Burp Cloths are a necessity. You just really need something to throw over your shoulder when you are holding a little one. When my kids were babies, I just used a cloth diaper or a small flannel receiving blanket. I guess with being busy taking care of a new baby, the thought never entered my mind to make something cute to use. Recently I made these as a baby gift:
I made them out of flannel and then added some embroidery. As long as babies need to burp on something, it might as well be fun for them to look at. We do need to come up with a more dignified name for them than "burp cloths" though, don't you think?