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how do you protect your matress best?<br><br>
is fleece OK too or is wool much better (if yes, why? - Natural, anti-septic?)<br>
so let´s say i buy a wool blanket and put it under bedsheet, that will do?<br><br>
I love staying in bed in the mornings with DS, just playing in bed, and have him naked, but i have had some missers and realize that i really have to work something good out soon!!!<br><br>
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We use a full size fleece blanket folded in two under DD.<br>
We put a large prefold on top to absorb the pee and just throw it on the floor beside the bed<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"> and put a new one if we have a miss.
 

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I'm in exactly the same situation. I've been thinking about buying some 100% wool felt with my JoAnn's coupon, lanolizing it like a soaker, and putting it under the sheet. I keep feeling like it might not be thick/solid enough, but I think it should be as good as a soaker... or I could felt it...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We use a full size fleece blanket folded in two under DD.<br>
We put a large prefold on top to absorb the pee and just throw it on the floor beside the bed<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"> and put a new one if we have a miss.</div>
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but the fleece blanket doesnt absorb, right? so what's the function?<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm in exactly the same situation. I've been thinking about buying some 100% wool felt with my JoAnn's coupon, lanolizing it like a soaker, and putting it under the sheet. I keep feeling like it might not be thick/solid enough, but I think it should be as good as a soaker... or I could felt it...</div>
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What does "felt it" mean? (last syllable) / opr what is a "wool felt'?<br><br>
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but the fleece blanket doesn't absorb, right? so what's the function?<br><br>
It's like a diaper cover; it protects what's on the other side, in this case the mattress. You probably have a prefold the baby is lying on on top of it, or nothing if you're really confident. It should still help your mattress.<br><br>
What does "felt it" mean? (last syllable) / opr what is a "wool felt'?<br><br>
Wool felt that I could buy is just like craft felt, but made out of wool. Most generic fabric stores should carry it. "Felt it" means to take wool (or many other animal fibers) and use moisture, heat, and agitation to make it shrink and mat down. You may have accidentally done this to a wool sweater that made its way into the washer. It makes the fabric much more dense. Usually you start with wool roving and this is how you make it into one solid fabric, or with a knitted/crochet piece and this is how you make the holes close up and the fabric not stretch (like for a firm purse). This is how the fabric was originally made, but if I toss it in the washer on hot it'll shrink down more (sad when it's $15/yd) and get thicker and less flexible. Sorry, I can totally see how using both of those in one very short post would be a tad confusing.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush"><br><br>
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Thanx Molly, good explanation.<br>
so i could take a wool blanket and wash it on hot, then it would be more usable as a matres cover...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Thanx Molly, good explanation.<br>
so i could take a wool blanket and wash it on hot, then it would be more usable as a matres cover...</div>
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So long as it hasn't been treated to be machine washable. If you can find a fine mesh bag to put it in that will protect your washer from excessive fuzz. Add a pair of old jeans to the hot washer, and just a little squirt of dish soap (detergent has additives that prevent felting (unless you want to prevent it :p )). Stop it before the spin cycle and see if it's as firm as you want it; if not, run it through again. If you have a front loader it will work, but you may need to run it through more times and you won't be able to stop it mid-cycle. When you like it, or it just won't felt down any more, take it out and lay it to dry It would probably also be best to lanolize it when you're done felting to make it even more waterproof, but not completely necessary if it felts down really firm. Remember it will shrink so you want to start with a larger blanket than bed. You can stretch it a bit as it dries to get a perfect fit, but there is a limit.
 

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How about a Nekkie-Blankie?! (nekkieblankie.com)<br>
I just got mine a little while ago and haven't tried using it for cosleeping yet, just for lots of nekkie time. But it's another option besides felting wool and it would work if you don't really need to cover the whole bed.<br><br>
It has a wicking top layer, absorbent middle layer, and waterproof bottom layer. It comes apart kinda like a pocket diaper to wash, and you can get extra inserts. The top layer really stays feeling dry after a miss. I think DS really digs his. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">How about a Nekkie-Blankie?! (nekkieblankie.com)<br>
I just got mine a little while ago and haven't tried using it for cosleeping yet, just for lots of nekkie time. But it's another option besides felting wool and it would work if you don't really need to cover the whole bed.<br><br>
It has a wicking top layer, absorbent middle layer, and waterproof bottom layer. It comes apart kinda like a pocket diaper to wash, and you can get extra inserts. The top layer really stays feeling dry after a miss. I think DS really digs his. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"></div>
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Thanks for recommendation... I wondered how you were liking it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ! Glad you're happy with it!!!<br>
Night time EC is actually part of the reason I created Nekkie Blankie- I just wasn't digging the felting of wool (plus DS is REALLY sensitive to moisture and basically anything on his skin). We do all naked nights and it's made EC soooo much easier!!! Let me know if you have any questions at all.... I do ship int'l <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 
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