Merino Kids Cocooi Sleep Bag: 100% merino wool for a safe, warm night’s sleep
By Jude Garvey
March 26, 2009
March 25, 2009 Just one look at the photo of the babe sleeping snugly in the Cocooi sleep bag makes me want one in adult-size! Merino Kids claim their Cocooi Sleep Bag is the world’s first 100% pure merino wool sleeping bag. This sleep bag is part of a new range from the company designed for the newborn to three month old age group. The range also includes the Cocooi 100% pure merino wool swaddle.
The merino fibers in the Cocooi sleep bag are finely spun and help to regulate body temperature and also draw moisture away from the skin. This is designed to maintain a regular body temperature all night, which helps guards against Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). In addition, in line with SIDS guidelines, the sleep bag also encourages your infant to sleep on its back and the sleeveless design helps with air circulation. Also, the sleep bag is designed to ensure that your baby does not get tangled up in the cot bedding.
Due to its fiber, merino wool has a natural elasticity which helps it to fit snugly but not tightly around the infant. Unlike other wools, merino is very soft so it is safe for even the most delicate skin. Also, as merino has temperature regulating qualities, it is less likely that your baby will get too hot which can help to reduce the incidence of skin rashes and eczema.
A special feature of the Cocooi sleep bag is a vent that allows you to insert a car seat or buggy strap. This allows you to safely transfer your sleeping baby from a buggy into a car seat or cot without waking them.
The sleep bag is fire resistant and can be washed and dried on a low temperature setting. It is also carbon neutral, biodegradable and the packaging is recyclable. Available in three colors, (dark periwinkle, dark blossom and dark natural) the sleep bag retails for GBP$49.95, (Approx. USD $75 at time of publication) see Merino Kids for more information.
Note: Merino Kids also cite research studies by Scott and Richards at Cambridge Maternity Hospital which concluded that, “Babies sleeping on Merino settled more quickly, slept longer, cried less, fed better and gained weight faster. Premature babies and low weight babies sleeping on merino gained an extra 10g a day”. You’ll need to make up your own mind about that claim. That baby sure looks peaceful though!