Baby Caterpillar Blog

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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  • 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. 

    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

    Auckland, New Zealand