“ Brand: Mothercare / Type: Bottles & Accessories - Burp Cloths „
Mothercare burp cloths
I have found that one essential item needed for my baby is muslins, muslins and more muslins. They come in handy for everything, absolutely everything from clean up duties to acting as breast feeding covers. So I was more than a little dubious when my husband purchased these Mothercare burp cloths rather than just investing in another quality packet of my much loved and relied upon muslin squares. However, now that I have been using the Mothercare burp cloths for a while I do think that they have their place. If I am honest I am not sure that I would have purchased the burp cloths myself but I certainly wouldn't put them back now.
There is nothing complicated about the burp cloths, they are simply an elongated rectangular piece of absorbent cloth that you can easily throw over your shoulder before positioning the little one to protect your clothes from possible spit up. The cloths also serve well as a make shift bib if you have forgotten to take one or if a bib isn't close at hand when required.
The material the burp cloths are made from is mostly cotton (75 % cotton and 25 % polyester) so is very soft and gentle to the touch. The cloths also come in either a pack of three white burp cloths or a multi colour set (containing an orange, green and yellow cloth). I own the multi coloured set and they are lovely and pretty gender neutral.
The burp cloths do come in handy because unlike the larger muslins that you need to fold to fit well over your shoulder these come in the perfect shape. However, they do have some small disadvantages such as I wouldn't take the burp cloths out and about with me because I would probably still need to take a muslin as well, why take two items when one will do? Especially when leaving the house with the little bundle is difficult enough to do anyway without looking like you have already packed everything bar the kitchen sink. And if I was being really picky I do think that they could be ever so slightly wider. Sometimes I find when using the burp cloths that they just don't cover enough shoulder surface, especially with a little baby that is learning to move their neck and will spit up in all directions. But generally the burp cloths do serve their purpose well.
I have been repeatedly using and washing the burp cloths for nearly a month now and so far they have kept their shape and retained their colour. Apart from an ever so slightly used look the cloths have survived lots of milky spit up and baby dribble and I am sure they will do for much longer to come.
I definitely think that the Mothercare burp cloths have earned their keep in our house and although they are not by any means an essential item I do appreciate having them around and I would recommend them. Therefore, from me they get a four out of five star rating.
If you are interested in owning your very own set of burp cloths then you can purchase them from most Mothercare stores or from Mothercare's online website for £4.99. A bargain in my eyes because it has saved me from having to wash, dry and clean more of my and my husband's clothes on a regular basis.
I bought these along with lots of other baby essentials back when I was pregnant and they've come in very handy to say the least!
I use these when winding my daughter to prevent any dribble or sick getting on my clothes and they also come in handy when I'm feeding my baby as they soak up any dribbles of milk that run out of the corners of her mouth. I've got a support cushion and I put one of these cloths on it and then another under my babies chin when feeding her to avoid any milk (or puke!) dribbling on to it as I really don't want it to become stained and smell like breast milk!
The burp cloths are available from Mothercare both in store and via their website. They come in packs of three and both non textured and textured versions are available. I have the non textured version as I didn't really see much point in the textured version and I knew that my baby would be resting her head on it and I was concerned that the textured version may leave little marks on her skin. I paid £4.99 for each pack of three cloths and I bought two packs as I wasn't keen on the idea of re-using them for too long. I think £4.99 is a really good price considering how much use I've had out of these so far and they're brilliant quality too.
The cloths are available in a range of bright colours and I have two orange ones, two white ones and two lime green ones. The colours are unisex and I like that they're colourful as they're much more exciting than the plain white muslin cloths that I have. The burp cloths are coloured on one side and white on the other side. The cloths both look and feel good quality and there's no dodgy stitching or anything like that.
The cloths are shaped to go over the shoulder and the cloth sits on my shoulder securely and they're nice and wide as well as long - they measure 50cm by 17cm which I think is the perfect size and I wasn't expecting them to be so big when I bought them. They can be folded up easily though when I'm not winding Erin and they can be used to clean around her mouth/chin/hands etc just like a tea towel. I breastfeed my baby and find that it is more gentle on my babies skin as well as more hygienic to clean up sick and dribbles of milk up with these rather than the tea towels and I wash them seperately too.
These are machine washable and I have washed all of mine countless times. They wash well and although they've not faded much in colour, the texture has become slightly worn looking over time - not a huge issue though and they don't look scruffy or anything. Stains come out well and I've not had any issues with having to re-wash them several times and they do not hold the smell of breast milk etc. They can be tumble dried as well. The cloths are made of cotton (80%) and polyester (25%). They're very soft to the touch with an almost fleecey kind of feel to them and because of this I imagine that they feel very cosey to my baby and they're nice and gentle on her skin too.
The cloths soak up fluid well and I've had no problems with them staining or holding smells. I overall reccommend them as they're very good value for money and are incredibly handy.
When I was expecting my daughter I recieved several gifts from relatives. These cloths being one of them. The cloths come in packs of three and are available in pale pink, pale blue and white. Each pack costs £4.99.
As all new parents know when winding your baby they sometimes bring up some milk and there is nothing worse than the dried in white stains you can get on your clothes. These cloths are designed to stop this. Each cloth is made from a mixture of 75% cotton and 75% polyester. The cloth is colored on the one side and white on the other. The edges are nicely sewn with stitching to match the colour of the cloth. The shape of the cloth means that you can rest it over your shoulder comfortably without worrying that it will fall off.
The cloths have a really soft texture which reminds me of a fleece. They are so soft you can rest your baby's head comfortably on your shoulder without worrying that it may irritate their skin. The cloths are really absorbant and while using these even when my daughter has brought up a lot of milk, or has just been generally sicky these cloths have absorbed it and not allowed any to pass through to my clothes.
Another good thing about these cloths is that they dry really quickly if you place them on or over something to air after use. The also wash really well. I have washed mine several times and noticed no shrinkage.
I would recommend these to all parents with young baby's as they were a great investment. Now my daughter is older and able to bring up her own wind I use them to wipe up dribble as she is teething in place of muslin cloths which I find are too big. I can see me using these until they fall apart!
Every parent knows that at some stage during winding their child that there will occassionally be more than a burp come up! And unless you want it all down one shoulder (let's face it, we've all been there!) then you need something to protect you from the evils your baby will throw [up] at you!
These Mothercare Burp cloths were purchased for us and act like Muslin squares. They were available in pale lemon, pale aqua or white and came in packs of 3. We had 3 packs purchased for us so ended up with 3 of every colour - it is best to have more than enough of these! The other side to the cloth is plain white. I found that these were a fair bit thicker than what your standard Muslin Squares are and due to this they are far more absorbant which is a bonus.
The cloths remind me of an oven mitt in terms of their shape.
These feel very soft to touch. I expected them to be a little bit scratchy as they look that way but they were just really nice and soft. I was also pleased about this as I knew my daughter would be able to have her face rested against them and these wouldn't mark it.
They wash up really nicely when you need to wash them and they don't stain easily which is a God send as there is nothing worse than having baby things with loads of little stains on.
The cloths are nice and wide too so they cover your shoulder completely so you really do avoid those messes on the shoulder.
Definately recommended over muslin squares :) They cost £4.99 for a pack of 3 from Mothercare.
We purchased some of the Mothercare Burp Cloths which came in a set of 3 cloths, as we thought they would be very handy when winding our baby after a feed. We were very pleased with them as they lasted well and worked for us.
Very often during winding you do get more than just the odd burp come up and its best to be prepared for that. This set of Mothercare Burp Cloths can come in very handy at times like that as they can protect you from any over spills.
The Mothercare Burp Cloths come in either pale lemon, pale aqua or white. The other side of each cloth is in plain white. They are neatly edged and made of a mix of mostly cotton and also some polyester. This makes them durable and easily washable too. The thickness is good and they can absorb small spills really well.
They are soft enough to lay your baby next to without causing and abrasion or scratching. This means that you can place one of the burp cloths over your shoulder and then pick up you baby, lay them against your chest and wind as usual. We found this very easy to do.
Each set of 3 Mothercare Burp Cloths costs £4.99. This works out at roughly £1.64 per cloth. This is a fair price per cloth as far as I am concerned, as it can save on you having to change your clothes after unexpected upsets and stops that new mum or dad with baby sick on your shoulder look that is very unpleasant.
The Mothercare Burp Cloths are just wide enough to protect the main part of your body that may be effected by spills. The Mothercare Burp Cloths can also be used to gently wipe your babys face if needed and can be used during feeding too. All you need to do is fold one in half and place it under your babys chin and it can be used as a make shift bib or as an extra layer of protection on top of the bib.
We have found the Mothercare Burp Cloths to be a better way to protect from spills during winding than just using material nappy cloths. They are much softer for your baby to lean against and yet do absorb well.
At £1.64 per cloth they don't seem overpriced as they are very handy. They were something that we found very useful as they meant we didn't have to worry about unexpected milk spills.
The Mothercare Burp Cloths can be used with sicky babies when having a bit of a cuddle too, as they take away the risk that you will end up with baby sick on your top. We also found this to be very handy and took to using one of the cloths very often as a just on case measure.
Over all we liked these cloths and found them to be just the thing for that early stage when your baby tends to be a bit windy and colic prone. Although you can use other things to do a similar job to the Mothercare Burp Cloths, we liked these more. They are something that we would recommend and as such they get a 5 star rating.