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I've used a ton of different wool soakers, covers, longies, etc. in my CD journey and have never had my wool smell of urine before I thought "gosh... it's been quite a while... I should wash those nasty things"<br><br>
Yet.... I recently received an order of 2 pairs of shorts and one pair of longies (from the same person I've ordered soakers through before) and all 3 of them REAK of urine after just a couple of wears (the longies being the worst, which is what she has been wearing at night, but her UNDer is barely wet come morning)<br><br>
They came to me washed and lanolized.<br><br>
Any suggestions as to why these guys stink when my others (including wool from the same lady) never did for literally MONTHS at a time...I always washed them out of "they must need to be washed by now" versus stench.<br><br>
They've all been hung to dry in between changes, etc. I'm at a complete loss.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> That is a bummer....
 

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Diff yarn? I bet the wahm would want to know. Wouldn't hurt to ask so at least you can avoid that brand yarn in the future.
 

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I'd double check with the WAHM that the yarn she used was 100% wool. ANythign with acrylic content will begin to smell uh, funky after a wear or two, three at the very most.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"> No clue. Let us know what you hear back from the WAHM.
 

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it's funny, none of my wool ever gets stinky - except the shorts knitted out of the handpainted yarn and I take care of them all the same way. Of course I can't remember exactly what type of HPY i used, but that's the only pair I knit out of that yarn and the only pair that gets stinky.
 

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None of mine has had this happen except for an overnight aristocrat on a very heavy wetter after a couple weeks of wear and it was just regular washing that it needed.<br><br>
I thought the beauty of wool was that it didn't hold the smell <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"><br><br>
I don't know what causes it..but I"ve got a soaker that is the same way. No matter how long he wears it or how often I wash it, it just smells funky. I <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> it too much to part w/ it though so I just keep washing it, but I've often wondered the same thing!
 

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I was wondering about the yarns composition... sounds like a wool & acrylic blend...<br>
Wool is naturally anti-bacterial and the lanolin in it actually neutralizes urine (amonia) changing it into water and creates lanolin-soap (no smells). Acrylic, on the other hand, just holds on to urine (smelly <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> ). I hope you find out the kind of wool used for the soakers.
 

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So I contacted her and she indicated that no new yarn is being used and to try washing them in baby shampoo? and see if that helped.<br><br>
That's a new one by me.... never tried baby shampoo, always wool wash.<br><br>
I dunno...
 

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I forgot to say that mine is organic yarn..I wonder if that has something to do w/ it. I can't wait to get more Kookabura woolwash. it seemed to make my wool smell the cleanest, or rather not like anything.. I'm thinking some of the FO's used in the other wool washes interact w/ the urine to make a funky smell. Hope the baby shampoo works...
 
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