Are you curious about wool diaper covers? A lot of our customers are attracted to wool diaper covers, but they are afraid caring for wool will be too much work or that wool will leak. Wool is absorbent and breathable, and it takes only a little extra care.
What about Waterproof
No, wool diaper covers are not waterproof. That is a good thing.
Wool is breathable. A wool diaper cover is the most breathable diaper cover that you can find. Wool keeps your baby comfortable by maintaining a normal body temperature under the diaper cover so your baby is never overheated, hot or sweaty within their diaper. Parents are amazed when they remove a polyester diaper cover and compare this to a wool diaper cover. The temperature under the wool is always cooler.
Wool is absorbent. The structure of wool fibers allows wool to absorb one-third or more of its weight in liquid. Urine isn’t sitting on the outside of the fiber but is absorbed to the core away from baby.
If air can move through the cover to keep baby cool and if moisture moves in and through the fibers, some moisture will also move through the cover. A good wool diaper cover will not leak, though the air in the vicinity of your baby’s bottom may be a bit more humid that if you had kept all of that moisture locked inside a laminated polyester cover.
Sensitive skin under a wool diaper cover gets more exposure to air and less sitting against wetness, which also means less diaper rash.
Wool Care Basics
Wool resists bacteria and odor.
- If a wool diaper cover is just a little bit wet, hang it to dry between diaper changes.
- If the cover is very wet, rinse in water, squeeze excess water out, and hang to dry.
- If the cover is soiled, wash in warm water and a teaspoon to a tablespoon of wool wash like Eucalan, squish, squeeze water out without wringing, then hang to dry.
For a diaper cover than hasn’t been soiled, wash at least every two weeks. This adds a 3-5 minutes of hand squishing to your wash routine, but it is worth the benefits
- bacteria resistant
- odor resistant
The benefits of wool for your baby are worth a few extra minutes of washing.
Wool Diaper Covers for Summer
Many parents ask us what their options are during the warmer summer months to keep their baby cool and comfortable. Our Stacinator wool diaper covers are the perfect choice! Stacinator makes one of the trimmest fitting, lightweight wool diaper cover options around. Wool diaper covers are the perfect summertime diaper cover and our Stacinator wool diaper covers make it easy and FUN! With many colours to choose from, simply pair with a t-shirt and baby is set to go.