Lanolise your Baby Beehinds Wool Covers in 7 easy steps.
When ever we have a wool question, there is only 1 expert I go to! Tennille Graham from Apikali aka The Cloth Nappy Doctor! So we went straight to the source to get a step-by-step guide on how to get the best results (and we all know dry nights on baby equals more sleep for mumma!)
Words By Dr Tennille Graham
Wool covers are a powerful addition to any night-time cloth nappy routine. Here is a simple and well-tried method to lanolise your Baby Beehinds Wool Covers. And by a well-tried method, I mean used for 12 years on 4 kids and different types of wool covers. The Baby Beehinds Wool Covers are awesome as they use 100% Australian wool interlock material, with 2% spandex interwoven to give you just enough stretch to get the perfect fit over your night nappy or fitted.
You will need:
A laundry sink or a regular sized basin/bucket
A small jar or container with a screw top/tight fitting lid
Near boiling water from your kettle or very hot water from the tap
Time: 15 minutes to lanolise, plus soaking time, plus drying time.
Caution: You are using very hot water, please keep young children away and take all safety precautions.
Lanolise your Baby Beehinds Wool Cover
1. Grab a pea sized amount of solid lanolin (per wool cover) and pop it in the jar along with about a cup of very hot water. Put the lid on and shake like mad until the solid lanolin is all melted into the water. It should look creamy and a little frothy.
2. Fill the basin with enough slightly warm water to submerge the wool cover fully. Pour your solid lanolin mixture into the water basin and swirl around.
3. Pop in your wool cover and completely submerge. Squeeze the wool cover under the water to ensure they are completely saturated.
4. Leave the wool cover in until the water is completely cold (about half an hour).
5. Pull the wool cover out and gently squeeze the water out.
6. Press the rest of the water out between two towels (optional but your wool cover will dry much quicker)
7. Dry completely by lying flat on top of a clothes horse.
Cloth Nappy Doctor Tips.
~ When dry, if your woollies feel very “dry and squeaky” then you have not used enough lanolin, if they feel greasy then you have used too much.
~ Use a separate batch of lanolising mixture per Baby Beehinds Wool Cover. Adding more lanolin to do more than one wool cover can result in one being overdone and the other being underdone.
~ No leaks are what we are chasing so just the right amount of lanolising is important.
Bio: Tennille is the Cloth Nappy Doctor with over 12 years using and assisting parents on their cloth nappy journey. Learn more about cloth nappies in our Cloth Nappy Chats Resource or join our community of like-minded parents, Cloth Nappy Doctor Chats Group . You can also find a great range of lanolin products by Sheepish Grins over at Apikali, alternatively just make sure you are using 100% pure lanolin available from your local chemist usually to get the best results.