Babies sleep better
Sleeping on woollen underlays helps babies sleep more peacefully. The texture and thermo attributes of wool are thought to reduce stress in sleeping infantsi.
Research has shown that newborns sleeping on wool underlays spend 8% less time making minor movements, 14% less time making major movements and are less than half as likely to cry when sleeping on woollen underlays compared to cottonii.
Restful sleep promotes healthy growth and sleeping on wool has been shown to positively influence weight gain in underweight newbornsiii,iv.
Pilot programs of Merino wool sleeping bags for babies report newborn parents saying their babies slept better when in a Merino wool sleeping bag compared with other products.
Adults wearing wool fell asleep in just 12 minutes compared with 22 and 27 minutes for those wearing polyester or cotton.