Natural Sheepskin is a versatile and very unique material. It has a low heat exchange rate, which means it is not affected by the room or environment temperatures.
Since the material is extremely absorbent, it eliminates body odour created by sweat and oils excreted by the human body. It is also anti-bacterial. The sheepskin rejects dirt particles and keeps itself clean.
We have used Natural Sheepskin for thousands of years to keep them warm, but our ancestors did not just use sheepskin because it felt good and was convenient, as more and more people now realise sheepskin has special qualities that other natural materials do not possess.
Infant Care Sheepskins
Baby Care Sheepskin is naturally thermo-static thus keeping bare feet close to your natural body temperature regardless of the temperature outside. Dr Stephen Scott and his colleagues at Cambridge University Hospital worked with 34 incubator babies each weighing less than 1.2 kg when it was decided to put half of them on sheepskin. At first, it was thought that the sheepskin babies moved around less and so expended less energy. As it turned out, however, both groups of babies were equally active, which led the study authors to conclude that the probable explanation lay in sheepskin reducing stress on the infants by simply being more comforting than cotton.
Sheepskin for babies benefits
According to a report in The Lancet, a British medical journal, sheepskin has a soothing effect on infants. When it was decided to put half of them on sheepskin. Dr. Stephen Scott and his colleagues at Cambridge University Hospital worked with 34 incubator babies. Each baby weighing less than 1.2kg. What happened then was that 12 of the 17 babies in the sheepskin group gained weight faster. When compared to 14 of the 17 infants who continued on cotton sheets.
Sheepskin for infants are soft, warm, and very comfortable to wear. The lanolin in sheepskin is similar to that found in human skin. This Lanolin allowis it to help heal inflamed or sensitive skin or rashes.
Sheepskin also absorbs moisture twice as well as cotton. The moisture circulates through the fur, eventually evaporating completely, allowing the product to remain dry.
We can use Australian lambskin in ways to care for Babies. These include Pram liners, Stroller Liners, Cot Underlays, floor or bassinet underlays, Baby Playmats. The Natural Sheepskin wool pile maintains its temperature regardless of its surrounding temperature.