Why Babies Love Alpaca Blankets

9th September 2009

Alpaca blankets are a great choice for anyone all year around, no matter what the season. Products made from 100% alpaca are not only of a great quality but also come from a renewable source thus making it a very eco-friendly product to have and own. The quality of alpaca wool means it is lighter, stronger and warmer than the sheep’s wool that is commonly used for products such as sweaters or blankets. This means that anyone you can be assured of the ultimate in comfort at night when they are sleeping under an alpaca blanket.

There are also a range of alpaca baby blankets available. When you are trying to get your baby to sleep you want to assure that they are as comfortable as possible, and alpaca baby blankets certainly help. Because of the high quality and strength you get only with alpaca products, alpaca baby blankets last longer than any other blanket material on the market. The natural oils that are contained in the fibres of the alpaca wool mean that the material will not be itchy on you or your babies’ skin. Alpaca as a material is also hypoallergenic; which means that it contains no lanolin and has little or no prickle factor. People suffering from sensitive skin should be able to use alpaca products without any problems.

Baby blankets are available in two varieties; there is the cobweb knit shawl and the chunky knit shawl. The cobweb knit shawl is very light, making it perfect for your baby in all seasons, whether it is a warm summer evening or a cold winter night. The cobweb knit shawl can also be used to line your babies moses basket or used as an elegant wrap for discreet breast feeding. The chunky knit shawl is a much heavier knit, making it suitable for keeping your baby warm during colder winter and autumn seasons.

When caring for your alpaca baby blankets there are certain precautions to take when cleaning to maintain the quality and integrity of your product. When washing the alpaca blanket it is recommended that you use cool water and a mild soap. The alpaca must be gently washed by hand ensuring you take the utmost care. The ph level of the water must be ph 7 or lower, a ph level of 8 or above can strip any alpaca wool fibre of its natural oils, compromising its feel. When drying your alpaca baby blankets be sure not to wring or twist the alpaca, gently press on a towel to removeremove excess water. To finish drying the blanket lay it carefully on a flat surface so that it can resume its previous shape. Should you have any accidents or spills on your alpaca blanket you need to clean it immediately in cool. With the right care, your alpaca blanket will last a life time.