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We are fast approaching the hot and humid, 100 + degree weather of summer and I just can't believe wool covers could possibly be comfortable for ds. What would you recommend for extremely hot climates as a cover? During the day he goes diaperless as much as possible when we are outside, but that's not always practical. I'm hoping for something breathable yet economical. HELP!
 

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Nothing is as breathable as wool in my opinion. I would worry about what kind of chemical they would have to treat cotton with to make it water proof, it is not a natural quality of cotton.
I would consider a thinner wool cover, may be a one layer jersey or wool interlock with a wool liner layed in just the center for when you need extra protection.
Remember the robes they wear in the desert are wool!
 

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Links please.

The desert is dry heat though. Here in Oklahoma it is swelteringly humid. It would be like getting into the steam room wearing a wool sweater and a turtleneck. I agree that wool is breathable, but I need something very lightweight that still does the job.

Although it's not at all waterproof, I'm wondering about hemp. Anyone have any experiences with hemp covers?
 

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I can't believe there is a cotton cover...hmmm...that is interesting. I think wool is pretty cool. If you use a thin wool jersey cover that is very breathable and cool. Wool is supposed to be cool when it is hot and hot when it is cold, etc...
 

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Nothing is more breatheable or cooler than wool, IMO. One person mentioned that it would be like getting into a steam room with a turtleneck, but if you get a wool soaker that's not the case. It would be more like getting into a steam room with a pair of wool undies on! I live in Northern CA, and it gets fairly hot here in the summer...I plan on using wool side snap covers or soakers all summer long
 

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glad i found this thread! I was considering an alternative to my wool covers (aristocrats and sugarpeas), thinking maybe my ds was too hot in them on hot, humid days. I personally have a low tolerence for heat and humidity, so looking at what looked like a wool sweater on his cute bum on a summer day made me doubt my choice. But you've restored my confidence in the appropriateness of wool, even in summer! As far as I can tell, he's only ever cranky for reasons other than wearing a wool cover.
 

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yeah it's really hot and humid here in Missouri during the summer and we are still using our wool soakers and shorties. they are much cooler on ds than a diaper, cover, shorts coombo is. and it's quicker too
 

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I am a HUGE fan of the breathability of the Alexis Featherlite nylon pull-ons. They are cut trim through the hips, but have very generous waist and leg openings, so the cover sort of hovers over the diaper, not really touching it anywhere...but, I can still pick up ds and put him on my hip without getting a wet shirt like if he was coverless.

I love how there is no snug velcro at his waist either, like with some of his PUL wraps. They are icky in the summer I think.

He gets red and rashy from anything else not as breathable as the Alexis covers, but with them, it's basically just like going coverless.
 

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I have this one for dd:

http://www.theclothdiapercompany.com...lt.asp?One=239

I suppose it wouldn't be very good for heavy wetters since it's only one layer/. We've never had any leaks but we change pretty often.

When I feel my sugarpeas cover it does feel a bit thicker than the stacinator. I don't know how much that would translate into wettness protection though, doesn't seem that big a difference to me.
 
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