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The ultimate must have baby product! There are definitely some luxury items out there (motorised rocker, wipe warmers) but this is an essential! I don’t know a single mum with a newborn who doesn’t have a Muslin constantly tucked in the back of her jeans/over the should or wrapped around the handle of the buggy – here’s why!
My top 10 uses for a Muslin
- Cleaning Up Baby Spit – yep the sexiest part of having a baby is being constantly at risk of being covered in sick. Use your muslins to mop up little dribbles or sick tsunamis.
- Cover Up Your Modesty – for breastfeeding mums there are tonnes of luxury products for breastfeeding; capes, tents, specialist bras, but nothing compares to a muslin draped over you and baby for convenience and cost.
- Keeping Cosy – when it’s not quite blanket weather but you need tucking in good old Muslin is there to help, try not to use the sick soaked one from before.
- Sun Shade – who needs adjustable umbrellas that blow away in the wind, super size buggy hoods and strategically positioned handbags. A muslin + a couple of pegs and you have a highly adjustable multi-purpose sunshade (*there’s lots of conflicting research out there about how to shade your buggy so we advise using your common sense and making sure baby can breathe under their shade)
- Hat….. – Yep that’s right I’ve tied a Muslin around the kids head when I’ve been unexpectedly caught out in the surprise British sunshine.
- Safety net – no not an actual net, but the sort of item that is regularly on hand, easily washable and helps your baby feel soothed and comforted while you dash around like a mad person in the shops.
- Emergency Changing Mat – you find yourself caught short and it’s either bare back on the grass or risk laying them down direct on the public toilet changing table, Mussy to the rescue.
- Playtime – from peekaboo to playing pirates a Muslin is as much a play toy as their favourite rattle.
- Toy Bag – hang on to your little ones toys on the move, tying corner to corner to make a bundle
- All -round-cleaning – towel dry bottles, polish wood toys, honestly good for everything. Goes without saying don’t polish the silverware and babies face with the same one!
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