SnuggleWool® products are made with 100% Merino wool from the Merino sheep in Australia and New Zealand. Our wool is knit to a polyester backing to withstand gentle machine washing and to prevent shrinking, making SnuggleWool® products perfect for everyday use. No dry cleaning is required.
Our fleece retains all of the beneficial qualities of sheepskin (including absorption of moisture vapor, softness and cushioning) but because we use only the wool fibers and not the animal hide itself, SnuggleWool® products are an animal friendly alternative to traditional sheepskins. Our sheep are free to play another day!
Medical studies at Cambridge University have shown that wool bedding have a soothing, swaddling effect on babies, resulting in better sleep, reduced stress, greater contentment and improved weight gain. Studies showing similar results have also been reported in the BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, LANCET, and THE AUSTRALIAN MEDICAL JOURNAL.
Researchers find when babies lay directly on wool, their activity rate is lowered producing a deeper, more restful sleep and promoting a faster growth rate. This is especially beneficial for premature and low birth-weight babies. Hospitals in England, Australia, and New Zealand have used wool pads to line their incubators for many years.
“This blanket is a life saver! It really does help our light sleeper, sleep better. The blanket is on the heavy side so it stays on him at night and doesn't kick off as easily as traditional blankets…”
J. W.—Pacific North East
“This is soft and comforting for baby to lie on. She falls asleep on the changing table. It's not hot in the summer the way one might thing wool would be, either, just snuggly soft…”
“I have now been using this changing pad cover for 1.5 years. I love it. I do put a cloth diaper under my daughters rear end when I change her on this pad, that way I don't have to wash it as often.”