Carter’s four pack burp cloths are an inexpensive and durable option that I stocked up on when I had a newborn.
My sister, a full-time nanny, has a saying: “You can never have too many burp cloths!”
I consider Carter’s burp cloths a welcome alternative to wearing cloth diapers on my shoulders. And during the newborn phase, I could’ve been wearing a diaper on my shoulder all day, every day.
In a thrifty move, I tried using cloth diapers as burp cloths but they were scratchier than I expected. I didn’t like how lumpy they became after washing either, taunting me in lopsided stacks from my rocking chair. I tried muslin burp cloths that were cute and soft, but pretty expensive. My niece bought me a 4-pack of Carter’s burp cloths because they had cute prints she liked. I loved them and I started recommending them to everyone. They do the job (wiping up spit up, spilled milk, etc.) fold up neatly, and aren’t hideous. So here’s my Carter’s Burp Cloths Review:
There’s soft printed cotton on one side of these burp cloths and terry cloth on the back. I immediately noticed how much softer they were than the cloth diapers I had been using to wipe my baby’s mouth. I recommended them to a friend and her baby uses them as a loveys!
Machine washable. Easy to wash and dry, folds nicely.
Carter’s offers a few different prints and solids. Unfortunately, this isn’t where you’ll find designer collaborations, but again, at least you’re no longer wearing a pre-fold diaper on your shoulder.
I can easily find these for $12/pack or $3/burp cloth. That’s a bit more expensive than Gerber Birdseye Prefolds ($12 for 10), but much cheaper than four Aden & Anais burpy bibs ($36).
Do you agree that you can never have too many burp cloths? Lucky for me my first baby didn’t spit up much, but I know many babies suffer with reflux and other things that keep burp cloths on especially heavy rotation. Do you like the Gerber’s pre-folds as burp cloths? Anyone out there that’s a diehard fan of the Aden & Anais burpy bibs? I know Burt’s Bees Baby sells an organic cotton option that I’m curious about, but I’ve never tried them. I’d love to hear what has worked (or what hasn’t worked) for you and your family!
P.S. If you’re looking for other newborn essentials, check out this splurge-worthy item and my favorite baby bottles.
My name is Kate and I live in a California beach town with my husband & baby girl. At High Low Baby, I review baby products at high and low price points.
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