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Old 09-22-2017, 10:10 AM   #1
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Using wool while potty training...

We're sort of potty training. I say sort of, because he's only 14 mos. He does pretty good at home - maybe 1 accident a day, but he almost never wears clothes at home, just underwear. So when we go out, he does ok sometimes and less ok most of the time. Partly because of the clothes, I think, partly because he's usually distracted by new stuff and doesn't want to pee when I take him. So I made a bunch of soakers and longies out of Goodwill sweaters, and I was thinking maybe wool would help - I could use it as clothing over underwear for when we're out, right? So my question is - do I need to lanolize it if it's only for the occasional accident after which I would change him right away? If it isn't lanolized does it have to be washed more frequently?

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Old 09-22-2017, 11:22 AM   #2
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Re: Using wool while potty training...

If it isn't lanolized it does need to be washed often. But honestly kids that age are dirty and I could never go long without washing anyway.

Do you want the wool to repel the pee or help soak up the mess?
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Re: Using wool while potty training...

I'm not sure what I want I guess I was thinking with training pants under, which aren't as absorbant as a diaper, so if he does a full-on pee and the wool repels it, there's nowhere for the pee to go anyway, right? But if they soak up the mess, he still has to have dry pants put on, so maybe I just need the wool to keep the car seat dry, which jeans won't. Or maybe wool won't either. I guess I need to just think about it. I do plan to lanolize some soakers for night use, but I'll use a fitted under them, not underwear like I would during the day. He's still having milk before bed, so he still wets quite a bit at night.
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Re: Using wool while potty training...

I think at that stage it might be good to put a small piece of PUL in the car seat to protect it. Some will frown on that so you can get an 'approved' waterproof pad of some kind if you want, but PUL is super thin and it shouldn't cause any issue with car seat fit.

As for his clothes, I think they will need changed with wool if it is a full on accident. You could consider more absorbent and/or waterproof trainers, but a lot of kids will treat those like a diaper.
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