You’ve begun to research baby gear and have noticed there are a few Merino wool car seat options. What’s the deal? Isn’t wool hot and scratchy? Is it worth the upgrade?
Merino wool is a natural fiber grown by Merino sheep. It’s an ultra-soft, breathable, naturally fire-resistant textile that's ideal for keeping your baby comfortable in her car seat. Thinner and softer than regular wool, its super-fine fibers provide a velvety, luxurious feel. Here are Merino wool’s main benefits:
Naturally Flame Resistant
Wool has an innately high ignition and melting point, which makes it a great naturally flame-retardant alternative to synthetic fabrics, without the need for any chemical treatments.
Oh So Breathable
Merino wool is known for its excellent moisture vapor absorption. This means that it offers improved airflow throughout the fabric, for a more comfortable and less sweaty kid!
Cool When Warm, Warm When Cool
Did you know that wool reacts to changes in body temperature? That means it will help keep your little one cool and comfy when it's hot out, and warm and cozy when it's not.
Stain and Odor Resistant
Wool has unique properties that allow it to trap odor-causing bacteria and sweat molecules, only releasing them when washed. The presence of lanolin and keratin in its fiber help prevent stains from being absorbed.
Soft to the Touch
Hands up if you automatically think 'itchy sweater' when you hear "wool". Well, that's not the case with Merino wool. Its fibers are much finer, giving it a texture that's luxuriously soft to the touch.
Merino wool is a natural material that has hypoallergenic properties, which means it's a great alternative for children with sensitive skin or allergies to other fabrics.
Clek’s Mammoth Collection is OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified and features an environmentally-friendly blend of sustainably-sourced, biodegradable Merino wool + TENCEL® that offers improved durability and is free of any added flame retardants.
UPPAbaby’s Henry and Jordan Mesa fashions are the first car seats to pass federal safety standards without the use of fire retardant chemicals. Their convertible car seat, the Knox, also has a merino wool option: Jordan.
Have more questions about Merino wool vs. standard car seat fabrics? Reach out to the mod mama lifestylists at: [email protected] or 401-273-7800.
orange you glad you now know about merino wool?