Because these are boiled wool, they have been felted already, thus these wraps do not need any preparation and they are "bulletproof" right out of the package without special preparation. Size up if you are on the top end of the size range. I like this for nighttime only. The closure is hook and loop and it works but it's not all that great, yet it does the job for nighttime diapering. If you can use a simple needle and thread you can change the hook part to either make it smaller or turn it the other way to greatly improve it. Some have modified it to change into a snap cover. I wish this came in a snap version. But, as it is, the closure is ok enough and sufficient for nighttime, but it's not a good enough closure for daytime use, in my opinion.
The wool is fabulous though! It is thick and dense and works very well. But because it is boiled (pre-felted) the wool does not stretch. The cover doesn't stretch at the waist. That is fine at night when baby is laying down, but for daytime, I prefer a stretchier cover. Yet, for night, wool is breathable and works really well. If you need to change baby at night (which is a good idea and a common need) then having a wrap style could be just the right thing because you don't have to pull it down like you must with a pull-on. Thus, when you change baby in place, the wool cover can be opened and the diaper inside it changed without making a wet spot on the sheet and without having to put something under baby to keep the sheet dry. Wraps work well over unfastened prefolds, too, which can be handy for a quick change in the dark. This works over fitteds, fastened prefolds or unfastened prefolds. Made of organic merino wool. Made in Germany.
While most people use it the way it is, if you are crafty and can hand sew, you might consider changing or modifying the closure. Some customers have seam ripped it off and shortened or moved it and resewn it or replaced it. Some talented people have done some interesting things to customize it. I agree the closure is not the best. With some work and skill, it can be modified and customized to meet our fit and preference requirements. Of course, when you modify a product you do void the 90 day warranty and what you do is your responsibility. Always make sure you are doing things safely and not creating any choking hazards or other hazards any time you modify a baby product. The wool itself is amazing.
I bought one of these (size 86/92) and then bought a second one because I love it so much. I'm not looking at larger sizes for him (he is currently 18 lbs) I love these. They work great and go on like a cover making for super easy diaper changes. They come pre washed and lanoed, so ready to use ouf the box so to speak! I just wish they had more colors.
My favorite wool cover ever!! I've had two kids with organic prefolds (w/ snappi) and organic wool outers and these are by far my favorite. I'm about to buy a second one because I've like the other one I bought so much, I've been using it 24/7 for a few months now and I think I'll need to finally give it a wash. It ticks all the boxes for me - no leaks, grows with my growing baby, easy and quick diaper changes, very little maintenance and it arrives ready to be used. I wish I discovered this with my first child! For reference, other brands I've used: little beetle snaps, little beetle velcro, imse velcro and wool pull-ons (can't remember brand).
I really like this wool cover for overnight use. It's completely leak proof, which is the most important part. One disadvantage is that it has no stretch, so when my little guy outgrows it, that's it. We have a size 86/92 for our 7 month old, who weighs about 17 pounds. He began wearing it at six months and 16 pounds, and I'm expecting to get at least several more months' use from it. Because of the velcro, diaper changes are very easy and quick. I've had no trouble keeping all the cotton layers contained inside the wool wrap, and the velcro has not contacted his skin. I'm so happy to have an easy, leak proof solution for overnight use.
I wanted to like these. I wanted to have a velcro wool cover because I thought that it would fit for a long time. We bought a size 6-12 months, which is like 15 to 20 lbs. My baby is only 14 lbs and the cover was just barely fitting her. I like her covers to fit a little looser because I dont want to squish her belly but there was no room left to grow in this cover even though it supposedly fit babies up to 20 lbs. The velcro was SCRATCHY and HARD and left my babies belly and legs red. I would never of bought this if I knew that it was going to hurt her!! Sure it doesn't leak but if it hurts my baby then I dont want it! Not worth the $40 I paid for it. Wish I could send it back.
I love the concept of this - elastic-free, quick Velcro, wrap-style wool cover, terrific for fast nighttime changes. And it's definitely true that the wool is serious business, nothing-but-nothing is getting through it. But we did have two problems with the actual execution of the cover that sent me running back to pull-ons: one, because of the pointy shape of the wings, the leg opening comes up high over the front of the leg, and our favored fitteds, or even a Snappi'd prefold, needed to be tucked in and would sometimes drift out to wick on sheets or jammies anyway. All the bulletproofness in the world doesn't help if the diaper doesn't stay covered. And two, the Velcro was hard and close to the edges enough to leave red or bleeding scratches on my poor babe's legs and belly! Now, we were probably pushing the size at that point (and it really does have no stretch), but still, I've used a lot of Velcro and never had that happen. So, really, Disana, take it back to the drawing board, you're so close to something great!