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I have 3 wool covers just waiting on the shelf to be used and I am a-skeered to put them on ds. Why?? I have no idea where this fear comes from.<br><br>
I have been using lots of AIOS and fitteds with PUL covers but I have not taken that next step to wool. I have alot of hemp fitteds that I bought with the intention of using them with wool - but I have been using them with PUL covers instead. I am afraid the wool is going to be one big soppy mess in the middle of the night.<br><br>
Help me mamas! I want to overcome this fear and learn to love the wool!
 

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Really I swear it will work!<br><br>
BUT to make yourself feel better, get the clean sheets/blanket/outfit/diaper ready next to the bed/crib or whatever before you put your DS down. I swear you won't need them but it makes you feel better that they are there and you won't have to hunt for stuff IF it did leak, but I swear it won't! it is really like magic! ~
 

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I was a-skeered of wool myself, but trust me - it works! It really is like magic! Don't fear it - embrace it! Really, what's the worst that can happen - you have to get up in the middle of the night with a soggy baby? Well, OK, that's pretty bad when you have a new baby and sleep is like gold, lol - but it won't happen! Wool is the best! It works!<br><br>
How can you be afraid of this:<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wool"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wool"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wool"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wool"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wool"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wool"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wool"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wool"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wool"><br><br>
Look how happy they are! They're jumping rope and smiling! Do those sheep look like they would ever hurt anybody? <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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Fear not the sheep <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
Actually for me, the only drawback to wool is that I use 99% prefolds and I have a child who doesn't have solid poops. Even with a snappi'd CPF some of it still escapes. That puts me washing my wool considerably more than the "once every couple of weeks" that you supposedly have to do it. If not for that, wool would be MUCH easier than PUL or fleece as far as upkeep.<br><br>
And I've only had one wool cover ever leak on me and that was because I was fairly new to CDing in general and just plain old didn't have enough absorbency in there.
 

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I totally agree with Marnie - I didn't believe it - not one bit! :LOL<br><br>
But, then I tried it - WOW - it's AMAZING!!!! I love being able to just lay it out to dry and use it again and again and again. My laundry now consists of only diapers - and that's a looot of space <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
I wash my wool covers together in the machine - on cold - with eucalan - and just put it to the rinse cycle so it doesn't rinse out the Eucalan. But, if you don't have any - you can use sportwash - it works great too!! (But you will eventually have to lanolize them).<br><br>
Try them out during the day before you take the nighttime plunge - just to reassure yourself!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> You'll be pleasantly surprised!!!
 

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Fear not the woolies<br>
They are warm and dry and soft<br>
Just like your baby<br><br>
(I am a haiku hyena, LOL)<br><br>
I doubted it too, but wool is AWESOME! Just try it!<br><br>
I have wool fears too, though - I am SO afraid that DH will wash my KSS Fish/Yu or my BBH sushi cover and I will just <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nono.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nono"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wash.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wash"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wool"><br><br>
XOXO
 

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I feared the wool for allergy reasons when I first tried it-- and once I started have never looked back. That was hmm... over 4 years ago...Granted, some made me ds or me sneeze and itch but most don't!<br><br>
Now we have <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wool"> everywhere!
 

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I have wool fears too, though - I am SO afraid that DH will wash my KSS Fish/Yu or my BBH sushi cover and I will just <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nono.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nono"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wash.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wash"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wool"><br><br>
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Anybody else learn the hard way to count the wool before you wash the dipes, to make sure it's all accounted for outside the pail?
 

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Okay - tonight is the night. I am going to do it! I am going to use my Liz's Cloth hemp fitted under my matching Liz's Cloth wool cover. Oh, I am so excited!!<br><br>
If all goes well - tomorrow night - the Aristocrat!!
 

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Woo hoo! Do not fear the wool, its awesome! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> You will love it. (Dh washed my Aristocrat in the machine on accident!) I caught it before the drier, it still shrunk a bit but nothing too terrible!) LOL
 

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Wool ROCKS!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
If it were not for wool, my ds would not be in cloth at night. He has leaked through everything else....fleece and PUL were no match for him! :LOL<br><br>
Can't wait to hear how your night goes <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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We did it!! You were right - wool rocks! Dd was leak free all night. Of course I changed his fitted 3 times because he poos everytime he eats, but I was able to use the same wool cover all night and it was dry as can be this morning. The only thing I did not like was dealing with all those snaps in the wee hours. 4 snaps on the fitted and 4 more on the cover. Tonight I will try his aristocrat - maybe the pull on will take less coordination when I am half asleep.
 

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Congrats Laura!<br><br>
I have done the night thing, too - and no leaks here either. I haven't tried going out in wool under clothes, though. That makes me a little scared... I am frightened of compression wicking in the car seat... Any words of comfort and fortitude?<br><br>
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How long of a car ride are we talking about? For normal errands about town or going to visit family about 3 hrs away, I have used wool with my heavy wetter with no compression wicking (I do have a front wetting boy though, so I don't know how it would work with a heavy wetting girl where she would be sitting right on the wet area). I do favor my Bumpy wool for those outings simply because I *know* they are reliable but back when I had a SP wool and BBH and a couple of other different ones, all but the BBH worked and that one just needed lanolizing.<br><br>
And Laura, pullon soakers at night are *wonderful* ... much much easier to do with one eye open and no snaps to fiddle with. But if you're having BF poos with every night feed I wouldn't use it if the fitted doesn't normally contain the poo or you'll be wide awake for a bath!
 
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