Handmade Wool Nappies for Little Bums
Welcome to Widdle Woollies!
Here you will find a selection of uniquely handmade wool nappy covers crafted from 100% recycled wool made in New Zealand.
"What are wool nappy covers?".........
They are a natural fibre alternative to a reusable (Polyurethane Laminate) PUL cover. You use them by first wrapping your your baby in any combination of absorbent layers, be it a flat nappy, fitted nappy or a prefold. Pop on your wool cover and your good to go. Your baby now has a comfortable, water resistant, breathable nappy system to keep them warm in winter and surprisingly very cool in summer.
Wool has been used for many generations before us and is slowly making it's way back to modern cloth diapering. It's a great option for an all natural approach to cloth nappies, perfect for parents with heavy wetting babies or skin sensitivities and a simple system for any minimalist.
I have carefully handpicked the softest wool and lovingly made each wool cover to ensure the comfort of every little person who wears them.
This natural fibre, reusable nappy cover is made from 100% up-cycled wool using medium/heavy weight merino & wool fabrics that have been gently felted.
This cosy cover can be used for day time, nap time or night time when paired with any form of absorbent layer underneath, such as a fitted, prefold or flat nappy.
Wool has many amazing benefits, such as being water resistant and the most breathable nappy cover on the market. Wool can absorb up to 30% of it's weight in excess moisture and will keep your baby warm in winter and cool in summer. Wool is antibacterial, antimicrobial, odor resistant and can magically self clean so there's no need for regular washing on a daily basis. Perfect option for heavy wetting babies, little ones with eczema and skin sensitivities. Wool is a very simple nappy system which only requires up to 3 wool covers to keep you going full time if you choose and is an all natural approach to cloth diapering.
This cover will fit from 1-6 months+ Measurements for this cover are as follows when laid out flat and can stretch to at least 10 centimetres more around the waist and hip area.
Waist stretches 40-52cm
As all babies come in different shapes and sizes the best way to get an accurate fit is to have your little one wearing their largest nappy which they will wear with their wool cover. Measure as follows:
WAIST: Measure all the way around, above the diaper (not on the diaper).
RISE: Measure from back top of the diaper, through the legs, to top front of the diaper and add 3 to 5 centimetres depending on your preference (this will insure that the cover completely covers the diaper).
HIP: Hip is measured at the fullest part all the way around the bum area.
The colour of this cover is dark green and rust.
Covers can vary in their stretch and I'm happy to assist with the sizing. Please contact me via my Widdle Woollies Facebook or Instagram page.
Wool covers need to be washed and lanolised (this creates water resistance) every 2-6 weeks unless soiled and aired out in between uses. This process is very easy and I do provide videos and instructions on how to do this.
***I do recommend purchasing a tub of lanolin which you will find in the "Lanolising Section" on the homepage if you don't already have any, otherwise I do also offer a lanolising service.***
Wow, the quality of these covers are amazing and I love that they have been up cycled with retro material. Tara has gone above and beyond educating people on their cloth nappy journey, pre lanolising, sending extra lanolin and offering advice when needed. The transition to using something so natural for my 17 month old heavy wetter has been made a breeze by Widdle Woollies. Thank you
Hi Tara, I just wanted to say I love the wool covers I've purchased from you. I use them for night nappy covers and it's a total game changer. My son seems so much more comfortable and we have had no leaks.
Your instructions for lanolising were super easy and i still can't believe every morning no leaks, no leg lines and I just air it out and use again that night....again, wool is magic! Thanks so much for doing what you do, you have an amazing product and I'm so greatful to have found it
I'm Tara, the creator of Widdle Woollies and proud to say I live in the Manawatu with my husband and 4 beautiful kids. I am so passionate about cloth diapering and even more passionate about wool. After two failed attempts of reusable nappies I finally got it right with my baby boy. I tried every cloth nappy out there and then I found wool.
After trialing them out and reaping the benefits, they were a perfect fit for my son and I. Perfect for his sensitive eczema skin, made from natural fibres, easy to use as they were just like clothing and you only needed a few to keep you going as there was less washing.
Now, as a full time wool diapering mum, my reason for creating Widdle Woollies was to bring wool back to modern day cloth nappies, to inspire parents out there to give it a go, to educate on how amazingly easy wool can be for you and your baby, and lastly to create beautiful garments at affordable prices.
For many generations before us, cotton and wool was all we ever had available to us when changing our babies nappies and I now see why.
I hope you and your little one can love your wool covers as much as we do.