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Old 01-16-2008, 10:30 PM   #1
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I am brand new to CDing. What are the benefits of using wool or fleece soakers? Do you use them with or without another cover? Any info would be greatly appreciated...

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Old 01-16-2008, 10:35 PM   #2
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Re: Wool or Fleece?

Not an expert but one big advantage is they are breathable. Also the use is as a cover so you would put them over a prefold, flat or fitted.
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I use mainly fleece, it's super easy to use and cheap. Fleece pants/longies are a good option as they can be treated as regular clothes and a cover. I'm just venturing into wool so not much advice for you there.
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You can use both wool and fleece over fitteds or pfs (anything that needs a cover) longies are awsome for winter cuz you get a soaker and pants in one. I've noticed you can feel the wet with fleece more than with wool. we've been pretty much using only fleece/wool pants this winter. wool is nice cuz it can absorb something like 30% of its weight in water, and interlock wool seems to be virtually waterproof to me, especially if you felt it up a little. wool is awsome and we use it for night all the time. fleece is nice cuz you can put it in the washer. but be carful with fleece if you have a fireplace- i had dd sitting about 6-8 feet away from ours and an ember popped out of one of the little (like 2x4") air vents and landed on her leg- instant huge hole and burnter her pretty badly, and a huge blister. had she been wearing wool, it probably wouldn't have gotten through to her skin by the time it would take to have brushed the ember off - wool is naturally somewhat fire retardent as well as anti-microbial and is self cleaning to an extent.
you don't have to wash wool till it starts to retain smell or gets pood on. I wash the fleece if it gets pretty wet though.
old navy has some awsome fleece pants btw.
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So you can pin on a prefold and throw on a pair of fleece pants and it wouldn't wick? That would be nice.

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So you can pin on a prefold and throw on a pair of fleece pants and it wouldn't wick? That would be nice.

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that's exactly it! Easy, hey? Just make sure the fleece is 100% polyester.
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So you can pin on a prefold and throw on a pair of fleece pants and it wouldn't wick? That would be nice.

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yup, that's what you do, but if your holding lo, you can get compression wetness on your shirt or whatever.
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Way easier than I was thinking! Thanks so much Mamas!

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Yes you can get compression leaking with both fleece and wool.

I like the versitility of fleece:




This is fleece over a prefold:


This prefold:


But the natural qualities of wool. I use both exclusively. A random PUL cover here and there. I actually use fleece more though because it is so washable. Gabrielle had teething poo and it was exploding everywhere and I just threw it in the washer.
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Re: Wool or Fleece?

I am afraid of wool- but we love fleece. It's easy to take care of and super cheap.
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