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How To Keep Your Baby Cool In The Pram?

Often the first thought about sheepskin is that it is warm and cosy but did you know that the same soft sheepskin can also keep your baby or toddler cool in summer?



Those pram outings with hot sticky backs and wet hair against the black synthetic fibres of the buggy can be transformed. 


How exactly does sheepskin keep you cool?

It’s all down to the wonders of mother nature.


Synthetic fabrics trap moisture and heat and generate an uncomfortable environment, whereas the unique structure of sheepskin fibres have that little bit of magic - here’s the science bit.


The thermostatic qualities of sheepskin come from the cool air flow between the individual fibres. Sheepskin absorbency works in a very different way to man-made fabrics – it actually ‘holds’ the moisture within the air trapped between the tiny strands. This same trapped air provides the perfect breathable environment to take away that sticky feeling that makes those beautiful summer days a little less comfortable.


How does colour make a difference?

With most pram seats black or darker shades this makes them a perfect trap for the hot weather - all the wavelengths of light are converted to heat so the pram gets warmer.  It’s no surprise then that our most popular shade of sheepskin liners are milk, honey and white.  These tones reflect all the wavelengths of light so that there’s no increase in the surface temperature of the pram.


At what age can I use sheepskin in the pram?

All of our sheepskin is baby-safe, oeko-tex certified and suitable from birth.  For young babies sheepskin can be a real game-changer as they are unable to regulate their body temperature and soon become sweaty and unsettled in the pram or carrycot. 


Next time the sun is out and you are looking to have a settled stroll in the sunshine, get the sunshade up and sheepskin on and say goodbye to that sticky wet back!


Author: Baa Baby

Instagram: @baababy

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