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25 things you can do with a muslin cloth

For as long as we can remember, we’ve been singing the praises of muslin cloths. They’re a staple of many families’ lives – especially when there’s a new baby around – but did you know you can do more with them than just swaddling, using as a burp cloth and wiping up dribble? We’ve rounded up some of our favourite uses for muslin clothes both for your baby and around the home. And remember, at JoJo you’ll find a great collection of muslins, from the basic, do-it-all plain white to extra large squares for swaddling, as well as gorgeous embroidered sets gift-boxed and ready to give to a new parent. Read on to discover 25 things you can do with a muslin cloth…

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For babies…

1. Use it as a swaddle to help prevent the startle reflex during sleep  

2. Use it as a bib during messy mealtimes when weaning  

3. Drape it over your shoulder when burping your baby to keep your clothes clean  

4. When out and about, use it as a cover when breastfeeding if it makes you feel more comfortable

5. Drape it over a stroller to use as a sunshade (remember to ensure there’s plenty of air flow)  

6. Lay it on the floor as an impromptu changing pad  

7. Place it in a bouncer seat to protect it from spills and sick  

8. Make an impromptu cloth diaper  

9. Use it as a mattress protector between the mattress and crib sheet  

10. Lay it on your changing pad for your baby’s comfort during diaper changes and to keep the surface clean  

11. Wear it around your neck to transfer your scent before giving it to your baby as a comforter at bedtime  

12. Lay your baby’s toys on it so after playtime you can grab the corners and tidy them away in one go  

13. Use it at bath time to gently wash your baby


Around the home...

14. Use it to remove makeup and wash your face instead of using cotton rounds or facewipes  

15. Use it on damp skin to gently exfoliate the face and lips  

16. Use it to clean kitchen and bathroom surfaces  

17. Use it as a dish cloth to dry and polish dishes and cutlery  

18. Clean your glasses with it  

19. Polish leather shoes with it  

20. Use it instead of a towel to dry hair, helping to reduce frizz  

21. Use it to dust wooden surfaces  

22. Use it to strain stocks and gravies to achieve a smooth consistency  

23. Wrap homemade bread in it to keep it fresher for longer  

24. Use a larger muslin cloth as an impromptu picnic blanket  

25. Cut it into smaller pieces and make a bouquet garni when cooking

So there you have it, 25 different ways you could use a muslin cloth and it doesn’t stop there, the possibilities are endless. We have a range of different muslin cloths that come in a range of different designs and sizes to meet your everyday needs. Let us know what you use your muslin cloths for that we didn’t cover.

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