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Worried about muslin for comforter at night

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MamaBear13 Wed 11-Nov-15 22:46:16

Despite being offered a number of soft toys or snuggle type blankets/squares, my 8 month old DS has started sleeping with muslins. I know they are breathable but read they shouldn't be bigger than 35cm so they can't get round his neck.

All the muslins I can find are much bigger though. Any ideas? Am I over worrying? He does pull it across him a lot so worried he'll get wrapped up. I could sew the bigger ones but worried my sewing skills aren't up to scratch haha!

Fuckitfay Wed 11-Nov-15 22:47:31

Can't you just cut them up?

MamaBear13 Wed 11-Nov-15 22:49:35

Won't the threads all unravel if I cut them up?

Sallyhasleftthebuilding Wed 11-Nov-15 22:51:23

Fold one, and stitch.

Newlywed56 Wed 11-Nov-15 22:59:16

Do you not just stay with them until they fall asleep and then remove them? confused that's what we do with our 6mo for any of the toys / blankets

RitaConnors Wed 11-Nov-15 23:08:34

Tie a knot in them. That's what I did and my dd who is twelve still sleeps with hers...

MamaBear13 Wed 11-Nov-15 23:11:00

Ok thanks. I thought of sewing so maybe I'll give it a go and just check it won't all come apart. I tried taking it away once he's asleep but if he stirs in the night he settles himself if he still has it, so if I take it away he wakes up and cries

RitaConnors Wed 11-Nov-15 23:12:14

I don't think they will unravel as you can buy the fabric in fabric shops.

MinesAPintOfTea Wed 11-Nov-15 23:14:36

They do unravel merrily if washed or mauled. But all thw sewing yoy need to do is fold the cut edge over twice and straigjt stitch along it

SummerSazz Wed 11-Nov-15 23:15:26

Dd2 (7) still sleeps with hers in her mouth hmm and dd1 have hers up at about age 6. They both had Normal size ones and I wouldn't say much bigger than 35cm

BikeRunSki Wed 11-Nov-15 23:37:01

Wash them on your hottest setting to shrink.

MamaBear13 Wed 11-Nov-15 23:40:51

Thanks, appreciate the advice/ideas!

guinnessgirl Thu 12-Nov-15 08:23:26

DS1 (5) always had a normal muslin and was fine. DS2 (4 months) now has one too. Never even thought to worry about the size of them! But Mothercare do some nice multicoloured ones that are a bit smaller than average, they might suit you better smile

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