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I am soooo jealous of the cute wool soaker pants for the winter. I want some for DS to wear, and maybe DD for night time, but I am allergic to wool. Anyone else in this boat? We sleep share, so it's not like I am away from them when they would be wearing them! What is a cute alternative to wool, or anyone out there allergic to wool and can "handle" it somehow?<br><br>
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Well how are you allergic to it? allergies have different ways of manifesting, do you get itchy hives? sneezing? coughing? sick? if your basing it on itchy rashes from way back, it could be your allergic to the type of wool and might not be allergic to it all. If your sneezing you could be allergic to the dander in the wool, and well there is a lot less of that in a soaker or pants because of the lanolin. If you have a basal reaction to it (get sick and cough all over) well then there is nothing you can really do.<br><br>
Now alot of people are just super sensitive to wool and aren't really allergic, just anything abrasive on their skin makes them break out.<br><br>
As an alternitive I would suggest fleece maybe? that is about the only other option, if your looking for natural, there are other fibers (angora and mohair for two) that can be used for soakers, but they each have their own drawbacks (shedding and such) good luck! ~
 

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I used to break out in itchy rashes from wearing nasty wool blend Navy uniforms. But I do use wool covers on ds and it doesn't bother me. The wool really isn't in contact with your skin that much.
 

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I'm thinking maybe I should just try to get a sample of the kind of wool used in a soaker and sleep with it, lol!<br><br>
I have the itchy nose, breathing problems, watery eyes reaction to wool. I don't have to be wearing it--- holidays are he**ish for me at church, because all the guys in wool sports coats! Even if I don't stand right next to them, it still bothers me.<br><br>
Thanks for the advice,<br>
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You might try a soaker that is knit from. . . "gasp" . . . acrylic yarn. I understand from my CD'ing daughter that they work quite well, look just as cute as wool, and have the advantage of easy care. Just wash with your dipes and toss in the dryer!
 
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