We often think of wool being too hot for summer, but wool covers are great year round for cloth diapering!
Wool is super breathable, maintains normal body temperature, antibacterial and absorbent (a big fave for heavy nighttime wetters) – a natural super power fiber! Wool covers are made with incredibly soft wool to feel gentle against a little one’s skin. Plus, wool covers only need to washed every 1-2 weeks (unless soiled), so less laundry – yes please!
Wool, wool, wool. Many parents are skeptical, if not a bit fearful when they hear the words “wool diaper cover.” We know, we you know, you might think itchy and you might think wow, that will be a lot of work.
Believe it or not, however, wool covers are easy to use and they are an amazing option. Why? First, wool is fully breathable as it is a natural fiber. This means better air circulation for baby. Second, wool can absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture without feeling wet. That means a wool diaper cover can boost the absorbency of the cloth diaper system you are using. This is particularly helpful at nighttime when your little one may be sleeping for long stretches.
Still worried about the effort on the care side? Easy peasy. Really! All you need to do is wash it once every 2-3 weeks unless it is soiled. Just air it out between uses. When it’s time to wash, use Eucalan wool wash to quickly and easily soak it in a sink, then just roll it in a towel and lay flat to dry. You may want to add a touch of lanolin as well, but it’s not hard.
Wool diaper covers are great and if you haven’t tried them yet, you might be surprised at how much you fall in love…
The Woollybottoms Wool Soakers are adorable and affordable. They are made from up-cycled wool sweaters, and finished with super soft edging around the waist and legs. They are one of a kind and made in the USA. Available in sizes small, medium and large, they are a great choice for any baby.
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