Try to forget everything you know about wool - when it comes to newborn babies MERINO WOOL is the only choice. It doesn't matter if it's the middle of Summer or the heart of winter, merino will work, like magic, to regulate your newborn's temperature.
Its a proven fact that babies loved to be swaddled/wrapped, and our beautifully designed pure merino fitted wrap makes easy work of it. Made from pure merino and uniquely designed to fit your baby from newborn to approx 3/4 months, they are the perfect start before you begin to think about sleeping bags or blankets. Use the wrap or swaddle until they start to roll over, then move to a sleeping bag.
During the cooler months, they work in combination with our gowns or sleepsuits to keep baby warm and safe for night-time sleeping. Then during the warmer months, you can just sleep them with a nappy and singlet underneath. Either way, you can use any of our merino wrap weight options 365 days of the year for newborn babies.
Our wrap sets are 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's feet into the 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 and warm - no folding, zips or Velcro required.
The extra-wide body pocket allows for the natural hip movement, meaning the legs will naturally fall into the 'frog' position. This helps to prevent Hip Dysplasia.
Our knotted beanies will generally fit from newborn to approx 3/4 months old and are designed to fit, so they don't fall down over babies eyes. Simply tie the knot to fit your baby's head and adjust the knot as they grow. The knotted hat are perfect for daytime strolling and all out and about activities - just make sure you don't sleep your baby overnight in a hat (as they may overheat).
SUMMER weight (150-165grms) - This is equivalent to wearing COTTON, but with all the cooling benefits and the lightness of merino. Wear this during the hottest months of the year with a single layer of merino and nappy underneath. OR, this option is also ideal if you like to layer, for example in Spring and Autumn you would add a merino singlet or bodysuit underneath the drawstring gown or sleepsuit underneath, and then even have the option of adding a blanket over top.
STANDARD weight (170-190grms) - This is our all-year-round 365 days of the year merino. This is perfect for wearing without the need for extra layers. So you would ideally wear a drawstring gown or sleepsuit against newborn skin, and then the wrap over the top and you're done.
WINTER weight (200-230grms) - The ultimate in softness and warmth. Wear this weight in Autumn, Winter and Spring, with clothing alternations underneath, but it might be a little warm for the heat of Summer. This is also ideal if you have a prem baby with low body weight or an extra cool house. Wear it with merino drawstring gowns or sleepsuits, and add singlets and bodysuits as required. Make sure whatever you wear against the skin is merino.
Using the body pocket means they are already 80% wrapped before you even start, which means no feet escaping - ever. And because there is only one way to use them, you wrap them correctly each and every time. In fact they are so easy to use, even dad can do it!. And importantly, there is less chance of over heating, as you are not adding several layers of extra fabric around your baby to try and get a secure wrap. There is plenty of room in the body pocket to allow for growth and healthy hip funtion.
Swaddling (or wrapping) is used to help newborn babies remain sleeping on their back, which has been proven to reduce occurrences of SIDS. It helps soothe and settle a fussy baby, especially one that is colicky and irritable. Newborn babies are not able to regulate their body temperature, so using natural merino, merino & cotton blends and 100% pure cottons to wrap/swaddle will help this. And most importantly, evidence suggests swaddling helps babies sleep longer and more deeply with fewer incidences of awakening and an increased ability to resettle themselves
"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