Common scenario based questions from customers
Would you use a deluxe swaddle blanket year round or will it be too hot in summer?
Yes, I would. It’s 100% merino so lovely breathable fabric. I’d just dress bubs accordingly underneath depending on the temp – less in warmer months, more layers in winter.
Also, it’s great to use as a blanket in the pram, cosy cuddles on the couch etc too!
I got the fleece onesie. What temperature would you wear with a woolbabe 3 Seasons sleeping bag? Vs just a merino zipsuit?
I’d say use the fleece onesie with the 3 seasons around 18-20 degrees or cooler. The zipsuit you could use more around 20-22 degrees. IN saying this you could use the zipsuit in cooler temps too, just pop a bodysuit under etc
Are several merino layers good for winter or same effect with just the layer against the skin?
We love merino layers in winter to keep bubs cosy. But if just one layer of merino, definitely the layer closest to the skin!
Will it be okay my merino accidentally makes it into a normal wash (vs. a gentle wool wash)?
We’d always recommend a gentle wash, and using a liquid wool wash.
What would you say is the best essential merino item for a new mum to get for winter….bubs is 9 weeks?
Oh, that is tricky! If you were just getting one item I’d personally go with a long sleeve merino bodysuit. You can layer on top of it, wear under a swaddle and having that merino layer next to the skin will keep bubs cosy. Other fab newborn items are the merino fitted zip swaddle or merino swaddle blanket and the newborn gowns.
Would you put the merino fleece onesie under a duvet woolbabe in winter, or too hot?
The merino fleece onesies are warm (equivalent to about 2-3 layers normal nightwear). So you could put under the duvet weight Woolbabe in cold temperatures, but you wouldn’t need much else!
Miss 4 is a VERY hot sleeper and sweats. What do you suggest for winter? We have Sleep Store PJ’s.
Merino is great as it absorbs 30% of its weight in moisture! For a 4 year old I’d suggest light layers, something like a zipsuit or merino pyjamas and make sure bedding is natural fibers – wool duvet inner.
The other great option for a 4 hear old who runs warm would be a 3-Seasons Woolbabe Sleeping suit. Perfect for warm sleepers and no blankets needed. Can wear as is, or with light layer underneath.
Do you have a chart on layers for different temperatures and fabrics? I don’t want to cook my boys.
We don’t have anything at the moment specifically for our Sleep Store merino, we’re looking at creating something, but as long as you’re using merino and natural fibres and checking your little ones often, you’ll be fine. You’ve got this!
What temps would you use a fleece onesie or zipsuit with a 2 layer merino sleeping bag?
A merino fleece onesie is equivalent to approx. 2-3 layers of normal nightwear, so under a double layer merino sleeping bag I’d use a fleece onesie if cold temps. A merino zipsuit would be suitable for mild temperatures under a double layer sleeping bag, and just add layers under if it gets cooler (long sleeve bodysuit etc), or just by itself if warmer.
Is the merino fleece warmer than the standard merino suits? Are they suitable for all seasons?
Yes, the merino fleece onesies are definitely warmer! It is definitely designed for use over cooler months and temps. You’ll still get use over warmer months – for cooler evenings, cold snaps, camping etc! But you’ll find for sleeping you wouldn’t want/need layers on top of this in the warmer weather!
Do The Sleep Store merino Pyjamas have more stretch in the neck than the new Woolbabe Pyjamas?
Yes, The Sleep Store merino pyjamas have more stretch around the neck than the Woolbabe pyjamas.
What do you recommend for winter essentials from the merino range?
Depends on bubs age, but for 6-12 months I’d definitely recommend a long sleeve bodysuits, a zipsuit and sleeping bag or sleeping suit (The Sleep Store or Woolbabe brand).
Will you be stocking long sleeve merino for toddlers?
We have the long sleeve Pyjamas and long sleeve bodysuits. We don’t have just the long sleeve tops in our own brand, but do stock other brands that have these such as Babu.
Would a singlet, grow suit and duvet sleeping bag combo be sufficient for 7+ month old this winter?
Yes, duvet weight Woolbabe is a great sleeping bag for winter. The exact amount of layers you pop underneath depends on the room temp, but sounds cosy!
Merino PJs (2 piece), or zip suit for a 1 year old? What’s easier?
Personally, for this age I’d go the Zipsuit. I’ve still got my 1.5 year old in a zipsuit under her sleeping bag and it’s super cosy and easy!
Whats the youngest you can put a sleeping bag or sleep sack?
You can put in a sleeping bag from newborn if you are not swaddling. Woolbabe does a mini Woolbabe for 0-9 months and we (The Sleep Store Brand) has the double layer merino sleeping bag for 0-6 months.
For a winter newborn would you put a merino swaddle on top of a merino onesie or too much?
Yes, absolutely. The layers under the swaddle would always depend on the room temperature, and always check bubs, but for winter this would be cosy.
I’ve always put my little on ein a cotton singlet then his merino. Should I just be using merino?
We always say where possible merino next to the skin as the first/base layer is best to get the best merno benefits. Cotton is a lovely natural fibre too – so there is no harm in that if you prefer!
Have a new bub arriving in the thick of winter. What should I get?
Congratulations! Personally in regards to merino I’d go with merino long sleeve bodysuits, merino baby gown or zipsuits, Swaddle or sleeping bag for your outer layer depending if you’re planning to swaddle or not.