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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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<div style="font-style:italic;">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!</div>
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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. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
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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One more question <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> at what age do children begin to enjoy dressing and undressing their baby dolls? Thanks!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">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!</div>
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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. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
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!</div>
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Thank you for this! I'm going to upgrade DD's easter bunny to wool filling. :)</p>
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