Using the same high density sheep’s wool as seen in Shear Comfort’s range of overlays, the neonatal and paediatric range seek to reduce restlessness in newborns leading to greater health outcomes.
There has been a number of studies that illustrate the benefits for babies sleeping on wool. The rate of weight gain in underweight new-borns was 61% higher when sleeping on a wool underlay compared with a cotton sheet (Scott & Richards (1979); Scott et al (1983)). Jaundiced new-orns sleeping on wool were more settled when sleeping, as compared with those on cotton. Only around 30% of babies on wool cried compared with 67% on cotton (Powley et al (1980)).
Our smallest overlay is cot-sized (Neonatal Overlay: 30 x 50cm) and ideal for babies until they move? onto the next size (Paediatric Overlay: 45 x 75cm).