Lanolizing and wool care
cbaby Lanolizing Care Instructions
What is Lanolin? Function in Wool Diaper Covers?
Lanolin is a rich, natural oil obtained from the fleece of sheep after shearing. Wool is absolutely self-maintaining ~ high lanolin content neutralizes the urea in urine. Therefore, no urine odor on wool covers until the lanolin becomes less. (While synthetic diaper covers start to smell after one or more uses, wool covers & soakers stay fresh longer)!
Lanolin definitely "waterproofs" and prolongs the life of wool diaper covers. Acting as a hair conditioner, it keeps wool fibers soft and supple. Have you ever seen a sheep with split-ends?? (lol)
How to Lanolize Wool Diaper Covers, Soakers, Longies & Baby Pants
~ Simple Step-by-Step Directions ~
Before using that cute wool cover for the first time, it will need to be lanolized (if you are using it for cloth diapering purposes). After the initial lanolizing, you only need to re-lanolize your cover every 4-6 weeks (or when you notice less waterproof-ness).
Wool cover turned inside out
Small glass container or mug filled with boiling water
Lanolin (we recommend pure lanolin, such as the Lansinoh brand)
Few drops of baby soap (keeps lanolin from clumping up when poured over woolies)
Sink filled with tepid (lukewarm) water
Fill sink with tepid water and submerge woolies turned inside out.
In glass mug filled with boiling water, add a few drops of natural soap or baby soap and a ╝ inch of lanolin per pair of wool covers you plan to lanolize.
Stir to completely dissolve.
Add this lanolin mixture to a sink of tepid water and ever so slightly agitate.
Soak for at least 15 minutes.
Remove wool (do not twist or squeeze) and gently place on a towel and roll up "jelly roll style" to squeeze out excess water (or gently "spin" in washer).
Lay flat or line dry.
Thank you for purchasing from CCbaby! Here are some helpful tips to keep your cozy items in excellent condition.
For any natural wool/cashmere products:
~Hand washing is preferred. Use a wool wash or mild detergent. Fill a sink with luke warm water (not hot, this may cause items to shrink). Gently agitate your wool in the soapy water and then allow to soak for at least 15min. Remove and gently roll in a towel to remove excess water. Do not twist or squeeze as the natural fibers are delicate when wet and can shrink with a lot of agitation. You may also place your wool in the washer and use only the spin cycle. Lay flat or hang to dry.
~Wash on cold delicate with mild detergent (please note: while some items (leg warmers, some cashmere and washable wool) may do fine in the washer others can continue to shrink...wash at your discretion). Best rule of thumb is to hand wash first and if you notice any change in the natural fiber at all to stick with hand washing only :)
For sweater knit, fleece, reusable bags:
~Wash on cold delicate with mild detergent. Tumble dry on low.