What is lambskin or sheepskin and why should you get one?

Are you or any of your friends considering a sheepskin for your loved one? Maybe preparation for a baby on the way?

Advantages of sheepskin?

Sheepskin or lambskin is the leather with fur (wool). They have natural healing and preventative properties, many hospitals started using them since the early 1960s. They are hypoallergenic, antibacterial and helps to regulate temperature. Lambskins are also biodegradable and 100% natural – beeing gentle for our environment. Wool dries naturally and repels mildew and dust mites making it a great choice for allergy sufferers, too.

What does it mean – “temperature regulating”?

The lambskin is naturally thermostatic. It means, that in hot summer weather the lambskin would actually “cool you down” – perspiration is absorbed by fibres. Ensuring comfort and minimising heat rashes.

On the other side in the winter months, wool retains body heat and insulates. Therefore, the baby would stay cosy and warm.

Where can I use it?

If you have little baby, it’s great for tummy time or play area. You can also place it into the pram, car seat or a cot. These medical-grade lambskins have been proven to be very effective in the prevention of bedsores as well.

Why get one?

Why shouldn’t you? These sheepskins are treated with beer yeast for close to six months. This natural treatment makes the skin soft and smooth. Thanks to this, they can also be hand-washed and cleaned (read the full care instructions here)

Got some questions?

If you have any questions in regards to the lambskins, pop us an email at info@tobbieandco.co.za. We’ll be happy to help.