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#1 of 5 Old 03-15-2006, 04:45 PM - Thread Starter
 
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We are trying to kick our nighttime disposie habit, but it's been hard, as DD is a heavy wetter at night (she drinks a lot before bed). So far the best solution seems to be wool covers. I have a Sugarpeas and a Stacinator, both bought used on MDC. But we have two issues:

1.) My LORD, does it reek in her room in the morning when we come in. This seems to be a wool-specific issue. The covers have been recently washed and relanolinized. Is this just what wool does at night, or is there something wrong?

2) The Stacinator was home-dyed bright red with...something. I don't know who sold it to me anymore, unfortunately. The dye is turning her prefolds red and sometimes leaching into her PJs. It washes out, but how do I make it stop doing this? I have washed it and washed it and the thing still loses dye.

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in order to get it to stop dying your clothes, put it in a vinegar soak. here is good instructions on getting the stacinators to stop bleeding: **Note** Dark colored wool will bleed.
*tip* For bleeding wool, mix 3 cups white vinegar with 3tbsp salt, wet wool in lukewarm water, add to vinegar/salt mixture. Microwave for two, 3minute sessions. Allow to COMPLETELY cool, rinse in lukewarm water, wash, re-lanolize. (if you rinse before allowing to completely cool, you may unintentionally felt your garment)


now, as far as the smell, My guess would be that either the cover is not well lanolized (the lanolin goes through a chemical reaction with urine, neutralizing ammonia and converting the urine to pure water) or is not being stuffed sufficiently, or both. I would try using a good spray lanolin on it after also using a lanolin wash, and see if that helps.

Also, I would make sure that your child doesn't have a UTI as that can make their urine stink.

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sorry, the site hiccuped and put my post twice
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THANK YOU!!

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MistyMM's advice is exactly what I was going to post.
Vinegar & More lanolin!

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