The Shear Comfort Neonatal & Paediatric Overlay provides comfort for babies and toddlers delicate skin.
The Neonatal Overlay is the perfect size for newborns as it is small enough size wise to place in an incubator, cot or moses basket to protect your baby’s skin and help them sleep soundly.
For older babies or toddlers, the Paediatric Overlay fits perfectly in a pushchair, cot bed or even on the floor for a cosy patch of Sheep’s wool to rest and play on.
There have been a number of studies conducted that illustrate the benefits for babies sleeping on and under wool. The rate of weight gain in underweight new-borns was 61% higher when sleeping on a wool overlay compared with a cotton sheet. Jaundiced new-borns sleeping on wool were more settled when sleeping compared with those on cotton. Only around 30% of babies on wool cried compared with 67% on cotton.
Made from XD1900, this is medical sheep’s wool unique to Shear Comfort, with a fibre density higher than even the very best natural sheepskins – which gives it superior pressure redistribution properties. Providing the ideal microclimate for a good sleep, looking after temperature and perspiration regulation, with the excellent air redistribution properties of a wool product.
Made with natural properties of fabric-backed medical sheepskin wool, unique to Shear Comfort, ensures that comfort and protection is provided. The moisture dissipation qualities of the wool ensure any perspiration is effectively wicked away from the skin.
All Shear Comfort products are machine washable and are guaranteed against deterioration for up to 50 washes. Both styles are available to purchase in white and blue. The neonatal measures 50 x 30cm and the Paediatric measures 74 x 45cm.
Size: Neonatal: 50 x 30cm
Paediatric: 74 x 45cm
Colour: White And Blue
Material: XD1900 Fabric-Backed Medical Sheepskin
Code: Neonatal – White – XD1900 – 005221
Neonatal – Blue – XD1900 – 002251
Paediatric – White – XD1900 – 003135
Paediatric – Blue – XD1900 – 002244
Shear Comfort is as easy to care for as your regular clothes.
All Shear Comfort sheepskins have the ability to be washed at 80° C, effectively killing bacteria without shrinkage. Our sheepskins are warrantied against being washed 50 times at this temperature without any detrimental effects to the item. For best use we recommend using Shear Comfort Wool Care Shampoo with conditioner.
Shear Comfort products may be tumble-dried warm, without exceeding 60° C. To air-dry Shear Comfort overlays, hang fleece-side down and away from direct sunlight or heat sources.
To air-dry Shear Comfort footwear or targetted protectors, release all fastenings and place fleece-side down on a drying rack and away from direct sunlight or heat sources.
Do not iron
Do not bleach
Specific Washing instructions
As our Shear Comfort Original items are backed with natural sheepskin, they require a slightly different washing technique from the XD1900, which is backed with fabric.
Please follow the washing instructions for your chosen item.
Shear Comfort Natural Sheepskin
It is recommended that Shear Comfort natural sheepskin items are washed with the Shear Comfort Wool Care Shampoo with conditioner, which contains antibacterial tea tree oil and is effective against dust mites. If an alternative is used, it must be a non-ionic liquid detergent which has no enzymes, phosphates, peroxides, alkali or bleach.
Domestic washing instructions
On a gentle cycle, wash your Shear Comfort product with approximately 20ml of Shear Comfort shampoo or approved detergent. Water must not exceed 80°C.
Industrial Washing instructions
Wash on a gentle cycle wash for approximately 10 minutes in hot water up to 60°C using Shear Comfort shampoo or approved detergent.
Rinse for approximately 3 minutes in warm water at approximately 35°C
Wash on gentle cycle without detergent for approximately 8 minutes in water up to 80°C for thermal disinfection.
Rinse for approximately 3 minutes in cool water.
Shear Comfort XD1900
Shear Comfort XD1900 does not require special shampoo, and can be washed with normal household detergent up to a temperature of 80°C, although you can use Shear Comfort Wool Care Shampoo to condition the wool and utilise the fungicidal and mitricidal properties of the shampoo.
XD1900 products can be laundered in the same way as Shear Comfort Natural sheepskins.