What Exactly is Merino Wool?
Merino is a breed of sheep highly prized for its soft and finely crimped wool. Merino sheep,
unlike regular sheep, are a hardy breed and are well suited to high temperatures like the Karroo in South-Africa . They are able to thrive comfortably in extreme weather conditions and temperatures as their wool provides an
insulation from the cold Karroo nights during the winter months and from the hot summer days.
Why use merino wool for babies?
Merino wool has been prized as one of the world’s top luxurious fabrics and has been a favourite choice among parents for centuries. It is one of the finest and softest wool’s available and yet is also resilient and renowned for its durability- this is just the beginning of its magic… It is a natural product, renewable and biodegradable. It is ideal having your baby sleep under the natural fibres of wool to keep them warm and comfortable, and there is now scientific evidence that sleeping on or under wool actually improves the quality of sleep – it can help your baby sleep more soundly, sleep for longer and wake up less. A sleeping baby is a happy and healthy baby which in turn makes all our lives easier!
Merino wool has a unique ability to regulate temperature, a very important feature when it comes to newborns who are unable to regulate their own body temperatures during their first few months of life. It is a natural insulator,It will hold babies body heat, allow their skin to breathe and help prevent them from sweating. A baby can be prone to overheating when sleeping in synthetic fabrics, but wool will provide an even warmth.
Due to its uniquely thin fibers, this type of wool does not retain odours — bacteria cannot find a solid surface to grow on, thus making it anti-microbial and hypoallergenic-many people are allergic to different synthetic fabrics, which means they are man-made.
Being naturally flame-resistant, merino wool is a preferred choice of hospitals, hotels and