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I was wearing my dd in a sling 2 days ago and she was wearing a wool cover. I noticed there was some wicking (probably due to the compression of her being in the sling). DO you guys use wool with your slings or should I use PUL when she's going to be there for a while? Or was my wool maybe not lanolized propelrly? That cover has not been lanolized for about 3 weeks maybe more...
 

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I don't use PUL covers anymore, but when I did, I actually had the opposite experience. The PUL wicked way more times than wool. Maybe a good lanolizing wouldn't hurt. Also, what types of diapers is she wearing? You could try adding a doubler to what she's wearing to see if that helps any.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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she was wearing a premium ubcpf (snappied using the angel wing fold) and a pull on butt sweater as the cover. Thanks!
 

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I have had this happen a lot. If it's a big huge gush of a flood all at once and the crotch is snug against your tummy, I find that most wool will wick it through with the compression onto your shirt. It kind of stinks, but with all that pressure and if they pee one hard burst, the entire area of the diaper doesn't have a chance to absorb it and only one small spot of the diaper gets oversaturated and then it just goes right on going through the wool and onto yyou! Ugh. That's where adding a doubler helps more than anything. A nice thick hemp doubler maybe even folded in half and placed right in that wet zone where the stream hits initially will do wonders in helping the outside of the fitted not become soooooo over saturated that suddenly the wool has to hold back a river, kwim? Then the diaper just gets damp on the outside and wool can keep that in, no problem. Or try a wool liner, just a thin felted piece of wool laid on the outsdie of the diaper, between dipe and cover, or laid underneath a thick-ish soaker pad, if the diaper body itself is a thinnish shell, so you don't really *need* those shell layers to do much work, it's really the soaker pad that is adequate for absorption. Then the wool liner stops the stream well, and the wool cover is just for the wetness that comes on any other part of the diaper, and extra insurance.<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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I only get compression wicking when I need to lanolize. I don't notice it as much when the girls are out and rolling around, but wool wicks so much more when it needs to be lanolized. We've made it 11 hours with a saturated diaper under just lanolized wool (bedtime) without wicking. It makes a difference!<br><br>
I have the EZee lanolin (spray) that I love to use. I also use LAMB soap, but still have to do a wet lanolize every month and a half. The lanolize works the lanolin into the fibers so much more.<br><br>
I think if you wet lanolize it will clear up your wicking!
 

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Thanks! I think I am going to relanolize it again tonite and also try adding a doubler next time we're out and she's wearing a wool cover.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lurk.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lurk">:<br><br>
how *do* you lanolize? I've washed.....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"> w/ Eucalan....
 

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I wash the cover with baby shampoo and then I rinse it and then I melt an inch of lansinoh in really hot water, mix it a sinkfull and soak the cover in there.
 

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i agree with the lanolizing. i sling or wrap quite a bit every day and we use wool. i can only recall once or twice where i felt any dampness at all.
 
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