Wool covers? Recommendations?

Kylie - posted on 10/28/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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We currently use a fleece nappy, which I love. What I don't love are the plastic wraps that go over the top. Sometimes the plastic near his leg rubs, and they seem to make the wee hot and smelly. I'd realy like to use wool, but not sure where to start, and what to look for.



Joseph's bottom is still somewhat petite (He's 9lb14oz) so longies are probably not an option as yet.



I did think I might have a bash at making some if I can find some old wool sweaters at our local charity shop.



Ideas please?

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Kylie - posted on 10/29/2009

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Elizabeth, maybe the UK fleece is different, ours are definately not waterproof, two good Joseph wees and they're soaked.



I bought a birth to potty kit and it came with the plastic wraps.

Elizabeth - posted on 10/28/2009

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Fleece is used as a waterproof protection. Similar to wool. So there is no need to use a plastic cover with the fleece.

Kimberly - posted on 10/28/2009

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I absolutely ADORE this pattern for making homemade wool soakers. I make them out of thrift store sweaters, but have heard that others make them out of microfleece or wool purchased by the yard at the fabric store. http://www.thewahmmall.com/index.php?mai... I have been making these in all the sizes from newborn through extra large for my baby due in December and my 18 month old. (Who is currently in the size large.) They're great! :) And so much cheaper than buying something like an Aristocrats wool soaker for $40!!! :)



PS - When you buy old sweaters, I find it best to use 100% wool. If you felt them, you might want to stick with 100% merino or cashmere so they don't get too thick. If you don't felt them, anything will do. I've seen others say that you can get by with anything 80% wool or more, but I've had the best luck with 100% wool...

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