All our merino sleepwear is ethnically designed and made locally in New Zealand
Our stunning lightweight merino collection has all the warmth benefits that newborn babies need to regulate temperature, it's ultra-soft and ultra-lightweight, so you get natural merino that is lite enough to layer with whatever you want; for example: during extra warm nights, you might like to wear just a pure merino singlet and nappy underneath your fitted wrap, then as the temperature cools down, start adding a nightgown, sleepsuit and singlet.
If you think your baby might be sensitive to wool - then buy this ultra-soft, lightweight merino as it is only 17 micro merino (which means it's best for sensitive skin, especially during the warmest months) Learn more about the differences in our merino weights.
Because babies spend so much of the first few weeks sleeping, it's important to dress them in natural fabrics like merino. Sleeping with merino against their sensitive newborn skin will keep them at the perfect temperature each and every sleep.
How to wear this package:
Ideally you want a base layer of merino against the skin (click here to check out base layer options), then add the merino drawstring nightgown on top, followed by our very popular merino wrap - which becomes the blanket. Add the knotted beanie for out and about trips and stroller napping. The merino knotted beanie is designed to fit newborn to approx 3/4 months.
Our swaddle/wrap is superior to all other wraps on the market because we have eliminated all the guesswork and made it easy to use - even dads can wrap/swaddle like a pro. Simply slip your baby into the hip-healthy body pocket and wrap the wings around your precious bundle. The super-soft merino stretches to form a snug fit around your little one making them feel safe, secure and warm - no folding, zips or Velcro required.
Remember, wraps are considered blankets for babies. We recommend you use our wraps over our nightgowns or sleepsuits which will replace the need for loose blankets, and be a perfect level of warmth.
The perfect fit for your newborn till between 3mths or till they start to roll over, whichever comes first.
Hip-healthy - Our body pocket is wide enough to allow the baby to actively flex the hips with excessive restraint, while also allowing for good hip abduction and rotation. Watch the video below to see that the hips can naturally fall into the "frog position" which helps prevent hip dysplasia.
The long length measures 65cm from the back of the neck to the bottom of the pocket. When baby is very little, and there is excess length in the body pocket you can easily tuck the fabric under, tie it with an elastic band or simply tie a knot at the bottom to avoid the possibility of baby slipping down.
It is designed to be worn with arms in, however, you can easily wear with one or both arms out, making it an ideal transition swaddle.
And they are so well made that you will be passing them down from baby to baby, family to family...
Made from soft warm merino, they are ideal for your brand new baby before you begin to think about sleeping bags or blankets and are a great item to pack in your hospital overnight bag. Plus they are designed to fit from newborn to approx 6mths, so you get great value for money. We suggest you wear them under our merino fitted wraps.
Generously designed to fit from newborn to approx 6mths.
A drawstring at the bottom to allow for easy access for nappy changes - night times will be so much easier for mum and dad
Designed to be simple to get on and off with the envelope neckline.
Front pleats for a better fit through the chest area
Extra-long for plenty of kick room and growth. Measurements: 64cm length through the body
Double-stitched drawstring so you won't break the stitching when pulling closed.
Merino should be used for all newborn babies 365 days of the year for night-time sleeping. In fact on those warmer nights, it works BETTER than cotton to help regulate temperature and keep your newborn baby cool. Newborn babies can not regulate temperature for around 12 weeks of life - this means they might be cold even when it's hot in the house. So it is really important to use merino against the skin so the merino garment can do the job for them.
Merino will draw the moisture away from your newborn delicate skin when warm and then as the temperature drops (between 3-5am) the merino will push the warmth back into the skin - so they don't wake up because they are cold. If merino hadn't been invented by nature, you'd be forgiven for thinking it was invented by magic.
To learn more about the science of merino and what the correct room temperature is click here