Babies sleep better in merino

Posted by Jennine Cassidy on October 3, 2015 in Helpful Information

Babies sleep better in merino name

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 there temperature.  Skin is a barrier through which virtually all the body's heat is loss or gained. Children 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 wraped and sleeping in merino, and it is doing the job of regulating there body temperature, then they will not wake up because they are too cold or too hot. - AND THATS A BEAUTIFUL THING.

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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. 

    Sam
    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

    Joan
    Auckland, New Zealand