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How to Lanolize Wool Covers

Lanolizing wool covers can seem like a daunting task if you’ve never done it before, but it’s really quite simple! You will need: Wool Covers Sink / Basin Warm & Hot Water Lanolin Gentle Baby Soap Basically, you are going to be washing your wool covers, making a lanolin infused bath, giving them a soak, and then letting them dry. Watch my video tutorial for an in-depth demo! For more information on wool; check out the Wool 101 series Would you like to be a contributor on The Cloth Diaper Whisperer? We’re always looking for creative writers who would like to share their cloth diapering tips. To find out more Contact Us

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Take the Worry Out of Wool

I hear all the time how people are scared to use wool as a night time or even daytime solution for their little ones because they are worried about how much work it is and how time consuming it can be. That was my biggest reason it took my so long to try it while we struggled to find a good night solution. I finally decided I was tired of waking up with wet sheets & dove in head first to wool. I’ll never look back now. We haven’t woken up to wet sheets since(well except a little baby drool.) I ordered a pair of Sloomb longies and a Sloomb cover from Kelly’s Closet because I figured it may take a day or two to dry so I’d want something to use in the meantime. I also ordered some Eucalan wool wash and Sloomb solid lanolin. I wanted to make it as simple as possible for myself and this seemed like the best way to go. After all you take a teaspoon of the solid lanolin and I use about a ½ teaspoon or so of the wool wash dissolve the lanolin in hot water and soak your wool. Ring them out with a towel to get as much water out as possible and then lay them to dry. We either lay ours in front of the air conditioner or …

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Overnight Diapering and Wool – A True Story

I started cloth diapering my now two year old son when he was only a month old. For a long time everything was going beautifully. I fell in love with cloth diapers and even became a bit addicted to them. I bought a bunch of different kinds and brands. I ended up favoring Pockets. I was on top of the world with an awesome stash of diapers. Then my son hit 18 months old and everything went south. He became a super heavy wetter and it was even worst at night. My son sleeps for around 12 hours straight at night. Every morning he woke up soaking wet and it was miserable! Nothing we tried seemed to work. I was getting so frustrated that I even considered not using cloth at night. I just didn’t know what to do. I wanted to throw in the towel. Before I threw in the towel, I decided to try one last thing. I bought a couple fitted diapers and a wool cover. Truthfully, I was very hesitant to try wool and the main reason was because I have been completely misinformed about it. I thought it would be itchy, rough and a pain to care for. I was afraid of messing something up when washing or washing it all wrong. I didn’t believe anything could work. I started using wool while I was …

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Wool 101 – How to Care For and Lanolize Wool Diaper Covers

Caring for wool doesn’t have to be scary. When you first receive your wool covers you’ll need to wash them and lanolize them. This is a two step process. Once you begin using your wool you should only need to wash and lanolize them every 3-4 weeks. You will need a gentle wool wash or baby soap and some lanolin. Some of our favorite wool washes include the Eucalan wool wash or the GroVia Wool Wash Bar. For lanolin we prefer the Sheepish Grins solid lanolin or the GroVia spray lanolin. How To Wash Your Wool Covers: Fill a small sink, bucket, tub or basin with lukewarm water and about a tablespoon of wool wash. Be sure to mix the wool wash in with the water to evenly distribute the wash. Add your wool to the water being sure that the water covers your wool. The water should appear to be a little cloudy at this point. Gently saturate the wool and move it around in the water. You may want to turn your wool inside out at some point. Gently hand wash your wool until you feel like the dirt and grime is gone. It may be necessary to do this process 1-2 times with fresh water if your covers are really soiled. Gently squeeze the excess water from the wool and set it aside for the next step; …

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Wool 101 – How to Buy Wool Covers & How to Measure Your Baby

We explained some of the benefits of using wool the other day in our Wool 101 article Why Wool. Today we’ll explain to you how to buy wool covers, how to measure your baby, and some of the accessories you may need. There are several brands that make wool diaper covers, longies, and shorties. There really isn’t much difference in their function but some are much more ‘fashionable’ and ‘trendy’ than others. EcoPosh and Kissaluvs wool diaper covers are very basic in their design and function just as well as their higher priced competitors. EcoPosh is only available in an umber (brown) color while the Kissaluvs is available in a natural or cream color. The Kissaluvs is a much softer wool and uses an ultra-fine Merino wool that has a cashmere feel to it. The Kiwi Pie wool cover by GroVia is another simple cover and is available in natural color but it has a blend of 95% merino wool and 5% spandex. Kiwi Pie feels super soft like the Kissaluvs but with a slight stretch to it from the spandex. If you’d like to hand dye your Kiwi Pie wool covers GroVia has created a tutorial for dying Kiwi Pie wool with Kool Aid. If you prefer more fashionable and trendy colors you may like the sustainablebabyish/sloomb (also referred to as sloomb or sbish) wool covers, longies and shorties. …

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