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I have just knitted up a beautiful wool soaker -- about 50% wool / 50% cotton. I lanolized it twice. When dd pees it feels very slightly damp, but dries out in a couple of minutes when I am changing her prefold. Am I supposed to feel this dampness? Should I lanolize it a couple more times?
 

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I've only ever used 100% wool soakers, and was always told that they should be at least 80% wool. Perhaps that's why you're getting the dampness?<br><br>
It should be plenty lanolized.<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">that they should be at least 80% wool. Perhaps that's why you're getting the dampness?</div>
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Oh well, they make cute little pants <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Actually, she peed later in the morning, and I didn't feel any wetness on the cover. Hmmmm....<br><br>
It's funny, because I followed the TinyBirds Organics patterns for the longies and this soaker. In her little narrative, she said that she has even used WoolEase (which is only 20% wool) with no problems. So for my first pair of longies, I cheaped out and bought the WoolEase -- and it doesn't feel damp. So I figured if that 20% stuff works for me, then the 50% stuff would be even better...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"><br><br>
Oh well, like I said, they make adorable, breathable, little bloomers for the summer!<br><br>
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I found my reason why the WoolEase doesn't dampen and this cotton/wool blend does. (Well, it seems to make sense.) WoolEase is acrylic and wool -- and I read that if it is acrylic, that it is essentially plastic, and that it will repel the moisture.<br><a href="http://diaperpages.com/soaker.php" target="_blank">http://diaperpages.com/soaker.php</a>
 

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Yup, you are right, it's because of the acrylic content that makes it work ok. I would still stick with 100% wool next time. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yup, you are right, it's because of the acrylic content that makes it work ok. I would still stick with 100% wool next time. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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I definitely will... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> The whole reason I chose to make some soakers, is so she doesn't have to wear "plastic" pants <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
So, I used my "damp" soaker all day today - - well, it wasn't damp when I put it on <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> It didn't feel damp at all for the rest of the day. I could feel that it got warm when she peed, but it never felt damp....So maybe there's hope for my beautiful wool/cotton soaker after all.
 
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