This size is the best for those years when night time potty learning physical development has not been reached and comfort is needed. I love this during the preschool and school years because it is like a pair of shorts. It doesn't seem diaper-like, so it can be nice in that way. Older kids may be able to pull it up and down, too, depending on the absorbency style that you put underneath it.
All the great benefits of wool in a size that fits many 3-8 year olds, depending on shape. This is available in many color choices in smaller sizes but not this size.This size called 110-116 or 4T-5T, it is only made in undyed natural. It is not made in colors in this size.
Why wool? Wool is breathable. This cover is a favorite at nighttime because 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 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 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. 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, they do shrink. Handwash only. Made in Germany.
Remember the wool is only as good as the diaper underneath it. Don't put this over a pair of underwear and expect a miracle. You must put absorbency underneath it in order for it to work properly. Try a Cloth-eez Prefold size large or toddler. You might like to pin put a medium or large prefold between two pairs of (up-sized) underwear so that the whole thing pulls up and down. The more cotton you put underneath it, the more absorbency you will have. Adjust the absorbency amount to the output correctly and it will be a "bulletproof" nighttime setup that works well and is comfortable for you child.
You can see there is still a lot of growing room in this cover. Size 110-116 cm, called size 4T-5T, shown.
I’m using these covers (over flats/prefolds) for my tall, skinny 5yo & 7yo who still have trouble staying dry overnight. They’ve been great. They’re very generously sized.
I love these wool pull-on covers, especially for night. I have been buying them for 5 years. I was so happy when I saw GMD sells the 4T+ size. My almost 5 year old still needs a diaper at night and is a HEAVY wetter. Even with the 'super undies' I bought her (different company than GMD) to wear overnight she would still wake up with damp pajamas and sheets. This cover keeps the bed dry and it airs out easily. I will probably only need to wash it once a month. This cover is large - she is 43 lbs and it will fit her for years if necessary. My taller than average 2 year old son wears the next size down. Wool is the best for night and these covers are great!!!
I’ve become a recent total wool fan once I learned how to PROPERLY lanolize (ohhhhh, now I understand all the waterproof and dry sheets stories!!) So when my kiddo (3.5 yrs) said the disposable pull ups were too scratchy I started to search for a better solution. I tried out a Disana wool cover with a workhorse fitted. The elastic in the workhorse and the pants-like feel of this wool cover combine to make a cloth “pull up” that can slide up and down but also stay in place. We have diaper service so I’ll be trying Rearz fitteds soon, but if you wash at home the workhorse was awesome. Since I only have one we have been also using flats with a prefold snappie’d under this cover and that has worked fine for handling pee but lacks the “pull up” style that I’m hoping will help nighttime potty learning. Pretty excited to avoid the daily landfill fodder at night and naptime. Kiddo thinks this is wayyyyy more comfortable. The wool cover looks totally different on a kid than it does on your screen with no kid in it. It’s like a sweater for their butt. Ridiculously cute. So easy to use. Mine has only been washed and lanolized once, the knit is still very loose and the wetness protection is great. Here’s where I learned to lanolize better! [themindfulhome.blogspot]
If you are looking for a wool cover to fit a tall child over 35 lbs. this is what you need! We previously used large wool covers of 2 other brands that had become a tight fit over the 2 yr. olds nighttime fitted. I ordered this one, and it looked gigantic right out of the package! It does fit though & should last until he is fully dry all night.
We got two of these for our 4 year old. He wears it over a homemade cloth "pull up" at night. He is super comfy and as he told me the other day, "it works!" We also have Disana covers for our 2.5 yo and 3 mo daughters and they all look so cute in their tshirts and "jammy bottoms"!