Tuesday, November 08, 2005

All I want for Christmas is some new wool dipes

The Boy's Aristocrats wool soaker is starting to get a little small for him. It breaks my heart to admit it. Oh, how I love that piece of fluff.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, the 'crats wool soaker is the best possible night-time cover I can imagine. It soaks up a huge volume of pee, and only needs to be washed every two or three weeks (unless poo gets on it, in which case it must be washed. More about wool washing soon...).

But alas, the soaker does not stretch to fit the needs of a growing baby boy. And so now I'm on the prowl for some more wool. I don't want to stop at getting just another soaker, though. I'd like to try a range of wool diapering options. Wraps, longies, shorties, bring 'em on! Bring 'em all on!

To further this end, I recently gave my mother-in-law a free downloadable knitting pattern for wool longies to pass on to her mother, who, at the age of 89, is still an avid knitter and is always looking for new projects to keep herself busy. I'm hoping that Great Gramma will knit The Boy a pair of wool longies for Christmas -- that would be so unbelievably awesome!

(If any of you think I'm getting a little over-excited about a pair of hand-knit wool pants, consider the fact that such pants often cost up to US $85. Now do you understand why I'd be excited to get some for free? Especially when they've been knit by a great-grandmother? It doesn't get any cooler than that, I tell you.)

In the meantime, I'm thinking about blowing some of my hard-earned (heh) maternity leave money on some wool dipes and covers that are available for sale online. I've been hearing some good thing about the Sugar Peas line of wool diapering products. I'm especially interested in one of their wool flannel covers. Here, check it out:

I mean, seriously. Doesn't it look cozy?

And what's especially cool is that you can buy a wool diaper that snaps into the sugar peas cover and turns it into an all-in-one diaper.

Wool + wool = 1 drooling Diaper Dame!

So far, all I've done is a bit of research. But once I make a final decision and make a purchase, I'll be sure to post a blog entry that relates where I bought the wool, how much it cost, and what the customer service was like. And I'll give my new wool fluff a spin and let you know how well it works on The Boy.

Wish me luck on the wool hunt!

Here, sheep sheep sheep...


Rascallion said...

Hi there, I wish I knew about wool soakers when my kids were in diapers. One thing I don't get though, how can a soaker do it's job with the pee and not be odourous? I'd have to see this (smell this!) to believe it!
Great blog, BTW!

Bats said...

What did you think about the Sugar Peas?
I have several months till I have to decide on a plan but wanted some advice, because I am a big fan of wool and hemp and the Sugar pea line looks wonderful.
Gong to feature your blog on mine, I love it, you are so funny!

Nikki said...

hey, I just thought I would let you guys know my experience with the sugar peas wool flannel cover. I just recieved it in the mail a couple days ago and at first glance I thought I was going to love it. but unfortunatly I was very dissapointed. first off there is no stretch what so ever to the fabric and left horrible red marks on my son. If you love wool covers I would suggest clover wool there awsome! very soft and comfty!

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Anonymous said...

my daughter is 14 years old and a bedwetter and wears a thick cloth diaper and rubberpants to bed every night.i would like to get her teen size kushies or some other type of diaper cover like them.the rubberpants crinkle over her diaper and she doesnt like it.anyone know where i can get kushies in teen size for her?