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I don't know what I'm doing wrong but I've lanolized my stacinator cover FOUR times and the dang thing still leaks! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: It doesn't just leak at the legs, the whole front gets wet and within less than an hour!<br><br>
I don't know if I'm doing something wrong or what but give me your lanolizing methods please! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 

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I just use wool wash that has lanolin in it, so every time I wash them they get relanolized.<br><br>
What are you using underneath the cover?
 

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I dissolved the lanolin in very hot water, and then filled the wash basin with warm water. It was about tepid when I put the Stacinator in it. I soaked it for a few minutes, then rinsed. I hung it out on the line, and then let it dry on the indoor rack overnight. It took a long time to dry, but afterwards it's been waterproof. No leaks, and I've hand washed it in Woolite since. I'll relanolize it again soon, but it's still doing well.
 

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I wonder what the deal with my cover is then!<br><br>
I'm using pf's under it.
 

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i use a liquid wool wash with lanolin (not woolite - i use eucalan, kookaburra, LANA wool wash, etc.). fill the sink with tepid water, and fill a coffee cup 1/2 full with some water. squirt a pea-sized ball of lansinoh into the cup and a bit of wool wash, too. put in the microwave until it's just about to boil. take it out and stir. the water should turn cloudy. add this to the sink of water, and then add the cover. soak for 15-30 minutes. squeeze gently, line dry.<br><br>
i like this method because the wool never gets sticky, but does get adequately treated.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">green mountain diaper has great lanolizing instructions, including a video on their site</div>
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That's what I watched to learn to lanolize. I seriously think something is up with my cover because it will NOT hold pee. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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the great thing about wool is that is *absorbs* and breathes out moisture. If you lanolize the heck out of it you take away that property. If you want something to hold urine, maybe you should try a PUL cover. You could also buy a cover about a size too big and allow it to get felted in the wash. A thick, felted wool cover should hold very well without the need to lanolize it.
 
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