Cloth diaper laundry is probably the hottest topic in cloth diapering… most mom quickly find a fit and style of diaper they like. But we all struggle with laundry issues from time to time.
One issue for me was sometimes my diapers felt damp, even after 100 minutes in the dryer. The problem was, I was setting my dry time for 100 minutes, but my dryer sensor must not be very sensitive because it would turn off automatically much earlier!
That’s when I started to look into wool dryer balls to help absorb moisture and make my diapers dry faster. The Willow Store sent me a set of 3 colorful hand-dyed wool dryer balls! Aren’t they fun looking? My son LOVES to throw these around when the laundry comes out of the dryer! (and I love that they are soft and don’t hurt anything when he throws them!).
I’ve been using these Natural Wool Felted dryer balls to reduce my drying time (by up to half!). And a bonus – since you never want to use chemically treated fabric softener sheets – wool dryer balls also help soften clothing naturally! It’s not just for cloth diaper laundry – it’s for ALL laundry!
Each wool ball from The Willow Store is handmade in the U.S., from U.S. wool! About the size of a tennis ball, The Willow Store dryer balls are a little squishy, unlike some harder ones I’ve seen. (There is some natural pilling – I removed this easily with a sweater shaver, but it doesn’t affect the performance any!).
I think they do a good job bouncing around in the dryer, as I notice I haven’t had to reset my dryer a second time since I started using them. Not only will you save money on less drying time, but also these dryer balls last for years, so you won’t be buying fabric sheets anymore!
Three dryer balls are a great start – but you can get even more benefits if you use 4, 5, or 6!
Do you already use Wool Dryer Balls? Don’t you want to try them!?
BUY IT: Shop at The Willow Store! They are committed to providing products to create a Reusable Future. Created by moms, The Willow Store offers a complete line of feminine care, diapering, and home products that save you money and waste! From their first product for women (WillowPads) to their popular Sprout Change diaper system, you’ll find all your natural living needs here! (And, psst – remember, all made in the U.S.A.)!
WIN IT: The Willow Store is giving away a set of 3 Wool Dryer Balls to one of my readers! ARV $19.95
Disclosure: I was sent a product to facilitate this review. I was not compensated in any other way, and all opinions are 100% my own.