Venturing into Wool

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mlle_carrie's picture
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Venturing into Wool

I ordered my first wool cover today. Have you tried wool? Am I going to love it?

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I have never tried wool, but have decided that I want to get a pair of longies to try with this new baby! I keep hearing wonderful things about it. Let us know how it goes for you!!! Smile

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I will. I just ordered an inexpensive upcycled cover from etsy. I am planning to use it mainly for overnight. We'll see how it goes!

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There are sooooo many cute ones on etsy! After seeing this thread yesterday I went and drooled over them for an hour. Lol

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I ordered this one: http://www.etsy.com/transaction/86632113

There are so many cute ones. I could look at the hand made fitted diapers all day too!

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I love wool! We use it every night on my DD and have for a year and a half (after many many nights of leaky pockets). I also have a few pairs of longies and capris. I knit, so I make my own. These are the last pair of longies I made. I just HAD to have some with the braids down the leg. They took way too long to make though. LOL

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Those are super duper cute!!!

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I haven't used it but have always been really curious. Please do update this thread!

So Heather, when you change the diaper do you change the wool cover too, or can they be reused like other covers?

Those are totally adorable, BTW Smile

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"cactuswren" wrote:

So Heather, when you change the diaper do you change the wool cover too, or can they be reused like other covers?

Yes, they can be re-used, like covers. If they aren't damp, you don't need to change the wool. So with the wool pants, we just change the fitted underneath. In the morning her wool cover, which she wears under her jammies, is a little damp some mornings. We just take it off for the day and by evening it's dry and ready to go again. We don't wear a lot of wool but we have it.

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Love those Heather! Everything I have read says that you don't have to wash wool for several weeks (unless it gets poo on it I guess). It has to be lanolized, but I found a tutorial that makes it look pretty easy. I can't wait for my fluffy mail to arrive! Smile

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Interesting, thanks!

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This is probably dumb but I have no idea - can you put clothes over wool or is the wool always supposed to work as the cover and clothes? lol

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"mlle_carrie" wrote:

Love those Heather! Everything I have read says that you don't have to wash wool for several weeks (unless it gets poo on it I guess). It has to be lanolized, but I found a tutorial that makes it look pretty easy. I can't wait for my fluffy mail to arrive! Smile

I wash mine even less often than that. LOL. I'm so lazy about it. My fitteds are pretty snug so poo doesn't really get out. As for lanolizing, I have had a bit of an issue with that. I tried to do it several times with breast lanoline and it just didn't work. I ended up paying someone to treat all my wool for me. Then one day I was at our local CD shop and they had some liquid lanoline made just for this. I bought it, used it, and all was great! YAY!

"alwayssmile" wrote:

This is probably dumb but I have no idea - can you put clothes over wool or is the wool always supposed to work as the cover and clothes? lol

You can do either. I have some covers, like the one below, that my daughter wears under clothes. (old pic, aweeee, she's so little!)

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Thx. Biggrin

All this wool talk has me wanting to learn how to knit. ROFL

That might take a long while for me to be good enough to do a diaper, but I will definitely be buying one that fits DS soon and one to fit Baby Girl this winter. Smile

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Good luck! I have one wool cover but it rarely got used because I had to handwash it and all my handwashing items just get left and ignored. If I had more wool I'd probably use it more but I don't see it being very useful because its so hot here most of the time that longies wouldn't work and shorties, while cute, aren't that much different than regular covers.