Do you want an incredibly breathable, gentle and beautiful cover for your cloth nappies which are soft against babies skin leaving no sock marks even overnight?
Want a seriously environmentally friendly and sustainable option for use with your baby?
AND a nappy cover which can be worn as an item of clothing?!
Then a wool longies might be for you!
Handmade in Estonia with two layers of extra fine stretchy mulesing free merino wool these wool longies feel like luxury soft trousers for your little one...beware you will want a pair for yourself!
Medium 80cm but fits 74cm-86cm roughly
Large 86cm but fits 80cm-92cm+
The large fits my 3.5 year old who is 100cm
Unlike PUL or fleece covers, these wonderful wool wraps don’t shed ANY microplastics in to our oceans (read more about this here) and once in regular use only need to be gently handwashed or in your washing machine on a wool cycle every 4-6 weeks (sometimes even longer) as long as they don’t come in to contact with poo.
Wool wraps are also brilliant for heavy wetting babies, babies in hot climates, with sensitive skin or eczema as it allows their skin to breathe. Wool is a wonderful textile; in the summer it keeps baby cool and, in the winter, helps keep them warm. It is an incredible natural fabric.
How to use
Once your wool longies are lanolised, simply pull up over your flat nappy fitted to baby and off you go. As long as the nappy is well boosted, and not completely sopping wet, then you should have no leaks.
When first lanolising fabrics can transfer colors when they are in water. You should definitely not mix light and dark pairs of pants in the lanolising process
Some people are put off wool due to the lanolising process, but if you know how to make a lasagne or make a frothy fancy coffee at home then we would suggest that you are equally capable of lanolising a beautiful wool cover! And we stock everything you need to do this in beautiful non sheepy smelling (lanolin comes from sheep wool) scents using the wool care products we stock.
When you get your wool wrap gently handwash it in tepid water using wool soap or baby bath/soap. What we mean by handwashing is: submerge in water, gently massage, leave it for a bit, turn inside out and repeat.
Then lanolise your wool twice before use, detailed descriptions on how to do this can be found here.
Dry and then put on baby, allow to air each day and then just hand wash every month or so! Your wool cover will need lanolising at each wash but you can use the lanolin maintenance spray between washes to help boost the lanolin and keep smelling divine!
Do not wring out, simply press, excess liquid out and lay flat to dry (do not hang from a line). More information and guidance here.