If you love wool but want something a little less bulky than a thick wool soaker during the day, you will love these nappy pants! These are the thinnest, most lightweight wool diaper covers we have found, and they work wonderfully well. These breathable wool shorts are so trim that you can fit any garment over them with hardly any bulk at all. They are trim but still have the absorbency and moisture-repelling properties of wool.
This merino wool cover is very thin, lightweight and single-knit, so it is ideal for daytime use and is great for hot summer days. This cover fits nicely over any pre-fold or fitted cloth diaper.
Because this is a single knit, thin wool cover, we do not recommend using this during naps or overnight. You will need to change the cover more frequently than you would with a thick, double-knit wool cover. This particular cover is not designed for night time or nap time use, but rather for daytime use and times when you are able to change your baby's diaper on a regular basis. Please keep in mind that wool is not waterproof like synthetic covers, but it is extremely absorbent and contains lanolin, which naturally repels moisture. This cover will stay dry longer the thicker and more absorbent the cloth diaper layer is underneath.
Wool provides excellent moisture regulation; it wicks moisture away from the skin and can absorb up to one third of its weight in moisture and return it to the environment. In addition, it does not soil or retain odors easily, so it does not need to be washed very frequently.
Made by Engel, these nappy covers are 100% organic virgin Merino wool, certified organic by the International Association of Natural Textile Industry (IVN) and the Global Organic Textile Standard. This wool is finely crimped, does not itch, and feels soft and cozy against baby's sensitive skin. The Merino sheep are organically raised without the use of pesticides on neither the pastures nor the animals.
Made in Germany
Care: This wool cover should be washed before being used on a baby for the first time. Although it has been re-oiled by the manufacturer after processing, we also recommend lanolizing the the wool before using to renew its moisture-repelling capability. If your nappy pants leak, lanolize again. Wool garments are naturally antibacterial and do not retain dirt or odors quickly, so you do not need to wash this garment frequently. Please refer to our Wool Care section for more details, and don't forget your wool care products!
Sizing: The nappy pants run fairly true to size, but the wool is stretchy, so many babies can wear each size for much longer than the age range indicated. Please see measurements below.
Size 74/80 (6-12 mo): Waist: 15" (at rest); 23" (stretched); Rise: 7"
Size 86/92 (12-24 mo): Waist: 16" (at rest); 25" (stretched) ; Rise: 8"