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Why is wrapping (swaddling) so important for newborn babies? name

Why is wrapping (swaddling) so important for newborn babies?

Posted by Jennine Cassidy on October 25, 2017

There are lots of good reasons why you should swaddle, or wrap, your baby, but the best reason is that it generally helps your baby to settle quicker and sleep for longer.  For the first 3 months of their lives, babies cannot control their reflexes and so often startle themselves awake. At...

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Should I wear merino in summer? name

Should I wear merino in summer?

Posted by Jennine Cassidy

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...

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Colic, bedtime and Baby Caterpillar name

Colic, bedtime and Baby Caterpillar

Posted by Jennine Cassidy on January 2, 2017

Colic, bedtime and Baby Caterpillar. If you have a colicky baby, sometimes over-stimulating your baby can make colic worse, so it is a great idea to keep the room quiet and dark and keep them cuddled and swaddled.  I know there is no fix-it remedy for dealing with colic but there are...

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Why should I buy FairTrade Orgainc Cotton? name

Why should I buy FairTrade Orgainc Cotton?

Posted by Jennine Cassidy on September 21, 2016

Here at Baby Caterpillar we have secured a lovely order of FairTrade Organic cotton clothing to add to our range of perfect merino sleepwear essentials.  The range is MyBaby&Me and includes: bodysuits, onesies, pants, singlets, hats, mittens, booties and bibs. 

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What's the best temperature for my babies room? name

What's the best temperature for my babies room?

Posted by Jennine Cassidy on January 7, 2016

This is possibly the number one question I get asked when it comes to sleeping, merino and newborn babies.  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 are often the best way forward.

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Caring for Merino name

Caring for Merino

Posted by Jennine Cassidy on October 13, 2015

Did you know all our Baby Caterpillar one hundred percent merino can be washed in the washing machine - YES its true, handwashing is highly overated, especially when you have a beautiful, new baby and very little sleep.

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Babies sleep better in merino name

Babies sleep better in merino

Posted by Jennine Cassidy on October 3, 2015

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.

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