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Old 09-08-2006, 11:04 PM   #1
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How do I prepare/wash wool longies?

A Momma recently made my son a beautiful green longie and I know, it will leak if I do not reat it first? How do I do this? TIA

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Old 09-08-2006, 11:16 PM   #2
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Do you have lanolin or lanolin soap? You need some, for starters. You may just want to try them at home as is- some wool yarn retains enough lanolin to be initially waterproof or the person who made them could have lanolized them for you.
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Do you have lanolin or lanolin soap? You need some, for starters. You may just want to try them at home as is- some wool yarn retains enough lanolin to be initially waterproof or the person who made them could have lanolized them for you.
I believe I have some.. I will test and have my son wear them.. do I put lanolin on at every wash?
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Hey you!
Those are all ready to go as is right now. They're already washed and lanolized.
To maintain them, air dry them between use and wash them with wool wash (or use that cute little wool bar I sent you) every week or so. You also do the wool doublers that same way.
You should be fine to lanolize them every other time you wash them. Here's a great site that shows you just how to do that with a very easy video.
http://www.greenmountaindiapers.com/lanolize.htm
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