When speaking about "wool", most of us will probably think of thick woolly jumpers and warm blankets for the coldest days. However, merino wool is different. Yes, it is a material perfect for the cold days, but with its unique properties, we can safely say, it is a versatile, all season material.
The thing is, merino wool comes in different shapes and thicknesses. It very much depends on the final product for what season they are intended.
What are the main reasons why you should consider a merino wool baby blanket for your little one?
1. Thermoregulatory Properties of Merino Wool
Merino wool has thermo-resistant properties to keep your baby warm when it's cold and comfortably dry and cool when it's hot. How?
The crimps in the merino wool fibers form small air pockets. These act as insulation against cold. In warmer weather, these pockets on the other hand, absorb the body's heat and trap cooler air, keeping your baby at a comfortable temperature.
2. Extremely Breathable & Lightweight Baby Blankets
Breathability is crucial when it comes to any baby garments - with much finer fibers compared to traditional wool, merino wool is perfect for creating extremely light, thin blankets with great moisture-wicking and cooling properties.
3. High UPF Rating
Baby's skin is extremely sensitive and must be protected from the sun's radiation. Even in the shade, it's a good idea to have extra UV protection.
Merino wool has a higher UPF rating compared to other materials. While synthetic materials usually have a UPF rating of 20 or even less, merino wool has a UPF rating of 50 or more. And we are back to the crimp structure, which absorbs light better than other materials.
4. Sustainability of Merino Wool
Merino wool is a natural, renewable and 100% biodegradable material.
5. Merino Wool for Ultimate Comfort (without itching!)
Unlike traditional wool, merino wool doesn't itch. It's thanks to its finer fiber, uniform length and composition. This allows for better weave patterns creating more flexible, softer and lighter blankets.
6. Merino Wool Doesn't Require Frequent Washing
Merino wool is odour-resistant and doesn't wrinkle. We recommend to only wash merino blankets when absolutely necessary. You don't even need to wash the blanket when you first receive it, we recommend to only "air" it for freshness - just hang it on the clothes dryer.