Hi there ~ If you're still needing some info about wool covers and diapers for your little one, we may be able to help. For the amount of covers needed, usually 4 to 6 diaper covers per day work best. You can rotate the covers, using one and then airing it out and using another, repeating this until you're back to the first one. You should be able to re-use the covers 3 to 5 times each before they need to be laundered -- but of course how long you can go between washings depends greatly on how often you change the cover and what it's been exposed to :) For small areas of soiling, spot-washing also works between washes. When you need to go longer between changes like for naps or nighttime, more wetness or messes have a chance to make their way to the cover, so in these situations you may get less uses out of your cover before it needs to be washed. For frequent daytime changing, a cover can usually be used for more rotations before it needs to be washed.
Snugglebottoms are a good choice as they're an affordable fitted diaper that provides good coverage while being non-bulky. Having more diaper coverage between baby and the cover helps keep the covers cleaner longer, allowing more uses before the covers need laundering. We recommend also adding a diaper doubler for nights, naps, or for heavier wetters. The non-closure version of Snugglebottoms work great when using a velcro-closing diaper cover like our Nikky Wool, as the front velcro holds the diaper in place and they're less expensive than diapers with closures. However, if using a pull-on wool soaker or longie, it's essential that a fitted diaper with closures be used to keep the diaper securely closed. A good diaper option for that would be the Stretch Bamboozle diaper. These are pricier but more elaborate, and the Size 2 has a great range of 8-35 lbs so they're useful for quite a long time.
For Wool covers we highly recommend using Eucalan Wool Wash, a mild and natural detergent containing lanolin which helps maintain the waterproof quality of woolen diaper covers.
If we can help with anything else, please let us know. We're also available at 800-676-4559 if you'd like to call with any questions.
Happy Diapering! :)