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How many muslin cloths do i really need?

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Lunastarfish Sun 12-Apr-15 21:06:30

I have bought 9 muslin cloths. Is this enough? Or should I buy some more? I'm a bit of a loser and love laundry.

What's the general consensus?

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Carrierpenguin Sun 12-Apr-15 21:08:20

Probably enough, you'll be washing frequently anyway so can throw them in every wash...

trilbydoll Sun 12-Apr-15 21:09:16

Depends how sicky baby is and how often you wash them. They do dry incredibly quickly though which helps.

I would say 9 is a good start, you'll know within a week or so if you need more. DD was a sicky baby and I think we ended up with 15.

Also, despite being used to wipe up sick, they are worth spending money on. Cheap ones end up totally threadbare very quickly!

Muchtoomuchtodo Sun 12-Apr-15 21:09:27

I think we had about 20!

We used them for all sorts. There were always a couple in the changing bag and we seemed to end up with a couple in each car for mid journey emergencies......

The more the merrier!

BikeRunSki Sun 12-Apr-15 21:10:52

9 is a good start. I found it useful to have different colours and patterns too, in a sort of "purple one's been socked on, spotty one's been on the floor" kind of way.

LittleRedDinosaur Sun 12-Apr-15 21:11:18

Yeah, that's enough I think. My tip would be to get some really massive ones. We got some from Boden as a present and they are really useful- cover a big area in case of huge vomits, you can use them as a light blanket or a sunscreen.

Lunastarfish Sun 12-Apr-15 21:18:06

Thanks! I have a mixture of colour/white and a couple are huge so I seem to have thr right mix

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chloechloe Sun 12-Apr-15 21:29:11

The more the better! We have about 20 which I thought might be too many but actually isn't. Having plenty means you can have them lying around in each room so there's always one at hand, as well as in your changing bag etc. Also place them under the baby's head in their cot / moses basket / pram in case they spit up - saves you washing the entire bed linen. I also clip a pretty patterned one onto the pram with little pegs so DD doesn't wake up as easily when we're out in town.

Mintyy Sun 12-Apr-15 21:32:11

20 at least.

Artandco Sun 12-Apr-15 21:33:05

Never used any with x2 children. So I wouldn't get loads

S2b16 Sun 12-Apr-15 21:49:26

I never used with my previous 2. Bought a pack of 5 this time around to give them a try. May invest in more as they seem big enough to cover while breastfeeding If need too

marmaladegranny Sun 12-Apr-15 21:52:04

The massive ones are brilliant for swaddling little ones…..

dietcokeisgreat Sun 12-Apr-15 22:00:06

We have 20ish to avoid washing crises....

Debinaround Sun 12-Apr-15 22:07:38

I bought a pack of 10 and someone bought me a pack of 3 and I didn't use them.

I have used them since to clean my windows,paintwork and other house worky things though!grin

HazleNutt Sun 12-Apr-15 22:09:24

Depends on the baby. I bought loads based on MN recommendations, and never needed them. One was used, as sun shade for buggy.

JustAStormInADCup Sun 12-Apr-15 22:09:45

We must have about 30. I wish I had more!

Timeforabiscuit Sun 12-Apr-15 22:13:33

I got a mixture of terry nappies and muslins, terry nappies were more useful as they soaked up more, useful for the sorts of volumes my dds specialised in!

tippytappywriter Sun 12-Apr-15 22:13:50

Ten years on and mine are still going strong...you can never have too many. Now get used for all sorts.

KittieCat Sun 12-Apr-15 22:17:52

About four million if our experience is anything to go by...

I'd wait though as we got a some packs as new baby gifts from various people.

sophie150 Sun 12-Apr-15 22:20:22

We've got about 16 which has been about right for us. I tend to have 4-5 round the house at any time (lounge, play room, nursery, our bedroom, changing bag).got a mix of nice big ones from aden and anais and some cheap aldi ones.

AndThisIsTrue Sun 12-Apr-15 22:24:58

None, never used them, never really understood the hype tbh and DS was a relux baby, I just used bibs if needed to wipe up stuff.

Tranquilitybaby Sun 12-Apr-15 22:33:52

Are they really that good. I never used them with my last so just bought a pack of three this time round

cococandyfloss Sun 12-Apr-15 22:39:51

Dd3 is now 3 and I still have a lovely neat freshly laundered pile of pink, yellow and white ones in my airing cupboard. I think I need to part with them! I used them for everything with my babies though-in changing bags to use for bibs, covering up if you want to whilst feeding, draping over the pram on a sunny day, using as an emergency change mat.

niminypiminy Sun 12-Apr-15 22:45:33

I'm considering buying some more and my children are now 11 and 8. We used them for all sorts of things - newborn nappies, sick-wipers, bibs, swaddling, change mat, sheet, a couple got transformed into comfort blankie type things, now they are used as tea towels, to wrap bread in, on picnics, dusters ...

SabrinnaOfDystopia Sun 12-Apr-15 22:50:55

Very useful if you have a sicky baby, which we did. We also had 'graded' muslins, they'd start with being cleaning baby up ones, and then progress to 'floor muslins' - ie wiping baby sick off the floor, before being washed. As baby grew up, they progressed to being general house cleaning/mopping up cloths. They probably had the most use/longest lasting use of any baby thing we bought.

We started with 9, then bought another pack of 3 I think.

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