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Ok here it is.......I have in my hand a wool cover, and as most of you know I am terrified of wool!!!<br>
I was so pretty, I hear all this great stuff about wool, I bought it.<br>
So now what? Do I wash it first? what supplies do I need for it?<br>
So here is what I need.....<br>
Step by step....wool 101<br><br>
oh btw it is a sugarpeas teal with puple serging.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Check out the diapering resources above. I found their wool care helpful. I have a few wool covers but i am waiting on Eucalan to come in the mail to clean them ...
 

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I just posted great lanolizing instructions on the thread titled lanolizing wool covers" when the time comes.<br><br>
Actually, I have to admit that I just lanolized my sp jersey cover for the first time last month and it's about 1.5 years old! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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I tend to wash my covers once I get them before I put them on Ian. If you buy eucalan wool wash, it will have instructions included, but you can use just a tiny bit in a sink full of cold, cool, or even tepid water (many suggest NOT using hot or cold b/c the extreme temps can mess up your wool and obviously, hot will often shrink it). Anyway, let it soak for up to about about a half hour, agitate with your hands, wring out eucalan, but don't rinse it out, and then roll in a towel to get more moisture out and lay flat to dry. DONE! If you need to lanolize, well, I always over lanolize, but I've found that if I take one cup of measured water to about one tsp or tbsp of lanolin and a squirt of dish soap and micro for about 1 min, I get a good solution that I stir just a bit then I pour it over the cover and then again, hand mix it and no rinse and wring out and air dry. If it feels really sticky and tacky then you probably used too much lanolin, but no harm no foul. Ian was such a heavy wetter that I found that I liked the extra waxy coating, :LOL If you need to lanolize at all, it will probably only be about once or month or less. Eucalan wool wash has lanolin in it already so washing about once a week or so with that is usually enough, depending on how often you use your cover. HTH! The resources for wool care are great, btw!
 

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Thank you so much for all the info! I am still worried, but I will be ok<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I just wanted to jump in and say thanks, too. I found everyone's info helpful. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 
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