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July 12, 2018

Why is merino a go-to material of choice for tiny tots?

For years merino has been a material of choice for swaddling babies and clothing toddlers. Not only is the wool soft and silky next to the sensitive skin, it's natural, biodegradable and sustainable. Mokopuna Merino were one of the first baby clothing companies in New Zealand to make their garments using 100% superfine merino wool, all designed with quality in mind. This quality means that their merino products are often passed down from sibling to sibling and loved by the whole family. Here are the top 5 features that make merino so special:

Temperature regulating 

The real magic of merino is that it allows your little one to stay warm when the weather is cool. Merino is breathable, removing moisture and clamminess from your baby's skin to prevent overheating. It also insulates so that bub can be warm and comfortable, sleep soundly and gain the energy they need to grow. You can be rest assured that Mokopuna merino will help to keep baby's temperature constant, like a personal thermostat!

100% natural

Grown in nature by merino sheep, merino fibre is annually renewable and naturally biodegradable. Mokopuna produce their garments in an ethical way, respecting the environment, people and animals involved.

Kind to allergies and sensitive skin

Free of harsh chemicals, beautifully fine and lightweight, Mokopuna merino is luxuriously soft next to young skin so there's no itchy or scratching sensation. The temperature regulating properties of merino keep the moisture content of your child's skin healthy, making it less prone to eczema and bacterial infections. Naturally hypoallergenic and antibacterial, it has the added benefit of smelling wonderful and staying clean for longer.

Machine washable

Mokopuna merino is resilient - it's machine washable and can even be tumble dried on a low heat. Plus, it's naturally stain resistant and odour resistant.

Safer fibre for your baby 

Merino is warm even when wet, yet prevents the overheating that can lead to SIDS. Other natural fibres like cotton, linen and silk can be extremely flammable when untreated.


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