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What in the world is a "Doctor Red Flannel Vest"?

Today is freezing and with that its the season for wheezing!


Hi everybody! You probably asking WHAT is a Doctor Red Flannel vest! Red Flannel is material made from pure wool. And like we all know wool is a all natural & hypoallergic material. Red flannel is used as an age-old remedy to alleviate tight chests due to asthma or chest infections. Grannies used to make it into vests & use to tie the camphor blocks with a string in a little bag around the neck area.


So enter the ready-made red flannel vests made from 100% wool. Its unisex, proudly South African design with the Shwe-shwe pocket in the front. It has neon stitching to add a modern twist. Furthermore the stitching is on the outside of the garment to ensure the stitching doesn't irritate the baby. The back is tied with a soft plastic button. The vests are worn under the clothing or as is. Camphor blocks fits perfectly into the pocket and is insulated against the chest to relieve bronchitis, asthma & chest infections in babies. The camphor block melts against the chest when baby gets warm and the smell of camphor acts as an decongestant to open up the chest & nose when it is tight or blocked. Furthermore Ubuntu Bokvet (Beef tallow balm filled with eucalyptus oil & camphor oils)(Halaal tallow) or Baba Bors Balsam can be rubbed onto the chest, back & soles of the feet to enhance the decongested effect.


See our combo Winter' Remedy now! All packaged & ready to go!


Various sizes are available with colorful stitching!

0-3 months

3-6 months

6-12 months

12-18 months

18-24 months

2-3 years

Custom sizes are available on request!




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