A veteran board-certified pediatrician with three decades of experience.
MD from U Chicago; BS from UPenn.
Why it's useful
Burp cloths can be used to protect your clothes or shoulders from spit up when burping your baby and for wiping any spit-up and drool that got somewhere it shouldn’t -- like your baby, you, your couch… the list goes on. They are especially great to have on hand in your baby’s first months.
What to consider
GOTS or OEKO-TEX certification: We only carry GOTS or OEKO-TEX certified burp cloths made from natural materials to minimize the risk of dermal exposure to harsh chemicals. Read more here.
Important! We recommend pre-washing all textile baby items before using to minimize the chance that any residual chemicals or packing dust don’t irritate your baby’s skin.
Thickness: Thick enough that drool, spit up, and other miscellaneous liquids doesn’t go through and get on your clothes.
Absorbency: Absorbent enough to easily wipe off drool and spit-up from wherever it landed.
Size: Covers your shoulder and part of your back easily.
Have fun with designs! You’ll be seeing them a lot, so you might as well add a little fun to cleaning up drool :)
How many to get
Get 10-15 burp cloths if you plan to do laundry once a week; they get messy quickly.
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