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I mentioned before that I need to sell the my 100% bamboo muslin swaddle blankets.  And I mean really sell them – to you, and to everyone I meet.  To do this, I’m going to tell you about the benefits of bamboo.

The benefits of bamboo

One of our key selling points, and the thing that probably means the most to me personally, is the fact they’re made of gorgeous bamboo fabric.  So, here’s my sales pitch.  I’m going to attempt to convert you all to bamboo-lovers right here, right now.

How it all started

First, a little background.  When my second child was born I discovered muslin swaddling blankets and loved them instantly.  They were huge, not as thick and heavy as traditional blankets, and had other uses. The only thing was, they didn’t feel as ‘special’ as a lovely blanket does.  They were made of cotton, they weren’t that soft, and they went all crinkly when washed.  (And as a busy mum where was I going to find time to iron them?!)

So when I decided to embark on creating my own (which is a whole other story), I wanted them to be different to others on the market.  Tiny Chipmunk muslin swaddles are unique in design (they’ve been custom-designed and made, just for us), enormous (four foot by four foot) and they’re made of 100% bamboo.

This was a very deliberate choice.  I truly believe bamboo, with all its wonderful properties, is the perfect fabric for wrapping a baby in and I want to offer the best possible products.

Why I love bamboo

Firstly, bamboo is incredibly soft. It has smooth fibres, which have been likened to cashmere or silk, and it gets softer each time you wash it.  It doesn’t cling, drape, or get static-y.  (Or crinkle in the wash!)  

It’s also naturally insulating.  This means it’s warm, but also breathable, making it perfect in all temperatures and helps to prevent your baby from overheating.  Bamboo is absorbent and actually wicks moisture away from the skin (like some sports gear is designed to do), keeping your baby dry and more comfortable.

As well as feeling amazing, this absorbency means it can pick up your scent, making it super-comforting for your baby, which can even help their sleep!

It’s UV resistant – so great to use to cover little arms and legs on a sunny day.  (I always wrapped one around my baby’s legs when she was in the sling to keep the sun off.)

Bamboo has unique natural anti-bacterial qualities, which make it perfect for your baby’s sensitive skin, especially for those with skin sensitivities.  This basically means that bacteria doesn’t live well in bamboo – so it doesn’t thrive.  It’s also deodorising, so won’t get smelly!

Finally (although I could go on!) bamboo is great for the environment.  It’s the fastest growing plant on earth, requires no pesticides, no fertilisers and very little water to grow.  Because it grows so fast it needs to be harvested more frequently and does not take up as much space as other harvested plants. It’s also 100% biodegradable, unlike man-made fabrics.

The best possible choice

As you can see, Tiny Chipmunk are so passionate about this wonderful fabric and hope you’ll agree that it’s the best possible choice for you, for your child and for the environment.

Have I sold it to you?!

P.S.  This will be my last post this week – and possibly this year, as I’m keen to have a complete break and spend time with my family.  Thank you all for your support this year – and Merry Christmas!