It is said that a combination of wool and silk would be sensory-friendly (especially in bonnets). I wondered what this was based on and wether it’s true or not.
Bonnets dampen sounds, regardless od their material and I think that that’s ideal for busy birthdays, fairs, or when going into town for the morning. Your baby won’t be bothered by all the noises and will feel more secure. But does it then matter if the cap is made from wool or cotton?
Firstly I research where the idea comes from that a specific blend of wool and silk would be sensory friendly, and I discovered the following: In some alternative circles there is a belief dat every resource has its own ‘energetic vibrations’. These vibrations cannot be measured, tested, or felt, and are only recored in a book. These vibrations would be able to block certain stimulants (such as the vibrations of silk).
We here over at JETPAQ belief in scientific rigour and have our suspicions about this theorie. At a molecular level wool (and linnen) have the most open fibers of all the textiles. Physics teaches us that air has an insulting function. Because wool-fibres are filled with air, this does in fact help protect against stimulants such as sound.
In short we answer the question of the title with yes: they are sensory-friendly, but not because of what alternative theories say. The sensory-friendly part of wool-silk that is often is discussed invoke the previous paragraph.