What's the ideal room temperature?
This is possibly the number one question we get asked when it comes to sleeping in merino and newborn babies - What's the ideal room temperature?
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 often the best way forward.
We do however know the science behind merino and its ability to maintain a comfortable micro-climate for your baby - so here it is!
Unless the overnight temperature is 27 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 fitted against the skin will help to ensure that the merino works best to circulate heat as needed.
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 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. Our Deep South Merino is a great option for prem babies as it is super soft due to its low micron rating.
So assuming the room temperature is around 16/18 degrees then you can use our Spring/Summer Lightweight Merino (with 2-3 merino layers) our Autumn/Winter Merino (with 1-2 merino layers) or our winter merino (with 1 extra layer of merino) - it really does come down to personal preference