What is the difference between a muslin and a swaddle?

Muslins is a finely and loosely woven fabric dating all the back to ancient India. Muslins can be woven with a cotton, organic cotton, bamboo or bamboo and cotton mixture. They can be in different weights depending on the usage of the thread. Muslin sometimes calls as a receiving blankets. Receiving blankets are used to receive the baby after the baby is born. Babies typically wrapped up after delivery to dry and keep them warm.

Bebekish Muslin Blankets are used in the hospital as a receiver blanket as they are extremely soft, easy to wash and dry and also anti allergic for babies with sensitive skin. 

Swaddle is a fabric that helps newborns to settle down to sleep by wrapping them gently and lightly.

Muslins can be used for swaddling. Although Bamboo Muslins are the most suitable type of the muslins that are used for swaddling. Because they are lightweight, breathable and super soft. 

muslin swaddle blankets

How many muslin swaddles does a newborn need?

Once you start using muslin swaddle blankets you will never stop for years. They are the best things to use when you have a baby and toddler. Especially if you find a super soft ones like Bebekish Muslin Swaddles, you will never stop using them. 

Many mums prefer between 4-8 muslin swaddles. If you are planning taking a muslin swaddle with you to a hospital, we suggest to have at least 3-4 just in case if baby spit out. You can use the large muslin swaddles in the hospital as a crib sheet, blanket, swaddle and breastfeeding cover. 

The best thing with muslin swaddles are they are so versatile. They can be used as a push chair cover and bath towel. Especially lightweight and absorbent Bamboo Muslin Swaddles are perfect for all babies. 

Take a look at our sustainable bamboo Muslin Swaddle Blankets which are made from 100% bamboo and they are super large 120cmx120cm. 



Can newborn sleep in a swaddle? 

Can newborn sleep in a swaddle? 

Many parents are curious about swaddling, whether they should swaddle their babies or not. I was one of the non-swaddle mums for my first child as it did not seem correct to me to wrap babies arms while they are asleep. However, as I learn day by day that swaddling is one the best thing we can do for a child to teach them how to soothe themselves easily. 
When babies are born, they are coming into a different world where there are a lot of strange things around them. Also, they were so cosy and comfy in their mum's womb and suddenly they have so much space. 
Swaddling your baby helps creating a womb-like environment for your little one.  Her/his movements are restricted and it reduces startling and often stops moro reflex completely. Because your baby feels safe and can't extend its arms out as it would usually do during the reflex, he/she can sleep longer. 
A thin blanket like Bebekish Muslins can be wrapped snugly around your baby's body. It can resemble the womb and help soothe newborn. When swaddling done correctly, it can be an effective technique to help calm infants and promote sleep. 
Bebekish Muslin Swaddle Blankets are sustainable, lightweight, breathable, super soft and also anti-allergic. It is superb for newborns. 

How to swaddle your baby? 

  • To swaddle, spread the blanket out flat, with one corner folded down.

  • Lay the baby face-up on the blanket, with their head above the folded corner.

  • Straighten their left arm and wrap the left corner of the blanket over your baby's body, tucking it between their right arm and the right side of their body.

  • Then tuck the right arm down, and fold the right corner of the blanket over her body and under their left side.

  • Fold or twist the bottom of the blanket loosely and tuck it under one side of the baby.

  • Make sure their hips can move and that the blanket is not too tight. You want to be able to get at least two or three fingers between the baby's chest and the swaddle. 

Knowing the risks of swaddling 

Parents should know that there are some risks to swaddling. Swaddling may decrease a baby's arousal, so that it's harder for them to wake up. That is why swaddling can seem so attractive to new, sleep-deprived parents—the baby sleeps longer and doesn't wake up as easily. But we know that decreased arousal can be a problem and may be one of the main reasons that babies die of SIDS.

Do check your baby regularly while asleep. 

What is Muslin Fabric Used For?

What is Muslin Fabric Used For?

Muslin originated in Bangladesh during the 9th Century. Muslin was a precious fabric in the ancient Mughal Empire. It refers to a finely-woven breathable fabric.

Muslin is a long-beloved cotton fabric. It has what’s called a “plain weave”, which means it’s made from a crisscross pattern.  Muslin is a soft, woven, cotton or bamboo multi-layer cloth popular for baby cloths and blankets because the fabric is so gentle and absorbent, and it gets better and softer with more use. Ones that are made from 100% bamboo rayon are incredibly soft.

Muslin cloths are used for;

  • Blanket
  • Swaddle
  • Bath towel
  • Play mat
  • Push chair cloth
  • Car Seat Canopy
  • Breastfeeding Cloth

Benefits of Muslin Cloth?

  1. Soft and breathable fabric is one of best baby accessories for babies : Soft and breathable fabric allows babies to feel cool and relax. They can be multi used. Bamboo muslin cloth regulates babies body temperature and makes babies feel better. 
  2. Helps baby sleep better: Sleep is essential for babies. Bebekish eco friendly and sustainable muslin cloths are used for swaddling babies so that babies can sleep better. 
  3. Allergic babies do wake up a few times in the night and they cannot go back to sleep easily. This makes them feel uncomfortable in the bed. Sustainable bamboo muslin cloths are anti allergic and anti bacterial which are the best baby products. 
  4. Multi functional muslin cloth: Muslin cloths can be used for everything. Their generous size allows mums to be creative and they love to use the muslins almost everywhere.
  5. Easily can be cleaned: Muslin cloths are easily can be cleaned in the washing machine or by hand.
  6. There are so many different types of muslin cloths are available. It is very important to choose a muslin cloth that is suitable for babies sensitive skin. Bebekish sustainable, organic muslin blankets are free from any harmful substances and natural. Its super softness will make your baby feel relax and happy. 

Different types of muslins

Muslin cloths can be in different types. Cotton muslins, modal muslins, bamboo muslins, or a mixture of bamboo and cotton muslins. 

  1. Cotton Muslins: Cotton muslins is lightweight, breathable and easily can be washed. It can be used for lots of things such as a blanket, swaddle, crib sheet, breastfeeding cover, etc.. 
  2. Bamboo MuslinsBamboo Muslins are also lightweight, breathable and easily can be washed. However, there are more qualities in bamboo muslins than cotton muslins.
Bamboo muslins are versatile and can be used as: 
    • incredibly soft - perfect for breastfeeding cover. Babies love it! 
    • reduce the risk of overheating newborn baby - swaddle & blanket
    • anti allergic - blanket, swaddle, & crib sheet 
    • anti bacterial - blanket, swaddle, & crib sheet 
    • maintains the body temperature - best to use as a swaddle 
    • absorbs more water than a cotton muslin - can be used as a bath/sea towel

    As newborn babies have a sensitive skin and they can be allergic, it is best to use bamboo muslins at early ages. Once you feel the softness of the bamboo muslins, your baby will love it.