Looking to keep your baby sleeping cool this summer?
Merino is Natures wonder fibre and is the safest fabric to dress your little one in - even on those hot summer nights!
This is why merino wool keeps your baby cool:
Why have baby sleeping in merino even when it's really hot?
Babies are not as adaptable as adults to temperature change. Because infants and children have a higher surface area to mass ratio than adults, they can lose heat rapidly, as much as four times more quickly than adults. This means that babies under 12 months have difficulty regulating their own temperature, even in a warm environment.
What should my baby be wearing when it's hot?
We recommend our Snugpods for newborn babies and from around 12 weeks a Standard Weight merino sleeping bag. You can vary clothing underneath depending on the room temperature (see guideline).
Standard Weight merino sleeping bag
27-25 degree C - just a nappy
25-23 degree C - short sleeve merino body suit
23-21 degree C - long sleeve merino body suit
27-25 degree C - short sleeve merino body suit
25-23 degree C - long sleeve merino body suit
23-21 degree C - long sleeve merino body suit + pants
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Kim is the owner of SNUGBAGS - Merino for Kids. Together with her partner James and their little girl Neeva Rose, she lives in a little beach town called Piha on the West Coast in New Zealand. They love surfing, building sandcastles and all things natural and organic.