Today I’d like to tell you a little bit about our experience with wool clothing for children, mainly with ManyMonths Babyidea, the brand focusing on making clothes that grow with the child and can be worn for months, even years.
I was pregnant with Emma and trying to prepare to be a good mother and among the things I learned that time was the fact that we actually can’t prepare to be good parents 😂 and that babies grow out of their clothes in weeks! Well, I was both right and wrong in both cases: being a good mother isn’t a purpose, it’s a journey full of unpredictable things that you may learn from; and babies really do grow out of their clothes fast, except for ManyMonths Babyidea. Also, I have proof and really good arguments for you to start believing that merino wool is the best natural fabric for the cold season (and the warm one too, but there will be another post on that subject).
- Clothes really do ‘grow’ with the child, they are not just big from the beginning , so they are very comfortable. For example, their bodysuits are provided with staples so you can adjust the length of the bodysuit to your child and you can completely detached that part too and turn the bodysuit into a t-shirt later. Another advantage is that if there are accidents (we’ve all been there 😅) you can only wash that piece of fabric, not the entire bodysuit. Especially since you don’t have to wash merino wool as often. And we’ved reached point number 2…
- Wool is antibacterial and lanolin makes it almost waterproof, so water and dirt doesn’t stick. Of course, keep under purring water it will get wet, but if the child spills something on himself, you can simply shake the water off the bodysuit. Also, if the bodysuit gets dirty soil on, you only have to wait for it to dry and then rub the dirt off. Sounds almost impossible, doesn’t it? Well that’s what I thought too, until I saw it with my own eyes. If we don’t have accidents, I don’t wash the wool for one to two months. I let it breathe and chill outside during the night and that’s about it.
- Wool helps with temperature adjustment, so your little one won’t get cold in autumn while wearing a simple bodysuit when other kids ‘need’ a jacket over their top. I usually dress my girls with 3 layers (merino, fleece and boiled wool) only during the coldest days of winter when we are climbing on a snowy mountain. But at the same time, as wool breathes so well and doesn’t retain water, your child won’t sweat during summer (at least that’s our case). When Emma is wearing synthetic clothes during summer she sweats so bad in the car or when she sleeps. That never happened while wearing wool. Next week I’ll explain more about fleece and boiled wool if you never heard the terms before and I will explain how we dress the girls according to the weather, completely evoiding puffy suits – typical for the winter time.
- We are too poor to buy cheap things😊 That’s what my mom used to say when I was little and I realize now what she meant and how true it is. Maybe you still think that the price doesn’t justify and you keep comparing wool to synthetic clothing. I used to do the same, believe me. But after experiencing all these things (and many more), when I saw that Emma wore for 2 years the same bodysuit and now Anna is wearing it, I realized what a great investment wool is. Because buying wool is not like buying random clothes, at least for us. It’s an investment very well though. I calculated how many bodysuits a child usually wears until 2 years old and how many times I have to wash them, I calculated how much time and money I would invest in that and compared it to ManyMonths Babyidea bodysuits. If you’re still not convinced, do that yourself and get your own answer. 😊
Those being said, with the proof and details written down, I invite you to test it all out and check the stock and the new A/W ManyMonths collection on the best website for natural fiber clothing for kids and not only in Romania. The lovely people behind HipHip taught me all about warm parenting and a slow living lifestyle, they helped me understand what type of mother I want to be and how to achieve that easier and sooner. And I’m not only talking about children clothing. HipHip helped me understand the benefits of babywearing, the benefits of having and providing my family with a healthy lifestyle, enjoying every day and every minute while respecting mother nature and teaching my kids to do the same.
Still not convinced? More proof is in the way! Stay close!