2.5 weeks old, 7.5 pounds in newborn size 62-68, grey
9 pounds in size 62-68 size newborn, natural
Don't worry about the cord area. Pull the wool cover up over the cord and the soft waist area will be above it. Just like you put clothes on a baby with a cord stump, the wool cover goes over the cord just like other clothing does.
7.5 weeks, 10.5 pounds, size 62-68
1 week old in grey 6 pounds in size 62-68 size newborn, blue
Before washing Grey size 62-68 size newborn (tag says 3-6 months) after has been used for a while. Wool changes over time and with use.
Baby can move in any direction with nothing binding. Just softness. You can see that it is a bit bulky under clothes. The next three pictures below show a large 98-104 on a 1 year old who is about 23 pounds. It's a bit big now, but it will fit for a long time.
Soft and comfortable for mom to hold, too.
Size small 74-80 on a young baby. It fits up high on the ribs which keeps baby's digestion area warm and doesn't bind or dig in at all in any position, unlike regular covers. Since it fits down low to the knees, there are no red marks on the legs from too-tight leg bindings, yet you can see that it isn't going to be leaky at the legs. Think of this as not only a diaper cover, but also as clothing. I really like this big up-high-and-down-low-on-the-legs fit. It is adorable, comfortable and practical.
7 months in size small 74-80
You'd have to hold a baby with soft wool on to appreciate it. It's so soft and comfy! I just love these covers! Of course, some of her clothes won't fit over this, but that's a detail that can be worked out with some carefully selected outfits, or in some climates, baby might not even need anything but a little shirt and some booties or socks.
Disana fits above the top of her pants. This is wonderful for preventing the top of her pants from sinking down into the diaper area. Have I mentioned how comfy this cover is? Yes, it's really comfortable. This is size 74-80 over a medium Workhorse on a petite 7 month old.
No bumps or bindings or anything. Just soft and comfy wool. No red marks with wool. Plenty of room inside to fit lots of cotton for plenty of absorbency which means no leaks during long sleeps.
Newborn size 62-68 on a 7 pound 14 ounce baby
Newborn size 62-68
age 9 months in medium size 86-92 with the top folded down
Blue size small 74-80 on a petite 9 month old who weighs about 15 pounds. See the medium Workhorse underneath.
Green size large 98-104 on a toddler
Natural size XLarge 110-116 on a toddler. This one is still new and hasn't felted yet. It will shrink with more use.
Once properly broken in, lanolized if needed, and slightly felted, you never get leg or waist leaks out of this one because it has such high on the waist and low on the leg coverage. It will shrink up in the width. It will naturally felt with use, too.
Disana wool is the is purest! People with chemically sensitivities often are ok with Disana wool in natural even when other wools bother them. The standards for Disana wool are even purer than other pure wool projects. It is washed only in natural soap, but not detergent. The wool products produced by the Disana company are so nice. The quality of the wool is very high, and the quality of the workmanship and the product is also outstanding. Disana Double Knit Pull-On Wool Pant is a Green Mountain Diapers top pick!
This is what mine looks like after I hand wash it and hand felt it just the wet zone. Now it is ready to use. The pictures of the wide-looking ones that show the color choices are what they look like when brand new, right out of the package. But after proper preparation they will look like the this green one. They will continue to change and felt naturally with normal use. This is normal for knit merino wool. They don't have any elastic which is part of their natural beauty. Don't yank and pull on them. Pilling is normal for soft wool and is part of the character of this lovely, breathable natural fiber.
How does wool work? See it demonstrated:
Click the picture below to see wool work.
The video shows the Disana Leggings but the wool cover works the in the same manner but even better because it is 2 layers. Wool resists moisture but the cotton absorbs moisture quickly. Then when the diaper is soaked and pressed onto the wool cover, the wool will become damp. That is great! The wool will take up the extra moisture INSTEAD of the moisture coming out and leaking. Then, just air out the wool and let it dry. It will be ready to use again soon and will air out to fresh. After a while (usually 1 week or several weeks or more depending on use, age of baby and how wet you let them get between diaper changes,) you hand wash it gently. It's easy.
Please note that they do shrink with use. Please use a good woolwash such as Eucalan Woolwash (not Woolite or Ecover). Do not machine wash. Hand wash only with gentle wool wash. Do not dry them in a dryer. Press between two towels to remove excess moisture and lay flat to dry. They take about a day to dry depending on local humidity levels. Complete instructions will come with your purchase of wool from Green Mountain Diapers. It is easy and you do not need to wash often.
View our video of how to lanolize wool here. To wash wool, it's just the same but omit the lanolin.
Sizing note - We don't agree with the labelled tag suggested ages, so wrote out below our own suggested pound ranges which we feel is more accurate in our experience, because of the normal and expected shrinkage of the wool. Notice the overlap of weights.
Size 62-68, We say newborn, 6 - 13 pounds (tag says 3-6 months)
Size 74-80, Small, 11 - 18 pounds (tag says 6-12 months)
Size 86-92, Medium, 17 - 26 pounds (tag says 12-24 months)
Size 98-104, Large, 21 - 35 pounds (tag says 2-3 years)
Size 110-116 X-Large, 30- 40+ pounds (tag says 4-5 years)