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Old 02-24-2011, 06:49 PM   #1
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Washig and lanolizing wool question!

Hi mamas! I just got my first wool covers in and I am so scared that I will mess them up! I have Eucalan wool wash and Lansinoh cream. Do I wash them in the sink with the Eucalan and Lansinoh at the same time? Do I need to add baby shampoo to the Lansinoh? Thanks in advance!


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Old 02-24-2011, 07:30 PM   #2
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Re: Washig and lanolizing wool question!

I do all my washing and lanolizing in a kitchen mixing bowl so I don't get lanolin in my pipes. Here's my routine:

Wash with a tiny bit of Eucalan in warm water. Gently squeeze extra water and set woolies aside. Dump water outside. Fill bowl with warm water again. Microwave a coffee cup of water for a minute. Put a tiny bit (teaspoon) of Lasinoh in the hot water and stir until dissolved. Add to the bowl. Wait a minute until the water is warm, not hot. Put the wollies back in and let them sit, swish every once in a while. After a couple hours gently squeeze and then roll in a dry towel. Place on a drying rack to dry. Dump Lansinoh water outside.

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Re: Washig and lanolizing wool question!

Hi, where do I buy lanolin. are there different types?
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:51 PM   #4
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and you can use the stuff for nursing moms Target here has it
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Re: Washig and lanolizing wool question!

Here's my lanolizing procedure:
1. Turn your woolie inside-out. Soak your woolie in tepid water. Make sure it absorbs water completely.
2. In a separate container, take a dab of 100% pure lanolin, dissolved in hot water with a drop of baby shampoo (or Eucalan). Dissolve it really well (mix or shake), then add this to a basin where your wool item is soaking.
3. Soak for 15-30 minutes. Squeeze out the water, roll in a towel (or spin in the washer) and lay flat to dry.

If you're just washing, omit the lanolin (just use Eucalan or baby wash)

As for lanolin, I use Lansinoh (the breastfeeding stuff), but you can find lanolin online in bulk. Just look for 100% pure lanolin -- it can be solid or liquid (just your preference). The medela stuff has other ingredients, so I wouldn't recommend that one.
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