Originally Posted by redvlagrl
Honestly, knitted wool soakers aren't particularly waterproof or absorbent. This is what we did at first and it really annoyed me that DD's pants/sleepers were getting wet all the time. We now use wool interlock which is much better.
Depends on the brand! Aristocrats are knitted & they have three layers of knit in the soaker zone. DD has worn hers overnight every night for a year now w/ never any leaks. Never leaks or wicks under pants, either, b/c of thickness. Sustainable Babyish are two knit layers, I believe, which would not leak, either.
We also EC, so I am comfortable putting a snappied flat on dd under wool soakers b/c she rarely poops herself. Otherwise, it is fitteds ONLY under wool b/c snappied prefolds & flats are not tight enough around the legs to prevent poop from leaking out. We have three felted Crats for the new baby & 12 BG bamboo fitteds to go w/ them. We also use regular wraps & prefolds, so that is not our entire stash, lol. Crats do take a long time to dry but are v much worth it. DD wears a large & has been wearing the same 2 covers almost every day (& def every night) for the past year, so financially it has been worth it. I also bought them used, so only cost half as much. She wears a flat or fitted under them. I only wash one at a time b/c of the drying, but I also get to lay them on our radiators during the winter & put them in the sun during the summer, so only takes 2 days to dry.