The Best Fabric Types for Your Baby

As a newborn parent, there's always plenty to learn with a newborn baby! How install the car seat? When can they start eating solids? Thankfully, though you don't have to go searching high and low to quickly understand the pros and cons of fabrics types. Here's a shortlist of five baby-friendly fabrics and why they're great (depending on the season) for your bub's sleep. 


Cotton as a natural fibre is great for your newborn because it provides aeration and breathability to your baby’s skin! Since it’s a natural fabric, cotton is also non-allergenic and great for asthmatic babies (it doesn't release any matter that triggers asthma). 


We love Bubba Blue's Wish Upon a Star Cotton Waffle Cot Blanket for comfy cotton.


Super popular for baby wraps and swaddles, muslin been around for decades  because it’s breathable, lightweight, great for layering whilst also thermoregulating, soft, the list goes on. You might be wondering what’s the difference betwewen cotton and muslin? It’s a trick question - there isn’t one! Muslin is just a type of criss-cross weave called ‘plain weave’ that makes it ultra breathable and perfect for babies.

Bubba Blue Organic Feathers Muslin Wrap is a great example of a classic muslin wrap.

Cotton/Polyester Blends

While polyester is not a natural fabric it’s still an okay alternative for your baby. The blend of cotton with polyester creates a lightweight yet warm fabric that’s appropriate for sleeping. Cotton/polyester blends are also more stain resistant and durable than pure cotton. The material is a great inexpensive option for busy parents who want a combination of breathable yet durable fabric.  


Another all-natural fabric that’s becoming quite popular, bamboo is great because it’s hypoallergenic, antibacterial, and thermoregulating (through breathable, wicking strands of fibre). Bamboo is up there with cotton and it may even beat it because bamboo is easily washable and wrinkle-resistant, unlike cotton.

Bubba Blue’s Bamboo Three Piece Cot Sheet Set is a customer favourite for newborns.


Jersey knit is yet another cotton variation that's great for the softness and breathability of cotton, while keeping some stretch from synthetic fibres. A bit heavy for summer, it can be great as a wintertime swaddle because it's soft-stretch allows babies movement while still being firmly comforted and kept warm.

Bubba Blue Everyday Essentials 2 Pack Jersey Swaddles.

There you have it! What kind of fabric do you lean to? Whichever your decide, rest assured all baby sleepwear at Manchester Madness is from well established Australian brands that only use premium quality fabrics and materials for your bub! 

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