Article: Why Merino?

Merino is 100% natural. It's renewable, sustainable and biodegradable. Merino is better in blankets and clothing because the long staple (fiber length) creates a very good yarn and the fiber is thinner (fewer microns) so consequently feels softer to the touch whilst still being relatively hardwearing. When spun into a blanket, the natural crimp of merino wool forms a micro climate around your baby’s body, regulating comfort by letting moisture out and keeping natural warmth in. In warmer conditions, the wool’s breath-ability protects your baby against overheating.

It controls temperature

Merino fiber actively regulates temperature, forming a micro climate around your child’s body. It easily adapts to the body’s temperature in changing conditions, enabling your child to retain the optimum safe temperature in hot or cold environments.

It's breathable & controls moisture

Merino is able to absorb perspiration from the skin and release it into the air. This means your child will not feel ‘clammy’ as humidity between skin and the garment is decreased.

It's comfortable & soft against young skin

Merino is much finer than other types of wool and feels luxuriously gentle against your child’s skin.

Helps to improve sleep patterns

Medical studies have shown that merino has a number of health benefits including improved sleep patterns in babies and greater weight gain.

Merino for swaddling

A number of studies have shown that swaddling babies tend to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Since overheating has been identified as a key factor in many cases of SIDS, there is a strong case for using merino as the cloth to swaddle with because of its previously noted ability to regulate heat and humidity.

It reduces skin allergies

Merino wool is soft and ultra fine so will not prickle or itch your baby’s skin. Because merino can respond to temperature changes, it is one of the most comfortable materials for your child to wear. Merino has been linked to lower incidence of skin allergies.

Fire Resistant

Merino contains natural fire retardants. Merino insulates against high temperatures and doesn't readily catch fire making it a safer choice for children’s bedding and clothing.



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