Wool is the perfect diaper cover because:
- Wool can absorb almost 30% of its body weight in moisture.
- Wool breathes unlike PUL, therefore airing out your babies skin even as it gets wet.
- Wool has natural lanolin, that repels water therefore your baby (and you!) stays dry on the outside. It may feel warm and slightly damp overtime, this is normal and a great indicator so your baby doesn't sit in a wet diaper very long.
- Our wool is Oeko-Tex Certified, and buttery soft to the touch, rest assured your baby will feel cozy and comfortable in their wool pants/shorts/cover.
- You don't need to wash your wool after every wear (unless your child poops on it). Wool has natural anti-bacterial qualities. Wash your wool every few weeks unless you notice stains.
Machine Washing- You can machine wash your wool from us, as long as you are careful with the temperature of the water. Wash your wool on warm, gentle cycle. Make sure your warm water is just slightly warm to the touch/slightly above room temperature, if you have set your water heater on a higher temperature for washing diapers, it is probably best you use the hand washing technique below. Use about 1 small drop of dawn dishwashing soap or a drop of detergent (with no bleach added). Than, set your wool on a towel to dry.
Hand Washing- First rinse your wool to remove the poopy/urine. Than, fill your sink basin with luke-warm water, splash around about 1TSP of your favorite wool wash (if you use a bar, just lather it with your hands). Swoosh your wool around with your hands for a few seconds, let is sit about 2-3 minutes. Remove your wool, squeeze out the water by rolling it in a towel. Do not ring out your wool, it will cause it lose its shape/stretch. Than, set your wool on a towel to dry.
Lanolizing- I suggest lanolizing your wool after every 2-3rd wash or so (or when your wool starts to leak). Wash your wool first using one of the above methods. Than, fill your sink basin with luke-warm water. I suggest using an empty bottle, putting about 1/2tsp of lanolin (per cover, wash your covers separately), 1 dash of baby shampoo, and warm water, than shake it around unless the lanolin has melted. Pour that solution into the sink, swoosh around. Add your wool garment. Let it sit for no longer than 10 minutes. Do not rinse your wool. Squeeze out the water by rolling it in a towel. Do not ring out your wool, it will cause it lose its shape/stretch. Than, set your wool on a towel to dry.