11 Sep 2012
Things I like – Cuski multitasking muslins
Until a few months ago, muslins were simply for helping exfoliate my skin with one of the many lovely creamy cleansing balms out there. Now I quite simply never go anywhere without at least one. Or if I do, I regret it.
At the moment they’re being used as everything from sunshades to protecting my clothes from dribble or worse, as a bib during feeding, as a light blanket and for strategic cover during breastfeeding. I’ve got the standard handful of basic white ones and some cheeringly colourful muslins from Faye & Lou (not the cheapest but they have rather effectively been brightening my days so I think they were worth every penny). But for sheer multitasking usefulness, I love Cuski’s range.
In one of those nice moments of serendipity, I’d spotted them in a magazine, ripped the page out to add to my pile to check out later and then got an email asking if I’d like to review them. Er, yes please!
At 55 x 55 inches or 140cm sq, they’re much bigger than the usual muslin squares so Cuski’s range – with wonderful names like The Great Swandoodle – are great for an impromptu blanket or wrap, large enough to swaddle with and even work as a scarf. Plus, of course, all the usual draping and dribbling benefits.
Made from 100% bamboo rayon, they are incredibly soft, the fabric’s breathable so not as heavy as a similar blanket and despite the size, they fold up very small which is perfect to shove into a nappy bag or for hand luggage so there’s always an extra layer to hand for warmth or shade. The site even suggests you could use them as a sarong and if you’re sharing it with the baby, it could also work as a bonus towel on the beach. And according to the manufacturer, the fabric is antibacterial as well.
There are four designs – I have Daisy Love, or you can pick from Heart of an Angel, Lucky Fish, and Serendipity, all £21.99. And for an extra use, the Sweet DreameezZ muslin is in black with small stars so it works as a blackout shade as well as being less girly. Slightly smaller at 120cm sq, it’s also £21.99.
Image courtesy of Cuski