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Old 01-14-2018, 06:40 PM   #1
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Am I lanolizing right?

How do I know if I have enough lanolin and when I am done? I read a bunch of protocols online and they all seem fairly simple, but they all just say a blob of lanolin. Can I get too much? I realize it's a waste of lanolin, but does it cause any other problems? And is there a way to know when I'm done? I can leave them in the sink all night or whatever, right? How do I know that for I've done it correctly?

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How do I know if I have enough lanolin and when I am done? I read a bunch of protocols online and they all seem fairly simple, but they all just say a blob of lanolin. Can I get too much? I realize it's a waste of lanolin, but does it cause any other problems? And is there a way to know when I'm done? I can leave them in the sink all night or whatever, right? How do I know that for I've done it correctly?


Putting too much lanolin wonít cause any harm to your cover or do any damage it just may be really sticky/greasy but thatís it. When itís lanolized well when itís dry theyíre will be a slight greasy/sticky feeling. Most likely you are already done, and yes they can sit for how ever long you like or forget, Lol. Wool is actually very simple to care for! Itís an amazing fabric/material, wool just didnít work well for us as diapers!(:


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Re: Am I lanolizing right?

So far, I'm super impressed with it. I've only been using it for overnight, and my guy isn't a heavy wetter anymore, but I'm in awe of how it just dries in the day and smells fresh and clean! So I made another couple soakers from Goodwill sweaters that I'm hoping to use over undies for outings or something, and I'm hoping a bit of lanolin will help them keep the carseat dry in case of an accident.

Thanks for the tips - maybe I'll go pull them out to dry all night.
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So far, I'm super impressed with it. I've only been using it for overnight, and my guy isn't a heavy wetter anymore, but I'm in awe of how it just dries in the day and smells fresh and clean! So I made another couple soakers from Goodwill sweaters that I'm hoping to use over undies for outings or something, and I'm hoping a bit of lanolin will help them keep the carseat dry in case of an accident.

Thanks for the tips - maybe I'll go pull them out to dry all night.


I know, itís amazing! When we used wool my guy was a super heavy wetter so nothing seemed to work until we found airflow covers. Thatís awesome! I would love to be able to make clothing!(:


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For not heavy wetter lightly lanolizing is all that is needed. We still use wool on our 6 year old bedwetter. He detests paper diapers! Even if money allowed pull ups would not be tolerated without a great deal of distress from our son.
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I liked GMD wool instructions as a good started place. I believe my sig has a post that goes into it more.
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Re: Am I lanolizing right?

For the carseat with a child who is recently out of diapers I keep the kid in their regular undies and pants (though that's mostly wool pants for us--unlanolized to absorb some!) but I line the seat with a diaper. A big PUL cover with a pre fold over it. Kiddo sits on top of it and it wraps up around the front to protect the buckle pad, so it's almost like the way you would fasten a pre fold on the child protection wise, but the child doesn't think he's wearing a diaper.
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Use a teaspoon of lanolin + about a teaspoon of emulsifier for each wool cover (I like to lanolize mine separately because some brands seem to soak up more than their share of lanolin, while leaving the other woolies not as waterproof). Melt both in about 2-3 cups of hot water, then add 2-3 cups cold water until water is lukewarm. Put your wool cover in and let it soak for at least 3 hours. Then air dry. Your woolie will feel slightly sticky once dry (that's okay--it's supposed to be waterproof!). Hope it helps!
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