Wool Longies, Shorties & Skirties

4 CommentsMonday, 13 April 2015

The Nappy Lady sells wool wraps that fasten with velcro or the fabulous bespoke pull on wool covers from Forget Me Knots.  If you or you know someone who is good with knitting needles you could get them to make you some wool outfits. You can make wool longies which look like trousers, shorties which are more like shorts or skirties for girls which are a knitted skirt with knitted knickers attached underneath. They come in different colours so look very pretty, they can be custom made to fit, they are soft and much more breathable than PUL. They will also eventually compost down.

They get worn instead of trousers, skirts etc. Wool is naturally anti bacterial so they shouldn’t smell unless they are overdue a wash or have got soiled with poo. If they haven’t got soiled they get washed about once a month depending on the amount of use, if you have a couple you can air them inbetween use. They shouldn’t feel wet or wick mositure and if they do you need to relanolise them. You don’t relanolise them every time you wash them.

In terms of leaks, it really depends on how good the nappy underneath is as you’re relying on the nappy to keep as much in as possible. If your children have really runny poo, which regularly gets out of the nappy onto the wrap then using wool could become more work for you. As they are more breathable they can be especially good when little one is teething and their wee becomes super strong.

You'll find some great patterns on www.ravelry.com

Nikki Smith
Saturday, 22 October 2016  |  13:16

Hi! Could these be used during the day?

Wednesday, 26 October 2016  |  10:42

Yes absolutely. Generally if using a shorties, skirties these are used instead of other clothing.

Sarah Davies
Friday, 10 February 2017  |  9:45

should something woollen be worn over your crocheted wraps or could normal clothes be used? I imagine cotton would start to feel damp? Do the crocheted wraps add a lot of bulk to the nappy? Thanks Wendy

Monday, 6 March 2017  |  11:54

You can wear normal clothes over wool wraps but you don't have to. You can use them as normal parts of clothing especially if you're using wool longies.

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