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Old 10-12-2012, 05:45 PM   #11
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about how many wool do you need for a nb?? thinking about using GMD workhorses and wool together.

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Old 10-12-2012, 06:24 PM   #12
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I had 8. You could get away with 4-5 as long as you use all fitteds with good containment. If you used all XS Sandys you could probably get away with 3 covers those things are bulletproof. Something would escape a GMD WH every couple of days for us.
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:50 PM   #13
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Re: What's the deal with wool?

I have one wool cover that I knitted for LO (6 mo). We use it every night. I wash it when I have to (when it gets poopy or starts to smell) but otherwise I just leave it to air out during the day and it's ready to wear that night.

At night we use a bamboo fitted (Bumboo) with a microfleece liner to keep LO feeling dry, and the wool cover over it. No diaper changes at night thanks to the microfleece. In the morning the wool feels damp and the fitted is completely soaked, but we haven't had any leaks. Love it!
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:09 AM   #14
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about how many wool do you need for a nb?? thinking about using GMD workhorses and wool together.
This is what we use. For full time wool 6-8 pieces. We started with knit, but have since found the interlock love. It's so soft and durable and you can machine wash it. We love loveybums and Wild Coconut Wear.

ETA: For resale purposes interlock holds its value a lot better than knit. So while it seems expensive you usually can make 50-85% of your money back depending on what condition it's in.

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Old 10-13-2012, 04:46 PM   #15
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Re: What's the deal with wool?

I've got some here on ds, and I've knitted some of my own. There are lots of free patterns out there if you know someone who knits or want to teach yourself. They are very basic easy patterns.
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:28 PM   #16
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I am also planing to use wool cover with GMD diaper. I got 2 Loveybums, 1 Aristocrats, 1 Disana, 2 no-brand wool cover and 1 Imse Vimse wool cover so far. All from ebay and spot's corner. I wanna get one more from Mama bear one-size and see how it works.
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:38 PM   #17
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Re: What's the deal with wool?

I want to buy wool- seems so worth it!- but I can't spare the money at the moment... I also can't knit! Should I suck it up and set aside a little money every week until I can buy a couple wool covers?
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:30 PM   #18
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I had 8. You could get away with 4-5 as long as you use all fitteds with good containment. If you used all XS Sandys you could probably get away with 3 covers those things are bulletproof. Something would escape a GMD WH every couple of days for us.
could I buy less and just wash them more often? You cant matchine dry right? I heard you have to lay them out and it can take 24 hrs to dry. IZa'm looking for a cheaper option and I'm not sure if buying some wool or just investing in some NB covers would be better
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:36 PM   #20
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Re: What's the deal with wool?

I get mine here: shop.diaperparties.com/Sustainablebabyish-l-Sloomb_bymfg_37-2-1.html?AffId=4

You can always start with 2 and see how it goes so you will at least have one in use and one drying. With my newborn, I had 3 covers and have added more shorties and longies since then so we can use those in place of pants/shorts too. Sloomb wool holds its value whether knit or interlock. Once you are ready to size up, you will have no problem selling the covers you've outgrown.

As others have mentioned be sure to use a good fitted underneath, like the sustainablebabyish snapless fitted or OBF. This will prevent your wool from getting as wet which will allow you to use it longer without washing.

If you need to speed up the drying, you can put them near a vent or point a fan at them After washing it is okay to put them on a low spin only cycle in your washer but do not machine wash or dry.
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