Here’s the deal: babies spit up. A lot. And when I say “spit up” I am not just talking about little dribbles of drool (although they do a heck of a lot of that, especially when teething). I’m talking about what should really be referred to as throwing up, but that’s just too gross to say all the time. They do this OFTEN, and if you aren’t prepared with the right equipment, your laundry basket is about to get seriously full. I learned from the wise parents who came before me that for several months of your life, you should plan on having a burp cloth over your shoulder pretty much at all times. Does it need to be something fancy? Of course not; absorbency is the real key. We used mostly basic pre-folds (so absorbent!) and some cut up towels.
But with that said, we also had a few “nice” burp cloths, and I was really glad to have those when we ventured from the house. If I actually made the time to look halfway decent when going somewhere, I didn’t want to spoil the whole thing by putting a cut up towel over my shoulder! So I do recommend that you get at least 3 nicer burp cloths. But don’t do what my mom did and get burp cloths that are so lovely (full of expensive lace, for example) that you would be upset if they actually got used. If the baby can’t actually spit up on them, then they are useless!
Ahmelie, one of my VERY favorite retailers, offers the perfect marriage of design and function with her burp cloth sets. I had the opportunity to review a set of 3 burp cloths from her line. These are made with 100% cotton cloth diapers, which are very absorbent! But they also have a beautiful piece of fabric added to the middle to make them look beautiful. I really like the size of these burp cloths; they are large enough to double as a changing pad, which makes them all the better. I LOVE when something can do double-duty for me in the diaper bag!
I can tell you as a customer of Ahmelie’s that her designs are simply gorgeous and her quality is outstanding. If your burp cloth stash is looking a little rough around the edges, or if you are looking for a really cute shower gift that will also be useful, I highly recommend these designer burp cloths.
Buy it!: The set of 3 burp cloths I reviewed retails for $17.00, which is a great price for something so darn cute! Ahmelie has a special offer for Stuff Parents Need customers. Use code STUFF10 at checkout to receive 10% off your purchase (good at www.ahmelie.etsy.com or at www.ahmelie.com).
Win it!: One lucky Stuff Parents Need reader will win a set of 3 burp cloths from Ahmelie!