What's So Good About Merino Wool?
Merino wool is the ultimate natural fibre for keeping your baby safe and comfortable.
Merineo uses wool that has been handpicked from the very best fleeces grown by Australian merino sheep. Merineo's founder Claire grew up on a superfine merino wool growing farm in regional Australia, and understands the technical attributes of wool and how to choose the softest fabrics. Her family sell wool to the mill in Italy from which Merineo buys fabrics.
Merineo sheep grazing on the family farm in Western Victoria.
Merino wool's benefits include:
SLEEP BETTER - It's proven babies settle more easily and sleep better in wool, part of the reason why the majority of the survey respondents in our hospital trial of the Merineo reported their baby slept better in a Merineo compared to similar products.
BREATHABLE - Babies are less clammy in wool because of wool's better ability to absorb moisture vapour.
GAIN WEIGHT - A study showed newborns sleeping on wool gained 22.7g per day compared to cotton at 18.6g.
WARM & COOL - Wool is the only fibre with air-pockets, creating a cosy micro-climate of air next to the skin, allowing heat release and reducing the risk of baby overheating.
LESS ECZEMA - A 2016 study of under 3 year olds wearing wool next to skin found a significant decrease in eczema severity compared to cotton.
ABSORBS MOISTURE - Wool has the best ability (out of cotton, polyester, nylon, acrylic and polypropolene) to absorb moisture, such as dribble and leaky nappies, keeping baby’s skin drier.
SOFT & LUXURIOUS - Merino wool feels luxuriously soft because of its extremely fine fibres. Merineo use superfine merino wool.
FIRE RESISTANT - Wool is naturally fire resistant, doesn’t melt, and is safer than cotton and synthetics.
WHAT IS "SUPERFINE MERINO"?
Superfine merino is finer and softer than "extrafine" merino fabrics used by many mainstream brands. It is a term used to describe the diameter, in microns, of each fibre of wool. The lower the micron, the softer the wool. At Merineo, we use 17.5 micron and 18.5 micron merino wool fabrics, which is why our fabric feels softer and silkier.
PERFECT FOR BABIES
Merino wool is perfect for babies, and to understand why, take a look at this short video by Woolmark -
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Wool is durable and tests show the fibres break after 20,000 bends, compared to 3,000 for cotton, allowing wool to last longer.