Baby Caterpillar - Merino Weights

Which merino weight is right for me?


Here is a deeper dive into which merino might be right for you and your baby. 

Merino is perfect for baby, infant and toddler sleepwear and bedding because of its unique ability to manage key factors such as temperature and moisture control all year round, in all climates (365 days of the year).  But of course not all merino is created equal - there are different weight options and softness to select from.  

Here at Baby Caterpillar we have three merino options, which all function the same - ie: they will keep your baby warm in winter and cool in summer, but depending on when your baby is born, and other outside factors such as room temperature and season choosing a slightly lighter or slightly heavier weight will allow for less or more layering underneath. 

  • Standard Merino - We call this is our 365 days of the year merino - its super soft and perfect for all babies and we recommend this weight for ALL seasons.  This is a great SAFE options if you are unsure which one to get:
Summer  - add 1 layer (or just a nappy)
Spring - add 1-2 merino layers
Autumn - add 1-2 merino layers
Winter - add 2-3 merino layers
  • Lightweight Merino - this another popular option for Summer, Autumn & Spring  - it is our softest merino, but it weighs next to nothing.  We recommended this if you want options for layering up or down depending on outside temperatures.  The best option for babies who are sensitive to wool and also great for PREM babies who are born outside of Winter. 
Summer  - add 1 merino layer (or just a nappy)
Spring - add 2-3 merino layers
Autumn - add 2-3 merino layers
Winter - Not recommended
  • Merino Interlock - this is our warmest weight merino - ultra soft, yet not to heavy, it is perfect for Winter babies.  We also recommend this weight for PREM babies born in Winter.
Summer  - Not recommended
Spring - add 1 merino layer
Autumn - add 1 merino layer
Winter - add 1-2 merino layers