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Old 02-20-2013, 07:55 PM   #1
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What do you NOT like about wool?

I'm in the process of talking myself out of buying a bunch of adorable (and expensive) wool soakers for my baby & I would like to hear from some people who have tried wool & decided it wasn't for them.

What are the "cons" of using wool?


I did a search & couldn't find anything. LOL. Does anyone NOT like wool?
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:59 PM   #2
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I don't like wool as a cover. I like wool because it's cute and we use it as clothes.
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:59 PM   #3
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I use a lot of wool but I hate how long it takes to dry after handwashing it. We live in a humid climate. I also don't like having to handwash and lanolize it. And I hate how if its freshly washed but gets some poop on it that it has to be washed again. But, I still love wool for all the reasons people love it.
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And I hate how if its freshly washed but gets some poop on it that it has to be washed again.
Agh! I hate this one! ^ We're using wool with flats, though, so I would guess maybe it happens more frequently for us than it would for those who use fitteds. I do really love using wool, though.
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Agh! I hate this one! ^ We're using wool with flats, though, so I would guess maybe it happens more frequently for us than it would for those who use fitteds. I do really love using wool, though.
I use flats with wool too. I can fold wool better than I can a pf so poop gets on the covers less than it would with pfs but it still happens occasionally. My very favorite fold is a kite fold fastened side snapping diaper style with boingos. She was wearing that yesterday under wool, had a poosplosion all over her beautiful NEW freshly lanolized cover and not a speck got on the wool. It was amazing.

Good tips everyone on the washing machine spin. I am always scared to do that for fear of felting or shrinking. My washer spins so fast. But its only hot water that felts right?
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I use flats with wool too. I can fold wool better than I can a pf so poop gets on the covers less than it would with pfs but it still happens occasionally. My very favorite fold is a kite fold fastened side snapping diaper style with boingos. She was wearing that yesterday under wool, had a poosplosion all over her beautiful NEW freshly lanolized cover and not a speck got on the wool. It was amazing.

Good tips everyone on the washing machine spin. I am always scared to do that for fear of felting or shrinking. My washer spins so fast. But its only hot water that felts right?
I often lay them lengthwise in a towel. Then fold the sides of the towel over the longies and place in the washer. This way the wool fibers are not being pulled into the drain holes in the washer.
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I often lay them lengthwise in a towel. Then fold the sides of the towel over the longies and place in the washer. This way the wool fibers are not being pulled into the drain holes in the washer.
I am going to try this! Thanks! I've been too afraid with anything other than alreay felted pieces to use the washer.
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I use flats with wool too. I can fold wool better than I can a pf so poop gets on the covers less than it would with pfs but it still happens occasionally. My very favorite fold is a kite fold fastened side snapping diaper style with boingos. She was wearing that yesterday under wool, had a poosplosion all over her beautiful NEW freshly lanolized cover and not a speck got on the wool. It was amazing.
Woohoo! Score for mama! Okay, writing this fold combination down (kite fold, side snapping style, boingos) to try it out on LO tomorrow, lol. Thanks!
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I often lay them lengthwise in a towel. Then fold the sides of the towel over the longies and place in the washer. This way the wool fibers are not being pulled into the drain holes in the washer.
Thanks for the tip! Maybe I will get brave and try when its washing time again.

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Woohoo! Score for mama! Okay, writing this fold combination down (kite fold, side snapping style, boingos) to try it out on LO tomorrow, lol. Thanks!
LOL I was pretty impressed! It's my favorite diaper right now, its so snug even when wet. I hope it works for you too!
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Re: What do you NOT like about wool?

I hate the price. So wishing the yarn were cheaper.

If you Put out your washed wool in the washer on spin cycle it dries much faster. In the winter hang it on a hanger over an air vent. It will dry in no time.
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