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Old 11-21-2012, 08:45 PM   #1
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So, I've gone a little nuts buying wool longies and soakers for DS who is due in about a month. Most of it is used, but I bought a few new pieces too. The problem is, now that I've got all this wool, I don't remember which ones were supposed to come already lanolized and which ones weren't. I think most were lanolized.

So, should I wash them all in some way to remove the lanolin and start over? Will wool wash do this? Is there a way to tell which ones need lanolized besides just using them and seeing which ones leak? Will it hurt anything to just lanolize all of it without washing any previous lanolin out first?

I'm new to wool, cloth diapers, and, for that matter, motherhood. I've not attempted to wash or lanolize any wool before.

Thanks for the help!
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I purchased used and washed everything (even if i knew they were good to go from someone I knew). I heard a couple of people talking about how their child randomly broke out in a rash when they hadn't prepped them in their own water and stuff. I figured I wouldn't take the chance of a rash happening if I could easily prevent it. I just used a lanolin wool wash that someone gave me when I purchased their wool soakers. Hopefully this helped
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I would either relanolize them all (no need to wash if they are clean) or just use as is until you have to wash them. I have used wool coves that weren't lanolized, they still work but just aren't as absorbent and compression leak a bit easier.

Either way should be fine, especially for a newborn since they get changed almost constantly lol.
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