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Old 04-06-2010, 04:15 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Can somebody help? I ADORE my swaddlebees wool covers but I can't get the piss smell out of them. Here's what I'm doing:

Hand washing, tepid water, soak 30 minutes with either Eucalan or baby shampoo, line dry. I lanolize every so often but I think I'm doing THAT wrong too because they get wet with each diaper change & I change him a lot!

I lanolize by dissolving pea sized amount of Lanisoh in half cup of boiling water (& a dash of Eucalan -sp?) then adding to soaking water in sink.

I just can't get the smell out... and now that I'm thinking of it poop stains remain as well.

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I had a pee smell issue with our wool when we first started using them. I washed the heck out of it, making sure to get the wet zone really well. I rinsed it and then lanolized the heck out of it. I used about 1 inch of lanolin. I am sure that is over kill but I didn't know what else to do and it worked! I let it soak in the lanolin for an hour or two, removed, rung out water in a towel and air dried. The wool did feel a bit sticky but the stink was gone and it was bulletproof (no leaks even at night). I now make sure my wool is sticky after lanolizing it, the sticky does go away. From what I understand the lanolin neutralizes the ammonia smell in urine but uses up the lanolin to do this. Thats why it has to be replenished. If you are washing your wool, its clean. Just try to lanolize it better. HTH.

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Thanks chasemommy!! I'm definitely going to do that. I'll use more lanolin, and I will soak it longer too.

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For us a wool wash bar works much better than liquid soaps, esp for dirt and poop stains.

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Thanks chasemommy!! I'm definitely going to do that. I'll use more lanolin, and I will soak it longer too.
Welcome! I hope it works.

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For us a wool wash bar works much better than liquid soaps, esp for dirt and poop stains.
I have had success with baby wash and soap nuts but a wool bar does make life a lot easier! It also seems to last a while too... but I only use mine with the regular wash. I only use the bar for wet zones and poo areas. Definitely worth the investment.

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