Two awesome things I want to share with you today…one is the HumBird Creations All in Two Wool Wrap Diaper. Sounds cool right? The other is my friend Devon. I met her online through our share loved of cloth diapers. She is an admin in the All About Cloth Diapers Chat and this post is written by her. She is super funny and down to earth. I think you will love both Devon and the HumBird! Here’s Devon…
I started cloth diapering Wild Brynn Hiccup when she was two months old. If I had an iconic, phone booth time machine I’d hop in it, go back in time, and get some fluffy wool on the bum sooner! Wool came into our universe at just the right time. After a good, clear run we have had our first rash, those dang clementines! We needed a breathable option, more modest than bare cheeks running around, and we needed more than just a cover.
Enter the new Ai2 Wool Wrap diaper from HumBird Creations. Dawn Jesse is the WAHM (Work At Home Mom) behind HumBird Creations and also a valued member of our AACD Chat on Facebook. Through our interactions there, it came to light that I am a wool virgin. She asked me, if she sent me a diaper, if I would try it out and craft a review for her. Well, oh my Goonies! Who’d say no? Let’s do this!
I had always associated wool with itchiness. Not this time.
The wool is 99% sourced from Finland and so soft and smooth my hand could almost glide over it like suede. The wool used in construction of the Ai2 Wool Wrap is hot washed in a washing machine and put through a cycle in a standard dryer before she makes the first cut. Oh wait, what’s that? The wool is dried? Yes!
I may not be a long time wool user, but as one of the admins of the All About Cloth Diapers Chat I have seen the “Help! I accidentally dried my wool, now it’s fits my child’s doll!” posts, for this tidbit to stop me in my tracks. A unique feature, I have not seen in other wool, HumBird’s Ai2 Wool Wrap can be washed in a machine AND dried in a dryer! Have a forgetful partner? Are you sometimes a Mombie and don’t even remember the cute print your just put in the wet pail? No worries! If this diaper gets put through a wash cycle it is going to come out the same size as when it was put in.
It’s super easy to care for this diaper. For the best foot (or is it bum) forward, you should lanolize 2x, but if ain’t nobody got time for that, you are definitely good to go after the first lanolin treatment. You can find directions to lanolize here. You will only need to wash your wrap if it needs to be re-lanolized (you know this because they start to leak or smell) or if you get some dried on poo on there. Again, it is washing machine and dryer compatible. The inserts are washed right in with your regular cloth diaper laundry.
The wool wrap is sewn with an outer as well as an inner layer, plus a third sewn-in layer spanning the “wet zone.” For having three layers of wool, this diaper is still quite trim. The snaps are super strong, and can overlap, hence the “wrap” part of the name. These are one-size (OS) diapers fit for about 11 pounds up to approximately 40 pounds, and they have a snap down rise to get that nice snug fit around the pegs—or gams. We all know how thigh girth changes in our littles!
The star of any diaper, the part that soaks up all the…um..attention, the inserts! The Ai2 Wool Wrap I received to review had 1 set of inserts that snap-in, (which includes the following 2):
- The longer soaker, that is on top, is either composed of 1 layer of an organic bamboo cotton velour, or a matching color cotton velour (this distinction will be found in the description of the Ai2 Wool Wrap you choose to buy, so keep your eyes peeled so you make the choice that is best for you!) and 2 layers of organic super heavy bamboo fleece. The diaper I have test driven was the bamboo cotton velour.
- The shorter soaker, snapped to the longer soaker, is 3 layers of organic, super heavy, bamboo fleece.
As I have mentioned before, clementines have squashed our 15 month streak of no rash. Her poor bum, so red and the tearful diaper changes. Even with patting completely dry, wonderful Weleda cream and short stints of air time on the bed pads I, well, “borrowed” from the maternity ward, we just needed something that was breathable one step above nakey-time. You know, modest.
We love our hybrid fitteds but unlike wool, they do not evaporate the pee. That’s makes for some wet pants, and some wet sheets, without a PUL lined cover—which would defeat the mission at hand for ventilation. There is a perk here I would like to relay to you. I assumed wool would be hot. I mean, sweaters, right? An unexpected benefit is that it is not hot at all! For our little lady who runs hot anyway, the wool is so breathable that we didn’t have the sweat in the creases in the morning like with the PUL covers. Steve wouldn’t believe me on this tenet, the ventilation, until I blew air through the diaper onto him.
This Ai2 Wool Wrap is baaaa-d assery! Within a day of use, the cheekages were back to a healthy pink, the tears weren’t there, and what about the diaper? It was not soaked, maybe a little bit damp. We just hung it on the designated towel bar for our other diapers we have to spray and within the next 1 or 2 diaper changes it’s ready to go again.
Ideally you could get more than one set of inserts and just keep switching them out with the same cover. I had a good run for almost two weeks before a faint smell of pee and that was my cue to wash and treat the outer wool wrap again. The second time around I felt like a boss. Remember, like my puns in the chat, a little tackiness is okay!
Our little Droolia Childs is a heavy wetter and pretty much a good, long sleeper (Hallelujah!) at night—no midnight changes, so this wool had to mean business. It did, it does, it’s business is taking care of business when she does her business. A sweep of my hand over our sheets in the morning and no puddles, no wetness and the cover itself was only slightly damp.
So what’s the word on wool? Shear-ly you must be curious! Bird, HumBird’s the word on wool, and you heard it through the “ovine” from me. Eh? Eh? I bet your sheepishly grinning behind that screen. I’ll leave it to you, tell me what you think below please don’t lambaste me for the wooly silly puns!HumBird Ai2 Wool Wraps are $34.99 and inserts are available for purchase with 1 set totaling $12 or a deal at 2 sets for $20. Plus a FREE gift with all purchases $30 and up.
Jenn is a long-time cloth diaper educator and a passionate small business advocate. She has worked in the reusable diaper industry for over a decade, helping millions of families via her websites All About Cloth Diapers, Thinking About Cloth Diapers and Cloth Diaper Geek as well as hundreds of small businesses during that time. Her goal always to provide simple, reliable information.
Thanks for this review. My LO is wetting more and more at night – this might be our perfect solution.
Dandi D says
I’ve never tried this before, but it just might be what we’re looking for for my heavy wetting daughter!
Amber Ludwig says
Oooh and its ADORABLE wool at that!! <33
Katie Hall says
Would love to try one of these! I don’t have a wool diaper in my stash, need to get one! =]]
Deborah D says
My nephew needs this.
Alicia C says
Oh wow! That’s a great idea, to have a wool cover that can be washed and dried, and having it as a wrap means the sizes are adjustable for my ever-growing squirt. LiLove it!
Sandra Watts says
These do look nice and heavy. Cute pattern on them too.
Kelly Hennebaul says
I would love to try this wool diaper!. My 14mo soon is such a heavy wetter at night and we go about 10 hrs at night between diaper changes! I would love something that is more breathable too!
Just got my Diamonds are Black cover, it’s adorable and super soft! This will be my first experience with wool and I’m very nervous and excited to try it out. Going to get some Woolite tomorrow so I can follow Dawn’s recommended lanolizing instructions before using it. I hope it works out and my little man likes it!
Anne Patton says
I really want to try wool. I have figured out how to keep my 2 1/2 y.o. from flooding but he wakes up 1/2 way through the night b/c he doesn’t like the feeling of being wet. I have yet to find a solution to that!
Haven’t tried wool yet, it kind of intimidates me, but after reading this I just might give it a shot.
Ashley Seymour says
I wish I had this for my heavy wetter. He is finally potty trained and my 18month old has never leaked! :-)
Awesome post Devon!! You lucky duck! I wish someone would give me a free wool wrap to try and review!! Lol. But seriously I am really intrigued by not only the fact that they are one size….and can be machine washed/dried, but mostly by the fact that you don’t need two parts OR MORE with this wool! I’m used to doing the fitted then the wool cover/Longies. Or a flat then a snappi then add some inserts and deftly hold the inserts while I’m pulling up the wool to get it all on there juuuusssttt right LOL I wish the price wasn’t so high because I would have a few already just from reading your great review of this!! Unfortunately I don’t foresee us being able to try one for a few months at least. If ever :/ I’m wondering if the $35 dollar price for the wrap includes one set of inserts or if they are only sold separately?
Jennifer Reinhardt says
The inserts are sold separate from the covers. While the cost is high they can be used from birth to potty training.
Wool has been on my list to try but I feel like these would be a good start to use the wrap diaper at first.
We would love to try wool! It is our favorite fabric for socks, year round because it holds just the right temperature. Our little guy tends to get pretty warm, so I would love to see how a wool diaper could keep him dryer than our other cloth diapers.
Stefanie / The Monarch Mommy says
I’d love to try wool covers because I’ve heard so many great things about them. I’ve been using cloth diapers on my kids for 4 years, and haven’t tried wool. I think it’s time!
Elizabeth Parker says
We have yet to try wool, but I am looking into it as a nighttime solution for our youngest. I would rather not wake up wet from him leaking out. ?
Lela Beauchene says
I have always been really intimidated by wool thinking I would ruin it or accidentally mix it in the wash. The fact that these can be washed AND dried like regular laundry really appeals to me. I would love to try this as a night time solution! I’ll definitely keep these in mind!
Lela Beauchene says
Wow! I’m impressed! I’ve always been so intimidated by wool because I’m afraid I would ruin it. The fact that these can be washed AND dried really appeals to me. Then I wouldn’t have to worry about accidentally putting it in the diaper laundry. I will definitely check these out, especially for a nighttime solution.
I’d love to try wool because it’s the only thing I haven’t tried yet ?
wendy browne says
I’d like to try wool as my 3.5 month old co-sleeps with us and I have him in disposables at night.
Great page! I’m new to cloth and wondering if wool is as good as I have heard.I’d love to try one of your covers
Angletta Pascal says
We havent tried wool yet and would love to. I’ve heard great reviews on wool but hesitated to buy because my baby isn’t a heavy wetter.
Natasha E says
I love wool because it is so breathable! I’d love to try this cover and see if it would work for all three of my night diapered kiddos!
Brooke Reber says
I have just started with wool and love it! My 7 week old son slept through the night the first time I did wool ! Now I’m slowly getting obsessed. Definitely gonna get some humbird stuff when I get my cheque ?
Would love to try your wool wraps they look so nice….
Would wool suit hot climates? They look so fab ??
Jennifer Reinhardt says
Wool is actually the most breathable civer there is. It evaporates moisture the same way a fan works to cool us . So I think it would work.
Maranda Carlson says
Humbird makes wool look more affordable and less intimidaing to someone who hasn’t tried wool yet like me. And I love ai2 so this looks amazing!
I definitely want to try these I have a 7 month old who is such a heavy wetter.
Madison Mann says
I would absolutely love to try a wool diaper with my son! He is a very heavy wetter and we have yet to find a successful nighttime solution and have only heard wonderful things about wool so we will hopefully get the opportunity to try it out in the near future!! ???
I would love to try wool. It is natural, breathable and antimicrobial! Plus we love our AI2 diapers… To have a wool AI2 sounds awesome! Bonus: you can throw it in the wash! Gotta try it! :)
I would love to try the wool cover! I’ve used regular pul covers and I simply dislike the temperature and what they do to my fitted and potential rashes. I have a feeling that with wool he will be more breathable especially at night.
Ashley Allers says
We love the absorbency of our wool nursing pads and would love to try it in a diaper cover!
I’d like to try wool because so many people say it is bulletproof at night!
Marsha Ratzel says
Many others have said this so well. The grand is using fitted but it doesn’t help evaporate the pee. Wool covers would do that and these options are what I think the next step is for my granddaughter. Plus they’re beautiful….sharing a lovely texture with a baby is such a blessing even if it’s also very practical.
I’d love to have a woolen cover to try.
Brittany Kelleher says
Would love to try wool ?????? Heard good things but haven’t made the jump yet!
Carmen Rudnick says
My girl has outgrown her wool cover, but it was perfect for overnight. I can’t wait to get another one.
I’ve never tried wool, but we love our fitteds. We just use basic pul covers at night.
Julie Bergeron says
I never use wool diaper before, but Id really like to !! :)
I would love to try the wool and other products for us to know which nappy best suits our needs. And it’s so nice if I will be able to try international brands. Hope to win ?
Jenny Regino says
I would love to try wool as an overnight solution without having to use pul!
Kimberly Stoessel says
Ewe killin me with all this woolly goodness. I have dipped into wool when I bought one wool cover at a lots for tots on sale and I loved it for overnights but it’s fit wasn’t great on my petite baby girl and not nearly as pretty. These wool wraps look so well made .
Stella K says
I’d love to be able to try is out, especially for overnight use.
I would really love to try this because of the rear of use. But they are hard to come by in India!
Melissa Hunter says
I love wool because it’s breathable and pretty much leak-proof!
Rachel Martin says
I want to try wool because I keep reading about how it keeps baby from leaking the whole night! Plus being breathable??!!! Why wouldn’t I want to try it?! I can’t wait.
Toni Perkins says
I haven’t tried wool, but want to. We need something that will work at night and wool is the last thing you try!
These looks so adorable. I would these for my baby due in November.
Megan Bailly says
I love wool because you can use it so many times without washing. Saves time and energy!
Brandi Champeau says
I haven’t yet tried any wool but I think it all looks so cool I’d love to try it!
Amanda Alvarado says
I love how wool can keep even a heavy wetter dry overnight!! Plus is soft and breathable!
sheila cabrera says
Would love to try wool, we dont have wools here..wondering how is it considering our climate..thanks :)
I have never tried a wool cover. It would be great to own one like this.
I love wool because it’s so breathable!
Katie Jones says
We’ve been using wool for a month now and I love it! Best solution to our waking up wet problem, even with our heavy wetter AIOs. She is yet to leak from our wool!
I love how comfortable and breathable wool is. I’m trying to build up a stash and LOVE humbird!!!
Hollie Baker says
I have never tried but I would love too!
Hanah Phillips says
I’ve never tried wool, but I’ve heard great things! With my heavy wetter, I’m still looking for a good overnight option for her!
Jessica Czapla says
I would love to try wool, especially this wrap after reading this review! I’ve heard great things about wool for overnight or long car trips, for it’s breathability and ease of use.
Erica Opperman says
My baby is a heavy wetter so I think this would help to stop the nighttime leaks!
Rachel B says
I love wool. It’s so soft and buttery <3 Not to mention it's wonderfully breathable in winter and in summer!
Brittany P says
I love how breathable wool is! As you said, it’s great for quickly clearing up a diaper rash. It’s really amazing!
Denise Beeman says
I love the idea of a wool wrap. I like that wool is breathable great for nights during our hot season
amanda Hartung says
I lived wool for our nightime diapering with NY older kids. I will mist likely do the same with Olivia once she starts wetting through what we have.
I love wool as a cover. It is so breathable and I’ve never had a leak! These ai2s seem prefect to try!
Danielle Fox says
I have heard so much about wool now it makes me want to try a cover that much more. Plus their price poj8are right on.
Laura Gambrel says
Wool is so great for nighttime!
Britney Haas Miller says
Brilliant! Just brilliant! I am a huge fan of wool! There’s so much to learn & I am so interested in all of the qualities & benefits. I want to wool every item of clothing in my house! These are so amazing! I hope to win the
I’m very interested in how the prints are what they are & still wool. I’ll have to read up more on her website! So excited for this giveaway! So excited to learn more about this!
Best wishes to Dawn’s growing business from another (still super new) WAHM!
Danielle Petryshyn says
Okay, so the wool wraps aren’t a cover?!? They are a diaper and you don’t need anything on top of it!!? We use wool for nights, but we use fitteds or hybrids and then put the wool cover on top.. This looks amazing!
Brenda J says
I love wool covers for nighttime! They keep the sheets dry and are breathable. Id love to try a wool wrap cover!
This sounds amazing– just the right way to try wool for the first time (I’ve been nervous about the complicated care routines required)! Thanks for the giveaway.
Jasmin Rau says
As cloth diaper consultant (and cloth diaper mpmmy ^^) i am very interested to test it. Till now i had just positiv experiences with wool ?
I must admit I have been debating trying wool but couldn’t take the plunge. that is until I saw this post on the wool ai2 from hum bird. I think I have to invest in just one to see what the hype is about!!!
Mindy at Grateful for Grace says
I love wool because of the natural breathing and lack of odor for a long time. :)
I would love to try wool. I’ve heard so many great things!
Amanda Smith says
I would love to try wool. I’ve read great things about it for overnight use, and would love to test it out on my heavy wetter. Tired of wet pjs and blankets in the morning.
I love any natural fibers, which is the biggest reason I want to try wool!
I have such a heavy wetter and I’ve been told that wool is the way to go. Thanks for this!!!
Would absolutely love to try a wool wrap!!
Sarah Hayes says
wool looks like an amazing solution to night time leaks! i has so many issues with my LO’s diapers and I wish Id tried wool sooner. these look amazing.
Christine DeLillo says
I would love to try wool diapers or wraps to see how well they work. All my newly pregnant friends come to me for cloth diaper advice and I would like to try out wool to let them know.
Andrea Severino says
Thanks for clarifying,I didn’t know what a wool wrap was! I definitely want to to use wool on our next baby (we are TTC) :)
Rachel Grainger says
I would love to try this wool cover! I use wool now because of my heavy wetting little guy! Keeps me sane! No leaks!
I would never have thought of a wool wrap! I would love one for overnight.
Amy Nicole says
These are so cute! I need to invest in some wool for my baby’s fitted overnights. I don’t have anything currently that can fit over the ones he has.
Christina R says
I love wool covers because they are so easy and these look so cute
Katy Baird says
I’ve been eyeballing HumBird for a while. I really want to try some! I get a little envious when I see everybody else getting their fluff mail lol. :)
Ellen Bratzel says
This diaper sounds amazing! I am also a wool virgin, but am now jones-ing to pop the cherry with a HumBird!! Now I know what to request for gifts when the baby is born next month! :-) Great review!!
Devon Rose Atwood says
Thank you! And YAY for incoming Squish!! <3 I promise, loosing your wool virginity won't hurt! For me, it is looking like this will end up a long term relationship! xo
Devon Rose Atwood says
UGH typos! Losing* ^_^
Katherine Russell says
I would LOVE to try wool because I’ve heard so many positive things! I originally dismissed the idea of wool covers because I figured they would be itchy and scratchy like all those annoying wool sweaters I’ve -EVER- owned. But after hearing from multiple people that wool can be soft and non-scratchy, I’m interested in giving it a shot on my baby’s bum!
We haven’t tried wool yet, but my little guy woke up soaked today and I think it’s partly because we’re getting into cotton jammie season… I need a solution.
Mohana gobinath says
Lovely wool wraps!!
Alison S. says
These look amazing….I really need more overnight diapers!
Tiffany lewis says
I would love to try wool bc I hear so many wonderful things about it
Amber Ludwig says
Ive been wanting to try wool!! Heavy wetters in this family and it sounds like a life saver!
Amanda Hartman says
I would love to try wool for my babies. I’ve never tried any wool covers before, but I’ve heard great things about them.
Kaitlin K. says
I have yet to try wool… but i really want to to keep my daughters bum dryer at night and on longer car trips!
Dawna Coniglio says
Gotta love an easy to care for, and very absorbent, diaper! I wish I had the extra money to try this.
I loved being able to help select the first image on here! I would love to try wool, the one thing that makes me scared of it is te fact that no matter how soft it is to some it makes me itch like touching insulation!
Devon Rose Atwood says
This is going to make me sound silly, but my biggest apprehension was itch! I love the vintage clothes from my Gram-in-law that are wool, but oh so scratchy! I even have Peruvian Alpaca sweaters and even those are “scritchy,” so I had to know how this would be against Brynn’s skin. After prepping, I wrapped it around my upper arm, where I scratch the most when it comes to wearing wool, and left it there for an hour and it was as comfortable as a jersey tee-shirt. So light, smooth, no “wool friction.” Total assumption killer! :) Hope this helps!
Kari Barone says
I currently use Sloomb obfs with a Blueberry Coverall or a Rumparooz cover with a Sloomb size Medium flat, an OsoCosy better fit infant size cotton prefold with a Hemp Babies large doubler. I have made my own upcycled longies, but they are not thick enough alone over a diaper anymore. My son is 3 and still needs cloth for naps and bedtime. I am making a thicker pair of longies and we’ll see if they can stand up to my heavy wetter. I would love to try a Humbird wool cover as they look amazing! I also like the 40 lb. weight limit.
I’m interested in learning and trying new things! This is perfect for that opportunity.
jen kristine says
This would be a great option for my heavy wetters! Wool scares my husband and the covers would be a perfect compromise!
Desiree Trogdon says
I haven’t tried wool because I use pocket diapers, but they look so easy and cute. I really want to buy some and give them a try befor my chunk is out of diapers!
Karin Shelton says
For once, wool has caught my eye!
My grandson is just 6 weeks old and we are just beginning to explore the many cloth diaper options. Would love to try this one!!
Krista Clement says
These look awesome!
Ok so I currently use sustainablebabyish obf on my 19 month old with a PUL cover for nighttime. My 8 month old is just now getting to the point where she is going to need a stronger nighttime diaper. Will this diaper do what my already amazing nighttime diapers do?? I would LOVE something more breathable and less steps (more grandparent/ babysitter friendly).
Jennifer Reinhardt says
I haven’t tested in my absorbency tests yet, but this certainly is a super breathable option and easy to put on. You can also add absorbency to any diaper. You can do it ahead of time to help when others are putting the diapers on.
Devon Rose Atwood says
Hi Jen! The perk about the Ai2 Wool Wrap is that is works as a cover as well! I have a favorite night time system, which is also a hybrid. I bulk up my hybrid for overnight with a Geffen Hemp Super Plus Absorber and I have forfeited my PUL cover for the Wool Wrap in place of it! Brynn has napped in the Ai2 Wool Wrap, with it’s inserts, and it was great protection for the roughly two hours she sleeps. If I were to go overnight with it, I would just boost the absorbency since she wets heavy and sleeps longer stretches. I encourage you to give it a try, nix the PUL cover at night and wrap your amazing night time diaper up with this wool. As Jennifer said above, you can add absorbency to any diaper. Once a diaper is in my stash I let my inserts mingle, try out different combinations, and make matches. There’s lots of room to boost since it is so trim!
Ok so I could just use the cover (minus the inserts) over my OBF!? That’s awesome!
Devon Rose Atwood says
You do it and you get on with your Baaaaa-d self!
For me, my Fluffanutter hybrid fitted + Geffen Baby Super Plus Absorber insert + HumBird Ai2 Wool Wrap as a cover = bulletproof. <33