merino is good for eczema

Superfine Merino Wool and Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema): How Superfine Merino Wool Helps

If your baby suffers from eczema, then you've come to the right place!  My first born, Billie, had eczema and that is how we ended up on the journey that we are on today helping many families across Australia and worldwide to the gift of safe, comfortable sleep.

What is eczema?

Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a recurring, non-infectious, inflammatory skin condition affecting one in three Australasians at some stage throughout their lives. Clothing type and overheating can both contribute to the cause of eczema.

How does Merino help eczema symptoms?

According to the Murdoch Children’s Research institute (MCRI), there is evidence that wearing superfine Merino wool is good for eczema.

In a study led by Professor John Su, 40 children aged 4 weeks to 3 years with mild to moderate eczema were selected for the trial. They switched from wearing cotton to superfine merino wool, and their symptoms eased significantly when compared with cotton. This is due to its ability to manage moisture levels next to the skin – it draws moisture away preventing any clamminess.  When these children returned to wearing cotton, their symptoms increased again.

Source: Murdoch Children's Research Institute 

What is superfine Merino wool?

Wool fibres come in a range of different diameters (thicknesses). The thicker the wool, the more itchy it feels against skin.

Merino wool is different to regular wool because it comes from the Merino sheep, selectively bred and highly regarded for producing the softest wool available.