is an Australian
lambskin which is tanned and clipped to comply with the Australian Wool
Corporation Specification A134 for medical quality skins.
were first used as nursing aids to prevent pressure sores of the
chronically ill, the immobilized and the elderly patient.
The success of the product lies in the high degree of patient
comfort. The surface of the
fleece transmits pressure evenly over a relatively wide area and there
is less friction than with conventional bedding.
The wool fibers allow free circulation of air, absorbing up to
33% of their own dry weight of moisture without feeling wet, and
dissipate moisture more readily.
the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO)
developed a tanning process which allowed lambskins to be washed, they
began to appear in the neonatal intensive care nurseries.
practice of placing infants and small children on lambskins has been
growing in Australia and New Zealand over the last thirty years even
though there has been no significant sales promotion.
The qualities and the benefits of their use have been spread by
word of mouth. Lambskins are now available in the U.K. and Europe and
are particularly popular in Germany, Sweden, Japan, Canada and the
listen to a mother who has recently acquired a lambskin for her baby is
fascinating. Like the old
“Snake Oil” remedies, almost magical qualities are attributed to the
product. To be a little
more realistic, lambskins have a whole range of benefits, none of
is impossible to meet a consumer who is not enthusiastic about at least
one aspect of their use.
sheep have been bred over the centuries to produce fine, soft wool.
When the Merino is crossbred with one of the English breeds,
known for their strength of fibers, the result is a luxurious fleece
which is soft, strong and dense. Unlike
the synthetic fiber, each natural wool fiber has a “memory” which
allows it to return to its' original position even when it has been
folded or subjected to heavy weights.
air circulates freely between the fibers creating an insulating effect,
Lamby can be used summer
and winter. Experiments in
Northern Queensland, which is very hot and humid, proved lambskin to be
beneficial in the prevention of heat rash.
In humid conditions, air the lambskin more frequently.
should use Lamby continually, in the
bassinet, bed, carrier, stroller, and car seat, even on the floor. It
is preferable not to cover the lambskin with a sheet as this reduces
its effectiveness. However,
placing a diaper under the head and buttocks while baby is small will
prevent minor soiling.
maximum benefit, baby should lie directly on
Lamby. In hot weather, dress baby in as few clothes as possible.
On very hot days, use just a diaper, and cover with a light
sheet. In cold weather,
body contact with the lambskin should be as complete as possible or
upon following the advice of your pediatrician.
is naturally flame resistant. Air
circulates freely between the fibers.
Lamby promotes the
“BACK TO SLEEP” campaign, which recommends placing baby on their
back for the sleeping position or following the advice of your
CARE: Lamby should not have to be
brushed as do long wooled lambskins.
It is designed for machine washing
- easy care.
use: All new Lamby
products may have a few loose fibers left from trimming (they do NOT
shed). Gather any loose fibers from the edges and shake well.
soiled areas can be sponged clean.
WASH: Gentle short wool cycle. Lukewarm or cold water (NOT
HOT). Mild detergent only, i.e. Lamby
ALLER WASH™ Woolwash.
NOT USE BLEACH, ENZYME ACTION WASHING POWDER OR LIQUID OR
CONCENTRATES. DO NOT USE WOOLITE OR DREFT.
MAY BE HAND WASHED. Mild detergent (Lamby
ALLER WASH™ Woolwash) in warm water (the same temperature
you would bathe baby in); then rinse in warm water.
DRY: Roll in towel to squeeze out excess moisture. Tumble dry,
cool cycle (NO HEAT) for 10 minutes. Hang by corners to dry.
Keep away from direct heat or sunlight.
NOT EXPOSE TO DIRECT HEAT.
be dry cleaned, however - air out to remove any residual odor.
is a natural fiber and no two lambskins are exactly the same color,
there may be some difference
Mothers may ask “Is it hygienic?” Lamby
lambskins are first washed for several hours in a
vat. After drying
they are placed in an automatic machine where they are alternately
soaked and washed in a biodegradable solution for 24 hours.
They are re-washed and, after they have
been clipped and brushed, they are dry-cleaned. Lamby,
as an added precaution, adds a biodegradable
agent to the wash prior to packaging to prevent any bacterial growth.
LAMBY IS HYGIENIC!
Is a breed of sheep recognized by sheep breeders throughout the world
as producing the finest fleece.
At Cambridge University Hospital it was found that small premature
babies placed on lambskins gained weight more rapidly than babies
placed on conventional bedding.
/ LOOSE FIBERS:
is taken from its package or during the first wash, a few loose
may be present. This is the
result of trimming the edges. Lamby
does not shed. Just take
outdoors and shake vigorously.
SIZE AND SHAPE:
is a natural product, no two lambskins will be the same size or shape. Each Lamby averages 5.5 square feet and is naturally shaped.
SOME OF THE
Winter: No cold toes, no matter how wet or unwrapped baby is.
Summer: Reduces heat rash - tested in Northern Queensland.
A definite saving on washing: minor soiling can be sponged off and
dried with a towel without wetting
the whole lambskin. Machine
washable in cool water.
Sleep: Babies generally sleep better and appear more content.
Travel: When traveling or visiting, baby will quickly feel secure, settling
anywhere on his/her familiar bed.
Shopping: Made easier with a young baby.
Lamby is the only
under-bedding needed in stroller or carrier and may be easily
transferred to a shopping cart.
Cost: can be offset by not having to buy the conventional waterproof
protector and bed sheets.
As a bonus, babies look so good on the luxurious lambskins.