Why use wool for your baby?
When deciding which materials to use for your baby, there is nothing that can compare to organic wool. It has everything you would want for your baby. It is the ultimate in organic baby care!
How traditional (non-organic) wool is processed:
In traditional wool production, after the sheep have been shorn, the wool is washed with chemicals to remove dirt and grease and to also sanitize the wool. It is then dipped in a chlorine bath, where the wool absorbs about 1.5% of the chlorine. It then may be treated for bugs by adding even more chemicals, some of which can cause neurotoxic effects in humans. It does not stop there because the wool then is turned into yarn and a variety of synthetic dyes are used in that process.
HOW IS ORGANIC WOOL PROCESSED?
The production of organic wool begins with the sheep. In order for wool to be certified organic, the sheep must not be given synthetic hormones, must not be dipped in chemicals (before or after the processing of the wool) and must be fed an organic (grazing) diet.
When making wool into fabrics, organic wool is minimally processed and does not use toxic dyes or toxic chemicals. The fibers are also weaved using environmentally responsible practices.
Organic wool production is much simpler and safer. The wool fiber Simply Mommy™ uses to fill their Snuggle Me Wool™ is gently shorn, washed in a mild detergent, and sent to the distributor with zero added detergents, chemicals or toxins. This minimal processing allows the beneficial attributes of wool to shine.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ORGANIC WOOL?
Naturally regulates body temperature
Sheep have evolved over millions of years and their wool has adapted to ensure the sheep stay cool in warm weather and warm in cold weather.
Wicks away moisture
Sheep wool has adapted to keep the animal not only a perfect temperature, but also to keep the animal dry. Wool wicks away moisture which is perfect for keeping human skin dry.
Naturally fire resistant
Wool will not burn, but will only smolder. It will also not melt or stick to the skin. This makes it an ideal choice of material to have around babies and children. It also means that no fire retardants need to be used in organic wool fabrics or fibers.
Does not create static
Wool does not create static like other fibers will, so it does not attract dust or other allergens. This means that it is a perfect material for people who are affected by allergies.
Because organic wool is a natural fiber, it is biodegradable, making it gentle on the earth.
Merino wool, in particular, is incredibly comfortable against the skin, making the perfect material for baby clothes, blankets and other bedding. Simply Mommy™uses an organic Merino wool fabric for their Snuggle Me Wool™ lounger.