…at bath time, as a wash cloth or even as a towel.
…as a nappy liner or in place of a traditional cloth nappy.
…as a teething toy: great for chewing or sucking on. Or even better, dampen a folded muslin cloth with some water, place it in a sandwich bag in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes: super soothing for irritated little gums.
And when your baby outgrows all of these uses, muslins can be re-purposed into shoe shine cloths, amazing body and face exfoliators, window drying cloths, car wash cloths…..the list is endless.
Can I stop now?