merino wool
is perfect for babies

– for their safety and sleep quality. It’s naturally perfect!

why we love merino?

✔️ Safe & Better Sleep ✔️ Soft & Temperature Regulating ✔️ 100% Natural ✔️ Easy Care

Baby sleeping in a Woolino 4 Season Ultimate Baby Sleep Bag in Sheep pattern.

studies have shown...

babies sleeping in merino settle more quickly, cry less, sleep longer, feed better and even gain weight faster.

safe & better sleep

regulates body temperature

Babies don’t have the ability to regulate their own body temperature that adults have, so it’s important to make sure they’re not too cold or overheating, especially during the night time.

Merino wool creates a micro-climate around your baby, which maintains a consistent temperature for them. It has the ability to absorb water away from your baby’s skin and release it into the atmosphere during the summer. In winter, it will trap and circulate warm air, keeping your baby warm.

A more comfortable temperature allows for a deeper and more restful sleep for your baby, so that that energy can be diverted to growth and development.

Baby sleeping in a Woolino 4 Season Ultimate Baby Sleep Bag in Star Gray pattern. Merino wool creates a micro-climate around your baby, which maintains a consistent temperature for them.
Baby sleeping in a Woolino 4 Season Ultimate Baby Sleep Bag in Birch Gray stripe pattern. Merino wool has unmatched body temperature regulation properties which means better and safer sleep all around.
helps prevent overheating

The fact that merino wool has unmatched body temperature regulation properties does not only mean better sleep for your baby, but it also means a safer sleep all around.

healthy sleep for growth

Studies have found that babies that slept with merino wool had lower rates of activity and a deeper, more restful sleep. They settled more quickly, cried less, slept longer and gained weight faster.

At the Cambridge Maternity Hospital, Scott and Richards investigated the effects of Merino on premature and low birth-weight babies and found that they gained an extra 10g a day compared to babies that weren’t sleeping on Merino.

Baby sleeping in a Woolino 4 Season Ultimate Baby Sleep Bag in Sheep pattern. Studies have found that babies that slept with merino wool had lower rates of activity and a deeper, more restful sleep.
Baby sleeping in a Woolino 4 Season Ultimate Baby Sleep Bag in Rainbow pattern. Babies with sensitive skin or conditions such as eczema love merino wool – it’s hypoallergenic, so won’t irritate their skin.
hypoallergenic

Babies with sensitive skin or conditions such as eczema love merino wool – it’s hypoallergenic, so won’t irritate their skin.

Not only is it incredibly soft and breathable, but because it is composed of the same protein that makes up the outer protective layer of our skin, it works in total harmony with our skin’s own protection mechanisms.

It also inhibits bacteria, so minimizes other allergenic problems.

soft & comfortable

Baby touching silky soft merino wool fibres. Merino will not itch or irritate delicate baby skin. In fact, it’s one of the softest materials around.

silky soft against baby’s skin

Merino will not itch or irritate delicate baby skin. In fact, it’s one of the softest materials around. The wool fiber produced by merino sheep is significantly finer than other types of wool, so feels luxuriously soft and gentle against a baby’s skin.

Plump baby in a Woolino baby sleep bag with drool stain. Unlike any other fiber, merino wool will keep baby warm, without feeling damp or clammy, even when it’s wet.

retains warmth even when wet

Unlike any other fiber, merino wool will keep baby warm, without feeling damp or clammy, even when it’s wet. It absorbs moisture both between the fibers and inside of them, so it feels dry. In fact, it can absorb a massive 35% of its weight in water and still keep its warming properties!

Woolino merino wool toddler blanket in Stars print. Compared to traditional wool, Merino is extremely fine and lightweight – you get all the warmth with none of the bulk of traditional wool.

lightweight

Compared to traditional wool, Merino is extremely fine and lightweight – you get all the warmth with none of the bulk of traditional wool.

Baby wearing and touching a Woolino merino wool zip up pajama sleeper. No other fabric “breathes” like Merino wool. Merino wool can absorb an amazing 35% of its weight in water.

exceptionally breathable

No other fabric “breathes” like Merino wool. The fact that merino wool can absorb an amazing 35% of its weight in water, without feeling damp, and quickly release it into the atmosphere makes it the most breathable fabric around. This means your baby will stay dry and comfortable whatever the environment.

Infographic showing moisture vapor being released from skin into the atmosphere. Wool acts as a buffer (humidity and temperature).

completely natural

Merino wool offers the perfect solution for families concerned about their environmental impact because it is 100% natural and a renewable fiber.

Merino sheep outside in sunshine and grass. Merino wool is grown year-round by Australia's 70 million Merino sheep, consuming a simple blend of water, air, sunshine and grass.

100% natural

Merino wool is grown year-round by Australia's 70 million Merino sheep, consuming a simple blend of water, air, sunshine and grass.

Gardening gloved hands digging in fertilized soil. Because Merino wool is made out of keratin, much like human hair, it is completely biodegradable. When it is eventually disposed of, it will decompose to release vital nutrients back into the soil.

biodegradable

Because Merino wool is made out of keratin, much like human hair, it is completely biodegradable. When it is eventually disposed of, it will breakdown, decomposing to release vital nutrients back into the soil, acting like a fertilizer.

Woolgrower holding sheared merino wool fleece. Every year Merino sheep produce a new fleece, making Merino wool a completely renewable fiber source.

renewable

Every year Merino sheep produce a new fleece, making Merino wool a completely renewable fiber source.

Male hands pulling strands of merino wool fibre to tension. Merino is so durable. Merino wool fibers can be bent 20,000 times without breaking!

naturally durable

Merino is so durable because each fiber is made up of elastic elements, which are able to bounce back when released from pressure. In fact, merino wool fibers can be bent 20,000 times without breaking!

Shearing wool is a humane process and is incredibly important for the sheep's long-term health and wellbeing.

“I for one like to see my sheep healthy and happy, and when my sheep are happy it makes me happy. That’s how we want to leave this place — healthy and happy.” -Georgina Wallace, Tasmanian woolgrower

easy care

Mother holding baby while throwing sleep sack into washing machine. Merino wool’s antibacterial and odor resistant properties mean that it does NOT need to be washed as often as other fabrics. Can be machine washed and tumble dried on no-heat setting.

machine washable

Merino wool’s antibacterial and odor resistant properties mean that it does NOT need to be washed as often as other fabrics.

And when it is your turn to wash it (accidents do happen), it can be done in a standard machine and tumble dried on no-heat setting – there’s none of the hand washing fuss traditionally associated with wool products. See care instructions.

Flat lay image of a Woolino merino wool sleep bag unzipped and unsnapped in crib. Merino is naturally antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-static. It disinfects itself in fresh air and is naturally resistant to odors.

naturally antibacterial and odor resistant

Merino uses mother nature’s washing machine, and is naturally antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-static. It disinfects itself in fresh air and is naturally resistant to odors.

Close up image of the superfine merino wool lining in a Woolino baby sleep bag. Merino fiber has a protective layer that prevents stains from being absorbed. It’s static-resistant nature also means it picks up less dust from the air.

naturally stain resistant

Merino fiber has a protective layer that prevents stains from being absorbed. It’s static-resistant nature also means it picks up less dust from the air.

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merino wool vs. traditional wool

Many people think of wool as an itchy material, unwelcome against the skin. Merino wool is an entirely different fabric, thanks to those superfine fibers that merino sheep produce. It’s smooth, silky-soft, and comfortable even against the most sensitive skin.

merino wool vs. synthetics

Synthetic fibers such as polar fleece, polypropylene & polyester are made from petroleum. They cannot breathe, quickly feel clammy and build up stink, and can cause overheating. Synthetics are highly flammable, so in order to comply with US fire safety regulations required in babywear, they need to be treated with chemical fire retardants.