Unlike most synthetic fabrics, merino is able to breathe and control moisture. This results in a regulated body temperature for your baby and a comfortable micro-climate between body temperature and bedding. When it’s cool, the fabric naturally works overtime to keep baby warm, and when the temperature drops, the fabric insulates to keep baby warm.
Most man-made fabrics are unable to replicate the many benefits of this wonder fiber:
Each strand of merino has micro sized scales that absorb perspiration from the skin and release it into the air, meaning your child will never feel ‘clammy’ since moisture between the skin and garment has been removed.
Merino fiber actively regulates temperature, protecting your baby from extremes by maintaining warmth when it’s cold, and cool when it’s hot.
Investigative research has also stated that premature and low birth weight could gain up to an extra 2.5oz per week while sleeping in merino.
Swaddling a newborn in merino can help to lessen the risk of overheating.
Unlike regular wool, which can be scratchy, merino has a silky outer layer making it super fine and soft to the touch. Merino’s hypoallergenic properties ensure that it’s safe for babies with sensitive skins, eczema and allergies.
Due to its natural elasticity, merino is able to stretch while still retaining natural shape and preventing sagging. Merino does not require frequent laundering due to a protective layer that repels stains and odors, and can be gently machine-washed and tumble dried when needed.
Merino contains natural fire retardants and presents a much lower fire risk than most manmade and synthetic fabrics. When merino is exposed to fire, it doesn’t melt to the skin like most manmade fabrics and has the ability to self–extinguish once the source of the flame has been removed.