Mummy Review: When I first think of wool, I think itching, scratching and discomfort. Apparently fine merino wool provides the warmth, but none of those other uncomfortable feelings!
Disclosure: I was gifted the Merino/Cotton Sleepsuit in exchange for a review. However, my opinion and any recommendations are my own. Please see my disclosure policy for further information.
Before I came to Australia, layering up seemed to be the main way to keep the winter chill off my back. Since moving to Sydney, I’ve heard so much about merino wool and clothing made out of this warm, yet cool for hotter weather, material.
When I think of wool, the one thing that came to mind was itchiness. So surely for my eczema baby, this wasn’t an option. However, after reading a few articles, it seems that the finer merino wool is a great material for babies with eczema and other sensitivities.
About the Brand: Woolbabe is a brand creating comfortable, merino blend sleeping bags, sleepsuits, pyjamas, and swaddle wraps. Their cotton/merino blend is perfect for winter time, especially those night hours when everything gets a bit chilly. They’ve based a company on products that help keep baby cosy. We all know when baby is cosy, everyone sleeps better!
I was provided with the Cotton/Merino Sleepsuit to try with my baby, and I must say, when I took it out, it was so soft and not too thick. It didn’t feel itchy or scratchy, and I love that it has a two way zip for nighttime changes. I’ve actually put pants over top for the daytime, so baby won’t dirty up the suit, because he currently crawls everywhere! It kept him warm without working up a sweat, and the sizing was perfect. All around, I was impressed with the suit.
The Material~ 30% merino/70% cotton jersey fabric.
The material is soft and warm. Yet, it didn’t make my baby sweat in the night, which is common with his normal pyjamas.
The Design~ The Simple stripes pattern is a favourite of mine, and you can’t go past this classic look!
The sleepsuit is available in Piha (the navy/grey colour shown on my bub), Rata (Red), Tide (Minty Green), Pebble (light grey), and Dusk (Dusty Rose)
The Zippers~ The two Zippers are great for changing Baby! I love double zips, because they make changing baby a whole lot easier! If you need to remove the whole outfit, no matter which side you have unzipped, it is easy enough to meet them in the middle and remove the suit and not mess up the whole baby in the process.
Long Sleeve Design~ With an eczema prone baby, long sleeves are a must, as he scratches constantly. In winter especially, it helps to keep everything warm and cosy in addition to preventing painful scratching. I love the open foot design, as it lends itself to be used longer, not only when baby’s feet are too big.
Sizing~ This Sleep Suit seems to run true to size. On my baby it’s a little big, which is how most 12-18 Months sizes run on him.
The Sleep Suit is available in sizes 6-12 months through 4 years.
Cost&Where to buy~ $49.95 & Only available in Australia and New Zealand through The Sleep Store or select Woolbabe stockists.
https://www.thesleepstore.co.nz/ (New Zealand)
Other Products~ Sleeved and Sleeveless Sleeping Bags, Merino/Cotton Pyjamas, Merino/Cotton Gowns, Merino/Cotton Swaddles, and Merino/Cotton Sleepsuits
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Mummy Confessions Scale for Winter Sleep Wear-
Easy to put on: 4.5/5 – not too difficult at all, just trying to manoeuvre my little one’s left leg can be fun, because he’s a roller!
Stays on: 5/5- nice and loose but not super baggy, and he can move freely without getting it caught on anything
Easy to change baby in: 5/5– the zipper is great for access, despite my baby putting up a fight every change
Easy to take off: 5/5– super easy and not too much fussing around, even if you unzip the bottom and they need the whole thing off!
Keeps baby warm in winter –5/5 for sure!
Baby likes it? Baby keeps nice and cosy in it, and it doesn’t upset his eczema prone skin. I say he likes it!
Material: 5/5 – warm and yet doesn’t make my baby sweat
Sizing: 5/5 – great sizing options from 6-12m through size 4 (and they have separate pyjamas as well through to 8 years)
Overall Rating of Woolbabe Cotton/Merino Sleep Suit: 5/5
I’ve already washed this sleep suit a few times, and it has done well, so long as you take care to use quality wool wash and wash according to the directions, then it should be fine. Baby seems to do well in it and stay cosy, just like the brand intends! It can be worn for sleep or just around the house, or under other clothing if really cold. He does itch a little, but honestly, that’s his eczema more than the wool. It has helped regulate his temperature and he hasn’t been sweaty at all. He tends to be a hot baby, so this is a great thing for him! I would highly recommend it as an item in your baby or toddlers closet this winter!
Congratulations to Amara Ransley for winning a Woolbabe Cotton/Merino Sleepsuit of your very own in our Facebook Competition!