Baby Beehinds Original Wool Cover
Why You’ll Love It:
Dry Nights Yeh Baby! Seriously we all want more sleep. All. The. Time. So having a dry baby & dry bedding makes for one happy mumma & bubba. This wool cover repells moisture back into the nappy underneath keeping everything dry. With a little TLC and lanolising these covers are seriously the bomb for nights.
Breath All Night Long: Being a natural fibre, wool is the most breathable type of cover you will find. It can hold up to 3 times its weight without feeling wet (seriously wool is amazing!) AND on those hot summer nights your little one will stay super cool. Surprising I know, but so true!
Big Booty Safe: Let’s face it .. Night Nappy = Big Booty Baby so you need a cover with super stretch in both directions to cover the nappy properly. These covers will fit over the biggest booty going round with our custom-made fine merino wool interlock.
Self Cleaning: … Well almost. Once these covers are washed & lanolised, the beauty is that wool self neutralises & deodorises wee meaning you only need to wash these when they start to get smelly. Just air dry during the day and away you go each night. Seriously good, so a little bit of wool wash & lanolise once a month and you have the easiest night nappy cover ever!
Soft & Cuddly: These are beautifully made and designer with soft delicate skin in mind, so we only use 100% Australian Merino wool so they are soft against the skin. Babies with sensitive skin even love these covers!
2019 SACNU Favourite Wool Cover (Silver)
Fabric: 97% Wool / 3% Spandex using 100% Australian Merino Wool.
Style: Pull Up
Washing: Separate to Nappies. Requires wool wash/lanolising
Sizing: Small (3-6kg), Med (6-11kg) Large (10-16g) & XL (15kg-21kg)
Wool Care and Lanolising
Wool covers require some extra care, but don’t worry, it’s not difficult!
BeeHinds wool covers only need washing every few weeks! (Providing they are not soiled and have been lanolised well enough).
When you change your baby’s nappy, hang the wool cover to air dry until you next need to use it again (it is best to alternate between covers when using wool). The lanolin in the wool neutralizes the urine, meaning your cover is self-cleaning.
Wash your cover prior to lanolising with a good wool wash detergent. You only need to re-wash your cover if it becomes soiled, stinky or dirty, or when it requires re- lanolising. If your baby is a heavy wetter with very strong urine, you will probably need to lanolise more regularly.
Baby BeeHinds wool covers can be machine washed, on the gentle cycle, inside a laundry or delicates bag.
Make sure you only wash in cold water using a gentle wool wash.
If you prefer, you may choose to wash by hand in cool water using soap flakes or wool wash (ideal). These are nice and gentle on the natural fibers of the wool.
Once clean, rinse well under cool water, lanolise, and then hang in the shade to dry.
Do not soak your wool covers in whitening or soaking solutions
Do not tumble dry
In order for your wool cover to perform its best, it needs to be ‘ lanolised’. Lanolin is the natural oil found in wool that helps to keep sheep dry in the rain. The wool needs to have this lanolin replenished every couple of weeks to maintain its leak proof abilities. Don’t stress, lanolising is pretty simple and only needs to be done every 2-4 weeks!
The best product to use is ‘Lansinoh’, which is sold at chemists (commonly used to soothe sore nipples when breastfeeding). It is the purest form of lanolin available and is completely natural and hypoallergenic.
Simply fill a bucket or sink with about 5cm of very hot water, than add about 2 x pea-sized amount of pure lanolin and mix to melt and disperse.
Once the lanolin is melted and evenly dispersed throughout the hot water, add enough cold water to make it cool
Submerge your cover into the solution and squeeze the cover to distribute the lanolin into the fibres, then leave to soak for a couple of hours or overnight.
When you are ready to remove the cover, do not rinse it, just squeeze out the excess water by hand.
Roll your cover up in a towel to remove as much moisture as possible, and then lay flat in the shade to dry.
Re- lanolise every 2-4 weeks, or when the cover starts to get a bit stinky!