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Merino Swaddle Blanket

Description

Nothing supports your newborn baby to sleep in warmth and safety like a Merino swaddle. Made from 100% pure superfine merino wool and scientifically proven to help newborn babies settle more quickly, sleep more deeply and for longer periods thanks to the natural thermo-regulating qualities of pure merino wool. these highly breathable swaddles will keep baby lovely and cosy, whilst safe from risk of overheating.

The classic style offers complete flexibility of fit, allowing you to wrap it 'just so' for your little one as they grow to provide soft, naturally elastic support, preventing startle reflex from waking baby whilst keeping them at the perfect temperature all night long.

These swaddles are truly versatile with a very long life. They are not only perfect for wrapping newborns up, they also double as a handy blanket or even cot sheet for many months of continuous use.

Key Features

  • Superfine Merino regulates body temperature to prevent overheating and ensure perfect comfort all night
  • Breathable and draws any moisture away from skin for a comfortable dry feel
  • 100cm x 100cm 
  • The soft stretch in the Merino makes getting swaddling right (and it will stay put)
    Supersoft and totally itch free, kind to sensitive skin and soothing on eczema
  • Kind to sensitive skin and soothing on eczema
  • Designed and handmade in Britain to the very highest quality standards
  • ZQ & Bluesign system certified fabrics - your guarantee that Superlove products are the purest and best quality, produced ethically in clean process eco-responsible manufacturing environments, with the highest animal welfare standards and free of chemical nasties

  • Temperature & Layering

    Merino is unlike any other fabric, natural or synthetic. This special wool is a powerful natural thermo-regulator for the body, warming and holding heat in when the ambient conditions in the room are cold, then doing the exact reverse to cool the body down if excess heat is present.

    As with all layering guides, use the below as a starting point - and be sure to check your little one often (feel behind the neck or on the chest - a lukewarm feel is what you are looking for). With newborns, they take time to develop their circulatory systems, so can vary quite a bit in terms of their sensitivity to temperature at first - and Merino will really help with that - even so, if you feel your little one needs more or less layering than this guide suggests - stick with natural breathable fibres and follow your intuition on that

    The below are recommended as to be worn/used in addition to the swaddle

    Layering Guide

    Temperature (°C) Suggested Layers
    27 - 30 Just a nappy
    24 - 26 Bodysuit/vest/sleepsuit - Short sleeve or sleeveless
    21 - 23 Bodysuit/vest/sleepsuit/PJs - Long sleeve & lower half covered
    18 - 20 Bodysuit/vest/sleepsuit/PJs - Long sleeve top & lower half covered + a baby blanket layered on top
    16 - 18 As for 18 - 20°C but add an extra vest or top underneath the PJs
    Merino & Sleep

    What does it mean when we say that Merino improves sleep quality?

    It sounds a bold claim but it really is true. Merino wool has a hidden magic that makes it different to any other fibre on earth. Superfine Merino has a superior ability to breathe and naturally regulates both moisture and temperature, trapping thousands of tiny air bubbles in and creating a cosy micro-climate around your little one and to keep them comfortable and feeling 'just right' all night.

    The ability to detect when heat is building up 'too much' is unique to Superfine Merino. When temperature changes in the environment occur a subtle but very powerful natural process occurs within the fibres of the wool (the wool geeks will want to know that this is called 'heat of sorption and/or desorption depending on which way the heat is flowing'). Heat is actively conserved or released depending on the conditions (mother nature we love you).

    It is thanks to these incredible natural attributes that studies show sleep patterns improve when sleeping in Merino. Babies who sleep in merino have been found to settle more quickly, sleep more deeply, spending longer in the deep restorative phase of sleep where growth and development occurs and overall spent longer asleep. 

    Read more about the latest research on Merino wool and sleep here

    Care & Maintenance

  • Machine washable at 30°C 
  • Use regular Non-Bio liquids 
  • Do not use fabric softener as this clogs the merino fibres
  • Quick-drying
  • Naturally stain-resistant and antimicrobial - merino does not need washing often.
  • For a full care guide and advice on treating stains click here
  • Choose a Colour
    Wild Green
    Raindrop
    Cloud Grey
    French Navy
    Pure Ivory
    Soft Red
    Vintage Rose
    Thunder Grey
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    Superwool™. Naturally Technical + Cloud Soft

    Superlove Merino is mother nature's true superfibre - packed with unparelled natural attributes. Our Merino Is...

    Superwarm 240gsm - Merino designed for the Northern Hemisphere and double knitted for extra softness, loft and insulation

    Thermoregulating & breathable. Insulating in the cold and cooling in the heat

    Cloud soft - Superfine Merino has a fibre diameter of 17.6-18.5 microns making it perfect for 'next to skin' wear. It is luxuriously soft and itch free yet balanced with durability

    Moisture wicking and warm when wet – Merino can absorb a huge 60% of it’s own weight in water without feeling damp

    Soothing for ezcema and sensitive skins, read the studies here

    • Naturally antimicrobial and between UPF 30 and 50+

    Easy Care + Washable Wool

    Superlove 100% Merino is naturally antimicrobial, repels dust, resists stains and never smells - so just airing it out is often all it needs. When it is really dirty, Superlove Merino is fully machine washable + dries super quick (or tumble on low).

    Ethical Wool

    Wool is a naturally sustainable fibre that, unlike most plant based 'eco' fibres needs minimal processing to turn it into the supersoft garments for your little ones. We source our 100% Traceable wool from ZQ certified regenerative farms in New Zealand. Sheep are naturally free range, never mulesed and experience the highest levels of animal welfare in the world. Find out more about ethical wool or about our solar powered factory in the English Lakes, our Zero waste project, eco packaging and sharing initiatives here

    Play All Day

    Merino naturally regulates body temperature in balance with the seasons and is super versatile. By day, base-layer it under outerwear in the winter for breathable warmth without the bulk, leaving them free to move and play. Merino gives true next-to-skin cosy comfort that keeps them warm even if they get wet. In summer worn alone it keeps little ones cool & dry and offers natural UPF 50 protection

    Sleep All Night

    The magic of Merino is found in its remarkable and unparalelled ability to regulate and balance out body temperature - putting an end to the worries of overheating on the highs or chilly 3am lows.

    Even more magical, studies show that little ones sleeping in Merino spend far longer in the deepest phase of sleep, where growth and development occurs. In Merino, you'll notice your little one settles more quickly, sleeps more deeply and for longer.

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