Bringing home a new baby is an exciting time for everyone - so much love and joy in one tiny bundle. Particularly for first time parents, the fascination with such a gorgeous and totally dependent little human can come with a million worries. There are so many questions with no easy answers. Is my baby too hot, too cold, tired, hungry? Are they warm, dry and comfortable?
Choosing wool for your newborn can help give you peace of mind. When it comes to bedding and clothing, wool has many beneficial properties. These unique properties make wool an especially good choice for new babies.
Benefits of wool for newborns
Wool is all-natural - the fleece of a sheep, wool is a natural fibre that is both renewable and biodegradable. Perfect for your bub and the environment with no harsh chemicals.
Wool is soft - unlike the scratchy wools of old, today’s wool is soft and gentle against the most sensitive and delicate skin. Merino wool clothing can even help to ease eczema and other skin conditions.
Wool is temperature regulating - newborns have limited ability to regulate their body temperature. Wool can both absorb and release moisture, creating a perfect microclimate against your baby’s skin. Wool will keep them warm when it’s cold and cool when it’s not and is ideal for year round use.
Wool is easy care– wool loves fresh air and sunshine. While many wool products are machine washable (and wrinkle resistant) regular airing minimises the need for washing and means more time for cuddles.
Wool is safe and healthy – a natural fire retardant, wool is also naturally hypo allergenic and repellent to dust mites, mould and bacteria. You will sleep soundly knowing that you have made a great choice for your little one.
Wool is comfortable –Wool can draw excess moisture away from the skin, absorbing up to 30% of its weight in moisture and remaining dry to the touch. Little ones will sleep dry and comfortably all day and night.
And best of all . . .
Wool is great for sleep - wool promotes longer, deeper and better sleep and that is an amazing benefit for the whole family!