Merino Clothing For Kids & Babies

By Kristie Turck •  Published 03/05/12 •  2 min read

Last updated on April 24th, 2022 at 10:13 pm

merino clothing for kidsA friend recently told me about merino clothing for kids. Choosing pajamas is always a challenge for me.  I think about them spending a large part of their existence in pajamas and I struggle to find safe ones.  I have an organic mattress and sheets, so it seems silly to wrap their bodies in something that contradicts all my efforts to keep them healthy while they sleep.

Is Merino Wool Clothing a Good Option for Kids and Babies?

I never considered wool as an option because when I think “wool” I think “itchy”.  It’s not always an accurate assumption and in this case the complete opposite of the truth.  I was introduced to Simply Merino not long ago and they sent me a sample set of pajamas to try out on my youngest son.

What are the benefits of Merino wool?

I’ll tell you. The sheep that provide merino wool to us come from small farms in New Zealand.  Merino clothing is a completely natural, recyclable, and biodegradable product.  Never in the manufacturing process are chemicals like chlorine or bleach used on the materials, which makes it a perfect material for use in children’s clothing.  It’s very soft and breathable, so it’s ideal for babies because their bodies can naturally regulate their body heat.  Covering them in a synthetic fabric can lead to overheating which is unhealthy.  According to Simply Merino, the wool attracts less dust and allergens than other fabrics which is ideal for kids with allergies or other sensitivities. Plus it is not dosed in flame retardant chemicals.

We tested out a set of their jammies on my 2-year-old. My first impression, these are really soft and cuddly.  I was excited to try them out. I was worried about them shrinking in the wash or losing their softness with washing but they assured me that I could easily throw them in with my regular laundry and be fine.  So I did.  They still fit great and still are soft and cuddly.  The colors are beautiful and these are great as pajamas or for under-winter clothes to play in the snow.

You can purchase Simply Merino on their online store.  They would make a lovely gift!