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!

Bebe au Lait Celebrates Breastfeeding Awareness Month

 

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                     Welcome to Bebe au Lait’s

       Breastfeeding Awareness Month Giveaway

In recognition of Breastfeeding Awareness Month, we are giving away one nursing cover every weekday (Monday thru Friday) in the month of August.  To enter our BAL/BAM Giveaway, all you have to do is head over to our Facebook Page (click here for a shortcut) and let us know your favorite Bebe au Lait or Hooter Hiders print!

Winners will be randomly selected and announced for each drawing!

For more information about World Breastfeeding Week (August 1st – 7th, 2013), please visit the official website: http://worldbreastfeedingweek.org/

 

Fashion Friday – The Evolution of Maternity Style

We’ve come a long way, baby. From maternity gowns, to the days of the A-line maternity shirt, to today’s bump-hugging sophisticated styles, maternity wear has evolved from fashion to hide your growing belly, to fashion designed to show it off.

Even before I was pregnant (way back in 2009), I was envious of the cute maternity clothes in the windows of maternity stores. So, I was super excited when I finally got my chance to embrace my Mommy-style. At the time of my pregnancy, trendy little dresses were in- with crisscrossed v-neck necklines and ties around the waist to accentuate a growing Mommy’s curves. I also rocked the basic t-shirt and jeans look quite frequently- something that usually looks pretty standard to me, but maternity designers somehow made it look hip. I was so sad when I no longer needed my maternity clothes, and had to pack them away.

Trendy Maternity DressFast forward only 2 years later, and already maternity fashion has changed. Again, I’m envious of the trendy dresses that I see on the Mommies-to-be around town. It looks like “chic” is in now, whereas the trend was more casual during “my time”. Makes me think that when we’re ready for baby #2, the box of maternity clothes that I have in our attic will be too behind the times. I guess I’ll just have to go on another maternity shopping spree some day. I mean, come on- it’s not going to take a lot of arm twisting. And #1 on my list will be this adorable stripey maternity dress from Destination Maternity. That is, if the trends don’t change again by then.