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FAQs

   
What are the benefits of using a baby sleeping bag?
 
What is the TOG rating of Bambino Merino sleeping bags?
 
Can my baby sleep in a Bambino Merino sleeping bag all year round?
 
What should my baby wear underneath her Bambino Merino sleeping bag?
 
What bedding should I use with my Bambino Merino sleeping bag?
 
Do I need more than one Bambino Merino sleeping bag?
 
What should I do with the extra length of the sleeping bag?
 
How should I wash my Bambino Merino garments and sleeping bags?
 
Won’t wool itch my baby’s skin?
 
Why don’t the sleeping bags have sleeves?
 
I prefer not to pay online, how else can I pay?
 
 
 
What are the benefits of using a baby sleeping bag?
 
Baby sleeping bags are a safer option than traditional bedding as baby cannot slip down inside the sleeping bag like s/he can with sheets and blankets.

Sleeping bags help reinforce bedtime routines as your baby learns to associate wearing their sleeping bag with going to sleep. They are perfect for active babies as they cannot be kicked off and prevent babies from waking up cold during the night. They also prevent babies’ legs getting caught in cot bars and discourage older babies from climbing out of their cots.

Unlike many baby sleeping bags, Bambino Merino sleeping bags are made from 100% natural fibres. They do not contain any synthetic filling which can make babies sweat and overheat. Our sleeping bags keep your baby at a safe and comfortable temperature throughout the night.

Bambino Merino sleeping bags are easily transportable in their own travel bag to help babies settle at bedtime when visiting friends and grandparents or on holiday.

The adjustable design of our sleeping bags means one size fits from 2 - 3 months to two years of age, offering excellent value for money.
 
What is the TOG rating of Bambino Merino sleeping bags?
 

Our sleeping bags differ from most baby sleeping bags in that they are made from 100% natural breathable fibres - without any synthetic filling, therefore they do not have a static, fixed TOG. The fine merino wool lining helps baby to naturally regulate his/her body temperature, ensuring he/she won’t overheat (or get too cold). Warm in winter and cool in summer, our sleeping bags are carefully designed to be just the right weight to wear all year round, eliminating the need to purchase different TOGs as the same sleeping bag is worn in all seasons.

To conform to the British Safety Standard, a TOG rating must be stated therefore we print the minimum TOG rating of 0.8 on our labels and swing tags.  They are suitable where other sleeping bags ranging from 1 to 2.5 TOG would be used.

 
Can my baby sleep in a Bambino Merino sleeping bag all year round?
 
Yes! Bambino Merino sleeping bags are perfect for all year round wear. They are lightweight yet warm. Merino fibres work to create a microclimate around your baby’s body, gaining or losing heat as required to produce warmth in cool conditions and enhance coolness in warm conditions. This helps your baby to regulate his/her temperature throughout the night. Simply adjust the layers of underwear or sleepwear worn beneath the sleeping bag to suit the climate.
 
What should my baby wear underneath her Bambino Merino sleeping bag?
 

External factors such as the temperature of the baby’s nursery and your baby’s health determine what clothing should be worn underneath our sleeping bags. We always recommend you dress your baby in natural fibres such as cotton or merino wool for sleeping. This ensures your baby’s skin can breathe.

The layers required for a comfortable nights’ sleep will vary from baby to baby. Simply adjust the level of clothing your baby is wearing to suit the room temperature.

As a guide, in summer time a baby will usually be comfortable wearing one layer beneath their Bambino Merino sleeping bag i.e. a short sleeved cotton bodysuit or lightweight pyjamas. In high summer or in warmer climates, a sleeveless cotton vest or even just a nappy will be all baby needs beneath his/her sleeping bag, especially for daytime sleeps on very hot days. In winter time and in areas with cooler night time temperatures, two layers of long sleeved cotton or merino wool will keep baby warm and comfortable. Our superfine merino wool bodysuits and sleepsuits are ideal for layering beneath our sleeping bags.

Each sleeping bag comes with a handy room temperature / layering guide as below:

Room Temperature             Suggested layers beneath your Bambino Merino sleeping bag

17 - 19°c                      A long sleeve merino bodysuit or vest + a long sleeve merino sleepsuit or pyjamas

20 - 23°c                      A short sleeve merino or cotton bodysuit or vest + a long sleeve merino or cotton sleepsuit or pyjamas

24 - 26°c                      A short sleeve merino or cotton bodysuit or vest only

27 - 30°c                      A short sleeve cotton bodysuit or vest or just a nappy on its own

 

In very cold houses where the temperature drops below 17 degrees during the night, we suggest adding one additional layer beneath the sleeping bag.

 

 
What bedding should I use with my Bambino Merino sleeping bag?
 
Our sleeping bags are designed to be used on their own – without top sheets or blankets. A flat or fitted sheet on the mattress is all you need.

Never use a baby sleeping bag with a quilt or duvet.
 
Do I need more than one Bambino Merino sleeping bag?
 
Ideally yes. Babies spend a lot of time sleeping (well over 9,000 hours in their first two years!) so we recommend you alternate between the use of two Bambino Merino sleeping bags. As parents ourselves we have been thankful for a second sleeping bag on many occasions when an unsettled stomach or particularly soiled nappy has meant the first one is in the wash.

We offer a discount when you buy two baby sleeping bags - see our 2 for £109 offer
 
What should I do with the extra length of the sleeping bag?
 

When a young baby first starts to wear a baby sleeping bag there will be excess fabric in the sleeping bag length.  We recommend placing baby at the foot of the cot and tucking the extra length in at the bottom of the mattress as you would tuck in a sheet.  Then as baby grows and begins to move around the cot, you can stop tucking the sleeping bag in and allow them freedom of movement throughout the night.

 
How should I wash my Bambino Merino garments and sleeping bags?
 
Merino is a delicate natural fibre but is surprisingly easy to care for if you follow some simple golden rules.  The most important thing is to use a specialist liquid wool detergent such as Woollite, Persil Silk & Wool or Ecover Delicate for Silk & Wool.  Normal non-bio detergents are not suitable for use on wool.  Stain removers and softeners should be avoided as they are too harsh for the delicate merino fibres.  Read our full washing guidelines here
 
Won’t wool itch my baby’s skin?
 
Merino wool fibres are only a fraction of the diameter of traditional wool fibres and are much finer. We only use superfine merino wool in our baby clothing which feels like silk against baby’s sensitive skin.

Even babies with eczema can usually wear superfine merino wool without their skin becoming irritated.
 
Why don’t the sleeping bags have sleeves?
 
This ensures air circulation around baby’s body. Babies that sleep with traditional sheets and blankets rarely sleep with their arms underneath the bedding. Layering a long sleeved merino wool bodysuit and a sleepsuit or pyjamas beneath our sleeping bags will ensure your baby is warm, comfortable and well adapted to their environment in cooler weather.

It is normal for babies to have cold hands and feet due to their still-developing circulation systems and is not an indication that they are cold. Feeling the nape of the neck or tummy are better body parts to touch when determining body temperature.
 
I prefer not to pay online, how else can I pay?
 

When buying online you can be confident that we have taken every precaution to protect your privacy and security. We use SagePay's industry leading secure online payment processing technology.

Your full card details are not seen or held by Bambino Merino Ltd at any stage of the transaction.  Our secure server encrypts your personal information and payment card details. 

If you would prefer to place your order over the telephone we would be happy to hear from you. Please call us on 020 8877 1111  (+44 20 8877 1111 from outside the UK). Alternatively email us at contact@bambinomerino.com including your contact telephone number and we will be happy to call you back.