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, 10:42 AM   #11
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I would try both!

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Old 03-18-2009, 10:43 AM   #12
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I would say wool - I have some wool interlock wraps and covers and just throw them in the delicate cycle maybe once a month with some baby wash and we are good to go.... She has some pretty absorbant fitteds underneath so we haven't had to lanolize them yet. The thing with fleece is it looks so pilly after one wash.
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Old 03-18-2009, 11:08 AM   #13
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I have recently fallen in love with wool. I live in Florida, where it is already summer and have had no trouble with my dd getting too hot. She wears wool longies at naptime and over night and always wakes up dry! Nothing else I have tried has been able to keep my super soaker dry all night!
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Old 03-18-2009, 11:26 AM   #14
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I have a good blend of both, yes the fleece can tend to look pilly after washing, but the wool does the same and has a higher standard for cleaning when dirty. I do like the washability of fleece and I have a shaver that I take to it every once in a while to help keep it looking nice. I haven't had a problem with my ds getting too hot in it yet, but it is barely even spring here (Iowa) yet. I would say to buy a couple of each to try it out for yourself to see what works best for your lo. Personally I stick to fleece over wool usually, but am known to "cave" when there is something wool that I "must have". hehehe
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Old 03-18-2009, 12:24 PM   #15
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I have to admit we have a good washer with a good hand wash cycle and I wash my wool in there. I wash and rinse on cold with a little baby soap and then spray with spray lanolin. Works great for us and makes wool as easy to use as anything else.

Oh and all my wool is either used (FSOT), knit by my sister, or made from recycled sweaters. Makes is much less expensive
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def. wool, esp. since summer's coming and breathability is a plus
I prefer wraps, and lately am in love with my felted wool covers sckoon & bumpy, can be washed in the washer with the dipes, can lanolize IF you want but not required.

I'm not a fan of fleece.
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i picked wool, but use both-- fleece will not get pilly if you wash in cold water-- fleece was made for cold water, the hot water actually melts it which is why it gets pilly. plus fleece is easy to use and cheap and not such a big deal if it gets dirty.

but wool is soo cute and lovely you just have to love it!
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Both! I think they both have their place in your stash! I love throwing a pair of fleece longies on him and letting him roll in the mud and not worry about it
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I love my soakers made w/ Malden Mills 400 - they dont pill or look old at all - been using for 2 years now. I have longoes and shorties. I love the natural aspects of wool but everyone in my family including myself are very sensitive to wool- just looking at it makes me itch!
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