New Zealand's Softest Sheepskins
Soft, cosy and comforting, our short wool sheepskin rugs are ideal in baby’s cot or
bassinet. Best slipped under the fitted sheet to promote a great night’s sleep for your little one.
The Benefits of Sheepskin
The fine, natural wool fibres in sheepskin are cosy and soft, and help to regulate
body temperature and absorb moisture, which all helps baby to sleep longer.
Wool is a pure, natural fibre designed by Mother Nature. Our New Zealand sheepskins
are sourced from local farmers and tanned in our Napier facility using organic processes.
- Colours: Natural White or Honey
Size: L 80cm x W 60cm (Approximate)
- Wool Length: Natural 40-50mm
- Machine Washable
- Sanitized Chrome Free
- No Harmful Chemicals
- No Formaldehyde
- No Arsenic
Sheepskins in Cot's
When using a sheepskin in a Cot for sleep we recommend following advice from Plunket:
"If you want to use a sheepskin, use a short-hair type, and cover it with a sheet."
For our baby sheepskins we also use a Sanitize treatment which prevents the ability for Dust Mite’s to live in the sheepskin and this process remains in the sheepskin even after washing therefore helping prevent babies from developing Asthma.
SleepSheepskins are cosy, nurturing, dry and thermoregulating which is crucial to helping babies sleep longer.
NaturalWool is a natural fibre designed by mother nature.
Comforting & Calming
ThermoregulationSheepskins help babies thermoregulate their body temperature keeping them warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
HypoallergenicWool is naturally hypoallergenic along with the added benefit of the Sanitized treatment it’s perfect for babies.
Moisture AbsorptionSheepskin can absorb 30% of its weight in moisture. Drawing moisture away from babies keeping them dry & comfortable.
Air CirculationThe fine woollen fibres allow air to circulate around the body aiding with comfort.
Length 80+cm x W 60+cm
Long: Natural length approximate 40-50mm.
When washing sheepskin there are a few main factors to be aware of. Incorrect washing can cause the sheepskin to de-tan and if this happens they will have to be thrown out. To avoid this please follow these strict instructions.
- Only use a small amount of an approved Neutral or Mild Sheepskin Wash. If unavailable, then just use water.
- Do not use any Bleach, Detergents or Enzyme Washing Products!
- Only use cold water.
- Avoid Direct Heat when drying, dry outside in the shade or inside away from heaters, radiators or fires. Using a clothes rack to lay the sheepskin flat is a good way to dry a skin.
- Do not let the sheepskin dry out too fast, it is best to leave a small amount of moisture in the skin.
- After the sheepskin is dry, brush with a pet brush to restore pile and finish with a solid shake.
- Avoid getting moisture on footwear as this can stain. If footwear does need cleaning it is best spot cleaned, using a small amount of liquid and a cloth. Follow the rules above and treat like you would cleaning carpet.
“Baby and mum both love our sheepskin, its perfect for everything from tummy time, to playing on our back, to massage time.”
“It is exactly how I'd remembered the NZ sheepskins both my children had had as babies and loved the using until they wore out! My son was a winter baby and my daughter a summer baby and the sheepskins were perfect for both. The one recently purchased is for my daughter's baby, due in November. The sheepskin is of the highest quality, beautifully soft and I know will be much used and loved. Thank you for such quality.”