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jeskawest
Farmgirl in Training

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Jessica
Long Beach California
USA
14 Posts

Posted - May 29 2014 :  07:26:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have just a couple questions for you cloth diapering farmgirl mommies out there. For both my son (now potty trained) and baby girl I have used cloth diapers with Thirsties brand diaper covers. They work great and I have no complaints, but I recently discovered wool diaper covers. I purchased a couple of Disana covers and I am using those at night time for my baby girl, but I am really interested in knitting some of my own as she gets bigger. I even downloaded some free patterns on ravelry, in anticipation of the day that I have time (and free hands) to knit again.
So I am basically looking for any tips or advice from anyone who has used wool covers or made your own. How do you use and care for them? What has your experience been? Thanks!

Jessica

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DandeeRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Alicia
Charlestown, IN
1492 Posts

Posted - May 29 2014 :  7:02:54 PM  Show Profile  Send DandeeRose a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I cloth diaper but I am a pocket fan ;). Hope you can find so.e help. Good luck!!!

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MagnoliaWhisper
True Blue Farmgirl

2817 Posts

Heather
Haysville Kansas
USA
2817 Posts

Posted - Aug 26 2014 :  8:08:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
you will want to lanolize them, wash them in a small bucket of water and lanolin (I like the scented kind, like cj butters, especially the melon scent), swish around, and let soak like over night. then I squeeze out and dry on a rack till dry.


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cajungal
True Blue Farmgirl

2348 Posts

Catherine Farmgirl Sister #76
Houston Area Texas
2348 Posts

Posted - Aug 27 2014 :  1:59:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I used cloth diapers over 20 years ago and all we had were the plastic pull up covers. So, I have no advice. ha ha

But, I am totally jealous of all the cute products and accessories available today.

One of the best compliments from one of my daughters: "Moma, you smell good...like dirt."
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MagnoliaWhisper
True Blue Farmgirl

2817 Posts

Heather
Haysville Kansas
USA
2817 Posts

Posted - Aug 27 2014 :  2:28:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
well wool covers have been around before the plastic actually. But, when plastic came around many bought them. But, I actually have a girl friend that used wool covers 30 years ago, and my grandma used wool covers 60 plus years ago. They don't have to be washed as often as plastic and are more breathable etc.


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girlfriday
True Blue Farmgirl

50 Posts

Jessica
Dallas TX
USA
50 Posts

Posted - Aug 28 2014 :  09:10:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I cloth diapered mine but used fuzzi buns pocket diapers.
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cajungal
True Blue Farmgirl

2348 Posts

Catherine Farmgirl Sister #76
Houston Area Texas
2348 Posts

Posted - Aug 28 2014 :  2:05:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
@Heather....That would make sense about the wool covers...wool existed looonnnnggg before plastic. (*duh, feeling silly*) Back then, we didn't have a computer or internet, so I didn't do a lot of researching that is available to the gals today. Not to mention an awesome forum like this!!!!

One of the best compliments from one of my daughters: "Moma, you smell good...like dirt."
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auntjenny
True Blue Farmgirl

277 Posts

Jenny
San Luis Obispo CA
USA
277 Posts

Posted - Aug 28 2014 :  9:47:15 PM  Show Profile  Send auntjenny a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Like catherine, I cloth diapered my oldest two boys (now 36 and 34) using regular flat birdseye diapers and pins with plastic pants. So much has changed for the better! I have used wool covers for foster kids and liked them. The tips above were great.

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knittingmom
True Blue Farmgirl

665 Posts

AnneMarie
Edmonton Alberta
Canada
665 Posts

Posted - Oct 31 2014 :  5:20:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well I'm making my own cloth diapers and covers, much more cost effective than buying the pre-mades at $22 per diaper (that's right $22.00 for one). I also can't justify the cost of paper diapering both on the environment and the pocket book.

Can't even find just flat diapers that you fold yourself anymore. I should have saved what I had from my last baby 4 years ago, however didn't and am very pregnant with no. 5.

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notathreatinsight
True Blue Farmgirl

626 Posts

Erin
Monroeville IN
USA
626 Posts

Posted - Nov 03 2014 :  08:25:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I used gdiapers, and I bought them on ebay. I stripped the inserts, and I also just bought fabric on amazon and made my own inserts. I think it was micro fleece and hemp? I can't remember. Even getting things second hand and making some of them myself was expensive though. I have no doubt that it saved us money in the long run, but wasn't cheap up front.

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MagnoliaWhisper
True Blue Farmgirl

2817 Posts

Heather
Haysville Kansas
USA
2817 Posts

Posted - Nov 05 2014 :  1:32:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I buy a lot of second hand. Amazon has the brand I use most though for 2 to 3 dollars per a diaper, ozocozy better fits is what I like. Flats can just be flour sack towels. Woolies can be made with second hand 100 percent wool sweaters, using the arms and waist band.


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DustBowlMomma
Farmgirl at Heart

9 Posts

Chelsea
Slaughterville Oklahoma
USA
9 Posts

Posted - Nov 23 2015 :  7:47:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love my wool covers. I buy a lot used from some of the wool swap groups on Facebook. You can get flats from greenmountaindiapers.com that are large enough for big babies too
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