I really wanted to try wool covers on Little Miss Cub. Woollies are always paired with fitted diapers, and while I don’t love fitteds on Cub (see this post for why), it turns out that I love fitteds at the newborn stage. Plus, wool is so stinking cute on tiny babes!
Little Miss Cub is super fresh in the above picture. Just a few days old and around 7 lbs, and her woollies already fit. Certainly the leg openings don’t hug her skinny chicken legs, but they soon did:
Eenvoudig Small Wool Covers are actually designed to fit from 9 to 15 lbs, so no surprise that the fit wasn’t perfect at 7 lbs. Our particular design is made of an upcycled lambswool inner (which is a complete layer compared to other wool soakers which is just a strip) and upcycled lambswool with a touch of angora outer. The waistband and leg bands are made with new merino wool.
The Mama behind Eenvoudig, Delray, tells me that wool is:
– a breathable cover solution for cloth diapers;
– natural antimicrobial features allow air to pass through but not urine;
– extremely easy to care for;
– soft on baby’s sensitive skin;
– an excellent choice for nighttime diapering.
I double-lanolized our cover before using it. I use solid lanolin by Now Solutions (affiliate link).
Eenvoudig’s Lanolizing Instructions:
To lanolize (waterproof) your soaker: Melt ½ an inch of lanolin (Lansinoh and Medela make lanolin you can find at the drugstore or Target/Walmart) in hot water and add a drop to two of baby soap. Fill your sink with lukewarm water and add the lanolin/soapy water mixture. Place your clean wool soaker in the sink and gently push it under the water. Let it soak for about 15 minutes. After soaking, gently squeeze the excess water out, then roll the soaker in a towel to get most of the moisture out. Reshape your soaker, and let it dry flat.
What I love about our Eenvoudig Woollies:
- Carefully and skillyfully crafted by a Canadian WAHM;
- At just $14, they are super affordable;
- Super soft merino waist and leg bands;
- Eco-friendly, upcycled material;
- Nice and breathable;
- In a world where summer is warm (ie: not Calgary), it would be so cute to dress Little Miss Cub in sun dresses with just her woollies underneath;
- Awesome coverage over newborn fitted diapers (no pulling and tugging to get the diaper covered properly as with PUL covers).
What I love less about using woollies on a newborn:
- If a super poopslosion gets the soaker covered in poop, it’s not like you can just toss them in the washing machine;
- It’s surprisingly awkward to pull shorts up over jiggly newborn legs;
- For us, wool has never been “bulletproof” (and we’ve tried many types), sometimes I find pajamas a bit damp in the morning, other times not.
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