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Old 11-10-2011, 11:07 AM   #1
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Sanitize wool covers

Any tips on sanitizing wool covers. I just purchased used covers from a local mama. How do I clean them so I feel safe using them?

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Old 11-10-2011, 11:40 AM   #2
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If you wash them with some wool wash, like Eucalan, I think they'd be fine. You can't wash wool in hot water or it will shrink it all up. If it were me I'd just let them soak in some water and Eucalan for an hour, that would be sufficient I'd think.
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Old 11-10-2011, 12:08 PM   #3
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Can I add TTO or GSE to the wash?
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Old 11-10-2011, 12:16 PM   #4
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What kind of covers are they, and what is the condition? I usually give them a good scrub with a wool wash bar and then rewash and lanolize. If they were interlock, then I usually put them in the washing machine on warm gentle with detergent and oxiclean and then rewash and lanolize. With a knit I am more careful about the washing machine, but I still would do an oxiclean soak in the sink if the cover needed it.
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Old 11-10-2011, 12:18 PM   #5
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Imse vimse wool
Loveybums crepe
Loveybums interlock
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Old 11-10-2011, 12:27 PM   #6
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Imse vimse wool
Loveybums crepe
Loveybums interlock
put em in the washer and warm gentle cycle with detergent and oxiclean. They will come out squeaky clean Don't put them in the dryer though. You will need to rewash and lanolize after the washer strips out all the lanolin and ickies.
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Old 11-10-2011, 02:33 PM   #7
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Thanks mama, helps that you broke it downfor me as this is my first wool experience
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I'm not one to normally buy used cloth diapering. I don't often. I never thought I would buy used wool, but I did! So I researched how I was going to sanitize it (here mostly) and I thought I would share what I did.

I got 2 loveybums crepe wraps. First I washed on delicate with baby clothes on warm with detergent and a little oxygen bleach. Then they were pretty dry after the spin cycle so I rewet them in the sink and squeezed excess water out by hand them put them in the microwave with the inside center on the top. I googled how long to sanitize a sponge in the MW (to kill 99%) and got 2 minutes so I microwaved them that long. They were HOT coming out so I set them to cool for about an hour so not to shock the fibers when I wash. Then when they were room temp I washed like normal and they are now set out to dry.

I'm happy with this process. Not sure if it can be used with hand made knit or crochet wool so not sure if I was go there, but only time will tell.
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Any updates on the care of your wool for sanitizing? What worked and what didn't? I bought used wool and it had some staining, but soaking seemed to help ease the stains out.
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I stand by more process above for interlock or wraps like lovelybum or IV.

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I got 2 loveybums crepe wraps. First I washed on delicate with baby clothes on warm with detergent and a little oxygen bleach. Then they were pretty dry after the spin cycle so I rewet them in the sink and squeezed excess water out by hand them put them in the microwave with the inside center on the top. I googled how long to sanitize a sponge in the MW (to kill 99%) and got 2 minutes so I microwaved them that long. They were HOT coming out so I set them to cool for about an hour so not to shock the fibers when I wash. Then when they were room temp I washed like normal and they are now set out to dry.
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