Fabulous Fabric! The Best Fabrics For Your Baby

July 10, 2019 2 min read

Fabulous Fabric! The Best Fabrics For Your Baby-b.bear

If you’re new to the world of fabric or a first time mom, this guide is for you!

Learn all about the fabrics that pop up when you’re creating a baby registry and decorating your nursery, so you can make informed choices that will help you get what you and your baby need.

Muslin vs. Jersey

When shopping for sheets, swaddles, and even clothing, you’ll most likely be presented with the choice of Muslin or Jersey Cotton. Why? These soft fabrics aren’t just comfortable, they are breathable, have beautiful designs, and come an assortment of colors.

Muslin Jersey
  • Weaved to be ultra-breathable
  • Gets softer with every wash
  • Ideal for babies with allergies
  • Stretchy and smooth
  • Strong and resists piling
  • Amazingly soft and comfortable

Conclusion: You really can't go wrong with either of these fabrics. But if you notice your baby suffers from sensitive skin or other allergies, stick with Muslin.

Minky vs. Fleece

Minky and fleece fabrics are also popular across the baby world. You’ll be amazed at how soft and snuggly these fabrics feel! They are often used on throw blankets, security blankets, and even on stuffed animals. However, they are not ideal for hot summer months.

Minky Fleece
  • Extremely plush
  • Heavier fabric
  • Polyester knit—strong and secure
  • Available in a variety of prints, patterns, and textures
  • Washes well
  • Stain resistant
  • Quick drying
  • Available in variety of prints and patterns
  • Doesn’t shed

Conclusion: While minky and fleece have a lot of similarities, they can look quite different. Fleece is the way to go if you prefer a classic look and feel that is durable and also shed-free.

Planning to use gauze? You can find the rainbow of color choices shown above from Gauze Fabric Store!

Bamboo Rayon vs. Gauze

Both lightweight and wonderful for warm weather months or year round hot climates, bamboo and gauze are popular choices among parents—especially when it comes to swaddles and receiving blankets.

Bamboo Rayon Gauze
  • Durable—fabric comes from strong bamboo plants
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Can adjust to body temperature
  • Great for layering
  • Comes in a variety of designs, colors, and prints
  • Very soft
  • Comes in a single or double layer
  • Ultra-soft
  • Comes in some designs, colors, and prints
  • Great for sensitive skin

Conclusion: Overall, Bamboo Rayon is a better choice simply because the fabric is so strong. It can stand up to regular washes, adjust to body temperatures, and it has many more design options/colors than gauze does.

Silk vs. Velvet

Smooth and shiny, these similar looking fabrics couldn’t be more different in terms of function. Silk is an ideal fabric for all seasons, while velvet is more favorable during fall and winter months due to its weight.

Silk Velvet
  • Smooth and supremely soft
  • Lightweight
  • Washes easily
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Textured
  • Strong
  • Smooth and soft
  • Extremely warm

Conclusion: Both fabrics are awesome if you’re looking for a smooth security blanket, pillowcases, or outfit. Just keep in mind your environment and how seasons should affect your choice between the two fabrics.

Remember, fabrics aren't just beautiful, they are important for ensuring your baby’s comfort and even safety in some cases. By choosing the right ones your baby can be happier, healthier, and highly fashionable!

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