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  1. As we’ve no dryer and no outside space here to line dry cloth nappies we’ll be using disposables – these are really to be used as heavy duty burp cloths 🙂

  2. Josie Passell

    Love the bright colours, are you going to coordinate each day? Burp cloths are so useful for dribbles etc and so soft. I am still using my 30 year old sons for straining jellies etc.

  3. We’ll probably coordinate with other multicoloured clothes at first, at least until it becomes a case of anything that’s clean is fair game!

  4. kay

    Hiya! loving this idea, may be copying for my sister in law and niece or nephew to be. I was wondering though, after you have dyed the bits and bobs, do they run or anything when the child is chomping and dribbling? Im all for funky coloured fabrics, but not so sure about funky coloured dribble and skin!? (excellent money saving too, ive been looking and these things are sooo expensive on ebay etc)

  5. They are, however that is always said with a caveat that if your own baby has particular issues or their parents have particular issues and are likely to pass those on that you proceed with caution. I have all sorts of issues with skin allergies and have no problem with these and my little girl is fine as well.

  6. Michelle

    I love this!! I am a lover of bright fun colors too!! Have you searched Amazon.com for the fabric? If so I’m new to this stuff but would love to try and make some cute Burp cloths and maybe blankets. Does it matter which kind of unbleached muslin fabric I choose to buy?

  7. I did have a look for unbleached muslin on Amazon and it was reasonably priced but since at the time I did not have a sewing machine that would have been a problem as muslin MUST be hemmed. Also, by reasonably priced I worked out that by the time I added thread I was only saving pennies compared to buying the cloths from Aldi. Time before baby is so precious I didn’t want to spend it hemming!

  8. Lelia

    Hi 🙂
    I love those colours! Looks fab
    Clever idea if you are just wanting the bright colours
    Faye & Lou muslin is different to cheaper muslin because it is double-layered & uniquelly woven making it super absorbent and not at all like cheese-cloth. Also the colour will not fade or run and is naturally dyed making them safe for baby to suck on 🙂

  9. I’ve found that the colours have lasted really well – it’s been two years and they’re as bright as they ever were. Non-toxic is as good as I need for my children, after all arsenic is natural! Would love to have been able to afford the Faye and Lou’s however I found them just too much for my pocket.

  10. Edele

    I had the same idea for the Muslin , when u say two runs into the machine so 2 loads of each dye? One wash then second and wash then rinse?

  11. Lovely project! When my son was born I dyed a bunch of white things bright yellow as it is practically impossible to find yellow outfits. The colour was lovely and was so pleased with the result until…I start washing the yellow garments with other things. In no time everything that had white ended up light green forever. Did something like that happened to you?

  12. I had no problem at all with running, and the colours have only faded a tiny amount, in fact barely noticeable. I’m still using the cloths, and I expect to keep using them for a long long time! I’ve now taken to dying bed sheets to get the colours I want (and cos the higher thread count sheets I love generally only come in white)

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