All our merino sleepwear is ethnically designed and made locally in New Zealand

Merino long sleeve sleepsuit

Play, sleep or simply watch the world go by in pure merino comfort.

If you love a good 'all-in-one design' then you simply can't go past these soft and sumptuous long sleeve sleepsuits (merino pyjamas for babies).   They will keep your little one warm and cosy when sleeping (or for daytime adventuring), and they will look good doing it. Our beautiful sleepsuits are available in our merino interlock & our popular standard weight. 

Our New Zealand made sleepsuits are not only incredibly comfortable they are also practical.   Perfect for lounging around during the day or helping to sleep through the night and they fit beautifully as pyjamas under our merino fitted wraps or sleeping bags.  Add a singlet or newborn onesie for the extra chilly nights and you are good to go without the need for blankets.

Our long sleeve sleepsuit design:

Our classic long sleeve sleepsuits are extra roomy through the body with a slim leg (to help keep the sleepsuit down through the night) - They are generous in length and like all Baby Caterpillar products - made with growth in mind! 

  • Made with strong nickel-free domes along the leg and bottom for easy nappy changes.

size weight (kgs/pounds) sleepsuit measurements
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 Nb-3mths    3.5kg - 6.5kg (7.7oz - 14.3oz)    length 50cm, chest 22cm  
 3-6mths    6.5kg - 9.0kgs (14.3oz - 19.8oz)    length 55cm, chest 26cm
 6-12mths    9.0kg - 12.0kgs (19.8oz - 26.4oz)    length 65cm, chest 30cm
 12-18mths    12.0kg - 15.kg (26.4oz - 33.0oz)    length 75cm, chest 34cm

MERINO Information: Yes, it's true - babies sleep better, and for longer, in merino.  As babies spend a great deal of the early days sleeping its important they have quality, natural clothing to wear.  Using merino against babies skin helps them sleep by regulating their temperature.  Skin is a barrier through which virtually all the body's heat is loss or gained. Babies find it particularly challenging to regulate temperature - here's the science part - because they have a higher surface area to mass ratio than adults.   So that is why choosing merino and natural fibres for sleeping (especially in the early days) is so important. 

To try and maintain a constant core temperature regardless of external factures merino wool will trap any heat lost from the body in the fabric surface acting like insulation.  Then when the body temperature drops, the heat will be pushed back into the body.  

Feeling cold is one of the most commonly overlooked reasons for babies waking during the night.  So, therefore, it makes sense that if they are wrapped and sleeping in merino, and it is doing the job of regulating their body temperature, then they will not wake up because they are too cold or too hot. - AND THAT'S A BEAUTIFUL THING.

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