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How does merino regulate a babies temperature?


Babies are not as adaptable as adults to temperature change. A baby's body surface is about three times greater than an adult's, compared to the weight of his/her body. Babies can lose heat rapidly, as much as four times more quickly than adults. Babies under 3 months have difficulty regulating their own temperature, even in a warm environment.

When babies are cold-stressed, they use energy and oxygen to generate warmth. By keeping babies at optimal temperatures, neither too hot or cold, they can conserve energy and build up reserves. When temperature is regulated and maintained a baby will become more relaxed, gain weight and sleep longer.  This is especially important when babies are sick, premature or low birth weight babies.

Merino Kids Temperature Regulation


Babies swaddled in merino are less likely to suffer from overheating. Made with superfine, bleach free, fire retardant merino, our Cocooi Babywraps, Go Go Bags (baby sleep bags) and Merino Kids Clothing ranges breathe by absorbing and releasing moisture away from your baby in warm conditions and insulating through cooler times. This unique feature creates its own microclimate around your baby, regulating his temperature. In essence, your child becomes perfectly adapted to his sleeping environment.

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