Posted by Jennine Cassidy on January 7, 2016 in Helpful Information
This is possibly the number one question I get asked when it comes to sleeping, merino and newborn babies. And while I would love to give you a definitive answer, unfortunately, like with most things relating to babies, there is no clear cut answer. Common sense and mothers intuition are often the best way forward.
I do however know the science behind merino and its ability to maintain a comfortable micro-climate for your baby and toddler;
Unless the nighttime temperature is 24 degrees plus, then your newborn baby will either need several layers of clothing and bedding or natural body temperature regulating fabrics like merino. Using merino against the skin will ensure that when your baby needs the warmth (becasue they can't regulate it themselves), then the properities of merino will retain and circulate the body heat. Likewise, when you put your baby to bed during the day or early at night when the heat is still in the sun the merino properities will draw and release moisture away from the baby. Premature babies may also need an extra layer of clothing until their weight is more full term.
So assuming the room temperature is around 18 degrees then ideally you would use a night-gown or all-in-one sleepsuit with a merino wrap. If the room temperature drops then I would suggest adding an extra bodysuit/singlet.
Like with babies merino is perfect for toddlers, especially ones who kick off their covers and blankets, then wake between 3-5am because they are cold. Our merino/cotton sleeping bags combined with merino pajamas or sleepsuits work together to prevent this.Back to Blog Articles
I have used several different types of swaddles (or wraps as you call them) over the course of my 3 children, but I just had to email you and let you know that I love your one the most. It really is so easy to use and fits for much longer than the other merino ones I had. I have finished having children now, but I will be telling anyone who needs a swaddle for a baby to buy your ones.
Auckland, New Zealand
Thank you for my sleep. I LOVE YOU! I received one of your baby merino swaddles for a baby shower gift, and finally my beautiful baby girl slept through for more than 2 hours at night. I had always wrapped her, but she always managed to get her arms and legs out and then wake up. Having the pocket thing meant she could not get her legs and feet out, then I just had to wrap her arms, and she stayed like that all night long. I will be getting a sleeping bag very soon
Liz (& Isobel)
Ellerslie, New Zealand
Just wanted to say how awesome your sleeping bags are!!! Quality make and TOUGH! I purchased the twin pack (1 winter & 1 std weight) I was a bit dubious about spending so much but has been the best product I've bought for our little girl & worth every cent! so nice to know she's snug as in her bed .... Easy to wash too. Would recommend your products over and over again.... And great they are still made in nz!!! Thanks again
Auckland, New Zealand