Muslin is a type of woven cotton fabric. It has lighter and looser weave than other fabrics like cotton. It usually has a lower thread count overall. There is increased spacing between the warp threads. Muslin is a more lightweight and breathable cotton. It is grown with less water than traditional cotton and without any chemical fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides. Extremely soft to touch, it is the perfect material for babies. It can also be used as a play mat or a s a protection measure while out in the sun.