Lou & Olly was born in a New Zealand nursery out of desire to provide our babies with the purest, most comfortable bedding and clothing available.
Our luxurious blankets are designed by mothers and made from nature's wonder fibre, 100% pure merino wool. Born in a New Zealand nursery out of desire to provide our babies with the purest, most comfortable bedding available, Lou & Olly blankets are safe, breathable, and soft against young skin. Your baby will love snuggling up in this beautiful blanket.
Supremely versatile its generous size makes it a great snuggle rug for both babies and toddlers, or a breathable comforter for the pram or basinet.
Every Lou & Olly blanket comes beautifully packaged, making them the ideal newborn gift!
Cool in summer, warm in winter
Low allergy risk
Soft against young skin
NZ merino is 100% natural. It's renewable, sustainable and biodegradable. It is produced in the rugged high country of New Zealand’s Southern Alps where merino sheep roam freely. They have developed amazingly versatile wool to keep them warm during the crippling winters and cool during the long, hot summers. When spun into a blanket, the natural crimp of merino wool forms a micro climate around your baby’s body, regulating comfort by letting moisture out and keeping natural warmth in. In warmer conditions, the wool’s breath-ability protects your baby against overheating.
NZ merino is whiter, stronger and longer than Merino from anywhere else in the world making it internationally sought after - NZ merino products are world renowned for luxury, quality and performance.
Merino fibre actively regulates temperature, forming a micro climate around your child’s body. It easily adapts to the body’s temperature in changing conditions, enabling your child to retain the optimum safe temperature in hot or cold environments.
Merino is able to absorb perspiration from the skin and release it into the air. This means your child will not feel ‘clammy’ as humidity between skin and garment is decreased.
Merino is much finer than other types of wool and feels luxuriously gentle against your child’s skin.
Medical studies have shown that merino has a number of health benefits including improved sleep patterns in babies and greater weight gain.
A number of studies have shown that swaddling babies tends to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Since overheating has been identified as a key factor in many cases of SIDS, there is a strong case for using merino as the cloth to swaddle with because of its previously noted ability to regulate heat and humidity.
Merino wool is soft and ultra fine so will not prickle or itch your baby’s skin. Because merino can respond to temperature changes, it is one of the most comfortable materials for your child to wear. Merino has been linked to lower incidence of skin allergies.
Testing of various textiles shows that merino has a natural UV protection factor of 30+ in more than 70% of cases, much higher than most synthetics and cotton.
Merino contains natural fire retardants. Merino insulates against high temperatures and doesn't readily catch fire making it a safer choice for children’s bedding and clothing.
The natural elasticity of the Merino fibre means our clothing will fit snugly every time and retain its natural shape.