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I'm ordering a soft doll from a great shop on Etsy for my DD's 1st birthday. I can choose wool or polyfil stuffing. Health considerations aside, is the warming, cuddly benefit of the wool worth sacrificing the machine-wash and dry benefit of polyfil? Thanks!
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I'm ordering a soft doll from a great shop on Etsy for my DD's 1st birthday. I can choose wool or polyfil stuffing. Health considerations aside, is the warming, cuddly benefit of the wool worth sacrificing the machine-wash and dry benefit of polyfil? Thanks!
Absolutely! Wool is mite and mold resistant. It's natually fire retardant and it returns warmth back to you. It's the perfect fill for toys.

ETA: Polyfil is fine for some uses, if you are vegan or have wool allergies. I think some polyfil is recycled, too. Kudos to you for supporting hand made!
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Thanks! So how would I wash the wool-stuffed doll? Would the gentle cycle with regular detergent and line-dry be too harsh? Does it need to be hand-wash? I don't really know how to hand-wash something, (lol) is too much soaking a bad thing?
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Thanks, that was really helpful!
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One more question at what age do children begin to enjoy dressing and undressing their baby dolls? Thanks!
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I'm ordering a soft doll from a great shop on Etsy for my DD's 1st birthday. I can choose wool or polyfil stuffing. Health considerations aside, is the warming, cuddly benefit of the wool worth sacrificing the machine-wash and dry benefit of polyfil? Thanks!
Absolutely! Wool is mite and mold resistant. It's natually fire retardant and it returns warmth back to you. It's the perfect fill for toys.

ETA: Polyfil is fine for some uses, if you are vegan or have wool allergies. I think some polyfil is recycled, too. Kudos to you for supporting hand made!



Thank you for this! I'm going to upgrade DD's easter bunny to wool filling. :)

 


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