Wool nappies are sustainable
With the conscious choice of wool nappies, the production of disposable nappies is drastically reduced. This means a direct impact on the environment because less energy will be used, less CO2 will be emitted and fewer harmful products are manufactured. Until your child is potty trained you throw away approximately 4500 nappies. That is about 260 kg of waste per year.
“Wool covers are the most natural solution to change a baby’s nappy“
Wool covers are seldom washed because the wool has self-cleaning properties. After wearing them, they are ventilated and properly cleaned only once they become dirty or start to smell. This happens approximately every 3 to 4 weeks. So the only thing you have to wash regularly is the absorbing material that is placed insight the wool cover, such as inlays and boosters, prefolds and muslin nappies. They usually consist of cotton, hemp, or bamboe and will not release any micro-plastic during laundry.
Good for your wallet
For the entire wrapping time of your child you need a small amount of wool covers only. At the moment your child is potty trained you can store them for the next child or sell them to other parents. Even though the investment costs seam to be high at the beginning, you will safe a lot of money in the coming months and years – and you chose consciously for a sustainable and no-waste solution.
How many wool covers and absorbing material you need depends on two things: How often you wash and in what intervals your baby pees. That sounds vague? Maybe it is, that’s why I recommend to start with a minimum and buy exactly the right things once they are necessary.
You can save even more resources and money if you put the absorbing materials in the washing machine with towels or bed linen, they have to be washed anyway. The wool covers can be washed by hand, or together with other wool clothes in the washing machine.
Natural materials, no plastic!
Reusable wool covers from Jovoh Design are made of natural materials such as merino wool from controlled organic livestock farming as well as cotton and linen. The fabrics are soft and without irritating chemicals. Wool nappies are sustainable alternatives to cloth nappies made of synthetic material. They do not release micro-plastics during laundry and are soft and pleasant to wear. Hence, if you want to avoid disposable nappies but also do not want to use nappies made of synthetic material, wool covers are the right choice.
“Natural fabrics and fair production form the basis of Jovoh Design“
All absorbing materials from Jovoh Design are made of natural materials: organic cotton and hemp. The fabrics are produced under regulated, sustainable, and fair conditions. Just the best for baby’s skin. And the best for our environment.
Wool is a great fabric
Wool is a great material for wool covers because it has a number of advantages over regular cloth nappies, but especially in comparison to disposable nappies:
- Wool is self-cleaning
- Wool covers need to be washed rarely
- Wool is temperature regulating and great during summer & winter
- Wool has antibacterial properties
- Wool is a natural material and the first choice for sensitive baby’s skin
- Wool is greased with lanolin (wool fat) that gives extra care to the skin