Please ignore the tagged sizes. The ladies who knit them couldn't read the English words. The rise measurement is what matters for shorts. We measured from the bottom of the crotch to the waistband. The larger the rise, the more night diaper can fit underneath it. To compare, measure a pair of pants or shorts that fits your baby over whatever you would use underneath these. Use that rise measurement and your baby's age to pick your correct size. Each pair is unique and individually knit so each pair is a little different. They are so soft and durable. Wow! These are so lovely.
Idea for a young baby they can work and fit more like capri length pants or regular pants on a little one. Later on, they'll fit like shorts. Shorts can fit for a very long time.
An alternative to Disana Wool Pull-on for night diapering.
Two-layer alpaca is an effective, breathable diaper cover fabric. It really is two layers of beautiful, soft alpaca. These lovely baby pants are two layers and are both the diaper cover and the clothing. Alpaca is more durable than merino wool and also very soft. No dyes! The lovely gender-neutral brown color is the actual color of the super-fine grade alpaca fiber. The second layer is basically a pair of shorts connected at the top inside to another pair of shorts. This works as a diaper cover and is often chosen as pajama bottoms over an abosrbent night cotton diaper. But it really is beautiful daytime clothing, too, so it's not just your night diaper cover.
See the inside and more pictures (of the pants, anyhow) on babies. Yes, for real, you really can machine wash these on a very gentle or wool cycle, lay flat to dry, and not bother lanolizing. Alpacas don't make lanolin (they are not sheep, they are alpacas!) so their fiber doesn't need lanolizing. I don't lanolize but I still prefer to hand-wash my daughter's Kusikuys because I think hand washing my lovely wools and alpaca is fun and not hard to do. Alpaca is warmer than merino wool. These pants are night-worthy yet suitable for day wear as your favorite clothing item, no diaper separate cover needed. Fair trade made conscientiously in Bolivia, these pants are a custom-ordered item hand-knitted for Green Mountain Diapers. We only get a few dozen per year and when they are gone for the season they are gone for a while until more are knit.
Hand knit in Bolivia, fair trade, good wages. I really mean "hand knit" - with knitting needles, and that circular piece that connects the needles to make the circle. They are not made on a machine but are actually hand-knit by women, providing jobs and income for the indigenous women in rural Bolivia as an extra thing as they go about their lives. This is very small-scale and custom. No sweat-shop manufacturing at all for these. They are really quite homemade by highly skilled knitters. These are so lovely. The tan color will vary from tan to brown but all of the shades are lovely and alpaca is so soft and wonderful! There is no need to lanolize these. Alpaca is very hypo-allergenic since there is no sheeps lanolin on them. Once you try and know alpaca, you'll be sold on it and not even want to use any others.
Measurements will vary a little and finish work will vary, too. These really are hand knit on needles so expect variations which is part of the beauty of them. Please wash by hand.
Absolutely love these shorties, they are just as amazing as the longies! so soft, and fit great!!! my 15 month old can fit the 2T size in these great, and she also wears the 2T in the longies as well, with room to grow. They are very well made, I highly recommend these!