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sewmany 10-09-2012 07:46 PM

What's the deal with wool?
Seems like everyone raves about it. I know nothing about it. Is it scratchy? Doesn't it leak? Why do you like it?
Please educate me! ;)

armywife21 10-09-2012 08:02 PM

Re: What's the deal with wool?
Wool absorbs 30% of liquids before it will leak. If your baby has an absobent diaper on underneath it shouldn't get to the point where its dripping wet leaking everywhere. ;) Wool is super soft, breathable, water resistent, has antimicrobacterial properties and is awesome. Only down fall is that its super addicting.

CaraJ 10-09-2012 09:32 PM

Re: What's the deal with wool?
What's the best way to measure wool? We're getting into prefolds and I want to get a soaker for my daughter and have no idea about the sizing.

babysays 10-09-2012 10:03 PM

Re: What's the deal with wool?
Wool is really great. I was really afraid of it at first. I got started with a few preemie covers a friend made and now buy shorties, longies (pants) covers, etc. They are great for clothes too! It is not itchy. I personally never liked wearing sweaters but covers for babies are really soft and comfy. Very breathable. Only have to wash every few weeks unless soiled. Washing and lanolizing isnt as complicated as it sounds either. As said above, be sure the diaper underneath is an appropriately absorbent diaper and then you can count on the wool to catch small leaks. Also great for skinny legged babies that other covers wont get a good seal on. I never believed that it didnt leak because it just didnt make sense but it really doesnt. Of course, if you dont have a good diaper underneath, it can't make up for that :) Feel free to pm me if you have any questions about good brands or how to care for it. I use it most of the time now and read all I can on the topic!

eschillo 10-09-2012 10:04 PM

Re: What's the deal with wool?
Cara you are from my neck of the woods!!! We live in Sagamore Hills, about 20 minutes north of Akron!

Here is the sloomb sizing guide for reference and the kissaluv's wool cover sizing guide:

Zepp 10-10-2012 12:51 AM

Re: What's the deal with wool?
LOVE wool!! Not scratchy if you get the right kind and it's so comfy and serves many purposes!

Cara, my friend Marissa just wrote this about Bumby wool and in the middle she mentions how to measure.

sewmany 10-10-2012 06:46 AM

Thanks ladies! Another question... Does wool work with chunky thighed babies?

babysays 10-10-2012 09:16 AM

Re: What's the deal with wool?
Yes it does. The legs are really stretchy and wont irritate chunky thighs. My daughter went from skinny preemie thighs to rolly polly thighs. Sometimes PUL covers rub and irritate her skin but the wool doesnt at all.

JessB 10-10-2012 10:38 AM

Re: What's the deal with wool?
I put a home knitted wool soaker, one layer, on my son last night since I was out of sposies, which I usually use at night, and I had no leaks at all with it, even though I only changed him once. If I only change him once, he usually leaks out of a sposie. I used a fitted with a preemie prefold wrapped around the bottom of it and covered it with the wool. Normally, he fusses right away if he is wet in cloth, but he was a happy camper in this. I think the warmth and breathability of the wool helps him not to feel so wet. Not only will the wool absorb a lot of moisture, if you lanolize it, it will repel quite a bit of moisture as well, and because it's breathable, I think the airflow helps dry it a bit.

sewmany 10-12-2012 04:52 PM

I may have to look into getting some. Where do you get yours?

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