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Old 02-09-2012, 07:44 PM   #1
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My first wool

After some night time diaper problems I've finally decided to give wool a try. Eek, hold my hand please. This is a little daunting but I'm optimistic. I've got a few questions.

I really know nothing about wool, and I picked up a wool soaker at a local baby shop for $10 (this brand sells new at $36, yay). It feels/smells fine, does that mean it's ready to use? How do you know when to lanolize it? If I have one wool soaker used every night, how often would be typical to lanolize it?

There is a tiny hole (enough to stick a baby finger through), up high on the side like on the hip bone... is that going to be a problem?

If they are discolored is there a way to fix that? The store had a second one but it had some dark colors in the crotch so I skipped it.

I tried it on over her free time diaper and that seemed like a really good fit. I was also happy to see how comfortable it looks, exciting! Maybe I'll convert to the wool side.

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Old 02-09-2012, 07:45 PM   #2
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Re: My first wool

http://www.aristocratsbabyproducts.c...per_cover.html Looks like this... should I just put a fitted under it?
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Old 02-09-2012, 07:53 PM   #3
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Re: My first wool

I am not a major wool pro, but have been using wool at night for a couple months now and love it. You could use a special night fitted under or just use your regular fitted with some extra absorbency like a hemp joeybunz. I would give a lanolizing before just to be sure. Good luck.
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:07 PM   #4
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I use fitteds under wool, but dome mamas use prefolds or flats. Overnight a fitted would be most absorbant.

If the wool starts absorbing liquid instead of wicking it away, its time to lanolize (hold it over the sink and pour a bit of tepid water on it. If it soaks in its time to lanolize, if it pools its ok. If its sonewhere invetween and the soaker is still clean... You can use lanolin spray to just touch it up.

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Old 02-09-2012, 11:22 PM   #5
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Re: My first wool

Wool is very easy and fun to dye. So, if u could die the whole diaper the color of the discoloration, or possibly something darker (like a chocolate brown) that would work great. Then u could snag another one for cheap! However, if ur just doing wool at nite, u really wont need more than 1 cover so it wouldnt be necessary.

If ur only using it at nite, u will only need to lanolize like every month or two. Hardly ever!

Re the hole...i would just keep an eye on it. But, holes in wool r very easy to stitch closed. So, u or someone u know thats craft, could easily sticth it up.
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