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Caring for your merino wool

These days wool is often machine washable and easy to care for, so you don’t have spend excess money on dry cleaning or time on hand washing. That said, despite being strong, durable, and versatile, merino gear still needs to be treated with care and respect to keep it looking its best and make sure it has a long life. Here are some easy to follow fabric care and stain removal tips rules to keep your Antipodes Merino wool gear in the optimum condition.

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Some sample baby sleep routines for babies and toddlers

Routines are a controversial topic for new mums. Some swear by rigid routines, while others are happy to go with the flow. Regardless of your position, one important aspect for healthy consistent sleep is a pre-bedtime routine. One study of more than 10,000 children across Australia, Canada, China, India, Japan, Singapore, the U.K. and the U.S., found that a bedtime routine was consistently associated with better sleep outcomes. These babies, toddlers, and kids tended to go to bed earlier, spend a shorter amount of time falling asleep, wake up fewer times through the night and sleep longer overall. A pre-bedtime routine does not need to be complicated. It may involve a combination of quiet play time, a bath, some books,...

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Setting yourself up for a good night's sleep

Setting yourself up for a good night's sleep: 5 strategies to try Being exhausted is part and parcel for motherhood. The days and particularly the nights are long and seem endless. This new-found level of fatigue can be debilitating to your energy, memory, and body. There are however a few ways or habits that might help you get a little bit more sleep each day… which would hopefully help you to feel a little bit more normal. We know, we can hear you asking, ‘is that even possible?!’ Well, read on for some tips… Sleep when you can If your baby wakes a lot at night or super early each day, make an effort to get to bed earlier than...

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Setting your baby up for a good night's sleep

10 tips for baby sleep You see all these mums posting pics of sleeping babies on Instagram or strolling through the neighbourhood with a latte in hand and a sleeping baby in the stroller, and you wonder how they do it. Sleep is one of the hardest things many parents have to deal with in the early years of parenting. Quality sleep is influenced by many factors, and is obviously dependent on the baby, however there are a few things you can do to set your baby up for success. Keep things quiet and calm before sleep In the beginning babies often sleep more than they are awake, and when they are awake, our instinct is to stimulate them with...

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Why is merino wool so expensive?

Those who have never heard of merino wool often balk at the price. Why is it so expensive? What justifies the hefty price tag? Is it worth it? We’ve been there… you’re shopping online or in store and you have two long-sleeved tops in your hands, one is a standard run of the mill cotton top, and the other one is more expensive and has a specialty classification like organic. The tops generally look and feel the same. So why would you pay an extra 25% for an item that will serve the same purpose? We get it. Merino generally suffers from the same stereotype as other specialty fabrics. Some people think it’s probably all marketing and has big margins....

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