What is Down Alternative Filling?

What is Down Alternative Filling?

What is down alternative filling and why do we use it in our sleep bags and blankets?

Down is made out of the fluff found beneath the feathers of geese and ducks, and down alternative is a filling that mimics the soft fluffiness of down without the allergens or expensive price tag. 

Many people think that down-alternative implies it is of lesser quality than down. We’re here to set the facts straight! günamüna uses down alternative in our sleep bags and blankets because we believe it’s better for babies, and that’s how we make all our decisions. 

Down alternative is better for babies for three reasons: 

It’s Hypoallergenic:

The air pockets that make down look and feel so fluffy traps allergens, such as pollen and dust mites. This can irritate allergies. günamüna’s down alternative products are made from 100% hypoallergenic microfiber fill, which means our products won’t trigger allergies or irritate your baby’s sensitive skin. Down alternative is also machine washable, so it’s easier to keep clean and free of any potential allergens. It’s typically recommended to dry clean down products. 

It’s Safer:

Down alternative is also free of feathers. Feathers from down often poke out of fabric and can prick the skin. Babies can also pull feathers out of a down product, which could be a choking hazard. Down alternative is a safer option for babies. 

It’s More Affordable 

Babies are not cheap and neither is down. Because down is sourced from birds, it’s more expensive than down alternative. We make sleep wear that is safe, cozy, and affordable to help your family save money. 

Why You'll Love It

Down alternative is so magically fluffy you'll want a baby blanket for yourself. günamüna’s hypoallergenic microfiber mimics the feel and insulating ability of luxury down without allergens, sharp feathers, or the high cost. 

You can find our down alternative in our 1.0 and 2.6 TOG sleep bags as well as our snuggly, oversized  blankets