Color: Cream & Pink
Size: 6-9 months
Wool soakers were commonplace back in the days before disposable diapers became the norm, and even when rubber and then plastic diaper covers became commonly available in the days before disposables were readily available and affordable, many mothers preferred wool for its softness, absorbancy and breathability. These days, wool soakers are enjoying a bit of a comeback as parents again turn to cloth diapers for their environmental friendliness and lower risk of diaper rash.
So why wool? Wool has many features that make it advantageous as a diaper cover:
|It can absorb a large volume of liquid while still remaining dry to the touch.|
|When wet it doesn't feel cold or clammy.|
|It breaths, allowing air to flow to baby's skin, helping to prevent diaper rash.|
|It is less prone to staining than many other fibers.|
Wool soakers are treated with lanolin ("lanolized") to help waterproof them. Lanolin is the oily wax-like substance that sheep naturally create to coat and waterproof their coats. Most of the lanolin is removed from wool when it is processed to make yarn, so soakers need to have fresh lanolin applied. Lanolin wears out with washing, so soakers used over cloth diapers need to be relanolized periodically.