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I feel so clueless. I have just started buying different diapers to try out before committing to our "big stash". We are expecting in August <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> so I have a while before I get to test drive my sample diapers.<br><br>
I order a couple Little Beetle Ones and the Little Beetle Merino Wool cover - the shorts that you pull on, no the ones with velcro or snaps. The cover came with instructions that said they could be worn for 2 weeks without washing as they are "self cleaning"... is this true?? That seems crazy. I also don't get how this is water proof... is it really necessary to put the wool cover over the Little Beetle Ones?<br><br>
What am I supposed to do with them before I put them on baby? Do I wash them? Do they need to be lanolized? I'm sorry to ask so many dumb questions but I am so confused... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
Wool scares me a bit - it seems so mysterious. We may end up with a stash of all AIOs... those are easy to understand.
 

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As I found out not too long ago, wool is GREAT!<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">The cover came with instructions that said they could be worn for 2 weeks without washing as they are "self cleaning"... is this true?? That seems crazy.</td>
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The reason you only have to wash every few weeks is because wool is naturally antimicrobial and doesn't hold smell. When it does start to smell, that is your cue it's time for a wash.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">I also don't get how this is water proof... is it really necessary to put the wool cover over the Little Beetle Ones?</td>
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Wool isn't waterproof in the sense that PUL is, it actually can absorb like 3 times it's weight in moisture, so it serves as a barrier by holding the wetness. When you use a wool cover, all you have to do is let it air dry in between uses. As far as the LBOs, I'm not familiar with whether those need a cover or not.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">What am I supposed to do with them before I put them on baby? Do I wash them? Do they need to be lanolized? I'm sorry to ask so many dumb questions but I am so confused... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"></td>
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It's not dumb, you should have seen my list of questions when I started. Check on the site you bought them from on whether they come ready to use, meaning prelanolized. If not, the process if fairly easy. Just let me know if you need some direction and I'll walk you through it.<br><br>
HTH, wool is great, we use ours around home and save our pockets for out and about <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">.
 

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As I found out not too long ago, wool is GREAT!<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">The cover came with instructions that said they could be worn for 2 weeks without washing as they are "self cleaning"... is this true?? That seems crazy.</td>
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The reason you only have to wash every few weeks is because wool is naturally antimicrobial and doesn't hold smell. When it does start to smell, that is your cue it's time for a wash.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">I also don't get how this is water proof... is it really necessary to put the wool cover over the Little Beetle Ones?</td>
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Wool isn't waterproof in the sense that PUL is, it actually can absorb like 3 times it's weight in moisture, so it serves as a barrier by holding the wetness. When you use a wool cover, all you have to do is let it air dry in between uses. As far as the LBOs, I'm not familiar with whether those need a cover or not.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">What am I supposed to do with them before I put them on baby? Do I wash them? Do they need to be lanolized? I'm sorry to ask so many dumb questions but I am so confused... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"></td>
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It's not dumb, you should have seen my list of questions when I started. Check on the site you bought them from on whether they come ready to use, meaning prelanolized. If not, the process if fairly easy. Just let me know if you need some direction and I'll walk you through it.<br><br>
HTH, wool is great, we use ours around home and save our pockets for out and about <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">.
 

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Thank you for all the wonderful advice and info!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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You need a cover with the little beetle one it is just a regular fitted diaper. The "One" stands for some organic saying they have.
 
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