Before my youngest was born I went to the Baby Show in Birmingham and bought him a sheepskin fleece to go in his pushchair.
It was supposed to keep his body temperature nice and even, cool in the summer and warm in the winter; it did, it was one of the MOST used things I bought and I'd thoroughly recommend them.
Anyway, the same principles have now been applied to children's bedding and it was due to their eldest son's insomnia, during hot summer months in New Zealand, that led Guy and Caroline Bodger to found White Cloud.
We took our three boys with us to New Zealand in 2000 and spent five years living and working in New Plymouth. During the hot summer months our eldest son had persistent insomnia and would spend many hours tossing, turning and overheating.
We happened to buy him a wool duvet and were so impressed by the results that we slowly replaced all our feather duvets and began to consider creating a Company to import wool duvets to England.
I have to warn you this woollen bedding isn't cheap BUT if you have a child who's not sleeping and you're walking around like a zombie, then I think almost any price is worth paying if it means the household gets some much needed kip!
It's no good, I need someone close and special to me to have a baby so I can buy them one of the woollen baby blankets, they look wonderful, cuddly and super cosy and would make a really fabulous 'welcome to the world' present.