The Jovoh Design wool cover is especially designed for during the day and forms in combination with absorbing materials (inserts & boosters, prefolds, and muslin nappies) a complete nappy. The wool cover may also fit over slim and compact absorbent nappies. Depending on the changing intervals and on how much your baby pees you can use the wool covers also during the night.
- Organic merino wool as lining
- Lovely (organic) cotton fabrics on the outside
- From the beginning until the end of the nappy time
- Closes with snaps that do not come in contact with the skin
- To be used with inserts & boosters, prefolds, or muslin nappies
- Especially designed for during the day
- 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
The wool cover has be be greased with wool fat (lanolin) to get watertight. And that is a lot less work than most people think. One of the advantages of wool is it’s self-cleaning property and that means that it is most of the times ventilated after use. Only when the wool gets dirty or starts to smell is it thoroughly washed and re-greased. Generally this is done every 3-4 weeks (depends on how many wool covers you use, the less the more often you have to wash). In addition it can be that only parts of the wool cover get dirty, think for example of poep stains on the edge. In this case the cover can be washed with wool washing soap. This special 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 prevents moisture from escaping. However, the right absorbent materials 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 Design: Inlay & booster, prefold, and muslin nappy.
Insert & booster
The 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. Cotton for example absorbs moisture relatively fast but does not store large amounts. It is ideal to be put on top and below, for example, a layer of hemp. Hemp absorbs moisture slowly, but in large quantity and is suitable for long changing intervals or children who pee a lot.
Prefolds are cloths of cotton fabric that are 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 clip (see foto). They are especially suitable for baby’s but are also available in larger sizes. When the child grows up the prefolds can be folded and used as a classical inlay (see “Inlay & booster”). In this way, they will accompany you for a long time until your child is potty trained.
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 clip (see foto). This is basically the old fashioned way of swaddling. They are especially suitable for newborns and baby’s because they keep the thin poep inside the cloth. Muslin nappies can also be folded and used as a classical inlay. In this way, they will accompany you until your child is potty trained. Muslin nappies are the cheapest option of absorbing materials.
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 marks on the skin. The back is cut a little higher so that the little baby bum is completely covered.
The fabrics on the outside are made of (organic) cotton and are provided with snap fasteners that do not come into contact with sensitive baby skin. All snaps are reinforced to prevent the snaps for being pulled out. The lining is the heart of a wool cover and is either made from cuddly soft wool fleece or flexible and cosy knitted wool. Both fabrics are made from organic merino wool, without mulesing.
Jovoh wool covers are available in three sizes: Size 1 (ca. 4-7 kg), Size 2 (7-12 kg) and Size 3 (ca. >11 kg). The two smaller 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.