The wool cover from Jovoh is designed for during the day and forms in combination with absorbing material a complete nappy. The cover must be greased with wool fat before first use to get water-repellent.
- Jovoh wool covers are made either from pure organic wool or from a combination of organic wool and (organic) cotton fabrics
- The number and types of absorbent inserts can be adjusted exactly to the needs of the child, resulting in a slim cloth nappy
- From the beginning until the end of the nappy time
- Closes with snaps that do not meet baby’s skin
- Especially designed for during the day, but may also be used as a night nappy
A wool nappy consists of two parts: The wool cover and fabric in the inside that absorbs moisture
The wool cover
One advantage of wool is its self-cleaning property. After use, the cover is aired out and washed only when the cover is dirty or starts to smell. In that case it is thoroughly washed and re-greased, either in a full bath with wool fat (lanolin) or with a special wool washing soap. A full bath is generally performed every 3-4 weeks. In addition, smaller stains can be removed with a wool washing soap. The soap contains lanolin and slightly greases the wool during washing. For more information about the washing and greasing routine please click here.
The wool cover offers a lot of freedom of movement. The leg cuffs fit snugly on the thigh and reliably prevent moisture from escaping. The elastic bands on the cuffs are extra soft to prevent skin marks. The back is cut a little higher so that the little baby bum is completely covered.
Jovoh wool covers are made either from pure organic wool or from a combination of organic wool and (organic) cotton fabrics. The snaps are attached in such a way that they do not touch the child’s skin. All snaps are reinforced to prevent them for being pulled out. The lining is the heart of a wool cover, which is either lined with knitted wool, wool fleece, or fine boiled wool made of 100% organic merino wool.
The wool cover is available in three sizes: Size 1 (ca. 4-7 kg), size 2 (ca. 7-12 kg) and size 3 (ca. 11-16 kg). Please note that the weight information of the sizes can only be an estimate, as the fit depends on the stature of the respective child. The type of outer fabric also makes a difference on how the nappy fit. Wool covers made from stretchable fabric tend to adapt better to the child’s stature and are suitable for stronger children. According to experience, they also fit longer than covers made from non-stretchy fabrics (e.g., pure cotton). Non-stretchy covers on the other hand are more likely to retain their shape and are recommended for slim children. If there are only a few but very absorbent inserts, wool covers made of non-stretchable fabrics are more suitable, as they give the nappy stability. The sizes 1 and 2 have both an extra snap on one of the wings to allow slim children to wear the next size in smooth transition.
The wool cover prevents moisture from escaping. However, the right type and number of absorbent inserts are just as important as a well-fitting cover. In the following, three important systems are briefly explained that can be combined with wool covers from Jovoh: Folding inserts and boosters, prefold, and muslin nappy.
Absorbing materials are, simply put, layers of fabric. However, anyone who deals with cloth nappies will quickly find that there are many different types, compositions, and sizes. In general, you can distinguish between fast and slow absorbing materials and strong and not very absorbent. At Jovoh you find organic and natural materials only. Organic cotton and hemp require much less water than conventional fabrics and are produced without harmful chemical substances. Cotton absorbs moisture quickly but does not store large amounts. It is ideal to be put on top. Below comes, for example, a layer of hemp. Hemp absorbs moisture slowly, but in larger quantity and is suitable for long changing intervals or for children who pee a lot.
Insert & booster
At Jovoh we offer a variety of inserts made from organic cotton and/or hemp. One can distinguish between inserts that are folded and directly placed in the cover or around the child. Terrycloth fabrics are recommended for newborns as they have a high-pile structure, absorb the still liquid faeces and prevent the cover for getting too dirty. If more absorption is needed folding inserts made of organic cotton and hemp are great as they store larger amounts of moisture, however, they must be combined with a layer of cotton that quickly absorbs the moisture. All folding inserts can further be combined with boosters made from hemp/cotton to increase absorption capacity.
A prefold is a cloth of organic cotton fabric that is multilayered in the middle (where most absorption is needed) and single layered at the sites. It is folded around the child like a nappy and are held together with a nappy fastener (see foto). A prefold is especially suitable for babies. When the child grows up the prefold can be folded and directly be put in the cover. This way, it will accompany you for a long time until your child is potty trained. Prefold “Lottje” is available in two sizes: small (for newborns) and large. Due to its wide wings that are made from soft muslin fabric it’s easy to fold around the child. A core of organic cotton and hemp ensures high absorbency.
Muslin nappies are folded in such a way that they become multilayered in the middle (where most absorption is needed) and single layered at the sites. They are folded around the child like a nappy and are held together with a nappy fastener. This is basically the old-fashioned way of swaddling. They are especially suitable for newborns and baby’s because they keep the thin faeces inside the cloth. Muslin nappies can also be folded and used as an insert that is directly placed in the cover. In this way, they will accompany you until your child is potty trained.