When it comes to surrounding your little one in the safest and softest materials for sleep, no choice is better than pure Merino wool–and no one knows this better than Woolino. Their wool baby blankets, sleepsacks, and PJs are crafted just for babies’ sensitive skin from eco-friendly and naturally flame-retardant Merino! And what’s more, Woolino will be exhibiting at the New York Baby Show coming up on May 16 and 17 at Pier 92!
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To learn more about Woolino, we caught up with their team!
For someone unfamiliar with Woolino, how would you describe the brand’s core mission and offerings?
By using only 100 percent natural fibers, the nature’s wonder fiber – Merino wool, and organic cotton, Woolino is committed to providing 100 percent natural sleepwear for babies and toddlers that is a safe and healthy alternative for our children as well as for our planet.
Our mission is to make a difference to the lives of all families with young children by providing products that will help their children sleep better and safer, and also give parents the peace of mind and a restful night of sleep as well.
Woolino was born out of necessity, when a new mom could not find a simple all-natural wool sleep sack. Since launching in 2010, Woolino has shortly become and remained No. 1 rated baby sleep sack in America and a synonym for a natural wool sleep sack.
Today, in addition to the sleep sacks, Woolino sleepwear collection also includes baby swaddles, night-gowns, pajamas, one-piece sleepers, bodysuits, footed pants, and baby cuddle rugs, all made from the finest Australian Merino wool. As we continue to grow our line of products we stay committed to our mission: to provide baby and toddler sleepwear that is a safe and healthy alternative for our children as well as for our planet.
What are the most popular and/or newest products from Woolino?
Our signature product, Woolino 4 Season Baby Sleep Bag, is a unique sleeping bag that can be used in all four seasons and comes in a universal size that fits babies from 2 months up to 2 years of age. Woolino sleeping bag eliminates the worries about which weight sleep sack to use and whether your baby will be too hot or cold while sleeping because Merino wool naturally regulates baby’s body temperature. Unlike any other fiber, Merino keeps baby warm in winter and cool in summer, ensuring a constant perfect sleeping environment so your baby can sleep safely and comfortably through the night.
Our newest products, part of our 2015 collection, that will be making a public debut at the New York Baby Show include baby night-gowns and one-piece footed sleepers. They are all made with single layer of 100 percent superfine Merino wool and are perfect for year round use on its own or for layering with a Woolino sleeping bag.
Tell us about the benefits of merino wool!
Long benefits: Merino wool is deemed to be the finest and most technically advanced natural fiber in the world. It is the perfect fiber to have next to a baby’s sensitive skin. Significantly finer than other types of wool, Merino is allergy-safe and it feels silky-soft against baby’s skin. It breathes, regulates body temperature, manages moisture, it is naturally fire resistant, naturally antibacterial, easy to care for, and durable. It is simply naturally perfect.
Merino helps improve baby sleep patterns and his general well-being. Medical studies have shown that babies sleeping in Merino settle more quickly, wake and cry less, sleep longer, and gain weight faster.
Merino regulates body temperature: Merino has a natural ability to create a microclimate around baby’s body helping the baby to maintain a constant body temperature. It will absorb and release moisture away from a baby’s body to keep baby cool when it is hot, or trap and circulate warm air to keep him warm when it is cold.
Merino improves the quality of sleep: Medical studies have found that putting babies to sleep on Merino lowers their rate of activity and it produces a deeper more restful sleep. Babies sleeping on Merino settled more quickly, cried less, fed better, and gained weight faster.
Merino reduces skin allergies: Superfine Merino is silky-soft and does not itch baby’s skin. Merino is hypoallergenic. It is safe to use for babies with sensitive skin or allergies. It is composed of the same protein that makes up the outer protective layer of our skin and so merino works in total harmony with our body’s own protection mechanisms. Merino naturally inhibits bacteria, thus it also prevents baby from other allergenic problems.
Naturally fire resistant: Merino wool has a unique structure of amino acids that makes it a natural fire retardant. It is self-extinguishing and it never melts, which means it can’t stick to the skin the way many synthetics can. It is the safest fiber to have next to your baby’s skin.
Merino is lightweight and comfortable: Merino fibers are extremely thin and feel luxuriously soft against a baby’s skin. It contains natural elastic properties, meaning the fabric will never loose shape. Compared to traditional wool, Merino is lightweight and it provides warmth without the bulk.
Merino breathes and controls moisture: No other fabric “breathes” like Merino. Due to its amazing ability to absorb perspiration from the skin and effectively release it in the air and away from baby’s skin, Merino helps your baby stay dry and comfortable in every environment.
Premature and low-weight babies thrive in Merino: 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.
Healthy and easy to care for: Merino is naturally antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-static, which makes it a healthy environment for baby’s developing systems. Merino disinfects itself in fresh air so it has a natural resistance to odors. Our Merino is machine washable and can be tumble dried on low heat.
Totally natural, renewable, and biodegradable: Merino wool is inherently ecological product. It is renewable and sustainable product as Merino sheep grow new fleece every year. It is protein based and completely biodegradable.
What sets Woolino apart from other blankets, sleepsacks, and PJs on the market?
Our commitment to use only 100 percent natural, renewable, and biodegradable fabrics, Merino wool and organic cotton, complemented with most functional designs and sustainable concepts, such as universal sizing, four season usability and easy care. All of our products are completely free of flame retardant chemicals as wool is naturally flame resistant, so we pass all mandated safety requirements without any chemical treatments. Also, all of our products are characterized by contemporary designs and distinct color pallets.
What can parents expect to see from Woolino at the New York Baby Show?
We will be showing New York parents our full line of products including the newly released night-gowns and one-piece sleeper collections. There will be many products available for immediate purchase and exclusive baby show specials for additional savings.
To learn more, visit woolino.com!