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Washing Wool Covers

 

 WOOL CARE IS EASY.

The benefits of wool are unmatched by any other diaper cover alternative so
the little extra care required is worth the effort.

Wool covers are fantastic with their breathability, antibacterial properties
and natural ability to hold liquid.

Wool covers are self-cleaning for a week or two because urine reacts with
the natural lanolin in wool to form a soap.
Then, they simply need to be gently hand washed and/or re-lanolized.

Between washings, simply allow the moist cover to air dry.
Olive oil soap can be used for a simple spot cleaning wash.

Use  Lukewarm water only.
Hot water will felt (shrink) the cover.
Cold water will shock the fibers and may break them.

Hand washing:

~ Place your wool covers in a basin of lukewarm water with a wool safe wash.
~ Swish around gently with little scrubbing so as to not break the delicate fibers.

~ Use a wool wash soap bar or soft toothbrush to remove stains.
~ If the wash contains lanolin, let soak for 15 minutes.
~ Roll
your clean covers in a towel to gently remove excess water.
~ Lay them flat to dry away from direct sunlight.

Lanolizing:

~ Boost your wool covers' lanolin when moisture wicks through the cover.
~ Dissolve a dollop of lanolin in lukewarm water- shaking in a jar works well for this.
~ Add the lanolin to a basin and top off with water.
~ Swirl your clean wool diaper covers in the lanolin water and soak for at least 15 minutes.
~ Roll
your lanolinized covers in a towel to gently remove excess water.
~ Lay them flat to dry away from direct sunlight. 

Purchase wool wash and lanolin on the page below.