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I'm thinking about making the leap into the world of wool but I'm completely clueless and have no idea where to start or what all the terms mean. Can someone give me a crash course in the terminology (ie...what the heck is felted?) How do you care for it and what are your favorites? Also, do you use fitted's under the covers or would I have to learn to use prefolds? And a final question. Is wool really comfy? I can't stand wool sweaters - I think they're itchy and hot. We live in Phoenix so I'm worried that not only will it be scratchy but won't it be too hot as well?
 

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I am no expert but <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> wool so this is wool according to Erin.<br>
Felted is when the wool is washed and dryed on hot to make it thinker, makes it more waterproof for lack of better word. Caring for wool is actually pretty easy just air it out between uses (get two and alternate) and wash every couple of weeks with Euculan. Unless it gets poopy on it, then wash it soon. To wash with Euculan what I do is fill up the sink with cool water scrub any poopies that may have been on the diaper cover and let it soak for about 15 minutes. Then i drain the water, no need to rinse and roll it up in a towl and hang it to dry.<br>
My favorites are patchwork pixie (great with prefolds) 7th heaven baby (very trim) and fuz easy (also very trim)<br>
I use fitteds and prefolds with my wool, i mainly use prefolds with my patchwork pixie because then i don't have to secure my prefolds first and use fitteds with the side snapping.<br>
As for being comfortable, they are very soft and not scratchy at all. Wool breaths really well, and ds's little private area is never hot like it is when he wears a pul cover.<br>
I hope I helped a little and sorry for any wrong info, like i said this is according to Erin. Good luck. I <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wool">
 
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