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Bun has alopecia - how can i help

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reindeesandchristmastrees Sun 14-Oct-12 20:19:46

In 2002 (courtesy of lleyton hewitt winning Wimbledon) Bun came to live with us as i had picked his name on a Asthma win a bear competition. He used to sleep with DS1 but now has been inherited by DS2.
Being so loved has started to take its toll on poor old Bun and he now has quite a few bald patches. Does anyone have any idas on how to treat this and perhaps any ideas as to how to stop it getting worse? An impassioned plea on behalf of my 6 year old......

reindeesandchristmastrees Mon 15-Oct-12 19:53:56

Anyone?? Please

Jellykat Mon 15-Oct-12 20:24:27

Knit a jumper for him? would keep him warm, and stop anymore fur rubbing off smile

reindeesandchristmastrees Mon 15-Oct-12 20:56:18

Yes, i had thought of that but convincing ds2 is the tough gig here. I just wonder whether there is anyway i can do a fluffy darn?

Jellykat Mon 15-Oct-12 21:17:50

You could give it a try, but you'd have to get a blinking good match wool wise if hes classically bear coloured. Worth experimenting though, if the jumper idea won't work.
Oh dear, i'm not being much help really, i'm a sewer, you need a good knitter here with a vast knowledge of yarn to point you in the right direction smile

FaintingGoat Mon 15-Oct-12 21:53:07

You might be able to find a yarn to darn with, but depending on what type of fur he has, it could prove difficult.

All I can suggest is to stitch patches over any threadbare bits, like the Tatty Teddy bears. A jumper is a good idea I think, or pyjamas maybe.

Phantomquartz Mon 22-Oct-12 21:33:56

A visit to a doll's hospital?

thewhistler Mon 22-Oct-12 22:26:01

What is he made of?

Our dinosaur is maroon plush and now has matching patches.

My teddy was darned and darned. Eventually he wore matching red jersey and hat, and at sometime after that he was put into furry bear overalls so he could work in the arctic without getting cold ( he was a polar bear with red velvet paws).

reindeesandchristmastrees Fri 26-Oct-12 16:34:35

He now has a new back in grey fleece but think i need to add more. The fleece is very soft so he is a hit!
Thanks to all who have tried to help

thewhistler Fri 26-Oct-12 19:54:04

Well done.

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