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The Magic of Merino: Your Wet Weather Helper

The Magic of Merino: Your Wet Weather Helper


April showers bring May flowers. And if you live in the Pacific Northwest like we do, the winter and spring rains coalesce into one long, wet event. Cozy knit blankets might conjure thoughts of cold weather cuddles, but your AU Baby blanket is also your best friend on rainy, drizzly, and unpredictable days out. Read on to find out more about how our blankets are designed with a wonder fiber that keeps babies comfortable and dry on wet days.

Picture this: you're out and about with your little one on a drizzly day, but instead of worrying about damp clothes and discomfort, your baby stays cozy and dry, thanks to the magic of merino wool. As parents, we know the challenges of keeping our little ones warm and dry, especially during outings when our weather apps can’t be trusted. Don’t worry, mama, merino has entered the chat.



Merino Wool's Moisture-Wicking Marvel

Did you know that merino wool can absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture without feeling damp? That's right - merino fibers have a unique structure that allows them to draw moisture away from the skin and into the core of the fiber, keeping your baby dry and comfortable, even in the rain. In fact, research has shown that merino wool garments dry up to 30% faster than synthetic materials, making it an ideal choice for wet weather adventures. Translation: your blanket will be naptime ready even in the event of a downpour.

Temperature Regulation

When it comes to regulating body temperature, merino wool is in a league of her own. Studies have found that merino wool has natural thermoregulatory properties, helping to keep your baby warm in cold weather and cool in warm weather. This is thanks to the air pockets within the merino fibers, which trap heat when it's cold and allow for breathability when it's warm. Unlike basic fibers that, frankly, can’t compete, merino provides adaptive temperature control, meaning less fussing and more comfort.

Ease of Use

Unlike cumbersome rain gear that can be tricky to put on and take off, draping an AU Baby blanket over the stroller or car seat provides instant protection from the elements. This convenience is especially appreciated when you're on the go and need a quick and easy solution to keep your baby cozy and dry without hassling with zippers, buttons, and snaps. With AU Baby, staying prepared for unpredictable weather conditions has never been simpler.

Completely Natural

One of the most remarkable aspects of merino wool's moisture-wicking capabilities is that they are entirely natural. Unlike many synthetic performance fabrics that rely on chemical treatments to repel moisture, merino wool's moisture-wicking properties are inherent to the fiber itself. Read: Mother Nature’s engineering. This means that you can trust merino wool to keep your baby dry without the need for harsh chemicals or additives. In contrast, many performance fabrics, such as those treated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), can pose health and environmental risks. PFAS, also known as “forever chemicals,” have been linked to a range of health issues and are known to persist in the environment long after they have been washed away. By choosing AU Baby for your baby's wet weather gear, you can rest easy knowing that you're not only keeping your little one dry and comfortable but also making a safer and more sustainable choice for their health and the planet.

 

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