Why Choose Wool?
You have to feel it to believe it! Today’s wool covers are woven or knit with the softest of wool fibers. Wool covers are a great natural fiber for those cloth diapering moms out there who choose natural vs. synthetic materials for their baby (like myself!). First, a wool cover is thermal, meaning it can store water vapor up to 35 percent of its own dry weight yet it remains dry to touch and speeds up the body’s own cooling system. This means it will keep your baby dry and cool as water evaporates from the fibers. Wool is commonly suggested for night-time usage when leaks occur most often, however wool works great for all day wear as well. Second, while absorbent, wool still remains breathable, allowing for circulation around baby’s bottom. This helps prevent diaper rash, but also alleviates the health concerns of trapped heat within a diapering system. Finally, wool contains natural lanolin which creates a natural waterproof barrier, and has antibacterial properties. Wool is our best choice for day or night.
The Science of Wool