Wednesday, August 8, 2012
When I first looked into cloth diapering, I considered using wool diaper covers full-time. I was advised not to go that route because I was told that wool was too bulky for daytime use. After 10 years of cloth diapering I can say that isn’t true. There are many different styles of wool diaper covers and it all depends on how you use them. The best wool diaper cover is the one that is right for your family.
Wool is a natural and breathable material that is absorbent too. It is antimicrobial and doesn’t need to be washed after each use. While it may cost more to purchase a wool diaper cover, you will need less of them. They are designed to last too. Last night I used an AristocratsWool Cover on my daughter. It is the same one I used on my son 5 years ago. If you have a heavy wetter then wool is an excellent choice. When I cloth diapered my first child I realized that I had a super soaker on my hands. Oh how I wish I had gone with the wool full-time back then.
Wool isn’t a trim choice. You will typically need to buy a larger pant size because clothing is not made for a cloth diapered bum. Some wool diaper covers would work better with pants than others. The Sugar Peas Single Layer Organic Knit Wool Covers and the Imse Vimse Bumpy Wool Covers are a more trim option. If you have a little girl who wears many dresses more options are open for daytime wool use. Many parents use wool covers as a pair of shorts too. You can also use wool longies or shorties during the day.
So what is the best wool diaper cover for your family? It depends. First you have to consider what kind of cloth diaper you will use. If you will be using prefolds and don’t want to pin then your choices are more limited. The Imse Vimse Bumpy Wool Cover will work with prefolds. If you are using fitted cloth diapers or fastened prefolds then you can use a much greater variety. Do you want to use the wool diaper cover as a pair of shorts or pants? The EcoPosh Wool Cover, the Aristocrats Wool Cover, Sustainablebabyish Knit Wool Cover, and the Kissaluvs Wool Lover all have a similar design. They are pull-on covers that can be used as a pair of shorts. Many parents use them for nighttime because they stretch to cover the nighttime diaper and are naturally absorbent.
Wool Longies may be the best wool diaper cover for you if you desire to have a wool cover and pants in one. Sustainablebabyish Knit Wool Longies and the Aristocrats Wool Longies can be worn as a pair of pants over a cloth diaper. Because wool is cool in summer and warm in winter you can use longies all year round. If you are wanting shorts then consider the Sustainablebabyish Knit Wool Shorties.
The best wool diaper cover for your family is out there. First determine what kind of cloth diaper you will use and how you will approach clothing your little one. Using wool full-time is an option, but using wool part-time is great too. So where do you find these great wool diaper covers? Thanks Mama offers many wool diaper cover choices to suit your family from brands like Imse Vimse, Sustainablebabyish, Kissaluvs, Aristocrats, EcoPosh, and SugarPeas.