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How do I choose which brand of sheepskin or lambskin for baby ?

May 28, 2019

How do I choose which brand of sheepskin or lambskin for baby ?

At first glance the choice can be a bit overwhelming  - that's why we've put this guide together to help you understand the differences between the baby safe brands and choose which sheepskin is right for you and your baby. 

If you would like a swatch of any of the sheepskin used for our liners and rugs then please check out our swatch page here 

    • Fellhof sheepskins -  based in Austria, Fellhof are a traditional family company who source their skins from Europe.  All of the lambskins are from free roaming stock and they have all passed the OEKO-TEX standard 100 test - click on the link for the full technical information but put simply it means they are certified free of any harmful chemicals and pesticides . Fellhof lambskins are paler in colour and have a super soft silky feel, they are only available in shorn hair (30mm). The lambskins and liners are available in both honey and white.                                      
      • Bowron sheepskin  - these come in both long (pile 45mm - 70mm) and 30mm shorn hair.  They are crafted from New Zealand sheepskin and have their own sanitization process.  More detailed information about this process can be found here.  This process is approved for use under OEKO-TEX standard 100.   Their honey shorn lambskin is a pale colour and has a springy texture so is good for supporting baby in a cot or bed, and often recommended by osteopaths.                                                                                                      
      • Kaiser sheepskins - based in Germany, Kaiser are a traditional family company who source skins from within Germany all from free roaming stock.  They have also passed the OEKO-TEX Standard 100 test.  Kaiser sheepskin tends to be a more traditional 'woolly' texture and the colour is deeper and much more yellow in tone. They are only available in shorn 30mm length in both honey and white (mimosa)           
      • Baa Baby Sheepskin - our Baa Baby Sheepskin rugs and liners are from New Zealand lambskins.  They carry the Eco-Tan™ certification, are free from harmful chemicals and use a vegetable tanning process which reduces the impact on the environment.  They are available in 30mm shorn hair in honey, white, grey, light brown latte.  They are also available in honey and ivory long hair.  The honey colour is pale (similar to Bowron and Fellhof) and the texture is silky soft rather than woolly.
      • Baa Baby British - our Baa Baby British sheepskins come from the Devonia tannery in the UK.   They are a family run business using traditional tanning methods and locally bred sheep.  Whilst they do not carry the OEKO-TEX certification, all of the lambskins produced for Baa Baby are babysafe and do not use any harmful chemicals.  The skins vary in texture and can be woolly and slightly curly as well as silky.  If you have a preference just drop us an email  baa@baababy.co.uk or attach a note to your order.

    The most important factor is ensuring that the sheepskin is baby safe/medical grade - all our lambskins have this feature and there is no use of Naphthalene  (the strong chemical smell that is similar to mothballs) in the processes.  





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