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Just wondering if anyone has tried an acrylic or blend knit soaker and how it worked for you. And if you do/have used an acrylic/wool blend, did you have to lanolize it? I'm probably gonna try one out and will post back what I think, just wanted some opinions
 

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I have a couple I've made.

They get pillier faster, but they're fine.

You just wash them and hang them to dry.... they have to be washed MUCH MUCH more often than wool, cause they don't have wool's special properties....
 

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I have a couple of acrylic/wool blend (15% wool, I think) soakers that I made, and although they don't have the same nice feel that our all-wool soakers do, they seem to work fine. I do tend to change wet dipes quickly, and I haven't yet put any of my soakers to the nighttime or several hours in the car test! I also let covers air out between diaper changes, so nothing gets too stinky. I haven't lanolized anything yet, wool or blend, and it all works great. (I'm still in the slightly-amazed-that-knitted-soakers-are-water-repellent stage!
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Given that I seem to prefer really expensive wool when I buy 100% wool, the acrylic/wool blend is a very nice, economical choice for us, and I love knowing that if (heck, when!) it gets dirty/poopy, it's no big deal to get it clean!
 

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I cant wait to try one!! Im allergic to wool and hoping my DD isnt but I cant really touch wool so an acrylic one would be great!!
 

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I love our acrylic soaker! It was knit out of some vintage yarn I got on ebay which was kind of fuzzy, so pilling isn't an issue. Its what she wears to bed most of the time. And I don't hang to dry, I throw it right inthe dryer!. Its as easy to take care of as an old t-shirt. Washer and dryer and then back on to baby! Its a no brainer. ANd we have had NO problems with wicking, leaking, etc. Just a great cover!!!
 

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I love all the acrylic soakers that I have made (a lot-they're fun to make).
We use them all the time-especially at night. They hold up fine with a heavy wetting 5 and 4 yo who wear them at night, as well as a 2 yo.
I need to make some small ones for my coming

Easy to care for.
 

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No need to lanolize the acrylic soaker.. Acrylic is plastic, so it alreadly doesn't absorb any water.. It just repells it. As long as you have a good dipey underneath you shouldn't have any problems.. If I feel dicey on the acrylic wrap I'm using like we are going on a long car trip.. I just put a wool liner in the crotch area.. That way I don't have any compression wicking.. Works everytime..

HTH

Warm Squishy Feelings..

Dyan

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I wouldn't throw the acrylic soaker or wrap that was knit or crochet in the laundry with the dipies.. ESPECIALLY if they are all white prefolds.. Don't ask how I know..Suffice it to say.. You will have pilling if you do that.. I just wash mine with like colors and either hang to dry or throw in the dryer too on a med to low heat..

Warm Squishy Feelings..

Dyan
 

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We have some acryllic soakers. They were Granny's "testers" as she was perfecting her design (a lot less expensive than tweaking with wool, kwim?) We use them sometimes during the day over a UBCPF and they seem to work just fine. I wash the acryllic soakers after 3 or 4 uses, because they get a little odor about them. I prefer wool, but they are good to have to round out our meager stash!
 
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