Muslin ❤ The Official Fabric of Summer!

If you’ve been shopping for your baby registry, you’ve probably seen a lot of buzz about muslin. You might be wondering “what is muslin?” – and you have come to the right place! Bebe au Lait is located in California, so we’re no stranger to keeping cool on hot days and nights. We’re experts in muslin baby products and we’re excited to tell you all about it.

What makes muslin different from regular cotton fabric?

Muslin is a cotton fabric with an open, plain weave. The weave is looser than regular cotton, which gives the fabric great softness, movement and flexibility. It’s also known for excellent breathability and absorption.

Perfect for a safe sleep

One of the greatest, and most well-known, things about muslin is its breathability. When Baby is swaddled closely in muslin, she’ll stay warm and cozy but her body heat won’t get trapped which is important to avoid overheating. Baby will be happy because she is sleeping soundly, and you’ll have some peace of mind knowing that she’s safe in her muslin bundle.

Great for On-the-Go

If you love to take Baby places in her stroller and car seat, you’re probably no stranger to the delicate dance between keeping Baby covered from the elements, while making sure there’s proper air flow. That’s why muslin is perfect for summer strolls and trips in the car seat! That open weave of muslin allows for great air flow, so you don’t have to stress out about the temperature under the cover.

Super for Spit-up

Muslin fabric makes a great burp cloth. It has a slight texture and excellent wicking qualities, which means moisture soaks up right away!

Classic Muslin & Oh-So-Soft Muslin

If you’ve been shopping on our website, you’ve seen our great selection of muslin. Have you noticed that some items are “Classic Muslin” and some are “Oh-So-Soft Muslin?” Classic Muslin is our traditional muslin made from 100% cotton. It’s a great fabric for Baby and we’ve gotten a lot of feedback from our customers that our cotton is even softer than others!

We’ve taken muslin a step further with our Oh-So-Soft Luxury Muslin, made from a blend of 70% bamboo and 30% cotton. This blend gives the unique softness of bamboo fiber, while retaining the strength of cotton muslin. It really is ‘oh so soft!’

What is your favorite muslin item? Do you love the classic or Oh-So-Soft blend? Comment below to share your advice with us and moms everywhere!

California Summer, Bebe au Lait style

There are a few things we can’t live without this Summer. Here are some of the most important ones:
> Team lunches on the patio on a cool, sunny day
> Margarita Mondays, or Tuesday or, what the heck, Thursdays (usually, happy hour starts at 4pm)
> A Saturday spent at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk and it’s sandy beaches
> Sunscreen – lots of sunscreen… + a good book and an oversized floppy straw hat
> Soccer Sundays – if you know us a little you probably know, we are hooked on this team sport
> The 2016 Summer Olympics. We are excited, are you excited?

If your Summer is shaping up to be a busy one, here are a few Bebe au Lait goodies you won’t want to be without

Muslin Car Seat Covers:
Light weight and breathable, with a 360° elastic for a snug fit.

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Wet and Dry Bags:
These multi-taskers will help you stay organized and ready for any Summer outing.

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Muslin Nursing Scarves:
A scarf so soft and breathable, it can be worn all year round.

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Plush Hooded Towels:
They are ultra-absorbant, super cute and sized for years of use – may it be after a dip in the pool or the bathtub.

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Spring Style Secrets: Aruba Blue

Introducing Pantone’s Aruba Blue and the color inspiration behind Bijou — the latest addition to our collection of soft and airy 100% cotton muslin scarves.

We were inspired by this cool, calming shade that is also reminiscent of the gemstone aquamarine. Bijou—French for jewel—is a classic summer color that complements every skin tone. Paired with a pale pink or bright white shirt or dress, this scarf is as fresh as it is on-trend.

Style Secrets: Aruba Blue

 Clockwise from top left:
1: Bébé au Lait Premium Muslin Scarf in Bijou
2: NARS Blush in Reckless
3: Ralph Lauren Chunky Chain Diamond and Prasiolite Ring
4: Sophie Anderson ‘Brenna’ Laser-Cut Textured-Leather Tote
5: APL ‘Prism’ Sneaker
6: bkr Glass Water Bottle in Holiday
7: Fabletics ‘Penny’ Tank & ‘Salar’ Capri

Find out more about our Infinity Nursing Scarves>

Bebe au Lait teamed up with Seraphine for a giveaway and exclusive promotion

We have teamed up with Seraphine, the fashionable maternity wear designers from the UK to offer you the chance to win the perfect pairing for a mom-to-be and her soon to arrive bundle of joy!
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French born Cecile Reinaud, is the designer of the world renowned and award winning brand that since 2012 has brought style to maternity in a way that resonates with fashion-forward moms and celebrities alike. Seraphine designs can be seen on high profile celebrities such as the Duchess of Cambridge, Shakira, Alicia Keys and Mila Kunis. With a broad collection that spans from ball gowns to casual attire to work place outfits, there is certainly something for every expectant mom.

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We are delighted to be able to offer you a 15% discount on their entire range at www.seraphine.com. Enter the promo code LAIT15 at checkout and don’t forget to enter our competition to win one of their best-selling maternity dressed, a Bebe au Lait Snuggle Blanket and Swaddle Set.

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We are also offering 15% off on our own website! So stock up on stocking stuffers now and save! Use promo code seraphine15      Click here to shop>