Delving into the world of cloth diapering for the first time is intimidating… there are prefolds and snappis, pockets, all-in-ones or twos, and of course, all the cute fitteds.
Sometimes those PUL covers just don’t work for some little ones. Red marks on legs, red bums, no breathability, super heavy wetters, or simply the moms who want to remain as natural as possible. The answer is…. WOOL!!!
Many mothers feel intimidated by wool, believing that its care is fussy and difficult. That’s just not true! After use, wool just has to dry out and can be used many times before washing. It can even be washed in the machine in cool water on the delicate cycle! All it takes is a tablespoon or so of wool wash in your machine or sink with cool water, a little swishing or hand working, and gentle wringing, and you’re done. Rinsing not necessary! Just make sure no one puts your woolies in the dryer or they will shrink in the heat.
There are different kinds of wool out there. Diapering wool is 100% wool, and may be seen as wool interlock fabric or knitted wool from yarn. Either works well for diapering use; interlock is a bit easier to care for while knitted wool is unlimited in design, yarns used, colors, and personalization. There are wraps, which have snaps like a traditional cover; soakers, which are pull-on; shorties, great for summer and warm climates, and longies, the warmest pants for winter. And you put them all right over the diaper without worry! A style for everyone and every occasion, once you try wool there is no going back!
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