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Ok I've got my wool RB and contours. I'm ready to wash the contours and get them ready for the baby. Do I need to pre wash the wool cover also? And if so do I need to lanolinize it? Where do I buy lanolin? I didn't get washing directions with the diapers (I think she forgot to include them) I have two more wools on their way<br><br>
Help!!!!!!!!! I don't want to ruin my wool
 

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I beleive that RBs stuff is all prepped and ready to use. Even the diapers. Though the diapers probably aren't at the maximum abosbancy yet. The wool covers should be ready to use. What wool cover did you get?
 

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I think most wool covers come already lanolized. You shouldn't have to wash it, either. When you do wash it, use Eucalan and you won't have to relanolize it for a while. Some people never lanolize them and they work just fine. I guess it depends on the cover and how you wash it.<br><br>
I have some Lansinoh left over from my breastfeeding days that I plan to use when/if I ever have to lanolize. But I have heard there is cheaper lanolin out there, I just don't know where to find it. Not much help, I know. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 

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The first RB wool I got from Ann came with directions that said the covers have NOT been lanolized yet. I don't know if she has changed it since then but that was only a couple months ago.
 

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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 MissSugarKane</i><br><b>The first RB wool I got from Ann came with directions that said the covers have NOT been lanolized yet. I don't know if she has changed it since then but that was only a couple months ago.</b></td>
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Yes, this is what I got w/ my first order too. However, I have not lanolized every cover first thing and have had no problems.<br><br>
I would wash the diapers first, but not the covers.
 

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If your baby is a heavy wetter or you want to use wool on the go, you may want to go ahead and lanolize. I have to lanolize weekly+eucalan wash in order to carseat proof my wool covers.
 

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Definitely find out whether or not the cover has been lanolized.<br><br>
I assumed that w/a wahm wool cover and had a nighttime diapering disaster! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"> Soaked purple baby & pj's <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> At least the dye washed out of everything.
 

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I was gonna say i think most now come NOT lanolized ....<br><br><br>
oh and I have never lanolized any of my wool covers.. and they work great.. i use them overnight <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dropjaw">
 

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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 kasumi</i><br><b>FLick a couple of drops of water at your cover-then you'll have your answer-if it beads, it's ready to use!</b></td>
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I have to disagree with this. IMO the flick test really doesn't measure a cover's ability to withstand compression. My experience is that an unlanolized cover (even with a supersaturated diaper) will work just fine around the house without any clothes over it but will fail miserably after a carseat ride or overnight.
 
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