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Why wool? Wool is breathable. This cover is a favorite at nighttime because once prepared it virtually never leaks. The wool is totally untreated and is naturally antibacterial thus doesn't retain odors. Is wool itchy? Commercial wool can be, but this wool is untreated and wonderfully soft. Don't be afraid to try wool! This style has been loved for generations because it is so effective. The 2 layer double knit stretches for a gentle and comfortable fit over a very wide size range. A must for the family bed! Nighttime heavy wetter? This is the answer. It's cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Yes, really! That's because it's so breathable. Wool does need to be hand washed, and occasional lanolization is helpful. But washing is needed only very infrequently, sometimes only once a month. Wool airs out to fresh easily. View our video of how to wash wool here. Don't forget your wool care products. This wool is produced according to the organic standards. Lovely Merino wool. It was called Demeter Certified Organic, which is the highest of pure standards. Those standards are still maintained for beautiful Disana wools. Disana is a wonderful family business located in Germany, dedicated for 2 generations to organic wools and cottons, long before "organic" became a "thing". These are positively beautiful covers. It is knitted wool. We like the nice long legs this has. No leg gaps with this one! Once fully broken in, the performance is great. Once prepared, I have never, ever had a leak from one! I think this is the only cover I can can say that about, under even my kiddo's hard and deliberate testing - pushing diapers and covers to their limits. It might be too small in the legs on extremely chubby legs. It is designed to shrink some, and should be prepared by handwashing and felting somewhat (shrunk a bit) before first use. Never machine wash this cover. Do not put it in the dryer. Gently hand wash only. Be sure to add the free How-To Booklet to your cart which has instructions on how to prepare them for use. It is normal and expected for the very fine merino wool to pill with use because it is very soft wool. It's OK to size up if you are in the upper end of the weight ranges that we suggest as they do shrink. Handwash only. Made in Germany.
New colors Lagoon and Bordeaux.
This picture is help show the some colors more accurately. The rose is a dusty rose color. The red has some orange tones in it. It is not a cherry red but is more orangy-red. The grey is really grey and not a brownish-grey. The blue is an abalone blue more like the GroVia Abalone blue. It is not royal blue.
We have the BIGGEST SIZE! It's on a different page. Size 110-116, tag says 4-5 years, made in natural only. This larger item is available here.
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We love these wool covers! I put them on over her night time diaper and for naps, to prevent the bed from getting wet, should she have a leak. They work wonderfully for that! I have the size 12-24 months (curry) and the 2T-3T (Gray). My baby is 4 mos and 20 pounds. I know, she’s a bigums. Lol! The 12-24 probably won’t fit her for too much longer, as she is already wearing 12 month clothes. I’ve attached pictures of the 12-24 ON her and then the size difference between the 2T (next size up). She can TOTALLY wear the 2T size, no problem at all. So just keep that in mind! You can definitely get them bigger! They do felt a little bit and shrink some with normal (hand) washing, which is a good thing! I love them so much!! How could they be any cuter?!
This soaker works great. I use it over a fitted diaper. I been using it almost every night of the week (resting on day a week for washing and let it dry) for the last 2 months and no wet sheets for us. I wish I knew about the good performance of wool before! It sounds intimidating to hand wash BUT if you consider that is only once a week and is basically soaking no washing washing , it really makes sense for us. I just bought a second for that one night that I let the other one dry.
These are hands down my favourite nappy cover. My 14lb almost four month old still fits fine in the 3-6month size, though she doesn't have much more room to grow. I'm guessing I'll still get another month or two out of it. The 6-12 month size is what I usually have her in now, and it fits great, with room still for her to grow. That said, I have some 12-24 month covers I saved that her big brother used, and, honestly, she can comfortably wear those too. They're quite big, but they definitely work and are as leakproof as the two smaller sizes I have, regardless of them being that much bigger. I'll note, I *never* intentionally felt these in the wet zone (or anywhere else). In my experience they will naturally felt themselves in the wet zone with use. I find that after two to three lanolising baths they're totally bomb proof. After just one lanolising (the first bath brand new), they don't leak, but can have a sort of damp feel to them when the nappy underneath is very wet. I lanolise pretty heavily with liquid lanolin mixed with a bit of eucalan to emulsify it in the water. I usually let them soak overnight near the woodstove so the water doesn't get too cold (lanolin absorbs better in tepid water). In warmer weather I use these during the day as baby's bottoms/pants/shorts. But in winter I only use them at night as I find them a bit bulky under clothing (I have trim biobottoms wool covers for day use, wish they were still making nappies!). These are my favorite though as there are no elastics, they fit so well and seem very comfortable for baby. And they are so breathable. I will not put my babies in anything else at night. And we bedshare and my sheets are never wet or even damp. They were great on my son even when he was crawling, and learning to walk, they stayed put on his bum. I use muslin flats, cotton prefolds or bamboo stretchy flats underneath these covers at night time. All boosted with home-sewn zorb doublers. Not super bulky, but not as trim as daytime nappies. That's the other great thing, these covers fit over basically any nappy! I recommend these to cloth nappy friends all the time.
The diaper cover was very effective in its waterproof-ness (especially after lanolizing). I was advised to buy one size up due to shrinkage, but presently after one hand wash in warm water it seems like the cover has actually stretched out rather than shrunk, so it's too big for my little guy. Maybe it will continue to shrink with more washes?
Thank you for your review. Yes, it will definitely shrink from the size it was when you received it. We provide our own size recommendations on our website. If you followed our size recommendations please contact us directly about fit issue concerns and we will be happy to assist. You can reach us best at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are on the fence about getting one I highly recommend it, we previously had a imagine wool soaker she out grew and I can easily see the quality difference in the Disana. I love how comfy they are and they really do felt in all the right places on their own as you use them more.