Merino baby blankets | Benefits and care

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Merino wool is a premium natural yarn providing thermal comfort even in extreme weather conditions.  With the right care, a merino wool blanket will last for years.

Beige merino wool blanket

Benefits of merino wool

Merino wool comes from Merino sheep, characterised by very fine and soft wool. It is a natural fibre, thinner and softer than regular wool, which gives it its unique properties. Merino wool makes the perfect yarn for luxury, next-to-skin apparel and functional clothing, so you can be sure, with a merino baby blanket you are giving the absolute best to your little one.

  • Thermoregulatory properties
    • When it's hot, merino wool fibres absorb moisture like sweat and evaporates it outside, keeping your little one cool and dry
    • When it's cold, it condenses the moisture inside, providing the heat to keep your baby warm and cosy
  • Odour resistant
  • Hypo-allergenic suitable for the most sensitive skin of both babies and adults
  • Non-itchy suitable for next-to-skin apparel - unlike regular wool, merino wool is soft and doesn't itch on the skin
  • Moisture-wicking, quick drying & breathable
  • UV resistant 
  • Durable - merino fibre is 6 times stronger than cotton!

Merino as a renewable source

Merino wool is a natural fibre grown all year round by sheep using only the traditional natural sources - sunshine, water, air and grass. On the other hand, synthetic fibres like polyester are industrially manufactured from non-renewable sources.

Merino wool is also biodegradable.

Merino baby blanket

How to wash merino blankets

Merino wool does not require frequent washing. We don't recommend for our merino blanket to be washed immediately after purchase. You can hang it in cool air to "freshen it up" before first use.

When you feel it's time to wash your merino blanket, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Always wash your blanket on the wool / delicate setting, usually this will be 30°C. If you washing machine doesn't have any of these cycles, use a cold water program (up to 30°C) and spinning should also be set as low as possible. 
  2. Use a mild detergent suitable for wool or delicates. 
  3. Stretch blanket into its original shape by hand before and after drying.
  4. Dry flat. 

Alternatively it can be washed by hand in cold water using only a mild detergent. 

Do not tumble dry, do not iron. 

Merino blanket will become as soft and stretchy as before over a few uses.

Merino wool blanket

Our merino baby blankets have the original certificate of origin and production of The Woolmark Company and the yarn is also certified by the Oeko-tex standard 100. There are different quality grades of merino wool and with the growing popularity of merino products, we recommend to always check the brand you are buying from to ensure your investment in merino wool is well worth it. 

Find our merino blankets range at https://www.lullalove.co.uk/collections/merino-blankets


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