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I think I will try the wool covers.

Anyone use Woolite to wash them?

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I've never heard of anyone using woolite for wool diaper covers...but maybe someone has? I use either a wool wash bar (if I'll be lanolizing, which I do separately) or liquid wool wash from Sudz n Dudz (on Etsy - they're on break now though). I think lots of people use Eucalan, if you want something more available.

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I've never heard of anyone using woolite for wool diaper covers...but maybe someone has? I use either a wool wash bar (if I'll be lanolizing, which I do separately) or liquid wool wash from Sudz n Dudz (on Etsy - they're on break now though). I think lots of people use Eucalan, if you want something more available.
Eucalan? Would I find that at a grocery store, Walmart, or Amazon?

I just happened to have Woolite on hand. Thought I would check.

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Eucalan? Would I find that at a grocery store, Walmart, or Amazon?

I just happened to have Woolite on hand. Thought I would check.

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I think they carry it at walmart. You can search woolite on here too and see if other people have used it/posted about it.
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It could be the vinegar. It has a lot of hard minerals in it that might be irritating for your sweetie. I'd try to go without the vinegar for two days and see if it helps. I find for antiseptic cleanser in lieu of vinegar/baking soda you can choose either tea tree or witch hazel. I actually used a witch hazel and chammomile concentrate for my spray until I went the disposable baby wipe route.

Anything that dries out the skin will make diaper rash more common.

Edit: If it's yeast infections the vinegar would help, so scratch that. I have never used the wool diaper covers so can't attest to that.

Edit Edit: You might also try one or two diapers to experiment and go hardcore not natural with them. I know it's sacrilege to some to use oxyclean and/or bleach but I do. I soak in oxyclean every time and bleach once a month. Make sure they' go through 2 or 3 cycles after any bleaching. That stuff is intense. But it does get rid of thrush.

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Eucalan? Would I find that at a grocery store, Walmart, or Amazon?

I just happened to have Woolite on hand. Thought I would check.

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I could be wrong but I don't think you are suppose to use woolite. I used Eucalan from amazon . When I got it (years ago now) it was $10 so you may want to wait until after December when the prices go down -- or shop around to other amazon postings.
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Old 12-12-2017, 02:03 PM   #16
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It could be the vinegar. It has a lot of hard minerals in it that might be irritating for your sweetie. I'd try to go without the vinegar for two days and see if it helps. I find for antiseptic cleanser in lieu of vinegar/baking soda you can choose either tea tree or witch hazel. I actually used a witch hazel and chammomile concentrate for my spray until I went the disposable baby wipe route.

Anything that dries out the skin will make diaper rash more common.

Edit: If it's yeast infections the vinegar would help, so scratch that. I have never used the wool diaper covers so can't attest to that.

Edit Edit: You might also try one or two diapers to experiment and go hardcore not natural with them. I know it's sacrilege to some to use oxyclean and/or bleach but I do. I soak in oxyclean every time and bleach once a month. Make sure they' go through 2 or 3 cycles after any bleaching. That stuff is intense. But it does get rid of thrush.
I don't mind occasional bleach. I do know that vinegar helps rinse out detergents and bleach residue. I do 2 extra rinse cycles after the vinegar rinse.

I was making a tea tree baby wipe solution, but I thought she could be having a reaction to that, so I stopped and have been using sensitive skin wipes, which work fine.

I just thought of one more thing... I have been washing both DS and DD's diapers together. I wonder if his gut bacteria is bothering her?

I think I will try to be more scientific and controlled when I start back again. Have only one variable at a time.

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I could be wrong but I don't think you are suppose to use woolite. I used Eucalan from amazon . When I got it (years ago now) it was $10 so you may want to wait until after December when the prices go down -- or shop around to other amazon postings.
Your right! Green Mountain Diapers says no Woolite.

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I read on Fluff Love University (I think that's what it's called) that if you have hard water, don't do an extra rinse, because without the detergent to counteract it the minerals go right back onto the diaper. Might be something to consider. I've always done an extra rinse but stopped after I read that and haven't had issues.
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I read on Fluff Love University (I think that's what it's called) that if you have hard water, don't do an extra rinse, because without the detergent to counteract it the minerals go right back onto the diaper. Might be something to consider. I've always done an extra rinse but stopped after I read that and haven't had issues.
We ARE on a well, but we have a water softener, plus ion beads thingy (can't remember what that one is called), and sediment filter. Things changed alot when they put that in a few years ago. Hard water is a pain, but we have soft water now, it can be hard to rinse soap off your hands or out of your hair when the system has run a flush cycle. Our whites no longer start turning greyish brown even with bleach.

It really shouldn't be a mineral buildup. That is what the ion beads do, if I remember correctly, they attract the minerals then get washed out with the water softener salts. It's been a long time since it was explained to me.

I read through GMD's 16 page how to Booklet. Lots of info there, plus I sent them an email asking questions. They were very encouraging. One suggestion they made was to wait 3 weeks while using the yeast treatment, then start again. Dr. only said to use it while symptoms where present (noticable rash). GMD also suggested ironing the flats to kill any lingering stuff.

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We ARE on a well, but we have a water softener, plus ion beads thingy (can't remember what that one is called), and sediment filter. Things changed alot when they put that in a few years ago. Hard water is a pain, but we have soft water now, it can be hard to rinse soap off your hands or out of your hair when the system has run a flush cycle. Our whites no longer start turning greyish brown even with bleach.

It really shouldn't be a mineral buildup. That is what the ion beads do, if I remember correctly, they attract the minerals then get washed out with the water softener salts. It's been a long time since it was explained to me.

I read through GMD's 16 page how to Booklet. Lots of info there, plus I sent them an email asking questions. They were very encouraging. One suggestion they made was to wait 3 weeks while using the yeast treatment, then start again. Dr. only said to use it while symptoms where present (noticable rash). GMD also suggested ironing the flats to kill any lingering stuff.

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If you have soft water that's a different story. I hope you can get it figured out! Those rashes are so sad.
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