Best Muslins in 2022
Updated 11-03-2021 – Lucy Walters
Anyone who has ever looked after a newborn would certainly be very familiar with muslin cloths, because of its popularity for use as baby swaddles or wraps.
If you’re a new or expectant parent; however, you may not know what muslin is, or what it is for. But don’t worry, this is what you’re here for. In our guide, we will walk you through the most important things you need to know about muslins as well as give you a list of our top 10 best muslins available in the UK.
What are Muslins?
Muslin is a type of inexpensive fabric that is lightweight, breathable, and durable. The breathability of the fabric comes from its criss-cross weave design, which makes it the perfect material for use in baby garments and accessories. Examples of baby items using muslin include burp cloths, blankets, diapers, nursing covers, stroller covers, security blankets, cot liners, and baby napkins, to name a few.
Things to Consider When Buying Muslin
According to expert quilters, the following is what you should look out for when buying muslin products:
Texture and Width
You know that the muslin used good quality thread when the fabric feels smooth and neither rough nor coarse. Another quality is that of the width – it shouldn’t be too thick nor too thin. You also don’t want it feeling stiff, and it should move around freely and comfortably.
|Softan Baby Muslin Blankets||Best product||9.6|
|Immaculate Textiles XL Muslin Swaddle Blanket||Premium product||9.4|
|Yoofoss Muslin Squares||Value product||8.8|
|MuslinZ Muslin Squares||Best mid-sized muslin cloth||9.4|
|Hudson Baby Muslin Swaddle Blankets||Best for gifting||9.4|
|CuddleBug Muslin Baby Swaddle||Best money-back guarantee||9.4|
|Comfy Cubs Muslin Burp Cloths||Best muslin burp cloth||9.4|
|Lebze LifeTree Baby Waschloths||Best muslin washcloth||9.2|
|Bright Bots Combo Muslin Squares||Best multicolour muslin cloth||9.2|
|Hmlike Muslin Squares||Best versatile muslin washcloth||9|
1 Softan Baby Muslin Blankets
Softan is a US-based company that came to be after the founder lost his job during wintertime and found comfort from the warmth of his soft bed. This experience inspired him to start a brand focusing on home textile; hence, the birth of Softan.
The Softan Baby Muslin Blankets come in a pack of four 120 cm x 120 cm muslin cloths in a wide range of eye-catching designs.
This muslin fabric is composed of 70% bamboo, which gives the blanket its moisture-wicking properties (perfect for keeping your little one dry and cool during the summer months). Bamboo’s insulating properties also keeps your baby warm during the colder, winter months. The cotton material, on the other hand, gives added breathability of the fabric, which is a very important feature when choosing any garment for babies and children.
Another property of cotton is that it makes the muslin strong and durable, which is why the Sotan Muslin is machine washable and able to withstand repeated cycles in your washing machine even in hot water.
The winning point of the Softan for us, is its 30-day money-back guarantee, allowing you to return it for a full refund if for any reason you are unsatisfied with the product.
All of these features, combined with the relatively inexpensive price point, is what makes the Softan Baby Muslin Blankets our top pick for our list of the top ten muslins in the UK for 2021. Protect your baby’s feet with some toddler shoes.
2 Immaculate Textiles XL Muslin Swaddle Blanket
Immaculate Textiles is a family-owned and run Scottish company specialising in high-quality microfibre, bamboo, and cotton products, such as bath towels, cleaning cloths, and muslin wraps.
The Immaculate Textiles XL Muslin Swaddle Blanket comes in a single pack of 120 x 120 cm muslin blanket, which is ideal for use beyond your little one’s newborn stage.
It’s extra-large size also makes it versatile. Other than a swaddle, you can use it as a changing pad cover, a stroller cover, and even a play mat sheet.
Its combination of cotton and bamboo material makes it breathable, lightweight, soft and durable. This muslin cloth doesn’t tear up easily, again another great feature if you’re looking at long-term use.
This extra-large muslin sheet is also machine washable for up to 40 degrees so cleaning it shouldn’t be too much of a hassle.
Although a bit more expensive than the other muslin pieces on this list, the above features definitely make it deserving of our premium pick for the best muslins in the UK for 2021.
3 Yoofoss Muslin Squares
Yoofoos is a Chinese brand specialising in a wide range of baby and children’s products, including burp cloths, nursing covers, child safety equipment, to name a few.
The Yooffos Muslin Squares comes in a set of 10 traditional white muslin cloths. These muslin fabrics come with a three-layer construction to ensure adequate absorbency. This means they are great to use as burp cloths as well as for wiping off dribbles.
This absorbency, along with its 35 x 50 cm size, makes it suitable for use as a reusable cloth nappy in smaller babies.
These muslin cloths are pre-washed, to enhance its softness and reduce the chances of shrinkage. They are also made without the use of dyes nor chemicals, so you can rest assured they are safe to use on your little one’s sensitive skin.
If you are looking for an affordable and mid-sized muslin cloth with a simple design, you may want to consider the Yoofoss Muslin Squares, the most inexpensive muslin cloth on this list.
4 MuslinZ Muslin Squares
Best mid-sized muslin cloth
MuslinZ is a UK-based company specialising in a range of baby care accessories. Other than muslin wraps, they also market washable nappies and spa products.
The MuslinZ Muslin Squares come in a pack of 12 70 x 70 cm machine washable muslin cloth. They also dry up quickly, so you buying a single pack is more than enough to rotate between laundry cycles.
The MuslinZ are made of 100% cotton in high-quality weaves, to ensure that it is soft enough for your baby’s delicate skin.
The MuslinZ Muslin Squares is also labelled as Okeo-Tex certified, which essentially means the fabric is free of any harmful chemicals, a feature that any parent would want for any fabric that touches their babies. For more clothing products, check out our guide on sports bras for pregnancy.
5 Hudson Baby Muslin Swaddle Blankets
Best for gifting
Hudson Baby is the infant and child clothing line of the larger Hudson Brand, which manufactures and designs clothing for children, men, and women.
The Hudson Baby Muslin Swaddle Blankets are made of 100% super soft cotton material, which is great for keeping your baby comfortable and their skin not irritated when using the muslin as a wrap or a swaddle.
Cleaning your Hudson muslins shouldn’t be a problem as it is made of cotton, it is strong and durable so you can throw it in the washing machine as frequently as needed.
The Hudson muslins come in a variety of attractive designs printed on white or coloured fabric, which makes them great accessories to complement your little one’s wardrobe or you can even use them as backdrops for your baby’s milestone photos.
If you are looking for a pack of muslins to give for a baby shower or to throw in a welcome to the world basket for a newborn, the Hudson Baby Muslin Swaddle Blankets may be a great option as this three-pack swaddle set comes in a beautifully packaged box, ready for gifting.
6 CuddleBug Muslin Baby Swaddle
Best money-back guarantee
CuddleBug is an online retailer of baby wraps, nursing covers, and other baby products. The company adopted an online-only platform over the traditional business models, to save on overheads and pass the savings on to their customers.
The CuddleBug Muslin Baby Swaddle Blanket comes in a pack of four uniquely designed collections. There are the Spots and Stripes for a classic mix of patterns in a white and grey shade, the Tutti Frutti collection for colourful printed swaddles with fruit designs, and the Starry Nights with stars patterns printed on white muslin cloth. Other collections include the Colourful Critters with white muslin stamped with colourful animal prints or the Safari Friends, also in white but with colourful safari animal designs.
The CuddleBug muslins are made of 100% cotton, so they are super soft and gentle on your baby’s skin. The size and patterns of the muslins are also versatile. You can use them as swaddles, playmats, stroller or breastfeeding covers, and again, they make as great backdrops for monthly milestone photos.
A standout feature of the Cuddlebug Muslin Baby Swaddle Blanket is its 30-day money-back guarantee, should you not be happy with your purchase. For more clothing products, check out our guide on maternity leggings.
7 Comfy Cubs Muslin Burp Cloths
Best muslin burp cloth
Comfy Cubs is a US-based company founded by two parents with a passion for designing and manufacturing trendy, affordable, and convenient baby products. Among their product ranges are diaper bags, swaddles, burp cloths, changing pads, and bibs.
The Comfy Cubs Muslin Burp Cloths comes in a pack of six 100% cotton muslins, with a size that is perfect for use as burp cloths.
If you are looking for muslin cloths to use as general-purpose wipe or washcloths and not swaddles, you probably want to place the Comfy Cubs at the top of your list. It is made up of six layers, which enhances its absorbency. They are great as burp cloths or wipe cloths for dribbles or teething. You can also throw them in the diaper bag for use as a wash or wipe cloths after feeding, nursing covers, or use them as a changing mat to ensure your little one’s hygiene when you’re out and about public baby changing areas.
These muslin cloths are also very soft, so you don’t need to worry about scratching your baby’s delicate skin when wiping or washing with it.
Finally, it comes packaged in a beautiful bow, so they also make as perfect gifts for baby showers or for welcoming new babies and congratulating new parents.
8 Lebze LifeTree Baby Waschloths
Best muslin washcloth
Lebze LifeTree is a Chinese online retailer of various nursery and baby care products, including muslin blankets, cot sheets, and infant and toddler toys.
The Lebze LifeTree is a pack of six, super cute 27 x 27 cm muslin cloths. Its size makes it perfect to use as washcloths when bathing babies or simply to wipe their mouths after feeds. They are super soft, so you don’t have to worry about irritating your baby’s gentle skin when wiping.
These set of washcloths come with integrated hanging loops, so you can hang them in the bathroom for drying or simply somewhere in the nursery for easy access. It is also a versatile piece of cloth as the hanging hooks double as locking loops for when you want to use the muslin cloth for a bandana bib.
9 Bright Bots Combo Muslin Squares
Best multicolour muslin cloth
Bright Bots is an Australian company specialising in nursery accessories and baby and children’s apparel.
The Bright Bots Combo Muslin Squares is a pack of six solid coloured muslin squares in the following bright colours: yellow, turquoise, red, light green, orange, and purple.
Cleaning these vibrant washcloths are easy as they are machine washable and are also quick drying.
Because they are made of 100% cotton, they are durable, breathable, lightweight, and very absorbent. It’s 70 x 70 cm size makes it a versatile piece of muslin cloth. You can use it as a washcloth, a burp cloth, a playmat liner, and so much more.
If you want to shy away from the traditional white-coloured muslin baby cloths and add colour to your baby’s nursery gear, the Bright Bots Combo Muslin Squares could be one of your best options.
10 Hmlike Muslin Squares
Best versatile muslin washcloth
Hmlike is another Amazon retailer of various home and infant products, such as baby muslin cloths, baby diaper caddies, and disposable kitchen cutlery.
The Hmlike Muslin Squares come in a pack of 10 different coloured and various-designed muslin cloths.
Most of the features of the Hmlike Muslin Squares are similar to that of the previous entry on this list, the Lebze Lifetree, such as its six-layer fabric that makes it more absorbent, as well as its softness.
The difference is that the Hmlike is a bit bigger at 33 x 33 cm, which makes it even more versatile. Other than a washcloth, you can use it as your burp cloth or even a simple nursing cover when at home.
It has the same integrated hook that you can use for hanging or as a loop for transforming your muslin cloth into a bandana bib. It is also machine washable, but only with cold water.
Another great feature of the Hmlike Muslin Squares is its tight-stitched edges, preventing the fabric from running, and enhancing its durability and longer-term use.
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