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Old 09-30-2011, 03:18 PM   #1
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Wool Mamas, Please Help

Okay, I bought a beautiful Sbish cover and the magic fitted for my nighttime heavy wetter. I lanolized like they say to do on GMD but it surely didn't work. I noticed that the lanolin clung to my fingers and turned kind of white. I discovered my lansinoh had expired so I bought a new tube. I tried again and it was even worse with the new stuff! What in the world am I doing wrong? Are there little tricks to this? Is lansinoh not the brand? Please help me! TIA!
ps The water gets really hot so shouldn't it melt?!

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Re: Wool Mamas, Please Help

I use this method and have never had any problems:

http://www.diaperpin.com/clothdiapers/article_howtolanolizewool.asp
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Old 09-30-2011, 03:29 PM   #3
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You need to add some baby shampoo to help break up the lanolin. Otherwise it will just sit at the top like how all oils float on water. Put the lanolin and shampoo in a little jar, add super hot water and then put the lid on and shake it up.

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You need to add some baby shampoo to help break up the lanolin. Otherwise it will just sit at the top like how all oils float on water. Put the lanolin and shampoo in a little jar, add super hot water and then put the lid on and shake it up.

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I knew there would be a trick! Thank you!
Now, does Eucalan count?
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I use this method and have never had any problems:

http://www.diaperpin.com/clothdiapers/article_howtolanolizewool.asp
Thank you soooo much!
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Re: Wool Mamas, Please Help

I know this doesn't help right now, but I have always used Ewe Need It from hyena cart. She has a wool wash and lanolin combination, and I haven't ever had to do a separate step to lanolize.
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Re: Wool Mamas, Please Help

Eucalan is great. You could also try lanolin that's already melted so it's not clumpy. Disana, Imse Vimse, and some others make it.
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Ack! Lansinoh is Not the way to go! I will definitely replace for the long term!
Here is another question::::how do I lanolize longies? In a sink big enough that they lay flat?
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Ack! Lansinoh is Not the way to go! I will definitely replace for the long term!
Here is another question::::how do I lanolize longies? In a sink big enough that they lay flat?
I kind of like using lansinoh. It lanolizes more thoroughly than the fancy wool washes. Ewe need it etc is (IMO) more convenient and smells nice, but I always felt it was too little lanolin.

To lanolize longies--no need to lay them flat. They can be folded over or bunched up loosely. You just want it submerged.

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I kind of like using lansinoh. It lanolizes more thoroughly than the fancy wool washes. Ewe need it etc is (IMO) more convenient and smells nice, but I always felt it was too little lanolin.

To lanolize longies--no need to lay them flat. They can be folded over or bunched up loosely. You just want it submerged.

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Agreed on both...I can do 2-3 pair of longies in a sink FULL of water & a good amount of lanolin.

I don't have Lasinoh, was given some organic lanolin. For new woolies, anything that doesn't really have any lanolin in it, I like to use the lanolin/baby wash method. I do several pieces at a time, so I fill the sink w/ tepid-lukewarm water, wet the wool, squeeze out excess & set aside. I heat a mug of water in the microwave, take it out, put 1/8-1/4 tsp lanolin & a small squirt of baby wash in the mug, & mix it up w/ a mini whisk I have. Pour this into the sink full of water, swish it around. Lay the wool in the sink & let it soak. I like to let mine soak a while, usually around an hour. I roll them in a towel to remove excess water & put them on the drying rack.

If I'm just refreshing wool, a wool wash is fine...and of course, I like the added fragrance. I do this every couple of weeks...but if I have to really thoroughly clean the wool (removing stains & whatnot), I do the soak as described above. GL!
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