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Old 06-05-2008, 10:46 PM   #1
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Question Wool overnight?

Thinking of switching full-time to wool and homemade fitteds. Can wool really hold up overnight? I have a wool wrap and a wool soaker I knitted. I cannot see them keeping her bed dry. I've had a wet swing after just an hour or 2 nap in wool.

Is there a good wool cover for overnight? Do I just need a heavy duty diaper? Both?

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Re: Wool overnight?

I always use wool overnight, but I pair it with alot of absorption in the diaper. I usually use babyology longies or a soaker, which have two layer in the soaker zone as the covering. When I use my home made interlock soakers, they have to be heavily felted to make it through the night, but they do work then. I have found that the longies and soakers that I knit myself are not thick enough for overnight, but I've been using worsted weight wool, so maybe heavier wool would work better. Underneath, I use either a pocket stuffed with two inserts, or a bamboo fitted that has many layers like a VBSN - 8 plus layers of fabric. Always does the trick for us!! I love my wool!
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I always use wool over A Perfect Medium diaper. Just make sure you lanolize.
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Re: Wool overnight?

We use a clover fitted, with a hemp doubler with royal buns interlock over top. No wet beds. Heavy weight wool is better for night IMO.
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Old 06-06-2008, 12:20 AM   #5
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Re: Wool overnight?

I ALWAYS use wool at night. I use either a tiny birds organics wool soaker shorts or an organic covered caboose wool cover from green mountain diapers, both are two layers of wool. I think the biggest key is the diaper underneath. I use a disana tie on nappy with 2 organic colorgrown prefolds inside as the liner.
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Re: Wool overnight?

You will definitely need an absorbent fitted made for night time (such as a VBSN) and the best wool cover for night time that I have tried (and I've tried a lot) is an aristocrat. Those covers are bulletproof!!! Not the best looking and probably too bulky for day time, but they are awesome at night. Plus, they should be easy to find.
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Re: Wool overnight?

My little guy isn't that big yet, but we've been using wool overnight since he was about 4 days old. A couple of times when he's had long stretches of sleeps at night his diaper has been very heavily soaked, but the outside of the cover, and our bed our totally dry. We use Tiny Tush Wool Covers. Very similar to the Aritocrats I think, but a little cheaper.
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Old 06-06-2008, 05:54 AM   #8
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Re: Wool overnight?

I use knitted wool and a doubled prefold, we NEVER have a leak .
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never have leaking with wool, always with pul though
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Re: Wool overnight?

I agree with ppl. You can do wool, and it's a wonderful thing, but you just need interlock, with a double layer, (I always lanolize my nighttime wool just a little extra), and an extra absorbent diaper.

(I, too, make my own fitteds and I am startting to make my own recycled wool)
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