Ellen17 wrote:having read this thread I like the sound of wool but have a few (probably silly newbie) questions:
I carry my LO in a sling most of the time when out and am worried about wicking. what do you do to prevent that (or perhaps the wool should be for home time?).
My DD is in the sling a lot and we have never had any issues with wicking. As long as the wool has been lanolised a few times at least and the nappy underneath is absorbent enough then it will be fine.
Ellen17 wrote:I have some lovely merino wool vests (with poppers). are they unsuitable over wool wraps (i.e. does wool on wool make wicking more likely? or is merino wool a different thing altogether? I think I am still struggling to understand the whole wool concept..
What makes wicking more likely is if the clothing over the top is a tight fit so as long as there is plenty of room or you use vest extenders then its ok to use the vests over a soaker.
Ellen17 wrote:my little one has quite sensitive skin with a tendendcy to eczema/ rashes. I wonder if it's worth checking out if he reacts to lanolin before investing in wool covers?
Its not very common for a LO to react to lanolin, generally if they react to anything it will be the FOs if fragranced lanolin is used
Ellen17 wrote:finally, I'd love to crochet something but fear I might start and never finish (oh yes and would have to find a pattern first...). any ideas for getting wool shorties /longies on a budget?
Wool isn't cheap because of the time it takes a WAHM to make them. You could buy some preloved ones to try first or buy your own yarn and ask a WAHM to knit it up for you.