Q: "I want my mother's wheelchair to be as comfortable as possible. What is the advantage of real lambswool over synthetic? How large are your Rittenhouse Mediwool lambs wool arm rest covers and cushion covers? Thanks. Sandy.
Answer: The natural lambswool products we sell are made from a very soft lambswool sliver knit into a polyester backing. That means that the products are machine washable. They can be air dried or dried on delicate in your dryer. Natural lambswool is absorbent yet keeps arms cooler in hot weather and warmer in cold weather. The lambs wool helps to prevent pressure sores as well as making the surfaces more comfortable for arms and backside. Lambswool is a naturally disinfecting fiber so heat is not needed to disinfect. Plus lambswool resists bacteria and dust mite development. Artificial lambwool does not have these qualities. The lambswool looks and feels like a one inch lamb pelt without the problems associated with that, i.e. no machine washing and a lamb dies to give the pelt. Mediwool merino wool products by Rittenhouse Industries and Snugglewool are Made in USA.
The cushion cover measures 19 inches by 19 inches so it fits most wheelchair cushions. The arm rest covers measure 18 inches long by 8 inches around and are secured by velcro strieach velcro closure is 4 inches in from the end. The closure strip itself is 3/4 inch wide and about 1 5/8 inches long. The strip attaches to a sewn on strip that is about 1.25 inches long. That means you get the full 8 inches for the wheelchair arm rest.
If you have more questions, please contact Safe Home.
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