Cotton Muslin Blankets Make Wonderful Swaddle Blankets

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Published: 01st June 2009
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Your first look at a cotton muslin swaddle or receiving blanket might surprise you. The fabric looks a bit like gauze and doesn't look thick enough to keep an infant warm. And the fabric doesn't seem nice and pressed like other baby blankets you might find.

But don't let appearances fool you. Cotton muslin just might be the perfect fabric for a specialized blanket like a swaddling blanket. The light weight fabric is perfect for a loose fit yet keeping the ability to make a snug wrap. And the breathable fabric is an absolute necessity for allowing babies to regulate their body temperatures.

About Cotton Muslin
A blanket make of 100% cotton muslin is the best quality receiving blanket or wrap you can find for your baby. Soft, breathable and stretchable cotton muslin fabric has been popular since the 17th century in Europe and the Middle East for its many qualities and is an ideal fabric for infant products such as swaddling blankets and clothing.

Moms really like cotton muslin because it is a very soft yet very durable fabric capable of putting up with continual washing and drying with the regular laundry. In fact, cotton muslin generally gets softer the more you wash it.

Cotton muslin is considered a "working fabric" because its texture and composition allow it to be used in a number of different applications. It has a fine woven quality and is sometimes mistakenly called "sheer cotton" or "sheeting." Today you will find muslin fabric used in clothing, blankets and upholstery. However the type of muslin used in swaddle blankets generally consists of softer, thinner fabric.

Reasons to look for cotton muslin in a swaddling blanket
We love this wonderful fabric for a number of reasons including child safety and product durability which offer added value for parents. Other reasons include:

* Breathable to prevent baby from overheating

* Stretchable for safely and securely swaddling your baby

* Gets softer with use and washing

* Lightweight fabric allows babies to self regulate their temperature

* Large size allows for use with older babies

Choose swaddle blankets with top quality materials for your baby
There are many types of baby swaddle blankets available today for parents to choose from. It seems easy to shop based on price - but who wants to compromise the comfort or safety of their infant to save a little money? Don't cut corners with plain cotton blankets that may scratch or irritate your infant's skin, shrink with use, or possibly cause your baby to overheat.

Andre' Savoie writes for Luna Lullaby, maker of the award winning Soothing Swaddle Blanket made with 100% cotton muslin fabric. Visit our website to learn more about cotton muslin swaddling blankets or to shop online.

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