The World of Wool – Part 1: My New-Found Love

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For a long time, I was nervous about venturing in to the world of wool. So many cloth diapering mamas I knew would rave about it, but it just seemed like SO MUCH WORK!

Then, all of our nighttime diaper options became ineffective. Leaks everywhere, multiple sheet changes…so we resorted to using disposables at night again. The leaks were contained! And THEN…

One morning I came in to Little Man’s room to get him ready for the day, and HE WAS NOT WEARING A DIAPER! Awesome. (Luckily, the bedding was still clean and dry!)

So, I decided to give wool a try. I could always resell them if I didn’t like them, right? (Benefit 13546353 to cloth diapers!)

Let me tell you…everything I previously thought about wool is WRONG! I LOVE IT! These covers fit like a glove, we have had NO LEAKS!

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(Sorry for the dark picture – he would run away whenever he saw the flash…lol)

The wool we’re currently using is a work-at-home mom brand called Chelory. I use her wool-in-two cover, with a night-solution insert and a wool doubler underneath. It works fantastically for us overnight!

If you already have fitteds and are just looking for wool covers to try, Sustainablebabyish (aka: Sloomb) makes very popular covers, shorties, and longies in gorgeous colors!

A bonus of the shorties and longies? They are both a cover AND pants – you don’t need an extra cover in between!

Image via Kelly's Closet and Sustainablebabyish

Image via Kelly’s Closet and Sustainablebabyish

Some of you may be looking at the prices in shock, but keep in mind that you probably only need 3-4 covers, making wool a very economical choice! As long as the wool is not soiled or stinky – it doesn’t have to be washed after every wear!

Next time – how to wash your wool diapers!

{I am an affiliate blogger for Kelly’s Closet. This post contains affiliate links that support this blog. Please read my disclosure policy for more information.}

Unimpressed with my Quest for the Trimmest AIO

I purchased the following all-in-one cloth diaper brands to try in my quest to find the trimmest AIO! Though my love of hybrid fitteds is no secret, sometimes you need a diaper that can be worn outside the home under pants!

Let’s meet our contenders:

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  • Bagshot Row Bamboo AIO (one-size)
  • Swaddlebees Simplex AIO (one-size)
  • Chelory Stay-Dry AIO (one-size)

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All diapers were tested under the same pair of 18-24 month jeans from The Children’s Place. This is his current size, not one size up like many who CD will do to accommodate a fluffy bum. I wish I had some sized diapers to add to the comparison, but I tend to gravitate towards one-size diapers because I know we’ll get more use out of them in the long run.  I have tried the sized Swaddlebees Simplex 2.0 AIO, though I don’t currently have any for a true comparison.

Bagshot Row Bamboo (BSRB) AIO has a similar design to an AI2, with a cover and a snap-in insert.  It has a hidden layer of PUL to make it leakproof, but the shell can not be wiped clean.  Therefore, when wet OR dirty, the entire diaper will need to be washed before it is reused.

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Swaddlebees Simplex AIO has an interesting AIO design.  The soaker is sewn in, and can be stuffed into the corresponding sleeve, OR laid on top of the sleeve prior to putting on baby.  No inserts to snap-in or keep up with.

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Chelory Stay-Dry AIO has two layers sewn in on each end of the diaper, which provides fantastic absorption, while allowing for a faster drying time than most AIOs.

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Unfortunately, the results for these diapers were all the same:

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An unimpressed, unhappy toddler…with unbuttoned jeans.

I think it’s safe to say that you’ll be hard pressed to find a one-size cloth diaper that fits like a disposable under clothing.  But, that’s a good thing!  Cloth is supposed to be soft and fluffy, not thin and papery, right?  🙂

Do you have any other suggestions for cloth diapers that are trim enough to wear under jeans?  Leave them in the comments!

{Disclosure: All products in this review were purchased by me, and I received no compensation.  All opinions are 100% my own.  Please read my disclosure policy for more information.}

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