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7 Different Uses for Your Baby’s Muslin Swaddle Blanket

Posted on by Maxim Krashunsky
Muslin Swaddle Blankets are an absolute must-have for newborns and their mothers. Most of the best swaddle blankets are made up of 70% cotton and 30% bamboo  muslin as this material is extremely breathable, lightweight, and available in different sizes, shapes, and styles. What’s more, we’ve even pepped our swaddle blankets up a bit with pretty designs and baby-friendly patterns. 

From swaddling your baby for warmth and protection to preventing your baby from overheating, a swaddle blanket serves a wide range of purposes. Some of its uses also go beyond just swaddling and can even be used by older children and adults.

Here are 7 different ways to use Muslin Swaddle Blankets:

1. They Make the Prettiest Picture Backdrops


Swaddle blankets for babies come in a variety of pleasant and comfortable colors. From pastel and mild hues to a more bright and eccentric palate of shades, swaddle blankets are almost like beautiful canvases. You can find some with very pretty designs and intricate embroidery. Once your baby outgrows the swaddling phase, use the baby swaddle blankets as a background for some fun baby pictures.

Simply paste the pictures onto the blanket and hang them over your walls. The cuteness of the swaddle blanket makes the photos seem more sentimental and authentic. Every time you look at them, it will bring back so many beautiful memories and a nice big smile of nostalgia on your face.

2.They Make Great Car Seat Covers

Every now and then, you’ll need to travel with your baby in the car. Before you lay them down on the seat, spread the Muslin Swaddle Blanket over the seat to protect your baby from the upholstery of the car seat. In case there’s any dust or dirt on the car seat, the swaddle blanket can come in handy. The best part is that most Muslin Swaddle Blankets are the perfect size to fit your car seat. You don’t have to use two at a time. Just one will do.

3.They Make Good Couch Blankets

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Sometimes, while you’re sitting on the couch or by the fireplace, you just want to keep your legs or feet covered from the cold for extra coziness. Muslin Swaddle Blankets come in handy at times like these. They are not too thick but not too frail either. If you have slightly older children at home, they’d love to use Swaddle Blankets in the winters because they are soft, silky, and feel amazing on your skin.

4.They Can Be Used as Bibs

Say you’re at a restaurant with your infant and completely forgot to pack your baby’s bib but you do have the swaddle blanket — problem solved! Use the baby’s Muslin Swaddle Blanket as a bib. Fold the blanket in the shape of a triangle and use the hanging ends to tie it around your baby’s neck. The swaddle blankets will catch all the spills, spits, and occasional burbs. Easy to wash and store, swaddle blankets are particularly useful during mealtimes.

5.They Can Be Used as Outfits

You never when things get messy with babies. Say they drop a whole lot of sauce all over their clothes or end up getting drenched with water they poured all over their dress or shirt, and you don’t have a spare set of clothes. Swaddle blankets can be of great help when accidents like this happen.

A useful tip: Always keep two blankets in your bag. You can then put these blankets together to create a make-shift toga-style dress or a temporary blanket shirt. Either way, your baby is bound to look adorable and cute as a button.

6.They Can Substitute for Diapers

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When you’re out and about and run out of diapers in your bag, you can simply use your baby’s swaddle blanket as a diaper instead. Muslin cotton swaddles are super absorbent and also dry up quickly. Fold the swaddle blanket to form a triangle, tuck your baby in the required position, use baby pins to secure the ends, and there you have it! A makeshift swaddle blanket diaper that can do the job anywhere and at any time. Besides, the muslin material will also keep your baby’s skin comforted.

7.They Can Be Used on Your Pets

If you have pets like cats and dogs, you can always use your baby’s old swaddle blanket to keep your furry friend warm and snug. Even dogs and cats tend to get cold in the winters and find it hard to sleep sometimes.

A soft and breathable Muslin Swaddle Blanket can give your pet the comfort and support it needs to feel happy and pampered. If your female dog has just given birth to some puppies, use swaddle blankets to keep them clean, warm, and safe. Newborn puppies need the same kind of TLC that newborn babies crave, so swaddle blankets are a great thing to have around the house if you have pets and kids.

Bottom Line

A swaddle blanket is a multipurpose product with several advantages and uses. From older children and adults to puppies and babies, swaddle blankets can come in handy when you least expect it.

Not only are they budget-friendly and economical, but swaddle blankets are also environment-friendly and easily washable. Swaddle blankets made of muslin are also designed to last and can be passed on for generations. You may stop using them at some point, but you can still keep them in good condition and give them to someone else who may need them.

Both online and offline, baby stores have some amazing swaddle blankets up for grabs, and they are so pretty that you can always gift them to new mothers for their baby showers. There’s no such thing as having too many swaddle blankets. In fact, the more the merrier.

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