7 Ways to use a Muslin Swaddle Cloth
A swaddle, also called a muslin cloth, is an indispensable item with a baby around the house. No wonder it is a common item on the baby show list. Swaddles are used for different purposes and the Little Dutch mother’s really can’t imagine not having them in arms reach.
1 – Swaddling
This is of course where the word swaddle comes from. The main purpose of the muslin cloth. If your baby is a restless sleeper, it may be a good idea swaddling your little one. When swaddled, the baby’s legs lie close to the body, which re-creates being inside the womb and this makes our baby feel secure. Your baby will no longer be bothered by uncontrolled movements, which makes falling asleep a lot easier.
2 – Feedback Cloth
Would you like to cover your baby while breastfeeding? Tuck a corner of the swaddle under your bra-strap and put the swaddle around your baby. This creates a calm and cosy environment for your little one. Muslin cloths have good air permeability, allowing you to cover your baby without any problems.
3 – Burp Cloth
Place the cloth over your shoulder after a feed. You know what happens next, right?
4 – Towel
A muslin cloth is wonderfully soft and very absorbent. After a relaxed bath, there is nothing more comfortable than to dry your baby with this cloth instead of a regular towel.
5 – Bed Sheet
Cover the mattress with a muslin cloth and place it under your little ones head. This is very comfortable and requires fewer changes of the fitted sheet.
6 – Sun Protection
Going out for a nice walk? There’s nothing more annoying than the sun shining directly into the pram. This problem can be solved by placing a swaddle over the pram’s canopy.
Plus, there’s another advantage. It reduces stimuli from the environment, which calms your baby down, encouraging him or her to fall asleep. The breathable qualities of the fabric prevent your baby from overheating.
7 – On the Go
Here ‘s a tip from one mom to another. Always make sure you have a swaddle – or two – in your nappy bag when you go out.
For hygienic purposes, we recommended placing a swaddle on top of the changing pad or nappy pouch when changing your baby in a public restroom. This also eliminates the fuss in case of a little accident.
Would you like to have your hands free? For this purpose, the muslin cloth is useful too: unfold a large swaddle on the floor and your baby has its own play area!