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For those of you who use wool exclusively can you please share a typical day with me?

Right now I only have two wool covers not quite enough. But I will have 4 front snap covers plus two soakers in each size. Just waiting for the manufacturing.


I am just wondering how long you can leave one cover on? What about a poo leak? When do you wash? Lanolize? That sort of thing.

With just two covers we seem to be getting stinky wool. DH keeps thinking DD pooed.

Thanks to who ever can share.
 

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Christi~ I am probably not the best person to answer, but I will anyway.
I have like 10 wool covers so having enough isn't a problem. I usually alternate 3 or 4 throughout the day. If poo gets on one, I wash it immediately in the bathroom sink w/ Eucalan. I just take care of stuff when it needs it throughout the day (lanolizing, etc)... of course I've got 2 covers on the sink that need to be lanolized.

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I use 1 wool cover/24-48 hrs then I wash and hang dry. DH is SAHD and can't be bothered to rotate so I just make sure dd's diapers are absorbant enough such that the cover doesn't get really wet.

I own about 8 wool covers that fit but could get away with as few as 4 I think.

Sweaty wool drives me crazy so I hand wash each cover weekly in eucalan and lanolize with each wash.

DD's wool covers sometimes do stink in the morning, I think its a reaction to something she eats that stinks up her urine, I suspect meat?

We've gotten really good with a snappi (yeah! bikini twist!) and dd's poos are mostly firm so I've never had to worry about poo in cover.
 

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i've made all our wool covers, we have about 6 I think.. I just rotate them through out the day. (ds is 9 wks) I wash them every couple of weeks.. We haven't had any bf-poo get on any of our wool soaakers yet , and we use prefolds,and pins..

HTH

Warm Squishy Feelings..

Dyan
 

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We have 9 wool covers that fit my two dc so we just rotate throughout the day.


We only wash when they get stinky or poo on them. One of my covers got really bad and Eucalan didn't get the stink out (it smelled even after washing it) so I handwashed it with Sensiclean and then washed and lanolized it using Kendell's method. That took care of it and it's like new again.
 

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I have more wool covers than I can count or need
I have at least 10. Idealy I think I could get by with 4. I like to roate them and not use the same one more than every 3rd time, however if we go out for the day I usually just take one extra wool cover and rotate between those 2.

I have had one poo leak onto a wool cover ever! I spot washed it by hand.

I wash them about every 1-2 weeks in the washing machine on gentle with eucalan and do not rinse. I hang them to dry, which takes about 1 day. I lanolinize every couple months.
 

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What wool covers do you find to be trim enough to wear under clothes during the day? Right now, we wear wool for nighttime, but I'd love to use it during the day too.

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I only have two that I use right now. It is hard for me to figure out how often I wash them because I don't use a cover all the time. I normally use a cover until it either gets pooped on or smells. Sometimes this can be a couple months or more
But remember, sometimes I go for days without using a cover at all so it isn't like they are all yucky or anything. I think the fuzbaby easy covers are great and trim for daytime. I have heard that Bumpy wool covers are nice and trim too but I've never had one. I had a LTK soaker that was so wonderful and trim but I got a new one recently and it wasn't as trim as my old one, I don't know if she is using a thicker yarn now
: it was still trim, just not as trim as the other one I had.
 
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