Should I wear merino in summer?

Posted by Jennine Cassidy in Helpful Information

Should I wear merino in summer? name

Spring is definitely in the air - the days are getting longer and (apart from this polar blast) the nights are warmer.  With warmer weather on the way, I often get asked what babies and toddlers should wear to bed.

My answer is always merino 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, lightweight merino that is suitable year-round.

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.  As a natural fibre, merino also wicks any moisture away from your baby or toddler, without becoming damp and cold as it dries.  Baby Caterpillar prides itself on its generous sizing, which stretches and grows with your baby or toddler, giving you comfort and great value!

My children were the original Baby Caterpillar customers and even though they are now 8 and 10, I still dress them in merino year-round.  It keeps them warm, without being hot, and also breathes giving them a good nights sleep every night of the year.  We have a beautiful new range of gowns, wraps and sleepsuits that you can check out here shop now – merino truly is the perfect choice this spring and summer.

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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