Lambswool and it’s Benefits for Babies
Monday, 27 January 2020 | Admin
Keeping newborn babies and young infants warm seems to be trickier than it sounds. As parents we want our little ones to be comfortable. Trying to figure out if they are too warm or too cold can be hard, especially since they can’t tell us!
In addition to the question of how many layers to put on them, we are often wondering what materials are actually safe for their delicate skin. It seems that many centuries ago dressing babies and children was a lot simpler! Clothes were made from wool and babies were wrapped in lamb or sheepskin.
Both natural materials are not just free from chemicals but have many other benefits. This is why products made from natural fibres such as lambswool are making a come back in modern eco-conscious homes, and not just for the winter. Read on to find out why!
Benefits of Lambswool: Regulates Baby’s Temperature
Lambswool is nature’s answer to air conditioning and works amazingly well in keeping baby nice and warm in the winter. As well as ensuring your little one will not overheat during the warmer months. Products made from lambswool are breathable. The wool naturally forms many small little air pockets that work either as an insulator when the temperature drops or to circulate warm air away in the summer.
Benefits of Lambswool: Natural and Sustainable Material
As mentioned above, lambswool is a natural material. This means there is no fear of any harsh ingredients or toxic chemicals coming into contact with your newborn baby’s sensitive skin. Furthermore, if grown on sustainable sheep farms the wool is a renewable material. Helping to reduce the amount of rubbish sent to landfill and contributing to a lower carbon footprint for you and your family.
Benefits of Lambswool: Soft & Cosy
Lambswool is the softest and highest quality sheep wool in the world. It is made from the first sheering taken from a lamb. As soon as your newborn baby is bundled up in the Fellhof Pram Footmuff for example, he will be nice and cosy and naturally relax feeling the soft fabric around him.
Benefits of Lambswool: Fire Retardant & Water Resistant
If you are using cloth nappies, you might already know that wool covers are used to prevent leaks. This is due to the natural water resistant properties of the natural fibres. Lambswool in particular can absorb up to 20% of its own weight in water. Apart from putting an end to leaky nappies, this means that any moisture is naturally kept away from your little one, keeping him dry and comfortable at all times.
This ability to store moisture also leads to lambswool being naturally fire retardant. For lambswool to catch fire you would need a lot more oxygen than for cotton or other commonly used fabrics.
Benefits of Lambswool: Naturally Hypoallergenic
Lambswool has been carefully developed by nature over thousands of years to keep sheep warm, dry and safe outdoors. Part of this is also to keep insects and bugs away that could potentially cause harm to the animals. What works for lambs also works for humans. Lambswool is a naturally hypoallergenic material, which is resistant to dust mites and ideal for allergy and asthma sufferers!
Benefits of Lambswool: Self-cleaning and Antiseptic
According to a common myth, it is very complicated to care for products made from wool. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Any items made from 100% lambswool (or any other wool) are self-cleaning. This is due to the lanolin contained in the wool fibres which acts as an antiseptic and when aired removes dirt. If the wool gets badly soiled it can be washed at 30 degrees and dried lying down.
Benefits of Lambswool: Looks Amazing
Nothing else looks as cosy, warm, comfortable and yet stylish as products made from lambswool. Whether you look at the thick layer of soft wool in the Fellhof Lambswool for Prams , which will look fabulous in any pushchair or at the Fellhof Play Mat made from 100% lambswool – there is no denying it: Lambswool is simply beautiful, natural and warm!