Muslin Swaddles for Baby: What They Are and Why You Need Them

muslin baby swaddle blanket

Babies have a lot of needs, and as a parent, you want to meet them all. One of the most fundamental needs for a baby is to feel safe in their environment, and muslin swaddle blankets can help create this feeling for them. First, it’s important to learn more about muslin blankets and why your baby can benefit from one. Additionally, we will touch upon how to use a muslin swaddle and how to care for them.  

oyster green baby swaddle


What Is A Muslin Swaddle Blanket?

As a parent, you are likely familiar by now with swaddle blankets, but have you ever heard of muslin swaddle blankets? While they sound similar and are, there are some major differences between the two. The most significant difference between muslin swaddles vs. other kinds is the material used. Muslin is a loosely woven cotton material that creates ultra-soft blankets, perfect for your wee one’s sensitive skin. 

Muslin has shown to be the best material for swaddle blankets for many reasons, one of them being because of the breathability it offers. Babies, and especially newborns, can’t regulate their body temperature the way adults can. Muslin swaddles provide this while still remaining ultra-soft.

We understand how overwhelming it can be to choose the best items for your baby. With so many options on the market for all things baby, it’s easy to get lost in the details of it all. When it comes to swaddles, we’ve made this decision easy. Our swaddles are made with 100% organic muslin. Organic muslin has a lower impact on the environment and is made without the use of toxic pesticides and synthetic fertilizers. Soft, breathable, and eco-friendly? This one is a no-brainer.  

When it comes to the function of a muslin swaddle, the blanket is designed for wrapping your baby in a snug cocoon. Swaddling helps babies feel safe and secure and mimics the feelings they experienced when living in the womb. It is recommended to swaddle newborns when they’re sleeping and napping, and some babies, even past the newborn stage, sleep better when swaddled.  

stingray baby swaddle


Why Do You Need Muslin Swaddles?

You won’t regret buying a set of baby muslin swaddles for your little one. If you have a newborn at home, a swaddle will not only help with the transition from the womb to the world, but it will also promote temperature regulation. Wrapping your baby in a muslin swaddle will keep his or her new arms and legs tight and warm against their body the same way they were for those first nine months. 

When you use one of our muslin swaddle blankets, you can feel safe knowing that the material is breathable and will help prevent overheating. Some babies feel instantly sleepy or calm when swaddled, which means simply wrapping your tot in a muslin swaddle blanket could stop a crying fit or trigger a long, much-needed nap. 

If you are worried that your baby doesn't like swaddling, there are other ways to use a muslin swaddle blanket. We have over ten nature-inspired designs for our 100% organic muslin swaddles, like our sweet floral prints and our super fun alligator design, so you are sure to find a swaddle blanket that both you and your baby will enjoy. All of our prints are childlike but not childish, which means that leaving one on the couch won’t make your living room look like your child’s room.  

newborn baby swaddle blowfish


How To Use A Muslin Swaddle Blanket

Now that you know what muslin swaddle blankets are and why you need them, it’s time to talk more about how to use these versatile must-haves. 

There is more than one way to swaddle a baby, and you may need to experiment before you find the best technique to use. Swaddling simply involves placing your baby on their back, wrapping the sides of the swaddle around their arms and legs, tucking the ends away, and leaving their tiny head poking out. Fortunately, there are plenty of helpful videos online that can teach you how to swaddle your baby, both snuggly and safely. 

You may choose to swaddle both, one, or none of your baby’s arms in a muslin swaddle blanket. Keeping both arms inside the blanket may be best for newborns who need to feel safe and secure, while keeping one or both arms outside of the blanket can be helpful for older babies or those transitioning out of a swaddle. 

If your baby does not prefer to be swaddled, fear not; there are other ways to utilize a muslin swaddle blanket. You can use them for warmth, a soft surface for tummy time or diaper changes, a cloth for cleaning inevitable messes, or even a nursing cover. 

detail of organic muslin baby swaddle


How To Care For And Keep Muslin Swaddles

Whether you are thinking of buying one of our single swaddles, baby bundles, or nursery starter sets, you may want to know how to care for muslin swaddle blankets. Well, the process is really quite simple. You can machine wash our organic muslin swaddles in cold water and then tumble dry them on low heat. You may even find that the swaddle blankets get softer with time, a trait specific to the muslin material. 

Because muslin swaddle blankets are light and fairly thin, they are easy to store and keep in the nursery. They can be easily rolled or folded in a way that would allow several to be stored in one drawer or bin. Muslin swaddle blankets can also be easily stashed in a diaper bag or the backseat of a car if you are an on-the-go parent. 


Wrapping It Up

Muslin swaddles are soft, breathable, and versatile. Whether you are a new parent or a seasoned pro, you now know why you need muslin swaddles, how to use them, and how to store them. Our stylish 100% organic muslin swaddle blankets make the perfect gift or addition to your own nursery.