So, you want to know what my new obsession has been for the last few months?
Wool! I even love fitteds now, too. I wish I had listened to everyone sooner and tried wool long ago.
|E wearing wahm knit shorties.|
I also thought that wool would be hard to care for. They have to be handwashed (I hate handwashing anything!). And lanolized. I thought that was just too much work. But for $6, I'd give it a try. In the back of my mind I just knew I wouldn't like it.
I held on to the wool for several weeks before even opening the bag it came in. I finally did, and then lanolized them. I had bought some Eucalan wool wash, and just used some spare Lansinoh brand lanolin that I had leftover from the early nursing days. I line dried them in the bathroom. I was surprised when they were still damp 2 days later.
When they were finally dry, I put a spare fitted diaper that I had laying around under the wool. E didn't seem to mind it at all. I thought, okay, maybe this isn't so bad. When it came time to change his diaper, the wool was still dry on the outside. I guess I was a little skeptical and thought it wouldn't really be waterproof. But it was.
Wild Child Woolies
But I didn't get the chance to try it for a couple months. I didn't lanolize the wool right away, and then Ryan and I were in our motorcycle accident. Life was turned upside down for awhile, and my mom took over diaper laundry. So E continued to wear a pocket with an added gflapper for overnight.
Once I was feeling a little better, I lanolized the wool and waited the few days it took to dry (which is my biggest complaint about wool -- the long dry time). Then I put the Tiny Tush fitted on him (with the trusty gflapper) under the Tiny Tush wool. The next morning, I knew we had finally found the best night time option.
Why didn't I listen to everyone sooner?!
|Custom Shorties by Fluffabebe.|