View Poll Results: Fleece or wool soakers/shorties? (During the summer)
Fleece 11 22.45%
Wool 33 67.35%
other (cuz there has to be an other) 5 10.20%
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:09 AM   #1
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Wool or fleece? Help me decide

Okay DS mama's help me out. I had been an Aio/pocket user because I didn't want more than one thing to put on baby at changing time and daycare required it. I have since found the PF love. We mostly use the PF pinned and coverless around the house, but I need some options for leaving the house. I don't love PUL covers but will likely pick up a couple for under clothes. So I am looking to wool or fleece soakers/shorties/longies.

Here are the pros and cons I've come up with so far.

Fleece
pros - easy to care for wash with reg clothes, cheap
cons - gets pilly and can look bad often like old pajamas to me, can get smelly, warm in summer

Wool
pros - antibacterial, very breathable, interlock looks much nicer than fleece IMO
cons - crazy expensive, elaborate care required, and I can't knit

So wool or fleece what do you think? Oh and I will have 2 in cloth for at least 1.5 years.

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Old 03-18-2009, 08:13 AM   #2
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WOOL! Oh, 1000x wool. Fleece is so stinkin hot, and it's about to be summer.

And interlock wool can be bought for not elaborately expensive (try looking for used WCWs). Interlock can be washed in the washer (usually on cold/delicate). I'd say 90% of our stash is interlock b/c its so easy to clean and doesn't pill as badly.
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Re: Wool or fleece? Help me decide

Thanks mama. Anyone else?
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Re: Wool or fleece? Help me decide

i dont have any wool YET but i do have DB fleece covers for night time which are GREAT. i was thinking of buying a day time one to use during the day. i like fleece but like i said i have never tried wool.
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Re: Wool or fleece? Help me decide

I have some of both.

Wool is nice. It's very climate friendly. It's pretty too. But it's also much more expensive and more time consuming too, especially as children get bigger, eat more regular food that they may spill on themselves, play in the dirt etc. etc. lol

I live where it's fairly hot all summer, and we used fleece soakers last year and baby was great in them. Not sweaty at all. At lot of it depends on quality too. I had some that got pilly really fast, like after one wash, and some that were fine after many washings. Plus with fleece you can get some cute prints. You also don't mind if they get dirty as you can just toss it in the wash.

I'm definitely a fan of both wool and fleece, so I just say get some of both...lol
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WOOL!!! I just don't like fleece. It feels all weird....I don't really know how to explain it. Then again I can knit.....
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Re: Wool or fleece? Help me decide

I have some of both and I definately prefer wool. If you do get fleece, make sure it's a higher quality fleece and it doesn't look so bad after washes. Malden Mills is good, and I have had success with Joann's Anti-pill fleece as well
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Re: Wool or fleece? Help me decide

I think they both have their place. We use both. Recycled wool is cheap too!
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I have some of both and I definately prefer wool. If you do get fleece, make sure it's a higher quality fleece and it doesn't look so bad after washes. Malden Mills is good, and I have had success with Joann's Anti-pill fleece as well
jpicasso - Okay so I've been eyeing your interlock & fleece board shorties on HC for like 2 wks now. I have a dozen wipes (OBV/sherpa) you made and they are fab BTW. But DS is a strange size somewhere between small & Med. 15.5" rise (in PF), 16" waist, 10.5" thighs & short legs like 8" inseam. Will you be up for custom shorties anytime soon?
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Re: Wool or fleece? Help me decide

I said fleece since kids get so dirty, especially when they try to eat all by themselves, and fleece is cheaper and easier to take care of. Wool is great, but I don't like pilling.
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