Disana Merino Wool Knit Overalls are made with organic wool. No exposed cold, bare tummies with overalls on! The soft knit wool is like the Disana Leggings but in an overall style with looser legs and banded ankles. The shoulder straps button in front and in back and are completely removable. Some moms of very oral babies choose to use a needle and thread to sew the front strap on and button it only in the back. For young babies who are not yet mobile, the straps are not even required but they are cute. At home, I often took them off completely until baby became mobile. Always inspect buttons and snaps. I love how the overalls come up high with nothing binding at the waist and keep baby's body temperature regulated so nicely. Unlike the sleep sack, these work in a car seat while still being as comfortable as a cozy light blanket. Babies are soothed by wool. And of course since it is wool, it does provide a layer of wetness protection to ensure that everything around baby stays dry just in case. It is normal and expected for the very fine merino wool to pill with use because it is very soft wool. This is a beautiful clothing item for those who enjoy natural organic fibers and pure comfort. When it is time to wash it, please wash by hand in a proper wool wash to keep it soft and in shape. Made in Germany.
Size 50-56 is for newborns. It is a little big at first but babies grow quickly.
Care instructions for wool from Disana in Germany:
Wool is similar in its consistency to human hair. Therefore, as with hair washing, only the mildest detergent should be used. Wool absorbs little dirt. The surface of the fibres effectively repel dirt. Woollen clothing therefore seldom needs to be washed and usually a thorough airing will suffice. When washing is necessary, natural wool should be hand washed at a maximum temperature of 30°C. Wool is extremely sensitive to soap and soap suds. In washing wool therefore, always use a special wool detergent. To avoid felting, wool should never be soaked, rubbed, wrung out or brushed. Simply squeeze gently by hand and air dry flat. Wool should never be dried on a heater or tumble dried.
I love these for our Maine winters. They keep my baby warm. I've gone walking with her in these, her inside, Disana bonnet and booties, in the baby wrap quite comfortably. I like that they are chest high. I have found that the chest band stretches with use. Now that she is a little wiggly (one month old), I use the straps to keep them from coming off. Washing returns them to original shape.
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These are great, they fit over all this clothes because they're so stretchy but still super warm. It's only been cold for a few weeks but we use them almost every day we go out now!
I purchased these for my large, round baby, because regular pajamas and pants would not fit over her cloth diapered bottom. I love them! These do run large. My baby is 9 months old, 20 lbs and 29 1/4 inches long. She has a big bottom, chubby thighs and a high rise, and is in the 80-90th percentile for growth, and she still has room to grow in size medium, and I have the legs cuffed. She usually wears them over a GMD fitted (size x-large) or GMD prefold (size med or large) with a diaper cover. I took the buttons off and sewed the front strap to the overall, because my kid kept trying to eat the buttons. Now, I can let out the straps as she grows. The wool is so soft and comfy, and it doesn't restrict my baby as she moves around. They have an extra panel in the crotch, which is a nice feature. We use these overalls as pajamas on colder nights over a GMD Clotheez fitted and a PLU cover. We haven't had any leaks yet. She also wears them around the house on cold days, and they are a perfect mid-layer for going outside for walks in the winter. I have only had to wash them once so far, and they did fine (I hand washed them with wool wash). There is some pilling, but I was expecting that. I haven't had any trouble with the waist/chest band stretching out, but I can see how that might happen eventually. Felting it a bit would seem to help. I will definitely be getting the next size up when she grows out of these. I would highly recommend!
I have such affection for these pants. I bought size small rather than XS for my coming newborn, reasoning that my babies get big fast (they're born pretty normal sized but get to 20lbs sometime before 5mo, so we go through about four clothing sizes in the first couple months). Turns out that I needn't have worried, the small was huge, but after a couple weeks (probably 11-12 lbs?) it was close enough that he could wear it pulled up under his armpits or rolled down with the straps off, cuffs rolled or just pulled over his feet since it was winter. It is so. snuggly. There is nothing better than picking up a curly cuddly newborn in soft squishy wool that stays covering his tummy and ankles. We used a tube-shaped snuggle sack as well and I liked that too, but the Disana overalls were more versatile - they work in the carseat or in a carrier, and they don't ride up the legs once baby starts kicking and wiggling and gets a little longer-legged. We did not use it as a diaper cover, but over a PUL cover, usually with a onesie only snapped in the middle or just pulled far down, and my shockingly-heavy-wetting little baby needed that extra protection at night! He's my fourth baby, so I've tried a variety of ideas for clothing and diapering a young baby, and these (and the snuggle sack, that was awesome too) are my favorite; if I have another winter baby, I'll be getting a couple more of these (or if we manage a summer one, Disana pull-up soakers!). He was a late February baby and it got warm enough to stop wearing pants (June?) before he outgrew them, but I did try them on him later and I think they'd serve well up to about a size 12m. For reference, he's above the 95th percentile for weight and about the 50th for height, with a tall rise and a wide bum, so a longer, narrower baby could fit quite differently. But this style of pant, with cuffed ankles, tall waistband and free bum & legs, fits so well for such a long time I imagine it is pretty flexible for shape too. There are downsides, have to mention them: Yep, the top band does stretch out eventually. That's okay if you're using the straps. Or you could felt it smaller, though it wouldn't then be as stretchy. Second, it does not look so great when it gets pilly; I'm not sure I'd choose these for a crawling baby, except perhaps for pajamas. Still, really lovely baby pants and a good value, too.