The Prince George effect has seen sales of the Aden and Anais swaddle muslin sell out according to the Daily Mail. At £12 a muslin it would seem they also come with a royal price tag. But are they really worth it?
I trawled the internet to find muslins that had funky designs and that were of good quality. I wanted large, soft and unique muslins. But it was very difficult to find any that fitted my exact criteria. My pregnancy made me more fussier than ever! That was until my diva sister, who by coincidence requested that her new nephew be adorned in the trendiest baby gear, sent me a picture of celebrity babies swaddled in these muslins.
At first I was put off by the high price tag (£44.95 for 4 extra large muslins measuring 1.2m x 1.2m) but as they fitted the bill I decided to take plunge. Since then they have been used non stop and have even made it to my list of top ten things to buy before the birth of a baby. I can’t stop raving about them.
The muslins are made from 100% natural cotton. They are the softest you will find, they even get softer the more you wash them! They have so many uses, breastfeeding cover, burping cloth, throw over for the pushchair, blanket, travel cot sheets or a play mat . The list could go on and I seem to discover more uses the older my little one gets as I adapt the muslin for his age range. Whilst this can be considered an expensive purchase they are so versatile it’s worth it.
However, in a time when everyone is looking for value in the market perhaps gorgeous George should consider turning to the appropriately named muslin range by Asda “George”. A super deal, £3.50 for 3 (70cm x 70cm) they truly are fantastic. Whilst they are smaller in size they still come in a range of colours or just plain white. They are soft, wash very well and fit perfectly in your change bag.
I definitely consider both of these to be a mummy must have. What will you do….save or splurge!