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Wool covers are used as an outer layer for some types of cloth diapers. Most commonly, a flat, prefold or fitted diaper is used on the inside for absorbency, while the wool shorties are used as the outermost waterproof layer. This makes a great night time solution for heavy wetters as well. Lily's Dreams makes some of the best wool covers, longies and shorties that I have seen.
Wool really does a fabulous job of stopping leaks. Many families prefer wool for heavy wetters or for night time diapers. The wool gets its absorbency from the lanolin. Which does require a little extra care during washing to maintain its unique breathable, waterproof properties. The wool also needs to be treated with lanolin to help it stop diaper leaks. Wool should only be hand washed and air dried flat. It WILL shrink or and be small enough to fit a newborn if you try to dry it in the dryer. Also do not use a clothes line. Just lay it flat. It does take over a day to dry after being washed. I think it usually takes up to 48 hours for us to dry.
If you do not own any wool, now is the time to add some to your stash. If you are like me, and love fitteds you need a good cover. That is where wool comes in. As long as it isn't soiled, you can reuse wool for weeks without washing! Crazy right? That has to be my favorite part.
I also love that the leg is a different contrasting color. It holds the legs very well too.
Wool can be expensive, so this definitely evens out that. You would only need 2 wool covers to get you through a day. Just air it out and your good to go. Let one dry while you use the other.
I love how these wool covers have a cute little design on the butt. I'm sure it can be used wither way of course.
Can you use a wool cover with disposable diapers?
- Sure, why not? It's a cute add on for even moms that choose to use disposable diapers. Since Wool does not need to be washed after every use, it is the perfect fashion statement for everyday!
How many Wool covers do I need?
- That depends on what is in your stash. You can get by with 1-2 wool covers in rotation easily. Since washing is super easy by hand. You would just need to use another cover while it dries. PUL covers are cheap and easy to find. You can even use fleece as a cover while your wool dries.
I'm already looking forward to the next Flats and Handwashing Challenge next year! Now that I know so much more about flats and diaper covers. Wool was my best friend during the challenge.
You can purchase many types of Wool Covers at Lily's Dreams, for a great price! Wool Covers like this one are around $19. Which is an excellent investment.