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mirandaw 03-19-2012 07:15 PM

anyone tried wool liner/doubler?
just wondering if anyone tried them??????? are they good?? i dun see people talking abt them much but i read online they can absorb 30% of their weight which is much better compare to hemp (20%)....

chickabiddy 03-20-2012 05:44 AM

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Bump. Wondering the same thing.

sarahannecloud9 03-20-2012 06:45 AM

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I adore my upcycled wool boosters/inserts. Unlanolised and super felted, they work great! I've been using them since I started cd'ing and I didn't think anyone elese still used them.

michelle 03-20-2012 08:32 AM

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I have been wondering this, too and was thinking about making some wool doublers to try out.

sarahannecloud9 03-20-2012 10:22 AM

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All you need to so is felt a 100% wool sweater down as small as you can get it. Then cut pieces to the size you want, toss in the drier again to get rid of any fuzzies at the edges. They work wonderfully as a booster in a bybbye or night diaper. Our night firred pockets were starting to get too soaked and I started tossing one in each of them and ahhhhhh, prob solved. I have used them now for around 7 yrs. They do absord 30% of their own weight because the inner of each fiber is absorbent and the exterior repells. I believe using them so long and felting them so much makes them absorb more than the 30% because there is more fiber in a small area, kwim. Great things come in small packages. They get super thick the longer you use them. So the better they get. I just wash as normal. They are naturally antimicrobial too whick is a real plus. They take the same time to dry in the dryer as the other items.

Wool is a miracle fibre for us! I just don't know how they arn't as popular as they used to be. They were all the rage when I first started!

chickabiddy 03-28-2012 10:33 AM

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I found some from Hum Bums Diapers. They are wonderful -- kept the outside of a fitted on my heavy wetter dry for almost 3 hours! Wonder why they went out of style.

sarahannecloud9 03-28-2012 11:14 AM

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I really don't get it, perhaps hemp and bamboo just dominated the market. They are just soooo dang easy to make. I felted another sweater down from an XL to a toddler size 2T. You get more surface area, kwim. It's condinsed down and you get more fibers in a 1inch square area. We were starting to have problems with our going out and night diapers untill I put them in all of those. I'm going to make some extras for our pocket trainers. William is finally showing willingness to try.

chickabiddy 03-29-2012 04:30 AM

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Sarah: What do you put them under? It seems to me like the wool is really slow to absorb. What material is best for letting the moisture get to the wool slowly? I have found that cotton isn't great. I am guessing MF isn't either. Bamboo seems good. I don't have any hemp. Would that be better than bamboo?

Oh, and this is totally not related but I thank you every day (well every other day when I do diaper wash) for making me feel okay about using tide and drying my diaper in the machine.

sarahannecloud9 03-29-2012 03:06 PM

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Haha! Your're so welcome hun!

I actully do combine them with cotton pf's. I have some old dsg toddler cotton pf's that are really absorbent and they pair up well ;)

RockinLou 03-29-2012 03:24 PM

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i always like cotton on top- but haven't tried felted wool- what is the felting process? wash on hot and dry? How many times?

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