I could shout it from the mountain tops
Wool is AMAZING!
We have cloth diapered our son since he was a newborn, completely full time since he was just about a month old, maybe earlier. I have absolutely loved it. As he grew, and started sleeping through the night, this was around 6 months, we ran into the issue of finding the "perfect, leak-proof night time solution." It is a common quest that most cd-ing parents are used to.
We tried double stuffing, triple stuffing (which was hilarious to see by the way, talk about fluffy butts!), hemp inserts, using prefolds as inserts. I was hesitant to try several different diapers to find a solution. I did not want to buy this one or than one, and have them not work. Although the thought of lots of fluff makes all of us happy, I was not loving the idea of spending the money. After all, part of the positives of cloth diapering is saving money.
Finally I tried putting an xs prefold on top of the snappi'd prefold as a doubler, with a waterproof cover. Viola! No leaking. However, it was short lived. We had several nights ds would wake up dry, and then it was hit or miss for a while, but then with summer-time our 2 piece pajama sets were causing nightly leaks. The problem: the diaper is rather bulky, so the top elastic band was folding into his cover, and although I do not want to call it a problem, is the 12 hour a night sleep my son gets. Who can complain about that?!
Wool diaper covers is a suggestion by many moms. I kept telling my dh about it, but I still had a hard time forking up the money for a wool soaker. Finally I ordered ds an EcoPosh wool diaper cover. I was so excited to get it. It was so soft and squishy, and I loved the chocolate brown color. I used a wool wash and lanolized it, and impatiently waited for it to dry. Finally we got to use it, and night one, no leaks! This continued and I was so excited to not have wet pajamas, wet crib sheets, and a wet baby. We are now 3 weeks into the use and ds has not woke up wet yet.
Wool is amazing for so many reasons. It is:
I think that list can go on and on. It helps keep them dry, happy, cool & warm all at the same time. It is very easily cared for and does not need to be washed often. It has been nearly 2 weeks since washing and the cover does not smell, is not wet in the mornings, and is still leak free! It is simply amazing, and in fact, I am wanting to purchase another one for when the cover does need to be washed. I can not imagine going a night without a wool cover. If you are struggling with leaking, buy some wool diaper covers, you will not regret it.
About the Author:
Colleen is a 28 year old, first time stay at home mom to a wonderful son, Gavin, from Upstate New York. She and her husband have been together for 11 years, married for almost 5, and can not wait for more children.
Rachel S Date 2/7/2014
I have one wool cover and I must not have lanolized it properly. It worked twice and then began to leak! I used Lasinoh lanolin (the diaper company sent a sample with the diaper)...I guess I'll try again because these covers aren't cheap and I really want to like it! :)