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Old Nov 16th, 2012, 17:01 PM   41
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Wool doesn't bother my son's eczema at all

I think they mean "wrap" as in a diaper cover



 
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Old Nov 17th, 2012, 02:42 AM   42
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Okay, I have wanted to try them, but have been hesitant as I have eczema, and so does my son. Does wool break anybody else out? I, myself, have never tried wool. Also; what do you mean "wrap"? <-- total newbie here
Sometimes wool and/or lanolin can cause an allergic reaction, but usually it doesn't. Alpaca is more hypoallergenic than wool, but some babies can be allergic to alpaca andnot wool! So really you ned to try it ourtfirst, to make sure.

A nappy wrap is a waterproof nappy cover which opens out, and fastens with either poppers or aplix (velcro) Most wool soakers are knitted pull on ones, although you can get wrap type felted ones. Although many people don't beliebe that a knitted soaker can possibly be waterproof, they really are, as long as they are tight knitted, and lanolin treated.



 
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Okay, I have wanted to try them, but have been hesitant as I have eczema, and so does my son. Does wool break anybody else out? I, myself, have never tried wool. Also; what do you mean "wrap"? <-- total newbie here
Sometimes wool and/or lanolin can cause an allergic reaction, but usually it doesn't. Alpaca is more hypoallergenic than wool, but some babies can be allergic to alpaca andnot wool! So really you ned to try it ourtfirst, to make sure.

A nappy wrap is a waterproof nappy cover which opens out, and fastens with either poppers or aplix (velcro) Most wool soakers are knitted pull on ones, although you can get wrap type felted ones. Although many people don't beliebe that a knitted soaker can possibly be waterproof, they really are, as long as they are tight knitted, and lanolin treated.
What is a good price for a wool cover? And about how long do they last? Also, what is the sizing for them? I really, really want to try them



 
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The sizes vary from maker to maker, from XS - XL, but knitted ones will fit for quite a whiile, as they are very stretchy. They start at around 11, (that's about $17.50 ) If you want to try one, PM me



 
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The sizes vary from maker to maker, from XS - XL, but knitted ones will fit for quite a whiile, as they are very stretchy. They start at around 11, (that's about $17.50 ) If you want to try one, PM me
Well I found some on ebay for $4.50 , free shipping, so I guess that's a good price



 
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The sizes vary from maker to maker, from XS - XL, but knitted ones will fit for quite a whiile, as they are very stretchy. They start at around 11, (that's about $17.50 ) If you want to try one, PM me
Also, how often do you change the covers? How many would I need?



 
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also also, does fleece work as a diaper cover? because I am seeing a lot of fleece..



 
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omg I keep finding new questions >_< also also also; what weight of yarn would I need if I were to knit them myself? Worst, baby, fine, etc. Also, I am seeing at wal-mart that there is some Lion Brand wool yarn, it says it is "Easy Care" .. would that work? Thanks so much sorry to be such a bother >_<



 
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omg I keep finding new questions >_< also also also; what weight of yarn would I need if I were to knit them myself? Worst, baby, fine, etc. Also, I am seeing at wal-mart that there is some Lion Brand wool yarn, it says it is "Easy Care" .. would that work? Thanks so much sorry to be such a bother >_<
Lots of questions! Firstly you did well to find a wool soaker for that prtice, if it's new, but check it out first, because there is someone who sells on ebay what is apparently a wool soaker but when you e=rerad the listing carefully, it isn't at all - it's an add on.

You need to change your cover when you change the nappy, but just hang it to air, and it will be ready to go on again at the next change. So basically you need 2, which you can alternate. However, you will need to wash them occasionally, and they do take a while to dry when you re-lanolize, so you probably need to buy 3.

Fleece does work, but not as well as wool, and you will need to wash a fleece one every time you use it, as it will not self clean.

To knit your own, you need either worsted, aran or chunky yarn, and it needs to be aat least 80% wool, and preferably 100% wool. It also needs to be a hand wash only yarn, as machine washable, or easy care yarn has all the lanolin removed, and it won't accept more.



 
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Thankyou SO much!!! I found some online patterns for crocheting as well, so I might have Isiah's great great grandma crochet him up a few pairs Thank you SOOOOOOOOO so much! you don't know how much of a help you've been!!



 
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