NEW: Scientific research proves...
"Merino sleep bags are best for baby"
Scientific research findings released by AgResearch, New Zealand’s largest national Crown Research Institute, indicate that baby sleep bags made from natural merino wool are better at maintaining a baby’s comfort and wellbeing compared with synthetic polyester-filled sleep bags. Read the full report here.
Merino is nature’s best. It is a wonder fibre that has evolved over a million years to help us create the perfect sleeping environment for young children.
The main benefit of merino is its incomparable ability to maintain a comfortable micro-climate between body and bedding. Unlike synthetics, Merino breathes and controls moisture meaning that it has the natural ability to respond to changes in temperature. This unique garment property helps keep young ones cool when it is hot and warm when it is cold.
Merino has numerous natural attributes that make it one of the most comfortable of fabrics to wear.
It breathes and controls moisture
A unique feature of merino is that it absorbs perspiration from the skin and releases it into the air. This means your child will never feel clammy since humidity between skin and garment is lowered.
It controls temperature
Merino fibre actively regulates temperature, protecting your baby from extremes because it keeps him warm when it’s cold, and cool when it’s hot. For this reason it does not require a tog rating. Because merino is 100% natural, there is no need for tog rating, unlike products made from synthetic fibres.
It reduces skin allergies
Superfine merino is soft and silky and does not itch your baby’s skin. Because it has the ability to respond to changes in temperature, it’s amongst the most comfortable material you can put your baby in. Merino has been linked with a lower incidence of skin allergies.
It improves sleep routines
Medical studies have proven that merino improves the sleep patterns of babies and infants. At the Cambridge Maternity Hospital in 1979, Scott and Richards revealed that babies sleeping on merino settled more quickly, cried less, fed better and gained weight faster.
Premature and low weight babies
The same medical studies investigating the effect of merino on premature and low birth weight babies found that they gained an extra 10g a day compared to babies that weren’t sleeping on merino.
Swaddling with merino
A number of studies have shown that swaddling babies tends to reduce the likelihood 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 because of its previously noted ability to regulate heat and humidity.
It’s comfortable and easy to care for
Our merino is a finespun fabric, making it soft and comfortable to wear. It has a natural elastic property, meaning our garments fit snugly every time.
Merino contains natural fire retardants, further helping safe guard children’s health.
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