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Goldie
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I used to raise angora rabbits (no rabbits were ever harmed in the collection of their fiber!) and it has an even lower micron count and the "fish scales" are long and smooth, making it a very luxurious fiber. My new favorite fiber is TENCEL, a cellulose fiber from trees, very enviro friendly and very hypo-alergenic.  


I am so impressed what we can learn here.. But tell me now why angora used to itch more than anything.. like sticking me ?/

As for Emily .. how long will it take for this dad (haha) to see that his little girl is right on for needing 'consideration' for her 'special' body..  I AM so pleased long distance at the changes you are able to accomplish..

one fiber she may like is cellulose, it's made from wood, and has good washing qualities  if it is treated correctly, if not then it will shrink by inches.. its called Rayon.  there are also certain other fabirics that are not making her sensitive, you may have to look for them ( a link I found  
http://organicclothing.blogs.c.....hind-the-fibers.html

I like all kinds of fabric but I remember getting the most beutiful blue coat from my grandma at age 13.. I loved the color style and texture, but the smell of pure (expensive) WOOL made me not enjoy the coat at al.. I was sorry I had to say thank you and be grateful, but I can still smell it.. so I get it that children need to do what I do.. buy clothes not because they are 'childrens' but becouse I come upon something I like and then buy it.  In that way I am not stuck to buy when the hype is biggest -schools and holidays- I like polyester and I am almost sorry that they now mix all sorts of other stuff with it so that the things don't stay as perfect as before.. now clothes pill and wrinkle more.. and colors run sometime.

So while your little one is sorting things out just take her shopping with you she will tell you what feels good.. just don't get sucked into 'fashion' she might learn to manipulate.. ha-ha never possible.. but NOT all synthtics are the same.. so keep trying.. price may actually be a detriment.. remember diapers they are man-made too.

I am however laughing just a little.. this child's soul has chosen the right parent to make her whole .. she will become a powerhouse of knowledge even before she is grown..

and still with the right foods now she may just overcome many issues that would otherwise affect her BRAIN in unknown ways.. Allergies or sensitivity affects NOT only the outside skin but also all the inner cells.. so your vigilance is right on..

also some clothes is treated for fire retardation and that could also be on issue.. live and learn..             






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I would have happily given it away but can you imagine the response when i said that only a Child that was non secretor of a particular blood group could have it,  - it was binned in the clothes bank though so it will be recycles to some extent.


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Interesting that cotton is coming up trumps for everyone despite all the pesticides etc that are sprayed on the crops


In Egypt, I have read, they don't have to spray their cotton because they don't have the pests there that we have here.  It just grows naturally there, and it doesn't here, hence the spraying.  Clothing made in different parts of the world may be more likely to use Egyptian cotton.  For example, it seems a good bit of the cotton clothing here is made in Turkey.  Turkey is more likely (I would think) to buy cotton from Egypt than from the US.  So while they do spray new clothing with flame retardants and formaldehyde and who knows what else, so it'll look spiffy in the stores, a good many of the clothes we buy may not actually have that many pesticides on them.


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all this talk of bra's is making me hot lol

And then there are the menes pads that will make her crazy too.
My nonnie friend ended up making her own from pure cotton cloth. They do sell them, but this nonnie is a " I'll do it my way" sort of person.




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Disney !01 Dalmatians pillow case and duvet cover - Tiny label assumed cotton but NO 65% polyester 35% Cotton, checking everything now - what greedy companies, i mean what kind of savings is 65% going to make on a pillow case.

I have a good mind to stop buying their products. In fact being a man of letters I shall write one.....Walt Disney would turn in his page!


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I mean what kind of savings is 65% going to make on a pillow case.

I have a good mind to stop buying their products. In fact being a man of letters I shall write one.....Walt Disney would turn in his page!

It isn't 1 pillow case...  It is thousands or millions of them...  If they make 3 cents more on each, they have a great additional profit...  From a company's point of view, it is a good thing.  We have to be good consumers and not buy what we don't want.  If enough coin is diverted to other goods, it will change the manufacturing practices...


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You know, my midwife told me once that many babies who were born with the cord around their neck, as adults couldn't tolerate any kind of collar.  Wonder if the cord around the neck messes with being a secretor or non-secretor?  

Leanne


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Well Emily's cord was round her neck twice, so there could be a relationaship. troupble is i don't know if mine was and i don't know if amber's was so the data trail stops there for us.


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How many Ultrasounds or Doplers did Emily  have in Utero?


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Never heard of "Doplers" she had the usual ultrasounds, I think about 2 maybe but don't quote me 13 weeks, and 26 weeks maybe. they missed the cord thing somehow, so was born normally (i.e) the old fashioned way, apparently if they had known she would have been caesarean  straight away.


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And then there are the menses pads that will make her crazy too.
My nonnie friend ended up making her own from pure cotton cloth. They do sell them, but this nonnie is a " I'll do it my way" sort of person.




We use cotton here too (we keep paper ones on hand for guests and also the girls prefer them for school- no fussing with bringing a soiled pad home.) They're just more comfortable, cheaper, and better for the environment. I don't mind washing them- it's less work than the diapers I used to wash!


Ruth, Single Mother to 20 yo  O- Leah , 18 yo O- Hannah, and  13 yo B+ Jack


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Good grief, I haven't had a period in so long I've nearly forgotten what it's like.     I have about one or two between each child.......   Let's see if we can make it a little longer this time, shall we?


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In Egypt, I have read, they don't have to spray their cotton because they don't have the pests there that we have here.  It just grows naturally there, and it doesn't here, hence the spraying.  Clothing made in different parts of the world may be more likely to use Egyptian cotton.  For example, it seems a good bit of the cotton clothing here is made in Turkey.  Turkey is more likely (I would think) to buy cotton from Egypt than from the US.  So while they do spray new clothing with flame retardants and formaldehyde and who knows what else, so it'll look spiffy in the stores, a good many of the clothes we buy may not actually have that many pesticides on them.
Ooh I didn't know this... Thanks Ribbit!! I always thought it was just the extra thread count that made Egyptian cotton superior

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I had a diva cup (similar to a keeper but made of silicone instead of gum rubber) and loved it for years, but after a while it started to bother me. So now I use cloth pads. I switched after I got DD1 started on cloth pads, and I've since sewn a bunch for DD2. I still use the diva cup if I'm going to be out all day, but I prefer the pads when I'm at home.


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When you girls have quite finished lol,

Ahem... Found a few more polyester bits and pieces, duvet filling 100 % polyester, duvet filler cover 70 % polyester, 30 cotton.

Little accidents safety matt, in case of toddler bed wetting 70 % polyester - Emily hasn't had an accident for years so we can remove that.

Carpets, Rugs all gotta go causing static in her room.

Has anyone gone the whole hog and replaced things like curtains, Towels (must check them actually god it really does go on forever...

What is denim made out of?


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Sounds like Emily is a typical Nonnie like me. I need cotton everything and no rugs and no curtains just blinds. I need cotton hats, gloves, socks, pillowcases, etc. Most jewelry irritates my skin, too.
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Denim is usually 100% cotton, unless it's that stretch denim that has some lycra woven in.

It's really hard to find quilts with anything other than polyester filling, although blankets with 100% cotton outer layers are easy enough to find.  She may not have a problem with the polyester in a layer that doesn't actually touch her skin. If you want to go with only cotton blankets, then you probably want to get several layers of thermal blankets rather than another puffy quilt.

I wouldn't worry at all about the curtains. I've never seen towels in anything other than 100% cotton (or super expensive bamboo or hemp fibers blended with cotton.)

I'd start with changing the bedding layers that actually touch her skin,along with her clothing, and see how she tolerates these changes. You may not need to worry about the rugs or the curtains or the polyester batting in her quilt. I'd try getting a 100% cotton duvet (like a pillowcase to cover a quilt) to put over her existing quilt before investing in a lot of new blankets.


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you could take up quilting.   then you would know exsactly whats in it. they even make bamboo filling now and i have heard of silk but it is mostly for show quilts and is very thin.


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I am nonnie and I just don't even go to try to believe all this..

I would feed this child all that she needs and in time there is no doubt in mymind that she would outgrow the biggest issues and learn to live with the small stuf..

what life will she have if she is insulated.. I believe in the experince within the body to become de-sensitized as time goes on..

if she is tooo clean she will react even more strongly to all other stuff.. will she be allowed to breath the air?  will she heal I think she will and if the air will not get ther then she will adjust.. I just have to believe that.. sanity in place of fear.. relaxation in place of panic.. in a few years she willfind out what geno type she is and adjust her foods to that.. I am actually still thinking that if it was my child I might put her on gatherer for 6 month and or the other types associated to O's and see which is best for her.. they are quite different from one tothe other..

might I ask why have you no info from grandparents and great grand parents to guess at what it is she might have inherited.. Snow white and her many gifts put in the cradle takes on a new meaning..





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Amber had a clear out of all polyester and polyester ish clothes all gone, Emily seemed okay for a while in nylon. and we wondered about viscous (how do you spell that) whatever that is. I’ll have a re look through the posts but feel free to add any stories


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Any other experience on viscose fabric?


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