Hello, I'm a newbie....
I see lots of posts about longies, shorties and woolies. They look lovely but what are they? Are they used instead of a waterproof wrap? Are soakers meant to get soaked?
Might like to try these for winter if I know what they are by then.
They are indeed nappy covers used instead of a waterproof wrap...
Longies are full length trousers made from either wool or fleece. Wool ones can be knitted or can be wool interlock fabric.
Shorties - long shorts same as above
Soakers - a snug fitting pullup wrap same as the above
The wool is treated with lanolin from time to time to help maintain it's natural water-resistant qualities and natural antibacterial nature. You can use scented lanolins to make them smell nice too
Comes in all sorts of styles and colours and can be very addictive
Some people use longies once their LO is potty trained as trousers as they are so comfortable, and some love the style so use them over pocket nappies (which don't need a wrap)
It's cool in summer and warm in winter
They are not water PROOF but they work! It's magic
They work very well at nights too as they are more breathable than a PUL wrap so allow some of the moisure to evapourate meaning your usual sopping wet morning nappy isn't quite so sodden...