If you desire a cloth diaper
cover made from natural fibers, then wool covers are the perfect choice. Wool
fibers will hold up to 35% of their own weight in liquid which makes it a great
choice for heavy wetters or nighttime use.The air circulation provided by the naturally breathable wool fibers
helps prevent diaper rash too.Wool is
durable, long-lasting, and resistant to stains and odors. The lanolin found in wool fibers not only has anti-bacterial properties, but it helps make the wool diaper cover water repellent.
Washing wool diaper covers isnít difficult. Wool diaper covers should be washed every 2
weeks or when soiled. Between uses
simply air dry the cover and reuse. When
it is time to wash the cover, rinse it off in cold water and then fill a sink
with warm water with a little bit of wool wash. You can use something like Sheepish Grins
Foaming Wool Wash or Imse Vimse Wool Shampoo.
If you donít have those on hand you can use a small amount of baby
soap. Let them soak for a little while
and rinse them off. Fill up the sink
again with warm water. Add the covers and put some lanolin in the water. You can easily add Sheepish Grins Liquid
Lanolin to the water. If you use solid
lanolin you will need to put the lanolin in very hot water to melt it before
adding it to the sink. Allow the diaper
covers to soak in the lanolin mixture at least 15 minutes. Drain the water and gently press out excess
water. Do not wring your wool diaper
covers. Lay the wool diaper cover flat
in a dry towel. Roll the diaper cover in
the towel to remove the excess water.
Then lay flat to dry. You may not
need to lanolize each time you wash your
wool diaper covers. If you wool diaper
covers are starting to hold an odor or if they are starting to wick then it is
time to lanolize your wool diaper covers.
Thanks Mama offers wool covers in a variety of styles. The Kissaluvs
Wool Lover Diaper Coveris a pull-on cover that goes on like a pair of shorts.
It goes over fitted diapers and prefolds that have been snappied
shut. TheImse Vimse
Wool Coveris a wrap style cover that can be used with prefolds and
fitted diapers. TheSugar Peas
Wool Diaper Coveris side snapping and can be used with fitted diapers
diapersdesigned to go with the covers. Take a closer
look at the different wool covers that Thanks Mama offers in order to find
the right one for your family.