4 Great Reasons to Choose Wool for Your Newborn
We’re gearing up for a new baby around here – and I’m getting the wool ready! There’s some great reasons wool is perfect for diapering newborns:
Natural fibers – just born, you won’t know right away if your baby is allergic or sensitive to materials in disposables, or even PUL diapers. So start with natural fibers to keep rashes and other irritations away from your baby’s delicate new skin.
Generous sizing – most knit wool longies and shorties are very forgiving and stretchy when it comes to fit. So instead of fretting over whether those newborn covers will even fit if your baby comes out much bigger than expected, go with some wool and you’ll be sure to get a good fit!
Saves laundry time – since you don’t have to launder your wool diapers EVERY time you use them, you will only have to launder the flats, prefolds, and fitteds you use underneath. And we know newborns have to be changed constantly, so using a wool cover pretty much guarantees you’ll always have a cover handy – versus a PUL cover/pocket diaper that would need to be washed either every few times or every time you use it!
Baby comfort (and your own!) – the unique wicking and breathable properties of wool will bring your newborn the best in dry comfort as he or she starts a new life with you! When used and lanolized properly, wool contains wet and leaks so well, you should never have to worry about a damp lap, or a baby waking up in the middle of the night crying and soaked through their pajamas.
Four great reasons to stock up on some wool covers for your newborn!
Julie can also be found blogging about family life (and of course, cloth diapering!) at her blog A Year With Mom and Dad, and also loves to chatter on Facebook and Twitter!