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A New Wool that I Love

post #1 of 44
Thread Starter 
It's wool diaper liners-- not liners that go next to your baby's skin (though you could I suppose, if you want), but liners that go under a doubler or a soaker to increase the absorbency in a fitted diaper.

They are hand-crocheted of natural virgin wool and they are really cool, and they work really well. I used a daytime dipe (5 layer hemp diaper) with one of these puppies underneath the soaker last night, and I couldn't believe how dry the front of the diaper was with my super soaker in the AM. No huge diaper butt at night. I was amazed.

I'm a bit skeptical of the claim on the site that you can reuse fitted diapers and just change the doubler or soaker, but they do really increase the diaper's absorbency without much added bulk. You can read more about them on Michelle's site (www.smjae.com)-- you will find them instock, about 1/2 way down the first page.

Best of all-- they cost $2.50-$3.50, a nice price for any hyena's budget.

And, Michelle makes wonderful doublers and wipes if you're in the market for those. I've never seen such perfect serging.

Karla
post #2 of 44
Crap!! Now there's something else for me to want. Now where's that paypal i've been waiting on <---i love this guy

They sound awesome and are really pretty!
post #3 of 44
Hey, my sis and I ordered these last week. (I hope it comes before I move!)

xo pam
post #4 of 44
well, i've got more than one concern about these, but mainly i am worried about all that wetness in the doubler all smashed up against my sensitive-skinned baby's butt : it seems like this would be asking for a rash?
post #5 of 44
That is a neat concept my my boy can't use wool or i would try them
post #6 of 44
Sort of the opposite of the way a fleece liner works?
post #7 of 44
Yep, I have one that I'm trying out on Kenny . . . they are fabulously crocheted AND I love the pic on her site . . . makes them look so soft and fresh (and they are)

Yes, they sort of are the 'opposite' effect as fleece. Bottom line *pun intended* they make your diapers absorb more by repelling the moisture and forcing the soaker to actually allow more to soak into it.
post #8 of 44
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Originally posted by frognladybugmama
well, i've got more than one concern about these, but mainly i am worried about all that wetness in the doubler all smashed up against my sensitive-skinned baby's butt : it seems like this would be asking for a rash?
This is my concern, too. With the rash problems we've been having, it seems like it could be asking for trouble. I'd be interested to hear more details addressing this issue from those that have used them.
post #9 of 44
How is it different than using a wool cover if the wool thingy goes under the soaker:
post #10 of 44
They sound great!

I just ordered 4
post #11 of 44
It's good to hear a review of these! I've been eyeing them for awhile, wondering if they'd be worth it. However, I keep going back to Heather's article about absorbency (in other words, that I should end my quest for super absorbency) and also have been wondering if it would add a lot of bulk, but hadn't considered it for nighttime. Hmmmmm!

Edited to add . . .Aww, I just ordered 2! Gotta try 'em.
post #12 of 44
I was just thinking about making some of those earlier this week, but wasn't sure how it would work. .You would need to put it underneath a doubler.. Figuires.. When i finally have a good idea.. Someone else has alrady had it 1st...



Warm Squishy Feelings...

Dyan
post #13 of 44
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by mara
How is it different than using a wool cover if the wool thingy goes under the soaker:
Because the wool liner is between the soaker and the body of the diaper, whereas a wool cover is on the other side (outside) of the fitted dipe.

That help?

Karla
post #14 of 44
Looks interesting! Have to add those to my list now! Thanks for the link!

I think if you put a fleece liner on top of a doubler, on top of the wool - then baby's bottom would still stay dry, but you'd still get the effect of the doubler absorbing more. Right?

And, pynki - I think you should make them anyway. Wouldn't it be awesome to have a doubler topped in fleece, with wool on the bottom, all sewed together into one? If that's possible? Go ahead and use that idea since I don't OWN a sewing machine and don't have an OUNCE of creativity when it comes to stuff like that! The last time I sewed was 9th grade home-ec when I sewed my two shirt peices together...one wrong side out and one right side out.

Laura
post #15 of 44
Please post a link to Heather's article?
post #16 of 44
I would use these solely for night-time. At present we use Wool Covers at night unless we are using the (2) LD AIWs that we have.

The LD AIWs have a fleece topped doubler, so as the velour snap-in and the doubler absorb the moisture, Kenny stays feeling dry through the night.

When we use prefolds, we use a Stay Dry Liner to get the same effect and a wool pull on cover or a Fuzbomb - usually the Wool pull on works best over bulky 'night-stuffed' prefolds.

I am interested in these for night-time, because I want the diaper to be absorbent and yet, I don't want something that won't breathe at the same time.

I'm not going to get up in the night to change a diaper unless Kenny nurses (and he has dropped night-time nursing) and feels wet. So, this is a great way to get 'more' (in my opinion) out of a doubler.

In the daytime I wouldn't use it - more frequent diaper changes is much healthier from what I've read.
post #17 of 44
OH most definatly, wool is a super soaker. In Germany there is a diaper that uses a wool soaker (not a soaker=cover but soaker as in middle of the diaper) in a pocket fasion. You just pull it out and wash it with the rest of your diapers and dryer dry too how easy is that?! I have cut up an old wool blanket and serge edges adn use that for inserts to my all cotton pocket diapers (have been for MONTHS). Makes for a super trim and soaky (I prefer that word to "thirsty" lol) diaper and I let my ds run around w/o a cover. I wash the "inserts" with the reg diapers and dry, so no special treatment. It's the lanolin in wool that "repels" the liquid, but w/o lanolin or little lanolin, wool soaks wonderfully. I may have to get out my hooks and make some pretty ones, lol but happy with my felted wool blanket for now.
post #18 of 44
Quote:
Originally posted by reeseccup
It's the lanolin in wool that "repels" the liquid, but w/o lanolin or little lanolin, wool soaks wonderfully. I may have to get out my hooks and make some pretty ones, lol but happy with my felted wool blanket for now.
It sounds like these from SMJAE do have lanolin in them so act more as a repellent than as a super soaker layer. But I like your version with no lanolin. Those I would imagine would be fantastic for nighttime use - soak up tons of liquid and don't force too much into the soaker, thus making baby feel wetter.

Since we've been having this horrible rash problem, I'm looking hard for a good solution to nighttime diapering; I'm anxious to get back out of 'sposies at night. I may have to hunt around to see if I can find an army surplus store in the neighborhood.
post #19 of 44
OK, I'm trying to get this. So it's for when you use a doubler and you put it between the doubler and the diaper? So it's having wool on the other side of the 'soaker' that is helping. I still don't see why then wearing a wool cover over a diaper (without a doubler) doesn't do the same thing : I think it sounds like a great idea, I'm just trying to wrap my brain around it.
post #20 of 44
OK, I went to the site and read her descriprion. It isn't acting like an absorber like those German ones, it is acting like a repellant. In essence she is using the diaper almost like a cover.

" Because no wetness reaches the outer diaper, it is possible to simply change the doublers without changing the entire diaper"

interesting. I'm going to have to at least try it.
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