Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Counting Sheep/Sleeping on a Sheepskin

Sweet Pea recently started sleeping in her own room. Her lovely crib went completely unused for the first nine months of her life, and was just a storage area for stuffed animals, clothes, and baby gear. When we decided to make the transition, I took her sheepskin out of her sidecar co-sleeper (we used the Arm's Reach Co-Sleeper Mini Bassinet Convertible) and put it into her crib on top of the sheet. She was probably four months old when we first got this sheepskin as a gift from a family friend, and I immediately noticed that it was easier to put her down once we started using it in her co-sleeper. I would definitely recommend using a sheepskin to anyone with an infant. I have a friend who uses one in her baby's crib and said she got the idea because she knew it had been used with an elderly relative to prevent bedsores and increase comfort. A few of the reasons I love my baby's sheepskin are that it is:
  • A natural sleeping surface (not synthetic)
  • Soft and cuddly while still maintaining the "firm surface" sleep recommendation for babies
  • Not cold to the touch like cotton can be
  • Durable
  • Warm in winter, cool in summer
  • Healthy, due to the natural anti-microbial properties of wool
I'm not sure where ours was purchased, but found this online store that seems to have a good selection and some interesting products: SheepskinTown.com. Of course, Amazon also has some available such as the Bowron one:


  1. Rose I just love reading your blog! This short post about the sheepskin blanket made me question why I wasn't sleeping on one...hot in the winter, cold in the summer, why have I been using bamboo sheets at all?!

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