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Old 01-25-2013, 03:58 PM   #1
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Please give me a crash-course on wool covers

I just received several wool covers from a friend-of-a-friend. Disana, Imse Vimse, Lana, and Aristocrats. (And one from 7th Heaven Baby, I think?)
I know nothing about wool. What do I do with them? Can I find any pants that will fit over them? or do I just use them over a diaper, and then put my boy in BabyLegs? He is 6 mos old.
I know little about wool other than it is bullet-proof and needs to be lanolized every little while.
What do I need to know?

And...I feel horrible for saying this...but I might not even be able to use them since sometimes wool makes my allergies go nuts. i am hoping this is not the case, 'cause the covers are *gorgeous*.


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Old 01-25-2013, 07:38 PM   #2
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Re: Please give me a crash-course on wool covers

Before you use them, they'll have to be lanolized. Prepare a luke-warm bath of water. I like to use Lansinoh lanolin because it's easy. put a pea-sized amount of the lanolin in a cup with a lid, squirt a bit of baby soap in, and fill about half way with hot water. Then put on the top and shake vigorously until the lanolin is melted into the water. Dump this into the luke-warm water bath and swish around to combine. Then turn your cover inside out and put in your cover (you can do more than one at a time if you're not worried about the colors bleeding) and let it soak for at least fifteen minutes. After it's done soaking, gently wrong it out. I like to lay a towel flat and lay the wool on the towel and then roll up the towel (as if I'm making a jelly roll) and squeeze to get the water out. Then lay flat to dry.

When the wool smells like urine after it's been used and aired out, it's time to wash it. Mine literally go months between washings!

If I wasn't clear about anything, let me know!

You could put pants over them but baby legs would be awesome, too!
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:21 PM   #3
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Do you lanolize every time you wash?
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:09 AM   #4
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Re: Please give me a crash-course on wool covers

LOVE wool. Congratulations!! I hope you can use them...and you may find that the different materials and weaves make your allergies react or not. So, if you do find yourself reacting to one, I would try the others.

Here's our crash course in tells you how often, etc. and there are lots of different products you can use to lanolize too. Lansinoh is something breastfeeders may have on hand.
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