Made of Okeo Tex Merino wool. No polyester, no vinyl. Simple, 1 layer, serged edges, jersey knit. Soft "feels like cotton" stretchy knit wool. Sizes are approximately 17"x28" before shrinkage for the changing mat, and 28"x 30" for the swaddle blanket. Although we recommend hand washing all wool, it can be machine washed on gentle, lay flat to dry. It is a lovely changing pad, but it's so lovely you might use it for more than that. Use it as a newborn baby wrap up or get the larger one for a bigger wrap up. It might even become baby's favorite blanket to carry around. Or use it as a pad to keep the family bed dry. It's lovely wool. And after you are all done using it as a changing pad, remake it into something else (or even buy one for the purpose of custom sewing your own merino wool cover). Wool lovers will enjoy having this nice organic merino wool, no matter what you use it for. Made in USA.
8 weeks old, 9.5 pounds enjoying her swaddle blanket before mom wraps her in it over her Workhorse size newborn diaper without a cover. The wool blanket will serve as a wool "cover" for going coverless while mom feeds her. It's snuggly to be able to go without a diaper cover for a while.
Have had mine for 2 years now. It actually does a very good job of protecting a regulate cover underneath once it is well lanolized. Many times baby would pee while changing my be diaper and I’d have a whole puddle just sitting there. I could just blot it up with a spare flat diaper, and everything would be clean. By the next diaper change, it would be aired out and smell fine again. And even just the regular changing of a diaper, you are bound to get wet pee bottoms from a soaked diaper on the cover, and if I used only a regular mat cover, I would have to wash it very often for hygiene purposes. But using the wool pad, which keeps it all hygienic, I only wash the cotton cover maybe every 2 weeks. I did eventually wash and dry the wool cover with our regular laundry by mistake and it did shrink some, but the felting that it caused made the wool even more absorbable and I didn’t need as much lanolin. All this said, washing **** of it isn’t fun, so if you know you are changing a poopy one, I put I dry cloth wipe or flat diaper underneath baby just in case. Natural coloured wool does get a dingy colour over time, but it is still worth it to me to still use mine. Or get the blanket size one and fold it in half for double layer protection at home and use the small one for a diaper bag.
Got the changing pad sized one when my baby was born and not happy to use it as such. It is so thin, I guess you can just use it on a mat or bed plus cleaning it all the time would be a pain. I am sure I would have used the swaddling blanket size much more as it is nice and soft.