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I'm trying to find a cover to best go with CPFs. I totally dismissed the wool soakers because I just can't see how they would actually hold in the urine and poopie. And it just seems like they would grow out of them so fast (like they wouldn't be as long-lasting size wise as a wool cover with snaps to grow with the baby) Of course I've never tried them so I don't know.<br><br>
Do wool soakers really hold in urine and poopie well enough to only need to wash your soaker about once a week? Thus, being able to use the same soaker for a week at a time. Cuz this is what I'm looking for.<br><br>
I really love the look of these soakers and I think I wouldn't mind them if I only had to buy 2-3 as I see they are quite expensive.
 

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oh yes they work! obviously, your diaper has to work too, or else the cover is a moot point. but yes, we use soakers under clothes and at night and have never had a wet bed or pants yet. love 'em, love 'em, love 'em. no snaps no velcro, just soft wool in pretty colors. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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I won't use anything else now. I started with soakers made from recycled wool sweaters but I learned to knit this summer so I've made several and they work just as wonderfully. If the cover gets slightly damp then just hang it up to air out for a day or even a couple hours and it's ready to use again. They don't smell, they breathe well for good health for baby's skin and they are nice and stretchy so they last a while fit-wise.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I knitted my first one last week and we've been using it at night with a CPF & jb with no leaks or wettness.<br><br>
I love it and am almost finished with my second one. Next up the long wool pants for winter nights!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
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Of all my diapering stuff, wool was the most intimidating to me and what I thought would work the least, esp knitted soakers. I do love them, though! And I agree, you do need to have a good diaper underneath, but knitted soakers work. I'm actually waiting on one for Ian right now b/c I so badly miss the LTK I used to have for him and regret selling it, but *he* hated it. I'm hoping he'll like this one better. If not, we'll see how baby #3 likes it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
The prices of them vary greatly too. Most seem to sell around $25-$35 or so, but I've seen em in online stores at almost $50. If you get a natural one and dye it yourself, it will cost you around $20-$25. If you buy used, you can get a great deal. They are all over ebay right now so maybe you'll find a deal. The one I mentioned for Ian was kool aid dyed and it $24 including shipping...gotta <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> BIN!
 

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I havae tried lots of dipes for night time on my dd. She sleeps 13-14 hrs, and the only thing that works on her without leaks is a wool soaker. I am barrowing a crats right now and love it. It is also nice to have the pull up because my dd can't take her own diaper off in the morning. I can put anything under it too, just as long as there is enough there to soak up the pee. I highly sugest them.
 

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I was skeptical at first as well...but I learned to knit this past year, and although I have only used my own soakers, they work so well! No leaks at all, and I've used a combination of different diapers underneath. We usually use soakers at night, although I have had her in a few cute ones on the hotter days (to show off her cute tush LOL). Just this week I made a pair of wool leggings because the temperature dropped rapidly, and they are working as well as the soakers.<br><br>
Give wool a try, I bet you won't be dissappointed.
 

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LOL I seriously doubt that they would be nearly as popular if they didn't work right? no one like pee all over them! I can put my baby in a CPF and wool soaker with NO problems at all whatso ever. And honestly the sizing and fitting longer, well you have to have a soaker in your hand to realize how much they stretch have, they fit for a very long time, belive me.<br><br>
As for price, if your looking for a good deal price wise, go with a mass produced one (NZ or aristocrat would be cheaper, or a recycled butt sweater). If your looking for design or style go with a custom knit one from a WAHM, they all work. Honestly it is about all I use, I have some PUL covers that I use but wool reached for a lot more around here (it helps that it is 'what' I do, I have a lot of soakers) but yes we wash every 1-2 weeks with no problems or no smells. I usually wash when it seems like time, or when they get poopy! (with a Sugarbums fitted underneath it rarely happens, CPF's tend to let out the poopys more)<br><br>
I seriously urge you to try one out! They have a great re-sale value if you decide you don't like it, but I doubt you will have that problem! ~
 

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They SERIOUSLY work. I think my wool soakers are the MOST leakproof of anything I have. I have 3 of them and they are all from different places and all great. One of mine was from someone on e-bay that lists them all the time, and it is just as good as any of my others, and CHEAP (comparatively)! I would go for it. Soakers rock (I was TOTALLY intimidated by them too - how can they work? But they DO <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nod.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nod"> ). Hold on and I will find one from that e-bay seller... <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=26267&item=2348097376" target="_blank">Here is one</a>. You can see mine from her in the photo album that is linked to my signature below (it is the multicolored one).<br><br>
XOXO<br><br>
ETA: I paid $18.99 for mine from her.
 

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Hi Kesha,<br>
First I was scared of the <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wool"> but now it's the only thing I use at night combined with a Nighty Newt for DS and a firefly sleep tight for dd.<br><br>
I just got my first handknitted WAHM soaker from Marnie at The Cushie Tushie. It rocks - DS had been soaking through his Happy Heinys but now thanks to Marnie, we have dry pj's, sheets, and a little boy who sleeps longer <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
Now I'm attempting to learn how to knit <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"><br><br>
Go grab some wool,
 

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Yyp, what they all said. I wanted to add one mroe thing though, wools oakers actually last longer size-wise than sewn wool covers, becuase the knitting is so much more forgiving in terms of stretch that as your baby grown the soaker will grow with the baby <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Ethan is stillw earing soakers (at 2 1/2 now) that I knit for him over a year ago!!
 

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I just wanted to mention that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new Cushie Tushie longie soaker pants we got today - dd wore them for several hours during her nap today and they were awesome! (Not to mention SUPER cute!)
 
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