Why you should use merino fabric for babies. August 06 2019
Why you should use Merino Fabric for babies:
Warm In Winter, Cool In Summer:
Merino creates a micro-climate around baby’s body, creating a layer of warmth in winter and wicking moisture away from their skin in summer. By wicking sweat this prevents a baby overheating which can happen with fabrics like Polar fleece. Plunket which looks after all NZ babies, recommend babies be wrapped in merino. Merino fibres breathe, keeping your baby dry and comfortable. This means that baby is more likely to sleep better and not wake because they are too hot or too cold.
Easy To Care For:
Merino is machine washable in cool water or a wool cycle. Dry flat or hang over a line but never put your merino in the dryer or use bleach. Merino is a naturally water repellent fibre, allowing for spills to be wiped up before staining occurs. Merino is not a plastic man made fibre like polar fleece so you are not washing little plastic bits into the sea when you wash your clothes.
Merino fibres can stretch over 30% and still recover to their natural shape. Any mum who has tried to wrap their newborn in a muslin or cotton wrap will know the frustration of it coming undone in minutes. Merino is naturally stretchy, so you get a nearly wriggle proof wrap. Try a rib knit if you want additional stretch.
Soft and beautiful to touch. Merino can absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture before it feels damp, and then when it does get wet, it stays warm. It is also soft against your skin and not itchy like other wool.
Safe as it won't burn and provides sun protection:
Merino is naturally fire retardant. It is self extinguishing, meaning it will not melt or stick to your baby’s skin. It also has high UV protection, keeping your baby safe from the harshness of the sun.
Merino fibre is longer and stronger and less likely to pill. Merino is also 100% natural as it comes from a sheep and as a sheep can grow more wool after it has been shorn, means merino wool is sustainable.