It is the safest, most comfortable and healthy fiber for your baby…
Merino’s natural attributes create the perfect sleeping environment. It has been scientifically proven that infants and toddlers wearing or sleeping in merino had notably improved sleep patterns; owing to superior temperature regulation, infants and toddlers were more relaxed and slept for longer.
Merino is smooth and fine, it feels incredibly soft and gentle against baby’s skin. It is non-irritating to even sensitive skin and especially good for babies who suffer from eczema or allergies. It provides warmth without bulk.
NATURALLY WARM, NATURALLY COLD
Merrino's fine air pockets help create a micro-climate around the child’s body with unique temperature regulating qualities. The small fibers allow air to be held in a pocket form, and merino wool retains the heat child creates when moving for warmth and insulation. Merino Wool is also a breathable fiber, it can also release this heat into the air when needed so child doesn’t overheat. Keeping baby or toddler warm when it’s cold, and cool when it’s hot.
HEALTHY CHOICE FOR YOUR BABY
Babies & toddlers cannot adapt to temperature changes as well as adults can and heat is lost from those little bodies up to 4 times faster. Babies under 12 months have particular difficulty regulating their own temperature. A number of studies have shown that overheating has been identified as a key factor of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). When merino is used in conjunction with a baby sleep sack the merino protects against the overheating while the baby sleep sack design protects against blankets covering the baby’s face.
MERINO KEEPS BABY AND TODDLER DRY
Merino fiber is capable of absorbing up to a third of its dry weight in moisture and the surface of Merino fibers has a waxy coating that repels liquids. Water droplets on the surface of Merino will bead and roll off instead of being absorbed into the fabric.
What does it mean for babies and parents?
Merino absorbs moisture next to the baby skin (diaper leaks, spills) and evaporates outward into the air to help little ones feeling warm and dry all day. If merino does end up wet, your child will stay warm thanks to its superior insulating powers, (unlike cotton and synthetics).
MERINO IS NATURALLY FIRE-RESISTANT
It is very safe for children, when confronted with a flame merino will simply char at first, then self-extinguish. On the other hand the opposite is true for synthetic fabrics like polyester. (It burns fast, melts and hot sticks to the skin. To combat the flammability of polyester baby clothing companies commonly add a fire-retardant chemical and that can irritate a baby’s sensitive skin!!)
MERINO – EASY CARE
Merino wool is a mother's best friend. Merino needs far less washing than cotton and synthetics and often simply hanging merino garment outside on the line for a few hours is enough to refresh and renew.
Every Merino wool fiber has a protective outer layer that resists dirt and prevents stains from being absorbed. It also picks up less dust as its static resistant (perfect for little ones with allergies).
When it needs to be cleaned, it is completely machine washable and being incredibly durable it will keep its color and shape for years.
Merino has a natural elasticity so it stretches and wears while returning to its natural state. This makes woolen fabrics resistant to tearing. Merino fibers can bend about 20,000 times without breaking. (By comparison, a cotton fiber will break after 3,000 times). In addition, wool holds dyes better than other fabrics, so Merino garments last for ages and they'll keep their beautiful appearance too! Natural stretch makes merino clothes true value for money.
NATURALLY ANTIBACTERIAL, ANTIMICROBIAL AND ANTI-FUNGAL
Merino creates a healthy environment for developing babies system.
Since the wool fiber’s core absorbs water and its hydrophobic exterior repels it, there’s no moist surface for microbes to grow on, making wool naturally antibacterial. It contains natural lanolin and keratin (a substance that makes up the outer protective layer of our skin) so it works in total harmony with babies body’s own protection mechanisms.
MERINO IS PLANET FRIENDLY
Merino wool is a natural, biodegradable and renewable fiber, making it a great choice for those seeking products that have minimal impact on the environment. Not only are you choosing right for your baby, you are choosing right for the planet.
MERINO IS HYPOALLERGENIC
Merino is completely free of harsh chemicals normally found in wool growing that can contribute to wool sensitivity or wool allergy in some kids. It also picks up less dust as its static resistant - good news since dust mites is the major cause of allergy and asthma suffering.