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You know those navy blue Air Force blankets? Do you think those would work for a mattress protector? Parker took a nap on the guest bed the other day and peed all over it. I was thinking of putting one of dh's old AF blankets under the sheet for a mattress protector just in case. Do you think it would work? I thought about lanolizing it, but I would probably have to use a tube of lanolin to do that! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> I guess I could try it and see... wouldn't hurt.
 

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Try it and see. I never thought of that. It would be a lot cheaper than those wool mattress pads. I'd like to know, too. I have some wool yoga blankets that are almost the same. Maybe you found a new cheap solution to the wet mattress at potty training problem!
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by pb_and_j</i><br><b>You know those navy blue Air Force blankets? Do you think those would work for a mattress protector? Parker took a nap on the guest bed the other day and peed all over it. I was thinking of putting one of dh's old AF blankets under the sheet for a mattress protector just in case. Do you think it would work? I thought about lanolizing it, but I would probably have to use a tube of lanolin to do that! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> I guess I could try it and see... wouldn't hurt.</b></td>
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I would just do a cap maybe 2 of Eucalan for it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Sounds like a great idea <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
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Forgive me for hijacking a bit, but it sounds like a great idea, I have a huge green wool blanket and I was just thinking the same thing for my 3 yr old that sometimes has accidents.<br><br>
About lanolizing though, I was planning on felting the blanket down so I can wash and dry it, how does lanolizing work with machine drying? can you still do it? Otherwise if you were to hand wash/lanolize a blanket that huge could you imagine how long it would take to dry fully? Yikes! My covers take 24 hours some times, but a blanket that huge would probably take a week! (this is a queen sized blanket)<br><br>
So if I lanolized the blanket in the bath tub could I use the machine (washing machine) to spin out the water and then the dryer to dry it? would that effect the lanolin you think?
 

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So if I lanolized the blanket in the bath tub could I use the machine (washing machine) to spin out the water and then the dryer to dry it? would that effect the lanolin you think?</b></td>
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You can use Eucalan in the washer that is what I do..<br><br>
I don't see why you can't spin it out in the washer as long as you don't rinse it out, KWIM?<br><br>
And I have been known to throw covers in the dry on air dry for a bit so they dry faster <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
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We got a big old hunk of thick wool fabric, felted it (man did it shrink) and then put it on my son's bed. Works like a charm and a lot cheaper than the covers (not as elegant though).
 

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Hmmm, even though almama said she did this and it worked, I'm quite skeptical that wool fabric would be waterproof underneath just a sheet. It seems like this would be like your babe just wearing a wool cover without a diaper underneath. The reason why wool works over diapers is because the wool forces the moisture back into the diaper, and even though wool can absorb a lot of moisture, I don't think a puddle of toddler pee is going to cut it.<br><br>
Now, I do have one of those yummy wool mattress pads under Noah's sheets (with 1 1 /2 inches of pile), and it has survived an accident or 2 and hardly felt damp afterwards. I just aired it out for a few hours and put it back on the bed.<br><br>
Of course, you have nothing to lose by trying it, so go for it.<br><br>
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We used two thick bwool blankets from Woolrich's outlet store---they didn't really do very well. Not only did the pee go straight through to my new mattress, but the blankets' color transferred as well. Maybe I should have lanolized them first?<br><br>
All the best,<br><br>
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we got some nice coat weight wool off ebay and felted it. Ds has wet the bed several times and this has saved the mattress. It really works well.
 

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We've done this since my ds was born. I called my mom and got her to send me one of her collection of ancient old felted wool blankets from the attic, and we've had it on the bed under the sheet ever since. It works amazingly well. I think the key is the feltedness (is that a word?) though. The one we have is really old and quite felted. works like a charm! The pee basically puddles on top.
 

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Thanks for all the feedback! I have it on the guest bed now. It will really just be for the rare occassion that Parker (or Bret) would take a nap on there. He usually stays dry for naps, but ya never know. I am thinking of putting a wool blanket on our bed too... we have a waterproof pad on there, but it is such a pita to take off the whole thing and wash it. It takes forever to dry!
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Hmmm, even though almama said she did this and it worked, I'm quite skeptical that wool fabric would be waterproof underneath just a sheet. It seems like this would be like your babe just wearing a wool cover without a diaper underneath. The reason why wool works over diapers is because the wool forces the moisture back into the diaper, and even though wool can absorb a lot of moisture, I don't think a puddle of toddler pee is going to cut it.</td>
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We have had *many* accidents (3 year old) and nothing has got through. It was a thick piece of wool to start with and after felting it is now about 3/4" thick. It is a work horse.<br><br>
I wouldn't put a wool blanket on without felting it, and even then it would have to be thick thick thick. An army blanket would seem to fit that description though.
 
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