Do not use in a crib. It is fluffy and has "loft" to it so don't use it in a crib and do not use it for sleeping baby. It's for supervised playtime. It's lovely on the floor and on your lap. You might even be able to have baby go coverless for while when baby is on a wool pad. Wool is used as a diaper cover fabric because of the both the absorbent nature of wool and the resistant nature of it due to the natural lanolin on it. Wool acts the same way in this form. Unlike a waterproof pad, this is natural and without plastic. A wool play pad will keep your carpeting clean while also keeping the carpeting away from baby. Never let residual carpet cleaning products get near baby. This wool pad creates a soft place on the floor that is soothing for baby and clean. You'll enjoy it too. Always supervise baby on soft surfaces.
Or you might just keep it for yourself as your favorite grown-up couch blanket. It's really snuggly.
Care: Hand wash using a proper wool wash (not a harsh detergent). We recommend Eucalan but there are several good brands of woolwash out there. It can be machine washed if you have a gentle wool cycle designed for washing wool using a gentle wool wash. Do not iron. Do not dry clean. Do not tumble dry. Do not sun. Wool does not like heat of the dryer which will felt it. You may prefer some slight felting if you choose to do that. Some shedding is expected for new wool. Some shrinking, felting and pilling is normal for soft merino wool and it is the normal nature of wool to have variations in color. These are not defects. This is part of the natural beauty and the nature of merino wool. Wet wool does smell like a sheep because it is real merino wool.
Wool does not need to be washed often.
• Naturally dust mite resistant
• Naturally anti-microbial and anti-bacterial