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 The Merino breed of sheep is one of the world’s most ancient sheep and tends to live in very harsh environments, meaning it has to have a very good quality wool coat for protection from the elements.Merino sheep has essentially adapted to the etremes ,offering  the sheep a vast amount  of insulation ,alongside a low weight and many others benefits.

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 The Merino breed of sheep is one of the world’s most ancient sheep and tends to live in very harsh environments, meaning it has to have a very good quality wool coat for protection from the elements.Merino sheep has essentially adapted to the etremes ,offering  the sheep a vast amount  of insulation ,alongside a low weight and many others benefits.

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Improved Sleep Patterns

The main health benefit of Merino for babies is improved sleep. This can be attributed to the incomparable ability of Merino to maintain a comfortable micro-climate between Baby’s body and garment.

Improved Levels of Contentment

At the Cambridge Maternity Hospital in 1979, Scott and Richards found that low-birth weight babies gained an extra 10g a day compared to babies that weren’t on Merino. Merino also results in generally improved levels of contentment; Scott also found that babies sleeping on Merino settled more quickly, cried less and fed for longer periods. Parents of infants who were sleeping on Merino also reported a stronger sense of parent-baby bonding.

Reduced Risk of SIDS

A number of studies have shown that swaddling infants tends to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Since overheating has been identified as a key factor in many cases of SIDS, there is a strong case for using Merino as the swaddling cloth because of its previously noted ability to regulate heat and humidity.

Reduced Allergies

Merino Wool is static-resistant; it therefore picks up less dust and lint from the air making it the perfect fiber for allergy sufferers. What’s more, dust mites prefer hot humid environments and as mentioned, Merino is much better at lowering both temperature and humidity than synthetics. Bedcover choice can also influence the prevalence of childhood respiratory allergies. To prevent the proliferation of mites it is also necessary to clean regularly and this is much easier with a wool blanket than a synthetic duvet in a cotton cover.

Safety Attributes:

Fire Resistance

Merino contains natural fire retardants; it insulates against high temperatures and doesn't readily catch fire. It self-extinguishes when the source of flame is removed. More importantly, when merino burns it doesn't melt and stick to the skin. That's why it is an excellent fabric for babies bedding and clothing.

UV Protection

Testing of various textiles shows that merino has a natural UV protection factor of 30+ in more than 70% of cases, much higher than most synthetics and cotton.

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Long Lasting

 Merino fiber is long and strong, which increases a garments durability and ability to remain soft, smooth and less likely to pill. Merino fibres can be bent 30,000 times without breaking which explains why merino garments are so long-lasting.

Machine Washable

AMerino wool is machine washable and shrink resistant, meaning you can launder Merino garments along with your other washing – a definite plus for busy mothers!

Stain Resistant

Merino garments are resistant to stains and odours so can be washed less frequently than cotton or synthetic equivalents. And as already mentioned, it's static-resistant, therefore it picks up less dust and lint from the air.

Wrinkle Resistant

Innate elasticity gives Merino uncommon durability, and means it won’t require the ironing that other fabrics need. Each fibre is effectively a coil spring that returns to its natural shape after being bent, giving Merino garments a natural resistance to wrinkles.

Natural Elasticity

The natural elasticity of the Merino fibre means Dimples Merino garments stretch with the wearer, but then return to their natural shape so there is less chance of garments sagging or losing their shape.

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