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<p>We are expecting a new little one next summer and have decided that we are going to go with cloth diapers. I really would like to use all wool covers. Is this realistic? Is there a reason that we would need to have non-wool covers?</p>
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<p>Also, I have seen a lot of ADORABLE and AFFORDABLE wool covers on Etsy. I am sure it varies from seller to seller, but has anyone had experience with buying wool covers from the site? Are non merino wool diapers itchy? Any experience and advice is greatly appreciated. </p>
 

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<p>I didn't like wool covers at first because they'd get poopy from the constant pooping. Too much washing and long drying times! Would have needed about 15 I think! Once that stopped I liked the wool a lot better.</p>
 

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<p>I only have merino wool covers for my newborn, and they work fine for us. We only have 2 but that's all we need. If one gets poopy I wash it with the wool soap (suds & duds) and then squeeze out the water then I lay it on a towel and roll it up a couple times until it's mostly dry then I hang it up for about an hour and its good to go. I hate the idea of putting synthetic material on my newborns tiny hiney (thats the reason I'm using CD) so we're using the disana diaper  system. Organic cotton liner and tie on diaper and organic merino wool cover.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>is it puppies?</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1280467/new-to-cd-and-having-questions-about-wool-covers#post_16060082"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I didn't like wool covers at first because they'd get poopy from the constant pooping. Too much washing and long drying times! Would have needed about 15 I think! Once that stopped I liked the wool a lot better.</p>
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<br><br><p>I agree.  Wait a few months to do all wool.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>KaraJMay</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1280467/new-to-cd-and-having-questions-about-wool-covers#post_16071586"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I only have merino wool covers for my newborn, and they work fine for us. We only have 2 but that's all we need. If one gets poopy I wash it with the wool soap (suds & duds) and then squeeze out the water then I lay it on a towel and roll it up a couple times until it's mostly dry then I hang it up for about an hour and its good to go. I hate the idea of putting synthetic material on my newborns tiny hiney (thats the reason I'm using CD) so we're using the disana diaper  system. Organic cotton liner and tie on diaper and organic merino wool cover.</p>
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I have looked at the disana system. How is it working out for you? I have heard that the tie gets wet and can be difficult to untie. I would love to hear about your experience with this system.</p>
 

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<p>curious about disana as well . . . . we use mostly pockets, but i'm interested in using something softer against baby's skin. for those with experience, how many covers does one need? they do not come cheap!</p>
 

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<p>We have the whole disana system from <a href="http://www.asmallgreenfootprint.com" target="_blank">http://www.asmallgreenfootprint.com</a> wool covers, tie on diapers, flannel liners and silk liners (for diaper rash). They have worked great for us. I've have the since DD was born and we used them in the hospital and ever since. They definitely have a steeper learning curve them most other cloth diapers especially AIOs but if your looking for 100% organic no plastic covers, snaps, velcro, or liners it's the best system out there. It took us about a week to really get the hang of them (folding and tying them properly so they don't leak). DD is 1month old now so I can't tell you how they work on older babies and  toddlers but we love them. The ties have only gotten wet once, but we still have to fold the tri-folded liner down in the front so she'd have to leak through 6 layers of flannel and the diaper before getting to the ties, un-tieing it was <em>more</em> difficult but the ties are so thick that it's really not difficult to untie them at all.</p>
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<p>We have 15 liners and diapers. I do the laundry almost everyday the come in packs of 3 if I had 2 more packs I could probably do it every other day. I recommend 2 wool covers of each size so your baby can wear one while the other is drying. We have 1 XS but she can fit in the bigger size S while waiting. All of disana's product run very large so keep that in mind. We have the wool bonnet and coverall as well. If you want to use them I'd recommend using them alone (not with another diaper system) for a bit so you can get used to them. Everyone I know who has only bought 3 gave up on them. in favor of the easier diaper. But if your really want to have only the most natural fibers next to your baby's skin there is nothing better.</p>
 

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<p>By the way Naturallove hessnatur has a wool diaper cover made in Germany that is as far as I can tell exactly the same as disana's for only $15  they almost always have free shipping as well. I didn't buy mine from them, I found the website after I ordered mine.</p>
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<p><a href="http://us.hessnatur.com/shop/productdetail.action?modelCode=51690&pos=1&advertiser=M0B|L0B" target="_blank">http://us.hessnatur.com/shop/productdetail.action?modelCode=51690&pos=1&advertiser=M0B|L0B</a></p>
 

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<p>I also use the disana system - with dd as well as ds - and we also use a AIO system as well. I truly prefer disana. Nothing has the power to contain a blow-out better than a cloth diaper, and disana works better than our AIO dipes. I do have issues with the wool soakers though. But that's a whole other post.</p>
<p>Learning to use the tie-on diapers wasn't that difficult. And wet ties? I think the only time it was an issue was when doing laundry. With dd I only washed every few days and didn't have a dryer. I made a hangman's knot in the ties to keep them from getting tangled up in the other ties. A lot of work, actually, but the ties stayed whole. This time I'm washing and using a drying everyday and just tossing them in the laundry and wishing them good luck. I've got one diaper that needs a new tie sewed on, but they're doing ok, otherwise. I might go back to using the knot unless I find another method.</p>
 
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