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I this *this close* to jumping feet first into wool which seems crazy to me, but I need a solid solution for my heavy-wetter & I'm hoping this is it...

... anyways, I guess I just don't think it's all that cute, but it seems really popular so maybe I'm missing something here. And I thought I read that if you put regular pants over a pull-on wool soaker that you will get compression leaks or something since it can't evaporate???

So tell me what you know about using soakers under clothing and making outfits to go with longies. Do you not use onsies anymore, just t-shirts? Where can you find baby shirts without matching pants?

And above all: Show me what your kids look like when you go out. Help me love wool.
OK, I did a pretty Plain Jane wool collection...I actually don't have too many pics of DD in wool, b/c most of it was wool soakers under regular clothes.

We got tons of hand-me-downs from SIL, both clothing and wool. B/c of differences in sizes, most of the longies we were given never fit DD, but she wore soakers over fitteds under dresses & pants. The vast majority of what we got from SIL was pretty high-quality interlock, only one or two knit items. Dresses were easy, & we added legwarmers in colder months. Some brands of pants are more generous than others, but DD wore a lot of leggings & knit pants (b/c of the stretch) or boys' jeans (b/c they're more generous in the rise & hip circumference).

We were happy to get DD into day care with a provider who was happy to CD, but wool was pushing it, so we only did wool in the evenings and on weekends. That made it not a great choice for us to invest a ton into outfits and such...the whole time DD was in diapers, I only had 2pr made for her. The rest of the time, we made do with the soakers, a few upcycled pieces, and a few items I got FSOT. We used close-fitting longies, either upcycled or like Babyology style, under skirts & dresses & that worked great.

My DD was a SUPER heavy wetter. Even with good diapers (mostly GMs, MEOS, Sandys, KiwiPie, etc.) she frequently soaked through diaper & wool in under 2 hours. TBH, going through woolies that frequently, I couldn't be bothered to worry about matching the top, which is part of why we just did soakers under regular clothes & called it a day. Towards the end of DD's time in diapers, I did learn to crochet, so that gave me some additional options, but I tried to stick with colors that she wore a lot of, or that had a good variety of colors that would match multiple things. And my experience was that soakers fit DD for much longer than longies did. Oh, and when we wanted matching outfits, we typically bought solid colored tees & did iron-ons.

newborn, in a Blueberry cover


got this outfit as a gift


same shirt, w/ soaker & leggies about 4 mos later:


babydoll top/dress:


upcycled:


crankies


I'm 99% sure there was a wool soaker under this shirt:


One of the few custom knits we bought, w/ a shirt we did an iron-on for:


Custom crochet w/ a store-bought top:


Hand-me-downs


There was wool under there


Later that day, after she peed through the first cover & pants


And a pair I made later on


I also had a friend who lived in a cold area & asked me to make longies for all 3 of her kids, I think mostly to sleep in, even though they never CDed.
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Alright ladies, you convinced me. I have a teal/brown striped longie otw and I have a few shirts coming form links to go with it. I also bought a red soaker for nights. I'm crossing my fingers that this works and we love it. You very possibly have a new convert joining the ranks.
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It's one of the options from the Gzzzz Fall Cardigan Bundle- http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...ardigan-bundle
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I didn't do wool with my boys and then had a little girl. I got a bunch off FSOT for a really good price--I can't spend $50/$60 per pair. And now love them. that is all she wears this winter.

Fitteds and wool and home
AIO/Pockets and wool at Daycare.

I just bought a bunch of shirts and have found them pretty easy to match.
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