Once you have a baby you realise just how much you need muslins in your life. They get used for everything from mopping up the inevitable milk bubbles to a cosy liner for you changing mat. They are also perfect as a cover up when feeding and the larger sizes are excellent for swaddling.

I always had stacks on them around the house and we got through A LOT. The plain white ones were inevitably in mass supply but it was the cute printed ones that I favoured for out and about. I am incredibly jealous of the amount of amazing designs that are out there now and wish they had been around when mine were little so I thought I would share some of my favourites with you. They make excellent newborn gifts too and are something that will always be used.

I am starting with my current crush who I cam across on good old Instagram. Blue Nest Baby have some of the cutest designs and colour ways I have seen. The pink bunny design is beautiful but the badger and foxes have also stolen my heart. They are just adorable and I am planning quite a few gifts of these to friends in coming months. They also do the same designs in muslin sheets and quilts which look super soft for baby to sleep on.

When my girls were little Aden & Anais were some of the only really fun designs out there and they still continue to please with their bright and fun patterns. These super sized jungle themed ones are great for swaddling or as a quick playmat when out and about.

I lusted after the Storksak bags when pregnant and I’m pleased to see they now do some stylish and understated muslin designs too.

Marks & Spencer have been winning in the baby clothes designs stakes for the past few years and they always have a gorgeous selection of accessories and essentials to go alongside these. I love their muslin squares and they are always such great value. This fun duck print set is full of bold colours but I also have to mention this beautiful muted set filled with mustard, pink and mint.

Mamas & Papas has become my go to for nursery designs and I love the range of muted colours and on trend prints they roll out. This set has a lovely shooting star and graphical grey triangle design.

For bright and bold it has to be the Little Bird range at Mothercare and their muslin pack is no exception. Harking back to the retro prints of my own childhood these are a colourful addition for any nursery.

If you are obsessed with all things pineapple then this pack of three muslins from The Modern Nursery will not disappoint. With a gorgeous monochrome design they are a great buy.

I have lusted after the Fine Little Day bedding for the girls and they also have a gorgeous large muslin blanket in the same graphic designs. This beautiful tree design is just gorgeous, and dare I say it, a lovely Christmas gift!

This bright and fun animal ark giant muslin from Pehr at Roses and The Stars is just lovely. Covered in animal outlines and coloured giraffes, hippos and more it’s a lovely piece to have with you.

Finally we are heading down to the farm at The White Company with this farmyard print set. It’s sweet tractor and animal design is just lovely.

Has anyone else spotted any lovely Muslin designs that we should know about?

Header image via Velveteen Babies.

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