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Old 04-14-2008, 07:49 PM   #1
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Fleece vs wool

im trying to figure out what will make a better cover for summer. i know everyone says wool is breathable, but what about fleece. ive seen some ppl say its breathable and some not. i was going to go for wool, then i saw so many super cute fleece soakers! any thoughts?

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Old 04-14-2008, 08:01 PM   #2
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I posted this in a thread earlier about pockets in the summer. I got this from The Pin. A teen did this science experiment with his younger sibling. As you can see there is very little difference in heat when using fleece and wool.

I personally prefer wool because there’s so much less care (only needs washing 1/mn not daily), plus there’s the whole natural and antibacterial/microbial properties. And I'm poly sensitive.


Cloth diaper temps

4 days in a row the afternoon temp reach almost 90*, each day we tried different diapering combos. Here are his results:

After 15 minutes outside, temp inside the diaper:

Disposables 102.5*
FB 101.5*
Fleece pocket 100*
fitted with fleece shorts 98.5
pinned prefold with fleece shorts 97*
fitted with wool shorts 96*
pinned prefold with wool shorts 95.5*
just a fitted 95*
just a pinned prefold 94*
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:05 PM   #3
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I like both but with an older rough and tumble boy like us we used fleece we didn't mind if it got dirty or rubbed or he dropped something on it.When he was in wool I didn't want him to do anything so he wouldn't "ruin it"
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:07 PM   #4
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I posted this in a thread earlier about pockets in the summer. I got this from The Pin. A teen did this science experiment with his younger sibling. As you can see there is very little difference in heat when using fleece and wool.

I personally prefer wool because there’s so much less care (only needs washing 1/mn not daily), plus there’s the whole natural and antibacterial/microbial properties. And I'm poly sensitive.


Cloth diaper temps

4 days in a row the afternoon temp reach almost 90*, each day we tried different diapering combos. Here are his results:

After 15 minutes outside, temp inside the diaper:

Disposables 102.5*
FB 101.5*
Fleece pocket 100*
fitted with fleece shorts 98.5
pinned prefold with fleece shorts 97*
fitted with wool shorts 96*
pinned prefold with wool shorts 95.5*
just a fitted 95*
just a pinned prefold 94*

awesome data. very interesting.

I would assume wool is a better choice because of the antibacterial properties. But that doesn't make fleece a bad choice.
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:10 PM   #5
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Why not use both?
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For us, fleece is more affordable, and as another poster said, I never worry if he will ruin it! I like never having to handwash or lanolize. The two pieces of wool I did own both ended up getting thrown in the wash by accident, so I just don't think it's safe for me to have wool around!
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:16 PM   #7
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yeah i was thinking that fleece would be easier to care for too.
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:18 PM   #8
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I plan on doing both.....I make my own fleece shorts/pants/soakers so In the summer I'll make some for bumming around (he he) and I'll save the wool for nicer outings.
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I prefer wool. DS seems cooler and no red marks from PUL covers. Fleece seems to leak alot for us. As for getting wool dirty, at first i was terrified to let him play in them but then DH reminded me they do wash and it's a diaper cover so it's not the end of the world if it gets dirty.
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:37 PM   #10
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glad you asked this. I think i'm gonna try a fleece cover too. I like not having to wash wool daily. I also heard fleece gets a weird smell after a while. don't know if that's true or not. is it?
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