Caring for Merino

Posted by Jennine Cassidy on October 13, 2015 in Helpful Information

Caring for Merino name

Did you know all our Baby Caterpillar one hundred percent merino can be washed in the washing machine - YES its true, hand washing is highly overrated, especially when you have a beautiful, new baby and very little sleep.

Providing you use a gentle or wool wash and a wool approved detergent only, then in it goes...  It is important that you take it out for the washing machine straight away to prevent colour bleeding, and NEVER soak or use any bleach as this will result in holes.

And drying is a sinch too - take it straight out of the washing machine, and throw it in the dryer on a low heat setting and you good to go again for the evening sleep.   Of course you can also dry it flat away from direct sunlight, but if its a cold winter day you might not get it back on baby before bedtime.

HINT - if you find that you get some pilling after the first few washes, wash it together will a pair of jeans and you will see a noticeable improvement with the pilling.

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  • 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