Merino Wool and Babies

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.

No newborn baby should be without our merino wool knotted beanies and bootie sets.  They are made with the same love that you expect from Baby Caterpillar Merino or perfect if you need a baby shower gift idea. 

An essential part of any newborn's wardrobe, this hat & booties set will see you through your first 12-weeks.  So adorable and perfect to finish off any outfit. 


  • 1 x merino knotted beanie:
    • Sized to fit nb- 3/5mths
  • 1 x merino booties:
    • Sized to fit nb- 3mths


Our knotted beanies will generally fit from newborn to approx 3/5 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).


Our newborn booties are extremely warm and comfortable, and an essential for any little one. They are designed to be worn alone or with socks underneath, these booties can be worn at home or out and about.  They are perfect for layering and because they are made by Baby Caterpillar, you know they have been sized a little bit bigger, so you can get more wear out of them - and they are oh-so-cute.

merino hat & booties set

$39.95 $34.95

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Which merino is right for you?

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.  

To find out more about why merino is best for baby click here.

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