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Laundering Wool Diaper Covers
Normal Daily Use Care Instructions For Wool Diaper Covers:
It is recommended that each wool soaker be washed and lanolized prior to use for optimal performance. After the initial priming, these cloth diaper covers will need only be lanolized occasionally.
When in use, they do not need to be washed immediately if they become damp. The natural oil in wool keeps the diaper covers water resistant and cleans them naturally. Simply air dry and re-use. Should they get soiled, they will need to be hand-washed in tepid water using a mild wool wash such as "Eucalan No-rinse Wool Wash". Allow the wool cover to soak for 15 minutes. Then gently squeeze out most of the moisture. Do not wring or twist the wool cover. To remove excess water roll the wool cover in-between two dry, clean towels and then lay the wool cover flat to dry.
To occasionally lanolize your wool soaker:
Simply add ¼ tsp of lanolin to 1 cup of water and melt it in the microwave. Combine the melted lanoline and some "Eucalan No-rinse Wool Wash" in a pail or a sink of tepid water, stirring the lanoline/Eucalan mixture well. Add the wool soaker, allowing it to soak for 15 minutes. Then gently squeeze most of the moisture out. Do not wring or twist the wool cover. To remove excess water, roll the wool cover between two dry, clean towels and then lay the wool cover flat to dry.