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Merino Wool and Babies - Try to forget everything you know about wool - when it comes to newborn babies MERINO WOOL is the only choice. It doesn't matter if it's the middle of Summer or the heart of Winter, merino will work, like magic, to regulate your newborn's temperature, especially for the all important first 12 weeks when they can't do it for themselves. Merino is soft and gentle, lightweight and durable and won't irritate delicate newborn skin. Please, we beg you, wear Merino 365 days of the year!!
What is MERINO INTERLOCK?
Merino Interlock is our extra warm option for bundling up your little one during the coldest months. It is ultra soft, ultra warm and completely essential for Winter/Spring or PREM babies. Merino Interlock has been woven with pockets of air to give it extra warmth and durability without the weight. This option means you don't have to layer as much to achieve the desired warmth babies need.
The answer is always YES YOU SHOULD WEAR MERINO IN SUMMER! Why, because it is the perfect natural fibre. Unlike cotton or polyester, merino is a natural fibre that breathes, keeping you warm in winter and cool in summer. All Baby Caterpillar gowns, wraps and sleepsuits are made with soft merino that is suitable year-round including for extra hot temperatures. We recommend our Pure Merino Range so you can layer up or down as needed.
Newborn babies cannot regulate their own body temperature, so merino helps keep them at a constant, comfortable temperature all night. Even on the hottest nights, the temperature often dips in the early hours of the morning, so merino gives you the confidence that your baby or toddler will be comfortable all night, whatever the temperature. you comfort and great value!
There are lots of good reasons why you should swaddle, or wrap, your baby, but the best reason is that it generally helps your baby to settle quicker and sleep for longer. It helps give them a sense of security and controls the startle reflect (so they wont hit themselves in the head and wake up). For the first 3 months of their lives, babies cannot control their reflexes and so often startle themselves awake.
And most importantly swaddling keeps your baby warm while they sleep (which is when their temperature tends to drop) without the need for loose blankets, which could be a suffocation hazard.
Our merino wraps are easy to use - simply slip your baby into the hip-healthy body pocket and use the wings to wrap around your precious bundle. The super soft merino stretches to form a snug fit, while allowing the freedom to choose how you wrap (some babies prefer to be wrapped with arms out). Click here view our wraps.