I was delighted to find some old paperwork from Winganna Lambskins in a box in my attic today and was then able to locate you on the internet.
In 1983 and 1984, my daughter and son were born at 30 and 23 weeks respectively in the Westminster Hospital in London. We were recommended Winganna by one of the Special Care Baby Unit Nurses in 1983 and purchased your lambskin. My daughter loved it so much that we supplied a Winganna Lambskin to each of the cots in the unit. A year later, when my son was born, we bought another one for him. As the children grew, we bought two of the large lambskin baby rugs that they slept on.
I can’t tell you how much my children loved these baby sheepskin rugs. They slept on them throughout their childhoods. They have been used daily for the last 30 years and travelled from England to the States, back to Germany and now reside in Ireland. Two of the large lambskin baby rugs rest along couches and the small one adorns the leather chair I am currently sitting on and the other one lies beside my bed.
I wash them on a cold wash with baby shampoo and glycerine. I rub glycerine along the skin and they look as good today as they did 30 years ago.
I just wanted to let you know what a treasure they have been to us. After a very shaky start in life my daughter has completed a PhD in Laser Physics and my son a PhD in Criminal Justice. The comfort your rugs afforded them, gave them a wonderful start in life.