Wednesday, October 26, 2005

The wonders of wool soakers

Wool soakers are sexy. OH SO SEXY.

Okay, so maybe "sexy" isn't the right adjective to apply to something you wrap around a baby bum. I'm just so seriously enamoured with my new wool soaker right now, I can't think of a better word to use.

Here's why: wool is so absorbent, it can hold double its weight in liquid and still not feel wet. You dig what I'm saying? A five-ounce wool diaper cover -- more commonly known as a wool soaker -- can absorb up to 10 ounces of liquid and still not leak. And that doesn't include the liquid held in the diaper itself.

Wool soakers suck the moisture away from baby's skin and are perfectly breathable, which means even babies with sensitive skin are far less likely to get a rash.

You know what that means, don't you? If you're using wool soakers, say helloooooooo to a good night's sleep. If you don't have to change your baby in the middle of the night, then you don't run the risk of waking your baby up so much that he or she has trouble returning to sleep. And the faster you get that baby back to sleep after you feed it, the more sleep YOU get at night.

(And if there's one thing I've discovered since becoming a parent, it's that sleep = sanity.)

But wait -- it gets even better. Wool has natural antibacterial properties that enable it to kill odors completely. A wool soaker can be absolutely saturated with baby pee and once it's dry, you know what it smells like?

Wool. That's it.

I know that many of you who haven't already been sucked into the wool vortex may have a hard time believing this, but it's true -- brownie's honour.

In fact, a wool soaker can be absolutely saturated with baby pee for up to three weeks running, and you know what it'll smell like when it dries after 21 days of such treatment? Wool.

Uh huh. That's right. Wool.

Wool diaper covers come in many forms -- wool soakers, wool wraps, even shorts and "longies" that can double as pants.

Imagine wearing a simple cotton prefold diaper under pants like these. Or these.Or how about these.

Wool. It's the best thing to wear when it's cold AND the best thing to wear when it's hot.

It's the coolest. Thing. Ever.

Now, is that sexy or what?

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Anonymous said...

I believe wool only absorbs 30% of its weight.

I do think wool is the best fabric for diaper covers, too bad grandma had to use platic pants...

And it's so cute, isn't it? Love those spider shorties.

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