Engel Wool Diaper Cover
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
How to take care of Engel Wool Covers
Once a week, or when your wool diaper cover starts to smell, you should wash it with a gentle wool detergent, such as our Disana Wool Shampoo. Woollen products should be hand washed at a maximum temperature of 30 ºC. Simply fill your sink with lukewarm water and add some wool wash to it. Place your wool cover into the water. You can then check if your cover needs to be lanolized again: if the cover swims on top of the water without soaking it up then it still has enough lanolin in it. If it soaks up water you should lanolize it after your wash. Back to your washing routine: swirl your wool diaper cover in the water and let it soak for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, gently wash it again; turning it inside out helps wash into the fibres. Avoid rubbing or wringing of the fibre to prevent felting. Once washed, rinse the cover, gently squeeze out excess water with your hands or with a towel, and dry flat. Do not tumble dry or dry clean your wool diaper cover.
How to lanolize Engel wool diaper covers
With every wash you neutralize the lanolin content in the fibre. To replenish the lanolin in your wool diaper cover simply dissolve 2 tbsp of our liquid Disana Lanolin Conditioner in warm water. Add some cold water to bring temperature down to lukewarm. Now you can add your wool cover: swirl it around and let it soak for 5-10 minutes. To finish, swirl it around again, then drain the water and squeeze excess water out of the cover, first with your hand and then with a towel. Dry flat. Your cover will dry in about 24 hours after lanolizing. Done!