Wool soakers are a
wonder! Amazingly, they repel and absorb wetness to keep your baby's clothes
dry until the next change. How? See for yourself!
Your Wooly Wonder is
pre-washed and pre-lanolized. Baby can wear the soaker over a fitted diaper or
a snappi'd or pinned prefold for daytime use. For bed time, add a doubler or
use a more absorbent combination to accommodate for extra overnight wetness.
You may want to use a fleece liner next to your baby's skin to keep the skin feeling
dry. Generally, a wool soaker can be expected to keep your sheets dry all night
with enough stuffing. Your baby's bottom may look big and round, but that is
quite all right.
your Wooly Wonder:
Wooly Wonders soakers
do not need to be washed after every use. Simply let it air dry between uses.
Wash your soaker when it gets pooped on, when it smells like pee or about every
two weeks. Use a gentle wool wash like Eucalan to remove urine and add lanolin
back to the soaker. This will restore its water repelling qualities. Just
swoosh your soaker around in a sink full of warm water and Eucalan (I use a
capful), squeeze the bubbles through it, then let it sit for about 15 minutes.
Gently squeeze out excess water and roll the soaker in a towel. Lay it flat to
dry, away from direct sunlight. Excessive heat and agitation while washing will
shrink and felt your soaker. This is not desirable unless you want to use it
for a dolly. I've noticed a tinge of color in the wash water, but I've never
had any problem with color fading or transferring to the diapers.
If you like, you can
use straight lanolin melted in water to lanolize the soaker once a month or
whenever your soaker seems to need a boost. Again, this may not be necessary!
Included you will find Kendell's Lanolizing Method, courtesy of Freshies!
Current Machine Washing Method
Fill your machine with warm water on the hand wash
setting. Add Eucalan or a similar wool wash. Toss in your soakers, inside out.
Let ‘em soak for a few minutes while you get a glass jar and fill it with some
of the warm wash water or retrieve your wool soap bar (LAMB, WOW, etc.).
Users Only: Squeeze out an inch of lanolin from
your lanolin tube and add it to the water. Nuke that water until it's HOT. Use
oven mitts to remove the jar from the micro. Use a spoon to mix in the lanolin
to the eucalan/water mixture. Stir until the melted lanolin is suspended in the
your soakers/wool items to top of the washing machine surface. Carefully pour
lanolin/water/eucalan mixture over the soaker, focusing on the important areas
first, like the crotch. Proceed to pour it over as much of the soaker as you
LAMB/WOW users, rub
your soap all over your soaker, focusing on the important areas. Let the machine agitate slightly, then leave it soaking for as
long as you can. Overnight is awesome.
the water drain out and spin that soaker out.
Remove everything from the machine, reshape and lay flat to dry.
Squeeze 1/4 to 1/2
inch of tubed lanolin into a cup of HOTHOTHOT water (in a jar with a lid). Add
a few drops of baby wash or Eucalan, cap it, and shake vigorously to emulsify.
Pour over the wrap that is soaking in your sink/basin and squeeze a few times
to distribute the lanolin mixture. Soak for 15 minutes or so, and then dry as
Don't put a uriney
wool wrap in the diaper bucket. Even if it needs to be washed, let it dry out.
Soaking in urine will leach out the color and cause bleeding onto your diapers.
Warm Regards, Pamela & Fluffo