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Old 01-30-2013, 08:44 AM   #1
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Lanolizing wool

I just got my first wool cover in the mail yesterday So I lanolized it yesterday, and it's nearly dry, but it doesn't have any sticky-like qualities to the fabric. It feels just as nice and soft as it did before I did anything to it. Is this normal, or did I maybe not use enough lanolin? I used a pee size amount with a drop of Burt's Bees shampoo and body wash and dissolved it in hot water. Then I poured it into a bowl of warm water and mixed it around. Then I put the cover in, turning it around in the water, and let it sit in the water for 25 minutes. It's a Loveybums SIO cover, btw (a "Loveybums in one" as they refer to it). TIA!

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Old 01-30-2013, 09:21 AM   #2
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Sounds like you did a good job. You could try it as is, or it is often recommended to lanolize twice before use.
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If you want it sticky you can add more lanolin/soap next time. I usually did 1 tsp of lanolin per woolie item plus however much soap it took to make the mix a milky white color. I like mine really sticky though
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Sounds like you did a good job. You could try it as is, or it is often recommended to lanolize twice before use.
Really? Thanks for the encouragement! I'll try it one more time then.
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If you want it sticky you can add more lanolin/soap next time. I usually did 1 tsp of lanolin per woolie item plus however much soap it took to make the mix a milky white color. I like mine really sticky though
I thought it had to be sticky in order to be waterproof. I don't necessarily want it sticky if it doesn't have to be. It's good to know that I can add more lanolin if I want, though. How long will the waterproofing last if it isn't sticky?
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I'd use it. If you have any problems, relanolize.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:38 AM   #7
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I thought it had to be sticky in order to be waterproof. I don't necessarily want it sticky if it doesn't have to be. It's good to know that I can add more lanolin if I want, though. How long will the waterproofing last if it isn't sticky?
It might not last as long but it depends on how absorbent your diapers are. I usually wash again when I still smell pee once the wool is dry.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:17 AM   #8
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good question... I'm just about to lanolize my 1st too... if its sticky, won't it stick to other clothes (pjammies, sheets, etc..?) and get them sticky??
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Hmm good to know about "stickynes" I'm just about to make a wool cover and lanolize it but I'd rather like it to be less sticky and more soft!
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